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How To Select The Right Wi-Fi And RF Modules

When it comes to throwing data over the air, there are many options. If you are confused about which wireless technology is best for your next project, then keep on reading. Most...

Wiring: Open Source Platform For Microcontrollers

Hernando Barragán is not a name that you would recall easily. But you might recognise something that he helped create. While working on his Master’s thesis project, in 2004, Barragán created...

Make FPGA Based Wonders With Papilio Boards

We have come a long way today from the age of mainframe computers that took up an entire floor of a large building, or that famous joke about a Russian who...

3D Printers Costing Under Rs 100,000

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is considered to be a disruptive technology that could power the next industrial revolution. It could transform the way designers visualise concepts, the way...

Video and Audio Analyser: Test and Measurement Tools

Switching on a television set in the evenings is a habit for most. Surfing through the channels we may find a telecast we like and go on to watch. While there...

Xyce: A Parallel Electronic Simulator

In this article we introduce Xyce, a SPICE-compatible parallel electronic circuit simulator developed at Sandia National Laboratories, USA. The software is capable of solving extremely-large circuit problems on large-scale parallel computing...

RapidSmith: A Java Based CAD Tool For Modern Xilinx FPGAs

The RapidSmith Project from Brigham Young University, USA, is a Java package that contains the tools and application program interfaces (APIs) for providing a unique platform to work out experimental ideas...
Raspberry Pi

Exciting Design Software and Raspberry Pi Operating Systems

Raspbian NOOBS New Out Of Box design software, or NOOBS, was introduced on June 13, 2013. It makes Raspberry Pi easier to use by simplifying the installation of an operating system (OS)....

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...

Logic Friday For Combinatorial Digital Logic Design

Digital electronics rarely leaves you, no matter where you go. Right from the small register in your controller to the multiplexer that routes the signals in your circuit, it is present...