How SoMs Take The Effort Out of Designing

 “System-on-module is an extension of the concept of system-on-chip which lies between a full-up computer and a microcontroller in nature” ——Texas Instruments  “We wanted to assist product designers in developing products with...

All About Transferring Power Wirelessly

One of the biggest challenges before consumer electronics makers today is to increase the battery life of their devices on a single charge. As more powerful processors, larger memory and extra...

Maintaining Reliability Under Extreme Conditions in Space

Space exploration vehicles like satellites, probes, shuttles and spacecrafts all rely on electronics. These electronic devices have to withstand for their working not only the extreme (very low to very high)...

Challenges In Designing with International Certifications in Mind

Radiative immunity test. The Raspberry Pi is at the front right corner of the table. The video camera at the left is for monitoring output while the test is run Electronics has...

How to Select a Microcontroller

A search in an online catalogue for microcontroller units (MCUs) would lead you to a massive collection of thousands upon thousands of various MCUs, leaving you spoilt for choice. There would...

Guide on how to select pressure regulators for fuel systems

A pressure regulator is a valve that automatically cuts off the flow of a liquid or gas at a certain pressure. Regulators are used to allow high-pressure fluid supply lines or...

Power Measurement and Control Using Programmable Logic

In a complex system design, power consumption of hardware components is a very important performance metric because of the resulting thermal and reliability concerns. Reducing power consumption is a challenge to...

How to Design Medical Devices for Rural India

Medical devices intended for use in rural India have certain differences compared to those used almost everywhere else. In this article, we consider the inherent problems in India (rural India, to...

FPGAs ‘vs.’ ASICs, or a symbiotic relationship?

We will hold our jump into the debate, in order to first define the two entities to be discussed. The Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit designed to be...

Your Guide To Soldering

Attaining ‘zero defect’ production requires a thorough knowledge of soldering technology. Here is a lowdown on the different kinds of techniques, material and equipment used in soldering K. BharathanAs defined in Digital...

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