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vimalkumarp
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proximoty sensing in healthcare
vimalkumarp   11/1/2011 5:55:17 AM
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What about the possibilites of using this IC in medical devices?

I think this gives a chance to stretch the limits of possibilities

this is an exciting IC. In similar lines there is a hall sensor based IC from

Allegro semiconductors for measuring currents

 

etmax
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Re: Manuals
etmax   10/26/2011 11:19:03 PM
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I think with Vishay products is that Vishay is a loose amalgamation of companies from around the world, some with their language not English. That results in some unusal ideas :-) Anyone read an Atmel manual? Norwegian doesn't translate well into English either me thinks :-)

Jon Titus
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Re: Handy little IC but, as always, not necessarily easy to use the development kit
Jon Titus   8/8/2011 3:14:20 PM
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Hi, Bob.

You're absolutely right.  Take a look at one of my recent Dev-monkey posts, "Before You Buy a Dev Kit, Read This," at: http://www.devmonkey.edn.com/blog/jon-titus-blog/you-buy-dev-kit-read.  Quite a few comments from readers about the lack of documentation.  Thanks for your comments. --Jon

BobGroh
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Handy little IC but, as always, not necessarily easy to use the development kit
BobGroh   8/8/2011 10:32:46 AM
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An interesting IC and at least the development kit gives you something that you can play with right off the bat - really a necessity when you are dealing with a little itty-bitty part that requires a fair amount of external 'stuff' to get going. I have just had to get used to the reality of most development kits - it is not always (or ever?) going to be easy to dig in and find out what you need to find out.

sensor pro
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Re: Manuals
sensor pro   8/5/2011 12:47:20 PM
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I'm in total agreement with you. It is a common thing that with new interesting products the manual is usually not easy to understand.

Alexander Wolfe
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It's always the manual...
Alexander Wolfe   8/5/2011 8:57:03 AM
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Seems like documentation is always the weak point with these dev kits. That begs the question, how does one come up the learning curve quickly and benefit from the experience of others who've previously grappled with said kit. For example, in this case, does Vishay have a user forum?

Douglas Smock
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Manuals
Douglas Smock   8/5/2011 8:47:18 AM
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The good news Jon is that at least you received a manual written in English. For my most recent assembly project, I only recived an instruction manual in Spanish for a product, which (of course) was made in China, and had the usual bizarre markings that often come with products made in Asia.



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