07.01.2017 - 21:16 // Electronics News
Wireless sensor module for range of apps
Wireless sensor module for range of apps

A wireless sensor module developed by Samtec and STMicroelectronics is said to be a production-ready solution that allows engineers to sense and measure inertial, environmental and acoustical parameters remotely. Measuring 13.5mm x 13.5mm, the module contains an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, pressure sensor and microphone – parts developed by STMicroelectronics. Its size is said to make the module suitable for use as a standalone node in such products as wearables, gaming a...

07.01.2017 - 20:58 // Electronics News
Process to print flexible e-stickers
Process to print flexible e-stickers

A process developed by KAUST prints silicon-based networked sensors on to soft, sticker-like surfaces that can be attached anywhere. Pressure-sensitive ‘e-stickers’ contain all the functionality of traditional silicon circuits, but can be fabricated into complex, flexible shapes such as butterflies. Flexible printed circuits require conventional silicon components to handle applications such as digitising analogue signals. According to the research team, such rigid modules can ...

07.01.2017 - 16:16 // Electronics News
MCUs for automotive radar systems
MCUs for automotive radar systems

Renesas Electronics has unveiled a series of MCUs intended for use with automotive radar systems. The RH850 based parts are said by the company to deliver the performance and features required for future advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving vehicles. Looking to address a range of needs, Renesas has launched the RH850/V1R-M MCU. The part includes an optimised DSP, a dual core running at 320MHz, 2Mbyte of flash and 2Mbyte of RAM. It is also said to meet the indust...

07.01.2017 - 15:59 // Electronics News
Nanowire inks enable printable electronics
Nanowire inks enable printable electronics

By suspending tiny metal nanoparticles in liquids, Duke University scientists are creating conductive ‘inks’ that can be used to print inexpensive, customisable circuit patterns on any surface. According to the researchers, printed electronics currently have one major drawback: for the circuits to work, they first have to be heated to melt all the nanoparticles together into a single conductive wire. Duke researchers show that changing the shape of the nanoparticles in the i...

07.01.2017 - 15:40 // Electronics News
Diamondoids to make wires three atoms wide
Diamondoids to make wires three atoms wide

Scientists at Stanford University and the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into electrical wires just three atoms wide. The technique could potentially be used to build wires for a range of applications, including fabrics that generate electricity, optoelectronic devices that employ both electricity and light, and superconducting materials tha...

18.06.2016 // Measurements technics
Active RF Detector Probe for DMMS

This low-cost detector probe allows you to measure RF signals from below 100kHz up to over 1GHz with your DMM for signal voltages between about 20mV and 10 V RMS. You can use it with a probe or a sniffer loop and you can even use it to measure the...

13.04.2016 // Measurements technics
Extremely accurate GPS 1pps timebase for A frequency counter

Get maximum accuracy from your 12-Digit Frequency Counter using this GPS lpps Timebase. It connects to the external timebase input of the counter and will let you achieve measurement accuracy close to that of an atomic clock. You can either build ...

09.04.2016 // Measurements technics
Synchronous and asynchronous counters

LAST month, we looked at some issues which arose from the simulation of a binary counter. A question was posted by perro on the EPE Chat Zone asking if the unwanted behaviour of the circuit was due to a problem with the Circuit Wizard simulation h...

20.11.2015 // Measurements technics
Automated and Portable Test Solutions for RF Devices

With recent developments in technologies like MIMO, femtocell and LTE, the RF device testing is reaching new dimensions. Read on to find out what’s new in this field. Millions of devices these days operate and communicate in radio frequen...

06.04.2015 // Measurements technics
Portability and Low-Powei-Drive Power Analysis

Power is not limited to the simple equation of voltage multiplied by current. From calculating the efficiency of a home appliance to determining the range of a cell tower, power measurement has a major role to play in today’s systems. this a...

12.02.2015 // Measurements technics
Budget-Friendly Oscilloscopes

Digital oscilloscopes, being expensive, have always been out of reach for many. But this doesn’t make them less desirable. Fortunately, test and measurement companies have sensed this situation and started developing low-priced oscilloscopes...

11.02.2015 // Measurements technics
From 50MHz to 100GHz, Bench-Top to Wristwatch Oscilloscopes Have Come a Long Way

In this story, we explore the latest features and kinds of oscilloscopes that play an integral role in effectively testing designs today. We also learn how new technologies in oscilloscopes are enabling test and embedded engineers to design better...

16.01.2015 // Measurements technics
Oscilloscope as an Image Viewer

Cathode ray oscilloscope (CRO) is a versatile laboratory instrument which is used to display, measure and analyse electrical signals. It is nothing but a fast x-y plotter that displays an input signal versus another signal or time. There is a lumi...

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