A Wearable Tiny Video Pendant

The adoption of Wearables has been on the rise especially with the advent of smartwatches and smart glasses, and a growing interest in augmented and the virtual reality space. Most watches are beginning to have some level of smartness and the everyday smartwatch is becoming cheaper. For example, in the last five months, I have own two sets of smartwatches with a different artistic and feel. The Wearable mar ...

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Run any Windows Software on your Android Mobile Devices

Windows applications are very common for our everyday work and life, so why should we leave them home (or office) on our Windows desktop PCs? What if we could use them on the go, right on our smartphones or tablets? Well, with the modern IT development level this is not the question anymore. ExaGear Windows Emulator app can solve this issue. This is a virtual machine that allows you to natively run any PC a ...

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Making Your First Printed Circuit Board – Getting Started With PCBWAY [PART 1]

If you are into electronics, PCBs (Printed Circuit Board) are some of the most common things you will see. These boards make our lives easier by eliminating all those connecting wires and breadboards. If properly designed, it will reduce the size of your device and it can look very professional. Making a professional board could be a bit challenging for newbies, and that’s what this post will show, how to m ...

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MicroZed is a Powerful and Low-Cost ARM + FPGA Linux Development Board

MicroZed is a low-cost development board from Avnet, the makers of the $475 ZedBoard and the entry level MiniZed development boards. Its unique design allows it to be used as both a stand-alone evaluation board for basic SoC experimentation or combined with a carrier card as an embeddable system-on-module (SOM). The MicroZed processing system is based on the Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC. The Zynq® ...

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LED HEART KEYCHAIN

This one is a very simple but cool project, something that I would recommend to anyone who is interested into DIY electronics, gadgets and learning new stuff in general. It is definitely one of those projects that don’t require too much time but you can learn a lot by making it and also earn a lot of credit by sharing it with your friends and family. Below you can see a final product. It’s a heart shaped, t ...

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TI chip manages power of ARM Cortex processors

Description   The TPS65090A is a single chip Power Management ICs for portable applications consisting of a battery charger with power path management for a dual or triple Li-Ion or Li-Polymer cell battery pack. The charger can be directly connected to an external wall adapter. Three highly efficient step-down converters are targeted for providing a fixed 5 V system voltage, a fixed 3.3 V system voltag ...

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Globalpress: Exar claims breakthrough

Description The XRP7724 is a breakthrough Digital PWM/PFM quad output programmable power management system. The XRP7724 is the first digital controller that can be considered for portable or other power sensitive applications due to the significant reduction in operating current. Patented technology allows transient performance equivalent to the fastest comparator based analog technologies ensuring output c ...

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Intersil has RS-485 transceiver running off 1.8V

Description The Intersil ISL32600E, ISL32601E, ISL32602E and ISL32603E are ±15kV IEC61000 ESD protected, micro power, wide supply range transceivers for differential communication. The ISL32600E and ISL32601E operate with VCC ≥ 2.7V and have maximum supply currents as low as 100µA with both the transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) enabled. The ISL32602E and ISL32603E operate with supply voltages as low as 1.8 ...

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PIC USB HID (Human Interface Device) Interfacing

For long time, UART is the only and best way to interface with PC. It is easy to adapt and handle. Though some devices (like: GSM modem etc.) have UART on themselves, but for interfacing with PC, there is only one thing now and that is USB Introduction The purpose of this article is to explain how to interface a PIC microcontroller to a PC via the USB port. Although the concepts are universal, the examples ...

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New Device Measures Stress Levels Using Smartphones

Researchers have developed a device that uses your smartphone to monitor your stress levels. The device can use any smartphone to measure the cortisol concentration in saliva in less than 10 minutes, researchers said. "We have developed a method for measuring cortisol in saliva using a smartphone and a disposable test strip. This innovation enables anyone with a smartphone to measure their salivary cortisol ...

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