FPGA Development Boards

Should I use an FPGA or a microcontroller? This has always been a discussion for every new embedded project. It seems that FPGAs are going to rule the future because of...

ESD Safety Solutions

Despite huge efforts put in by electronics industry in the past 25 years, electrostatic discharge (ESD) still affects production yields to a great extent and in turn reduces profitability and product...

Handheld Digital Multimeters

There are hundreds of companies around the world manufacturing digital multimeters. Each of them offers several models with slightly different specifications. If judged visually, they all look alike with similar features....

How to Select AA-Size Battery Cells

Modern battery cells use a variety of chemicals to power their reactions. Common battery chemistries include: Zinc-carbon. These are the lowest- cost primary (non-rechargeable) cells meant for household use. The anode is...

Electronic Tool Kits for the Pros

  Whether you are a professional or a hobbyist, you need specific tools to work on your DIY electronics project. You might have acquired some of the required tools from your dad’s...

Is Application Knowledge Enough to Buy the Right Programmable Power Supply

Being a test engineer, what is the first question you ask yourself when you decide to buy a programmable power supply (PPS)? Is it the price or features you look for?...

Getting started with Raspberry Pi

SEPTEMBER 2012: The Raspberry Pi (Fig. 1) is powered by a BCM2835 system-on-chip from Broadcom that contains an ARM processor (running at 700 MHz) and a powerful graphics processing unit capable...

Wireless Extender For IR Remote Controls

Using this system, you can control your IR-remote-controlled home appliances like DVD player and air-conditioner from another room without the hassle of running extra cables between the two rooms. The system...

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