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Please add book recommendations to the list of "don't" on the on-topic page

Book recommendations are off-topic on EE.SE: Why book recommendations questions are off-topic?, but that is not listed in the not-about items on the What topics can I ask about here? help page. Other ...
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Looking for ICs; can I ask here?

I am looking for an IC with a very specific set of requirements; can I ask about it here? Technically it's a product recommendation question and, while I don't know this site well, I'm just assuming ...
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Canonical parts-shortage question?

Update: this question is now posted. Parts shortage, no stock, what now? (canonical reference question) inspired by Source microcontrollers in this difficult times Questions about where to buy parts ...
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How to deal with datasheet requests

We have quite a lot questions that basically state I need a datasheet for XYZ, but haven't been able to locate one. I'm assuming the search for ...
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Homework answers on demand

Four questions from this person have been answered by the same member and appear to contravene what is said here: - How do I ask and answer homework questions?. In particular, this advice is given: - ...
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Can I ask purely theoretical questions here?

Can I ask purely theoretical and hypothetical questions here? For example: What is the largest (the biggest area of) e-ink display that we could hypothetically power and make usable (working, ...
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Would it be on topic to ask for a comparison of common wire insulation materials and their relative merits?

After seeing this question, I got to thinking about how I am not aware of any resources on selecting wire insulation materials here, and I feel like that might be a good resource to have on EE.SE. ...
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Are EDA Software Questions Off Topic

Are questions about the use and operation of EE software off topic, when those questions have no EE background at all? e.g. Convergence, Compilation, Bugs.
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Where to ask discussion / advice questions?

I've recently asked a question on EE.SE about setting up a home electronics lab which has been closed for being too broad. Original Question The default explanation that I've seen for removing these ...
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Are software usage questions on-topic if they belong to a logic analyzer?

I have a question regarding the usage of the PC-based software that is delivered with a Logic Analyzer. I see that some software questions seem to be on-topic already, e.g. PLC software, CAD software ...
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Forum about component sourcing

I know that questions about component sourcing is off-topic on electronics.stackexchange.com. Do you know any question/answer based-sites (such as forums or even IRC channels) where electronic parts ...
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Put close reasons on the help page

As stated in these comments on Would questions about peripherals asking in user perspective be on-topic?, these close reasons are currently not in the help page. Presumably that they are frequent ...
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Would questions about peripherals asking in user perspective be on-topic?

As a normal user, sometimes my peripherals don't work as expected. Here is the question I want to ask: I have a PS3 controller, but my computer doesn't recognize it when plugged in for the first ...
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Why was this question migrated from StackOverflow to here, and can we please revert that? [closed]

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/283084/does-cpu-work-like-gpu-when-it-comes-to-prediction-and-if-statements is clearly formulated in a way that emphasizes what the programming-...
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Is a question about testing consumer electronics on topic?

I recently purchased a battery pack from an electronics market - it's not brand name, and I doubt it meets the listed specifications. I'm interested in testing whether or not it actually has a 15,000 ...
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Questions about state of the art in a certain area?

I recently had a question marked as off topic about what the smallest microcontrollers are. I get that people are probably looking at it as "a shopping or buying recommendation". However, this (and ...
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Is this question on-topic for Electronics?

A user posted this question on Stack Overflow. I close-voted and left a comment that it felt like an electronics question. They then posted the question to SuperUser. I asked them why they didn't ...
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Are questions about cables, connectors, plugs, adapters and powering solutions on-topic here?

I'd like to ask a serie of questions about power supplies, power solutions and other similar (as mentioned in title). For example: How can power microUSB-equipped device directly from car electrical ...
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Clarification of community scope

I asked a question here about two specific products and their use in conjunction with each other in an electronic circuit. The question was put on hold as off-topic, but I believe this was in error. ...
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Are questions on working with PLC programming software on-topic here?

I am an industrial controls engineer. I work with PLC hardware and software. I am wondering if questions about PLC programming software are on-topic here. For example, I was thinking about asking ...
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Fix the help on-topic page for pure programming questions

I came across a random question about generic C programming, which was closed by 4 regular users and 1 diamond mod, with the following explanation: This question does not appear to be about ...
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Why had EE.SE no 'hardware-software-codesign' tag?

