Starting with this new AddOhms TutorialCast series, we are taking a look at Electronics Basics.  The first topic is on the differences between Voltage, Current, and Power. The twist on this explanation is that we are not using the usual “electricity is like water” analogy engineers seem to love.  Instead, we just use plain language to explain the difference between these concepts.

These days it is pretty rare to see a press release from a semiconductor company touting 5V TTL capabilities.  Diodes is upgrading their 5V TTL logic as reported by Electronics Weekly.  While the 5V operating will easily appeal to hobbyist, the package sizes may not.  They are not through-hole components.  However, the 74ACHT series will provide you surface mount solutions for AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, Inverter, and Schmitt trigger glue logic.

Diodes can be found at www.diodes.com.