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by Scott Olson
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MicroChip PIC30F Assembler
Replies: 10
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My PIC development platforms are "old" IBM DOS laptop ( 120MHZ+) with a parallel port PIC programmer ( the Nuts & Volts 2-Bit Flash Programmer by Ron Ross ) and a large solderless breadoard. The PIC's I develop usually have a COM port ( RS485 or RS232 ) and this is also commected to the PC. This pa...
by Scott Olson
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED'S USED AS RECTIFIER DIODES.....
Replies: 44
Views: 9927

If any diodes did emit a visible glow (way back when) they were not silicon. Only in the last few years with great effort have researchers been able to make visible light Si structures. Bob Pease had an interesting teaser in his Pease Porridge column years ago (Mar 18.1996). Take an ordinary NPN tr...