16.08.2017 - 08:41 // Electronics News
Open standard for FPGA peripheral connectivity released
Open standard for FPGA peripheral connectivity released

The SYZYGY from Opal Kelly is an open standard for connecting high performance peripherals to FPGA hardware. According to the company, SYZYGY is intended to satisfy the need for a compact, low cost, low pin-count, high performance connectivity solution between FPGAs and single-purpose hardware peripherals. Potential applications include devices for high speed data acquisition, digital image capture, software-defined radio, and digital communication. “SYZYGY is intended to fit the ...

13.08.2017 - 23:26 // Electronics News
Method to tune nanocrystalline LEDs
Method to tune nanocrystalline LEDs

A method to tune the colour of the light emitted by an LED by altering the size of its semiconductor crystals has been discovered researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Austria. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce light of a defined colour within the spectral range from the infrared to the ultraviolet. The exact wavelength of the emission is determined by the chemical composition of the semiconductor employed. In the...

13.08.2017 - 23:19 // Electronics News
Terahertz laser has 80% better power output
Terahertz laser has 80% better power output

A novel design that boosts the power output of chip-mounted terahertz lasers by 80% has been unveiled by researchers at MIT and the University of Toronto. Applications – including medical and industrial imaging, and chemical detection – depend on small, power-efficient sources of terahertz rays, and the standard method for producing them is said to involve a bulky, power-hungry, tabletop device. The researchers' design is a new variation on a device called a quantum casc...

13.08.2017 - 23:10 // Electronics News
Samsung introduces V-NAND memory solutions
Samsung introduces V-NAND memory solutions

New Vertical NAND (V-NAND) memory solutions and technology have been announced by Samsung which it claims will address the requirements of next generation data processing and storage systems. According to the company, these solutions will be at the forefront of enabling today’s most data-intensive tasks such as high-performance computing, machine learning, real-time analytics and parallel computing. “Our highly advanced V-NAND technologies will offer smarter solutions for gr...

13.08.2017 - 23:03 // Electronics News
PXI remote control module augments portfolio of low-cost PXI controllers
PXI remote control module augments portfolio of low-cost PXI controllers

National Instruments (NI) has unveiled the PXIe-8301 remote control module, the industry’s first solution for laptop control of PXI systems using Thunderbolt 3. The PXIe-8301 offers PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity through two Thunderbolt 3 ports to maximise performance and can deliver up to 2.3 GB/s of sustained data throughput. Engineers can use the second port to daisy chain additional Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C devices. According to NI the device’s connectivity and low price p...

03.08.2017 - 23:35 // Measurements technics
Sensors make Sense. For Arduino and more

Sensors are either analog or digital. Analog values are read in via an A-D input, whereas for digital signals a simple Port connection frequently adequate. In some cases, however, sensors have dual outputs, one analog and one digital. A glance ...

09.04.2017 - 21:18 // Measurements technics
Matchbox Capacitor Tester

Checking of an electrolytic capacitor without an LCR meter is not free from hassles. Here is a simple solution for checking the serviceability of a capacitor. Circuit and working Fig. 1 shows the circuit diagram of a simple capacitor tester ...

12.03.2017 - 23:43 // Measurements technics
Tester for 555 Timer and 741 Op-amp ICs

Sometimes you do not get proper output from a circuit due to faulty ICs. This circuit can test timer 555 and op-amp 741 ICs, which are commonly used in projects, to save you from this problem. Circuit and working Fig. 1 shows circuit diagram...

10.03.2017 - 22:58 // Measurements technics
Real-Time Clock with Temperature Logger

Presented here is a simple realtime clock with temperature logger. The project shows time, date and real-time temperature on the LCD. The logger records the maximum and minimum temperature for each day and can keep entries for 51 days. The recorde...

18.06.2016 - 23:34 // 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 - 22:39 // 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 - 23:54 // 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 - 06:15 // 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...

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