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Microstrip Antenna and Their Applications

  Antenna is one of the critical components in any wireless communication system. The word ‘antenna’ is derived from Latin word ‘antemna.’ Since the first demonstration of wireless technology by Heinrich Hertz...

How Microcontrollers are Getting Better and Better

A microcontroller (MCU) designed for development by software engineers is not a bad idea. Considering that the current system design team mix at many design houses has a good share of...

RED PITAYA – An All-in-One Oscilloscope, Function Generator, Spectrum & Frequency Analyser

We are in the era of mobiles, gadgets and instruments that are portable, packed with lot of features, have web connectivity and available at a very economical price point. Pick up...

What is new in sensors over the last 12 months

Airbag Crash Sensors STMicroelectronics has introduced two central airbag crash sensors to expand its portfolio of crash sensors, airbag system ICs, and safety microcontrollers, creating a complete airbag-electronics kit that supports the...

Hall Effect Sensors: Big Things in Small Packages

  Since its introduction several years ago, the Hall effect sensor has captured the imagination of design engineers. Being solidstate, it is a more reliable approach than electromechanical counterparts. Since the Hall...

Electronics In Cars

JULY 2009: Necessity is the mother of invention. If you peep into the history, you would realise that cars were originally made of only mechanical parts, but today electronics constitute a...

What’s New In The Latest Microcontrollers?

Targeting the simple application tier, microcontroller (MCU) vendors continue to drive their products to break new limits of cost, current drain and size, while adding features to ease development, hoping to...

Watchdog Timer for Robust Embedded Systems

In a complex embedded system, a small bug may crash the whole system, or worse, put it into a dangerous operating mode. Bugs are not the only problem. A perfectly-designed-and-tested device...

Automobiles: Packed With Electronics, From Boot to Bonnet

Electronics is being used in vehicles for safety and security, infotainment, networking, power train and engine management, and more. Rapid advancements in sensor technology, microcontrollers, wireless communications, embedded systems, etc are...

Li-Fi: The Brighter Way to Communicate

Light Fidelity is a light-based Wi-Fi that can transmit data more swiftly, safely and securely, thereby holding immense potential for multiple domains. Globally, Wi-Fi has been used for years to access and...

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