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Detailed reviews and guides on how to go about buying various equipment, tools, software and the like!

How To Select Potentiometric Position Sensor

Position sensors are considered to be a large family with many different types of sensors, however each sensor in this family is unique with respect to the principle on which it...

Best Flight Controllers To Help Design Your Own Drones

Drones can be made powerful, faster and affordable by choosing the best flight controllers that enhance the ESCs (Electronic Speed Controllers) and the various connected sensors such as gyro sensors and...

Selecting An Electric Motor And Drive System

Electric motors and drives are important components of industrial automation. Their selection therefore is an important step in the process of building an automated system. You as a buyer must know...

LTSpice IV: Ideal for SMPS Simulations

LTSpice IV is a free, high-performance Spice tool to virtually model, simulate and analyse electronic circuits, particularly switching regulators, before actually building them using electronic components Anagha P. LTSpice, formerly known as SwitcherCAD,...

VSLM: Virtual Sound-Level Meter

Want to play around with the acoustic signals or the sound inputs for your audio device? This article guides you on how to start working with VSLM, a tool that allows...

goJTAG, a JTAG/Boundary Scan Tool

Wide adoption of standardised IEEE 1149.x test methods has called for the independent and non-commercial platform-based tools for JTAG test principles. goJTAG is a JTAG/boundary scan tool which offers a clear...
OpenAPC interface

OpenAPC: The Process Control Software

OpenAPC is an open source SCADA software that finds wide-ranging applications from automating readings and alarms for automation systems to laser engraving.
ceiling fan

Ten Five-Star Brands Tested Ceiling Fans: All Energy-Efficient But Air Delivery Mostly Below Par

In India, ceiling fans are the largest end-use appliance in the residential sector. For so many of us from before the ‘coolers and air conditioners’ era, the ceiling fan was as...

Wide Dynamic Range With Narrower BW Measurement in MS2840A Signal Analyzer

Anritsu Corporation has extended its Signal Analyzer MS2840A product line by adding three new frequency models (3.6 GHz, 6 GHz, and 26.5 GHz) to its current 44.5-GHz model supporting excellent narrowband...

How Important is Calibration

Calibration always seems to be scheduled at the most critical time in a project, but is it really important? This article explains briefly what true calibration is, why it is necessary,...

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