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Selecting an EDA Tool for Schematic Capture, Layout and Simulation

Electronic design automation (EDA or ECAD) is a category of software tool used to create, modify, analyse and optimise the designs of electronic systems. These tools assist the designer throughout the...

Simulate Your Circuits Using Qucs

In this article we explore the features and functions of Quite Universal Circuit Simulator (Qucs) and go through a step-by-step analysis. Qucs is available for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu (open source). Abhishek...

What’s Hot in Electro-medical T&M?

Safety, accuracy and reliability of operation are critical for electro-medical equipment. This article discusses the latest solutions that help install, calibrate and maintain these equipment Dilin Anand The most significant advances in the...

Choosing The Right Digital Multimeter

Choosing the right digital multimeter (DMM) requires thinking about what you will be using it for. Evaluate your basic measurement needs and job requirements and then take a look at special...

Brain-Computer Interaction using OpenViBE

Brain signals communicating directly to a computer is never an easy task, yet it is interesting that it could help humanity in a multitude of ways. In this article, we will...

How Smartphones, Cloud and Data Analytics are Driving RF Test

To succeed in dealing with the most demanding radio frequency (RF) design challenges, engineers need instruments with the latest technology and capabilities. Here, we take a look at some interesting test...

Resistor Calculator 1.0.6

Presented here is a simple, easy-to-use freeware for Windows that saves a lot of time and effort in determining the colour code of resistors and resistance values required for LED circuits Dilin...

Classic Improvements in Power Supplies

Requirement for continuous improvement in energy efficiency keeps design engineers on the edge as they work hard to come up with better solutions. Test instruments are the key to aid engineers...

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...

Kactus2: An Easy-to-Use Design Tool for Embedded Systems

Kactus2 is a graphical open source IP-XACT toolset that will make the design process of embedded systems easier even for a novice engineer. It is growing into an open reference for...

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