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Maker Business Profile: Skye and Thomas of MarninSaylor

Who are you, and where are you located? We are MarninSaylor, the brainchild of Thomas Marnin and Skye Saylor. We are a husband / wife business, love, and life partnership based in Seattle, WA. What do you make? We call our family of products Pastry Pets. The main items are […]Read more on MAKEThe post Maker Business Profile: Skye and Thomas of MarninSaylor appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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Electric Aircraft That Emits Zero CO2 And Protects The Environment

Aiming to overturn the damage caused to the environment, the aircraft is a novel initiative for promoting green aviation Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s leading companies focussed on providing state-of the-art propulsion systems and solutions, is working on the project titled ACCEL (Accelerating the Electrification of Flight) for developing an all-electric and zero-emissions aircraft. With […]The post Electric Aircraft That Emits Zero CO2 And Protects The Environment appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Power Integrations Delivers One-Millionth GaN-Based InnoSwitch3 IC

Partners with Anker Innovations to drive GaN revolution in mass-market AC-DC power adaptersSan Jose, Calif. – September 30, 2019 – Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced the delivery of its one-millionth InnoSwitch3 switcher IC featuring the company’s PowiGaN gallium-nitride technology. In an event at the Shenzhen headquarters of Anker Innovations, Power Integrations CEO Balu Balakrishnan presented the one-millionth GaN-based IC to Anker CEO Steven Yang. Anker is a leading manufacturer of chargers and adapters, supplying retailers worldwide with powerful, compact USB PD adapters and a wide range of chargers and adapters for laptops, smart mobile devices, set-top boxes, displays, appliances, networking gear and gaming products.InnoSwitch3 offline CV/CC flyback switcher ICs with PowiGaN technology are up to 95% efficient across the load range. Very low switching and conduction losses of Pow…

Bulgin launches rugged fiber optic duplex LC connector

The Bulgin 6000 Series Fiber LC Duplex connector features IP69K and IP68-rated protection.
Image link: connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has launched a rugged duplex LC fiber optic connector specialised for use in harsh environments. The 6000 Series Fiber LC Duplex connector contains an additional optical fiber connection for applications where separate transmit and receive cables are required. In comparison to a simplex optical fiber cable and connector, the additional glass fiber on the duplex cable can also be used as a built-in obsolescence in mission-critical applications, or to double the data transmission capabilities where required.Like the popular 4000 Series LC Simplex connector which was launched by Bulgin earlier this year, the 6000 Series LC Duplex connector is ideally suited for outdoor television broadcast, FTTX (fiber to the x), server room engineering, civil engineering, aviation and rail applications. With extremely low insertio…

Automation In Inventory Management

Machine learning can help manage inventory far more efficiently by constantly tracking existing stock in the warehouse, its expiration date and forecasting future demands. Manufacturers, e-commerce platforms and retailers need to store their inventories, which involve warehousing costs. Storing unnecessary stock can sink cash reserves when cash liquidity can be utilised for business growth. Whereas, […]The post Automation In Inventory Management appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Impact of Solar Energy On Rural Development

The biggest change required is for governments to view mini-grids as complementary to traditional electric utilities, and not in conflict with them. The seventh UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aims to wipe out energy poverty by 2030. Despite significant advances in electrification rates on a global level, universal access to clean electricity is far from […]The post Impact of Solar Energy On Rural Development appeared first on Electronics For You.

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City-Scale Surveillance Being Powered by AI

Implementation of surveillance and security sector technologies must be robust, reliable and address real customer challenges. China’s controversial deployment of an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered mass surveillance system to bring control to its cities has been stirring a lot of discussions lately. The general concern is the extent to which this will affect the privacy and […]The post City-Scale Surveillance Being Powered by AI appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Shinco Launches All-New UNIWALL UI and 80CM (32) Smart LED TV on its 1 Year Anniversary

Shinco offers exciting deals during the Amazon Great Indian Festival, on the latest range on UNIWALL UI enabled TV. Shinco an Indian Smart TV brand has recently completed its one year in the TV industry. On this occasion, under the ‘Made in India’ initiative Shinco has launched a new custom-designed “UNIWALL UI” and SO328AS 80CM (32) Smart LED TV for its customers. The latest addition to the Shinco collection comes at a price of Rs. 7999 (Deal Price) during the Amazon Great Indian Sale starting 28th September noon for Amazon Prime customers and 29th September onwards for all. The New UNIWALL runs on Android version 7.0 & 8.0 and also comes loaded with E-share which allows you to share your smartphone content to your TV  and also control your TV using your smartphone as an air mouse.Shinco SO328AS Smart TV comes with an A+ Grade Panel with 1366*768 screen resolution with 16.7 million colors to provide you superior quality picture experience and HRDP Technology that offers an impecc…

