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Audio Analysis Made Easy Using Essentia

Essentia is an open source C++ library for audio analysis, released under Affero GPL V3 licence. The package includes a complete set of algorithms required for extracting information from audio, audio...

How to Select a 3D Printer

  The idea of 3D printing technology was first introduced back in 1984. Though 3D printing is now utilised in a variety of applications, this concept is relatively new for the Indian...

Design And Test Challenges Of Frequency-Hopping Radios

The erratic behaviour of frequency-hopped signals makes them difficult to capture, verify and measure. Hence more effective tools and processes are required to design and test modern radios that employ increasingly...

Cost-Effective And Flexible Solutions With PXI

Three different applications where PXI was an important part of the required test strategy and in some cases made the efforts easier SHAUN FULLER & BOB STASONIS NOVEMBER 2011: Every year products and...

LAyout System for Individuals

LAyout System for Individuals, popularly known as LASI, is a PC based computer aided design (CAD) software primarily created for Windows operating system. As the name defines, LASI is a layout...

Xcos: Simulate Hybrid Systems Easily

A common problem facing a lot of independent designers is the choice of tools they have for the simulation needs. “Do I need precise and fast help that a paid licence...

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...

Testing Of Solar-Based Devices And Panels

With booming solar industry there is a need for measurement instruments to test the various components of solar-powered systems COL (RETD) N.C. PANDE JULY 2011: Solar energy has been harnessed by humans since...

eCos For Limitless Configurations Of Your Embedded OS

When the acronym for software tells you only what it is and nothing else, you can surely expect a no-nonsense approach from it. embedded Configurable operating system, or eCos, is the...

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...