Electronic Design News

Developer turns Arduino into a frequency synthesiser

Tsunami is a signal generator built on the Arduino platform. It is the brainchild of London-based developer Nick Johnson at Arachnid Labs and has secured funding on Kickstarter for its commercial launch. It can be pre-ordered for $60. The design is based on the Arduino Leonardo compatible ATMega32U4…

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Five reasons why EMC testing should start early

You have built a great product that meets market demands. You are confident that it radiates little energy and is not susceptible to outside interference, yet when you reach final EMC testing stage, your product fails. This is the nightmare scenario for most of us product designers. The cost of…

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Scottish conference to discuss software security

The development of safe and secure software for car electronics is the subject of a Scottish technology conference which will be held in June. The Scottish Device Developers’ Conference, taking place at Uphall on 4th June will include a number of workshops and presentations that explore the development of software…

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Sony to license LDAC

Sony is to license its LDAC hi-res audio technology in an attempt to kick-start the market.

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PCIM 2015: Your Electronics Weekly guide

PCIM Europe (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion) The annual PCIM show covers power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management. It runs from 19 – 21 May in Nuremberg, this year. Simply bookmark: www.electronicsweekly.com/news/tag/pcim/  PCIM 2015 – Latest News PCIM: Vicor slim-line PSU package takes…

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Small cells are coming and they need to be tested

One of the most noticeable trends in the mobile world in recent years is the advent of ‘small cells’. Small cells (a term which encompasses femto-, pico- and microcells) have become increasingly popular in larger enterprises, shopping malls and airports, where there is demand for 2G, 3G and LTE mobile…

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Design ideas: Some practical ways to split a voltage rail

There are a number of reasons why an engineer would want to “split” a voltage rail in their design. Sometimes parts of the circuit, like a sensor or an IC, require a bipolar supply. Other reasons are to make the best use of the dynamic range of your ADC if…

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