Keysight Technologies Delivers First Automated Test Solution for Automotive Ethernet Receivers at 1G Speeds

New software speeds time to market with comprehensive testing needed to achieve compliance required by IEEE and OPEN AllianceBangalore, September 25, 2019 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the first automated test solution for automotive Ethernet receivers (Rx) at 1G speeds, enabling Tier 1, OEM, chipset vendors, and other automotive suppliers in the ecosystem, to improve time to market and achieve IEEE and OPEN Alliance compliance.Autonomous vehicles promise to change the nature of commercial and passenger transportation over the roadways. Within new vehicles, data speed and bandwidth requirements are increasing. With the development of automotive Ethernet, faster data communications are possible and the increasing demands for today’s vehicles and future connected vehicles can be met. However, higher speeds can result in dat…

Rutronik and AP Memory Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Manchester, UK – 25 September 2019 – Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH and AP Memory Technology Corp., a Taiwan Stock Exchange listed company and one of the world’s leading suppliers of IoT RAM, Specialty DRAM and AI memory solutions, have entered into a global distribution agreement. The agreement encompasses all of AP Memory’s products and is already in effect. As a result of this distribution partnership, Rutronik is the sole distributor of AP Memory IoT RAM products in the European market.
AP Memory’s product range encompasses a wide variety of memory solutions, with a focus on Low Pin Count Ultra Low Power IoT RAM, and long life Support of Standard DRAM. In the IoT and Edge AI markets, Memory is an essential part of system performance and cost. Increased memory in IoT supports richer use cases, such as frame buffering, audio buffering or operating memory for Industrial and Consumer Smart applications. AP Memory’s optimised memory solutions help enable these IoT applications…

Indium Corporation Expert to Present at ITW EAE Seminar

Indium Corporation expert Andreas Karch, Regional Technical Manager, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, will present at the ITW EAE Smart Stencil Printing Solutions seminar, October 23-24, in Dreieich, Germany.Karch’s presentation, Voiding and How to Optimize Current Printing Processes, will examine the evolution of solder paste for the elimination of voiding. He will also discuss stencil design, specifications, and other printing tips and tricks to help engineers optimize their processes.As a Regional Technical Manager, Karch provides support, including sharing process knowledge and making technical recommendations, for the use of Indium Corporation’s solder paste, solder preforms, fluxes, and thermal management materials. He has more than 20 years of automotive industry experience in PCB assembly and power electronics, including the advanced development of customized electronics. Karch is an ECQA-certified integrated design engineer and has earned his Six Sigma Yellow Belt. He recei…

Anritsu Company Introduces Modular Opto-electronic Network Analyzer that Brings Cost and Time Benefits to High-speed Device Verification

VectorStar® VNA Integrated with O/E Calibration Detector and E/O Converters Conducts Cost-effective E/O, O/E, and O/O Measurements at Three WavelengthsMorgan Hill, CA – September 24, 2019 – Anritsu Company introduces the ME7848A Opto-electronic Network Analyzer (ONA) system, a flexible solution integrating the VectorStar® vector network analyzer (VNA) with an O/E calibration detector and E/O converters that conducts cost-effective E/O, O/E and O/O measurements on optical devices operating at 850 nm, 1310 nm, and 1550 nm. Incorporating a modular approach, the ME7848A provides engineers with an unprecedented level of flexibility and the ability to customize the system with their own devices to meet specific test requirements, for significant time and cost benefits.The ME7848A modular system provides engineers with the ability to design optimal opto-electronic solutions and speed time-to-market by improving first-time yields. In addition to the VectorStar VNA operating up to 40 GHz and 7…

Infineon Makes Successful Debut on the Hybrid Bond Market and raises EUR 1.2 billion to re-finance the Cypress acquisition

Dr. Sven Schneider, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)Munich, Germany – 25 September 2019 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today successfully launched and priced its inaugural EUR 1.2 billion dual-tranche hybrid bond. The proceeds from the issuance will be used to re-finance the proposed Cypress acquisition and for general corporate purposes.“With the hybrid bond issuance, which is following our share placement in June, we have taken a further significant step in re-financing and de-risking the Cypress transaction,” said Dr. Sven Schneider, Chief Financial Officer of Infineon. “The instrument is contributing substantially to the envisaged equity portion of the overall financing. The issuance clearly shows investors’ trust in the prospects of Infineon as well as the future combined company and puts us in a position of great flexibility with respect to timing and instruments for the remaining re-financing needed.”The hybrid bond issuance consists of two EUR 600 million pe…

