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Selecting the Perfect Cortex-M based MCU for Industrial Automation

The important features of a microcontroller that cannot be avoided are its small size, its ability to consume low power, its low cost, the maximum number of input/output ports and its...

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...
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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....

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...

High-Speed Digital-Input Current Limiters Allow You To Cut Power, Cost, and Board Space in...

STMicroelectronics has introduced two high-speed digital-input current limiters that set new standards for circuit protectionin factory automation. The SCLT3-8BQ7 and CLT01-38SQ7 provide industrial Programmable Logic Controllers(PLCs) – the “brains” of smart...

Complex Product Development and the Internet of Things

Pause and think about the now ubiquitous smartphone for a moment. Our smartphones have revolutionized how we communicate, shop, socialize and work. Now think about the rising complexity in product development...

Toys Catching up with Robots

Remember the toys we played with when we were young? Small steam-propelled boats, colourful wind-powered toys like windmills and kites, mechanical toys like giant-wheels, trains and drum-beating rabbits, little plastic and...
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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...

Could Robots have a Conscience and Consciousness

  Humans have worked to build considerable intelligence into robots with the help of technology and computers. But robots have been taught tasks that are mostly repetitive. Human sensory simulation is given...

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