A Lighting Communications Development Platform for Designing Communications-Enabled Lighting Applications by Microchip

This Lighting Communications Development Platform, which provides a universal lighting development platform for the creation of communications enabled lighting applications, enables lighting engineers to design intelligent lighting and control systems with...

Fastest Batteryless Designs with Energy Harvesting Solution Kit

Energy harvesting represents a major leap forward not just for technology but in discovering ways we can live our lives in a way that is less impactful on the environment. It...

ECAD and MCAD Integration Of Native 3D PCB By Altium

ECAD tools, as we know, are required to design an integrated circuit in terms of behavioral description, netlist, schematics and layout. The ECAD tools provide a Design Rule Checker (DRC) to...

Lithium-ion Batteries Portable Power Source for Portable Devices

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to make an urgent call and your cellphone ran out of power, or your laptop switched off in the middle of...

Embedded Development Will x86 Exist or Exit?

For decades, we have been accustomed to x86 as a desktop architecture. The introduction of Atom processor based on x86 was expected to be the game changer. It was introduced by...

Frugal Engineering: The Mantra To Design Resource-efficient Embedded Systems and Chips

  “A small leak will sink a great ship.” —Benjamin Franklin, American statesman These words of Franklin indeed hold a lot of meaning and relevance for engineering teams that design embedded systems and...

Barcode systems in use

Bar code first came in use commercially in 1966, but it was soon realised that there would have to be some sort of set industry standard. By 1970, the universal grocery...

Selecting the Perfect Cortex-M based MCU for Industrial Automation

The important features of a microcontroller that cannot be avoided are its small size, its ability to consume low power, its low cost, the maximum number of input/output ports and its...

Nanotechnology: The lord of Small things!

  “Everything can be made in some way better—stronger, lighter, cheaper, easier to recycle—if it’s engineered and manufactured at the nanometre scale.” —Stan Williams director-Quantum Science Research HP Labs JULY 2011: The 21st century...

Trends and Developments in Aircraft Cockpits

  There are some interesting developments happening in the field of aviation. Flying cars of different configurations, currently in limited production, are expected to save billions of litres of fossil fuels now...