Anritsu Introduces 145 and 170 GHz Spectrum Master™ Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzers to Address Emerging Millimeter-wave Applications

Pocket-sized USB Spectrum Analyzers Bring Cost and Operational Efficiencies to Design and Production Environments Requiring Basic Spectrum Analysis Morgan Hill, CA – September 24, 2019 – Anritsu Company has expanded its Spectrum Master MS2760A ultraportable spectrum analyzer series with extended broadband frequency coverage from 9 kHz – 170 GHz, as well as introduced a new series of higher sensitivity models – the Spectrum Master MS2762A – with coverage from 6 GHz to 170 GHz for the most demanding sensitivity requirements. This family of tablet-driven, pocket-sized solutions combines flexibility and portability with best-in-class dynamic range, allowing design and production engineers to perform basic spectrum measurements, such as channel power, occupied bandwidth, adjacent channel power, and harmonic measurements, on CW signals up to 170 GHz. Together, the Spectrum Master MS276xA family of ultraportable spectrum analyzers now provides a full suite of cost-efficient verification tool…

Asia Pacific Automotive ECU Market worth over $55 bn by 2024

Asia Pacific automotive ECU market is driven by the increasing demand for electric and hybrid electric vehicles and their manufacturing, mainly in China. These vehicles incorporate several types of control units in powertrain, drivetrain, infotainment systems, etc. that support their efficient performance and enhanced inter-vehicular communication. Rapid innovations in fuel injection and engine management systems including less fuel consumption and energy efficiency features are further contributing to the development of the Asia Pacific automotive ECU market. Moreover, increasing government and manufacturer concerns about reducing vehicle accidents and providing enhanced passenger safety are adding up to innovations the systems and components of vehicles including sensors, control units, etc.According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled “Asia Pacific Automotive Electronic Control Unit (ECU) MarketSize By Capacity, By Vehicle Type, By Mode, By Propulsion Type, …

Ampleon launches the industry’s most rugged 12V LDMOS power amplifiers for land mobile radio

Nijmegen, The Netherlands – Ampleon launches its new line of 12V laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistors and bolsters up its land mobile radio portfolio. This new 12V LDMOS platform is based upon the proven 9th generation of Ampleon’s LDMOS technology and will target commercial, public safety and defense mobile radio applications. The new 12V LDMOS portfolio will cover ceramic and plastic packages with a minimum longevity commitment of 15 years.The first 2 products to be released are the BLP9LA25S and the BLP5LA55S. These devices are designed for 12V nominal mobile operation over the entire VHF and UHF frequency bands from 2 to 941 MHz and deliver 25 W and 55 W respectively. They combine ease-of-use and extreme ruggedness without sacrificing performance as they enable >18 dB gain and >65% efficiency over the full operating frequency range. This results in fewer stages, improved stability, simplified cooling and thus smaller systems. Their excellent linea…

Printronix Auto ID Launches T4000 RFID Thermal Barcode Printer in India

~Compact, Fast and Ready to Boost RFID Productivity~New Delhi, India – September 27, 2019: Printronix Auto ID, a global leader in enterprise-grade industrial printing solutions, has added yet another Thermal Barcode Printer T4000 RFID to its rapidly growing line of high-performance RFID printers. The T4000 prints and encodes on both standard on-metal RFID labels and tags making it a universal solution for almost all RFID applications.The T4000 RFID thermal printer is designed from the ground-up to print and encode on-metal and traditional labels, making it the ideal solution for RFID asset tagging of tools and equipment used in healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain, IT, and service yard industries. Most of the On-metal tags include a foam insulator and a metal foil backing that makes them incompatible with most standard RFID printer/encoders, but the T4000RFID thermal printer is engineered to handle the media with ease. And, because accuracy is critical in every application, the T40…

The Future of Chips: SMART Announces Successful Way to Commercially Manufacture Novel Integrated Silicon III-V Chips

