How To Make A Wireless Sensor Node?

In many applications, harvesting of ambient energy sources becomes a necessity.  Wireless sensor nodes are thus becoming increasingly widespread these days for monitoring and recording parameters like temperature, humidity and pressure at diverse...

How Do Domestic Autonomous Robots Really Work?

  We hear a lot about real-life versions of Rosie, an autonomous robot maid from the popular animated sitcom Jetsons, where humans live with robots in the future. Many engineers have been...
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Testing Silicon, Automatically

Electronics revolution has been a very interesting one. You have lightning fast connectivity, crystal clear displays, blazing fast processors, all in a handheld device. A major part in the device however...

Energy Saving Pump Automation For Efficient Ground Water Use

Earth is called the blue planet for a definite reason --about seventy per cent of it is covered by water.However, just roughly ten percent of it is potable. With cities around...

Moving From Traditional to a Connected Factory

We hear a lot about the massive productivity increase that completely automated and connected factories can deliver over the existing setup. This talk by Dilin Anand of EFY with senior executives...

Controlling 3-Phase Induction Motors Using VFD And PLC

Various automation processes in the industry need control of AC induction motors using AC drives. Presented here is a robust system for switching on/off, varying the speed and direction of rotation...

Ethernet POWERLINK on an Altera FPGA in 5 Easy Steps

Many Indian OEMs and device manufacturers are looking at incorporating Ethernet POWERLINK technology in their devices to achieve higher performance, throughput and accuracy at the same time a lowest total cost...

Second Generation FlightSense Technolgy In World’s Smallest ToF Sensor

STMicroelectronics recently launched another Time-of-Flight (ToF) ranging sensor with the second generation of its FlightSense technology, as the VL53L0X laser-ranging sensor. The VL53L0X extends the ToF measurement range to two meters, and is accurate to within...
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Miniaturising The Radio Front-End With An Even Smaller SPDT Switch

While designing basic robots, we carefully considered the switch for handling the controls. Even though, all the robot did was move front and back, the switch selection and understanding was a fight...
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Sensor-less, Auto-tune And Integration Features Marking Development In Motors

When we talk about power applications, higher power efficiency is always the guiding factor for new technology trends. The power of electric motors is in the range of milliWatts to Megawatts....