“In the x86 space, Intel Atom has opened a new market for SFF designs”

Headquartered in Germany, Kontron is a leading embedded computing technology provider. With more than 30 per cent of its employees in R&D, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive embedded...

Turn Your Old Inverter Into An Emergency Power System

An inverter turned into emergency power system, which turns on when the mains supply fails, and more importantly doesn’t turn on when the main supply is available Can you give me a...

T&M Trends For RF Designers

The article looks at the emerging trends and applications in the RF design space which are driving the development of cutting-edge test and measurement tools VANDANA SHARMA“A lack of precision is dangerous...

Versatile Battery Charger

This transformer-based battery charger circuit can be used to charge any battery, provided the transformer rating is higher than the battery rating. Normally, a linear regulator IC is used for charging....

Electronic Glow-Worm

Here is a circuit that simulates the chirping and glow of a glow-worm bug. The circuit is built around timer IC 7555 (IC1), which is wired as an astable multivibrator with...

Air Ioniser

This air ioniser is built around an NE555 timer IC which is configured in astable mode. The circuit is powered by a 12V battery, which also provides power supply to the ignition...

Let Automation Take Control

India is investing hugely in infrastructure, catalysing growth of industries like cement and steel. It is also going to be the biggest drug manufacturer in the next couple of years. These...

LED-BASED MESSAGE DISPLAY

This LED-based message display is built around readily available, low cost components. It is easy to fabricate and makes use of 3mm red LEDs. A total of 172 LEDs have been...

“We are seeing demand for both low- and high-end 32-bit MCUs”

Michel Buffa, microcontroller division general manager, STMicroelectronics, talks to Rahul Chopra from Electronics For You about the fundamental technological differences between 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers and ST’s business strategy around...

Testing In Manufacture

During manufacture, testing adds to the cost of the final product significantly. Sometimes the cost of testing can be even greater than the cost of product manufacturing itself. Test and measurement...