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<div class="news_item">#391<div class="news_title">Motherboard/Capacitor Quality Analysis Articles (for later reading) (this is all new to me!)

Posted by dandriff on Friday September 18, 2009@12:14PM

I just stumbled across some neat articles that discuss how motherboard quality can differ as far as power/voltage regulation goes, and other neat stuff like that.

Some other useful information in the world of voltage regulators, voltage rectifiers, diodes of all sorts, and semiconductors:

Definitions for anode and cathode (as in "cathode end" and "anode end":
"The anode of a device is the terminal where current flows in. The cathode of a device is the terminal where current flows out."

General guidelines/conventions for semiconductor identification (this website is ad-laced and seems kind of shitty..).

Ah, here is a better place that is helpful and comparatively superior for diode identification by looking at the diode's color banding.

Ultimately, my goal is to build my own DIY homebrew infrared receiver. This DIY infrared repeater also looks interesting.