EOG-Controlled Video Game

Eyes as Interface There’s much be to learned about how electronics can interact with biological signals—not only to record, but also to see how they can be used as inputs for control applications. With ongoing research in fields such as … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Mesh (Part 3)

Secure Provisioning In this next part of his article series on Bluetooth mesh, Bob looks at how to create secure provisioning for a Bluetooth Mesh network without requiring user intervention. He also takes a special look at an attack called … Continue reading

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Integration Trend Leads PCB Design Tool Evolution

Comprehensive Solutions After decades of evolving their PCB design tool suites, the leading tool vendors have the basics of PCB design nailed down. In recent years, these companies have continued to enhance their tools suites while also addressing a myriad … Continue reading

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GPS Guides Robotic Car

Arduino UNO in Action In this project article, Raul builds a robotic car that navigates to a series of GPS waypoints. Using the Arduino UNO for a controller, the design is aimed at robotics beginners that want to step things … Continue reading

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Fancy Filtering with the Teensy 3.6

Arm-ed for DSP Signal filtering entails some tricky tradeoffs. A fast MCU that provides hardware-based floating-point capability eases some of those trade-offs. Here, Brian has used the Arm-based Teensy MCU modules to serve those needs. Here, Brian taps the Teensy … Continue reading

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Digital Signage Technologies Gain Momentum

System Solutions Digital signage ranks among the most dynamic areas of today’s embedded computing space. Vendors involved in this technology continue to roll out new solutions for developing powerful digital signage implementations. By Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief Digital signage is one … Continue reading

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Capacitive vs. Inductive Sensing

Touch Trade-Offs Touch sensing has become an indispensable technology across a wide range of embedded systems. In this article, Nishant discusses capacitive sensing and inductive sensing, each in the context of their use in embedded applications. He then explores the … Continue reading

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Improving Software Quality

By the Book There’s no doubt that achieving high software quality is a human-driven endeavor. No amount of automated code development can substitute for best practices. A great tool for such efforts is the IEEE Computer Society’s Guide to the … Continue reading

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Drone Video Technologies are Flying High

Cameras, Boards and Kits The video technologies available for today’s drones continue to advance. New products and solutions are adding new intelligence, features and performance levels to enhance how video is captured and processed aboard both consumer and commercial drones. … Continue reading

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IoT Monitoring System for Commercial Fridges

Using LoRa Technology IoT implementations can take many shapes and forms. Learn how these four Camosun College students developed a system to monitor all the refrigeration units in a commercial kitchen simultaneously. The system uses Microchip PIC MCU-based monitoring units … Continue reading

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Flex PCB Design Services

Building Boards that Bend While not exactly a brand-new technology, flexible printed circuit boards are a critical part of many of today’s challenging embedded system applications from wearable devices to mobile healthcare electronics. The PCB production service vendors listed here … Continue reading

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Side-Channel Power Analysis

Easy Path to Proof Side-channel power analysis is a method of breaking security on embedded systems, and something Colin has covered extensively in his column. This time Colin shows how you can prove some of the fundamental assumptions that underpin … Continue reading

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Tailored Solutions Tackle Design Needs for Wearables

Low Power Priorities For wearable devices, every drop of power is precious. That’s driving designers of these embedded systems to attack the power challenge from multiple angles. Fortunately, a slew of analog, power and system ICs have emerged that address … Continue reading

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Guitar Video Game Uses PIC32

Realism Revamp While music-playing video games are fun, their user interfaces tend to leave a lot to be desired. Learn how these two Cornell students designed and built a musical video game that’s interfaced using a custom-built wireless guitar controller. … Continue reading

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Antenna Performance Measurement Made Easy

Covering the Basics by Robert Lacoste Article appeared in Circuit Cellar October 2017 (Issue 327) If you’re doing any kind of wireless communications application, that probably means including an antenna in your design. The science of antennas is complex. But … Continue reading

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