Regarding this question on SO and the follow-up discussion on MSO, I tried to find the hardware-software-codesign tag to 'proofe' that this question could be asked ...
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Are questions on energy consumption on-topic here?

I have asked this question on how LCD/LED size influences energy consumption in mobile devices. I was very doubtful, if this question is on topic, and thus placed a lot of explanation in end paragraph....
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Are questions about microfabrication / clean-room processes on-topic or off-topic?

On one hand, most of clean-room processes (etching, thin films etc) are related to electrical engineering. On the other hand, organics are becoming popular.
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Why a question on LTspice settings is not "on-topic"?

I really cannot understand why this question about LTspice settings was abruptly downvoted and, moreover, closed in almost no time. OK, it wasn't the best question one could expect, but it was ...
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Are questions about cell phone CPUs on-topic here?

I would like to ask a question about the available selection of cell phone CPUs (systems-on-a-chip). Would it be on-topic on Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange?
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Are questions about a particular processor on topic on this site?

I have a question about the workings of a particular processor (to give some context, it's the 6502, a very commonly used processor). Would such a question be on topic here?
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Don't my questions belong to this site?

I recently had most of my questions closed, down-voted, or put on hold, so I'm asking. Don't my questions really belong here in EE SE? Below are samples What are the components I need for assembling ...
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Are power electrical engineering questions on topic for EE.SE? If so, should this be made explicit in the FAQ and other places?

Are (power) electrical engineering questions on topic for EE.SE? If so, should the wording of in the "On-topic" FAQ and other places be changed to reflect this? The community acceptance of questions ...
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Practical assembly questions (and especially high power)

This is a two-part question about on-or-off-topic things. Are questions relating to the actual assembly of an electronic circuit, as opposed to its theoretical design, on-topic? For instance, ...
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Where's the proper home for LabVIEW questions?

I could imagine asking a LabVIEW question (and believe me, I will be throughout the summer) and I want to post it in a place where it: Won't get downvoted and closed immediately, and get well-...
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Do PIC24, PIC32 Questions Belong here?

Is this section of Stack Exchange the right place for my question which is possibly hardware; possibly software; possibly some interplay between them ? My current problem has been asked over on the ...
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Are pure C questions on-topic?

I asked C coding design - function pointers? on which EJP commented it's off-topic and/because it belongs on SO. Kortuk says no: @EJP I disagree. Just because there is an overlap does not mean it ...
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Are data encryption ideas for PICs on-topic?

Let's say I have a PIC and an EEPROM memory IC. I store sensitive data in the EEPROM. If I want to encrypt the data, should I post it on EE or on Cryptography as a request for a fast and low memory ...
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Are questions related to electronics testing and manufacturing appropriate?

The title of this stackexchange is "electrical engineering." That is fairly broad. The faq emphasizes "electronic design." That is fairly narrow. There are a lot more facets to electrical engineering ...
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May I ask questions about industrial power system design?

The site title reads "Electrical Engineering", but the URL says "Electronics". I'm confused. IEEE distinguishes between the types by saying It is designed to serve professionals involved in all ...
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Would this wiring question be appropriate on EE.SE?

We have a question on physics.SE that is off topic there. It deals with electrical wiring, which from what I've heard is not necessarily considered electrical engineering, but I wanted to check ...
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Is signal analysis on-topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does DSP fall into our realm or Stack overflows realm? Is it fine to ask questions regarding signal analysis here? Examples: Should I use a Chebyshev or Butterworth filter to ...
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Is this an appropriate place for questions about Rovio?

I received a Rovio for xmas, and I'm wondering if this is an appropriate place to ask questions about it?
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Lego Mindstorms Robotics On Topic?

I'm in the process of evaluating proposals that have entered Commitment. Specifically, I was looking at this propsal: Area 51: Lego Mindstorms Robotics Lego Mindstorms Robotics Proposed Q&...
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