MIT’s Research Enterprise in Singapore has developed a commercially viable way to create new Silicon III-V Chips, paving the way for intelligent optoelectronic and 5G devicesCommercially viable manufacturing process will make integrated Silicon III-V Chips available by 2020New Singapore-developed method does not require tens of billions in industry investments – leveraging old 200 mm manufacturing technology and breathing new life into mature and depreciated manufacturing infrastructureIntegrated Silicon III-V chips will enable intelligent illumination and displays, and also overcome potential problems with 5G mobile technology. LEES researcher reviewing a 200 mm Silicon III-V wafer. The innovative and commercial-ready process by LEES leverages existing 200 mm semiconductor manufacturing infrastructure to create a new generation of chips that combines traditional Silicon with III-V devices, something not commercially viable before.SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 30 September 2019 –The Si…

Low Drop Out Regulator (LDO Voltage regulator)

In this tutorial, we will learn about one of the important concepts for any hardware / system designer: A Low Drop Out Regulator or an LDO. We will see what an LDO is, understand how a low drop out voltage regulator works, important characteristics of LDOs and also a few parameters.  IntroductionThe size of modern electronic devices is ever decreasing. But the battery efficiency figures are changing that much which is a factor for pushing the limits on power management systems.Technical developments in semiconductor manufacturing has led to SoC or System on Chip architecture, where analog, digital and RF subsystems are integrated into a single silicon die. This means that different blocks of the system have different power supply requirements.A power management system (PMIC) contains several power supply circuits like switching regulator, DC-DC Converter, linear voltage regulator and an LDO. We will concentrate on LDOs in this tutorial.Read TYPES OF VOLTAGE REGULATORSWhat is an LDO?A …

Future Technology – Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (NEMS)

Pinned onto Articles What is Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems Nano Electro-Mechanical systems (NEMSs) have dimensions of a few nanometers. By using nanoscale effects, these systems show interesting and exceptional characteristics that differ significantly from micro electro mechanical systems (MEMSs). The remarkable properties of these machines basically begin from the behavior of active segments i.e. cantilevers or double clamped beams in nanometer-scale [1]. NEMS consist […]

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EEVblog #1248 – INSANE! A 0.02% Process Meter for $9? WTF!

Dave found this crazy bargain of the century no-name $9 0.02% class multifuction process calibrator on Aliexpress.
Is it any good?
Actually, it’s an AIMOmeter AMPX1 that sells for over $200 on ebay, so what gives?
How can they possibly manufacture and sell a 0.02% class device for under ten bucks?
Teardown time.Links to stores with availability, grab two before they are gone:

Stop Tank Overflow with this Wireless Water-Level Indicator-cum-Controller

Described here is an electronic system for stopping tank overflow. It is capable of keeping the water-level between any two of the eight predetermined levels, starting from the bottom to the top of the water tank. The technique The system uses a point-level controlling technique. Eight different points are chosen along the tank’s height, from […]The post Stop Tank Overflow with this Wireless Water-Level Indicator-cum-Controller appeared first on Electronics For You.

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Sample and Hold Circuit

In this tutorial, we will learn about Sample and Hold Circuits. They are a critical part of Analog to Digital Converters and help in accurate conversion of analog signals to digital signals. We will see a simple sample and hold circuit, its working, different types of circuit implementations and some of the important performance parameters.IntroductionA Sample and Hold Circuit, sometimes represented as S/H Circuit or S & H Circuit, is usually used with an Analog to Digital Converter to sample the input analog signal and hold the sampled signal.In the S/H Circuit, the analog signal is sampled for a short interval of time, usually in the range of 10µS to 1µS. After this, the sampled value is hold until the arrival of next input signal to be sampled. The duration for holding the sample will be usually between few milliseconds to few seconds.The following image shows a simple block diagram of a typical Sample and Hold Circuit.Need for Sample and Hold CircuitsIf the input analog voltag…

EM Media announces 5th Edition of Best of Industry Award Winners

India’s most ground-breaking entrepreneurs, innovators and technology innovations were honoured at the EM Awards ceremony.September 26, 2019, Greater Noida, India:We’re thrilled to reveal the winners of the 5th Annual EM Best of Industry Awards today at an exclusive gala celebration at The Stellar Gymkhana, Greater Noida, India on 26th September 2019.  EM Best Awards is India’s biggest electronics industry awards celebrate excellence and achievements of true pioneers,The 2019 edition of EM Best of Industry awards program has seen extraordinary, unprecedented engagement. More than 7000 votes were cast by people around the world, helping to decide the nominees for every category including Technology & Product Innovation, Test & Measurement Product innovation, Components Distribution and SMT and PCB Design and Services. A panel of judges determined finalists based on nomination criteria.EM is excited to award Best Individual Contributors, Organizations that drive the industry for…