Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sensor Technology News: DARPA’s New Sensor Can Work for Years With Almost No Power by Brad Jones

ElectronicKitSchool. - This is one information update from sensor technology news 2017 in this time with the article titled DARPA’s New Sensor Can Work for Years With Almost No Power that written by Brad Jones.

Image Courtesy of Futurism

Researchers at Northeastern University have developed a groundbreaking new sensor for DARPA. The device is capable of recognizing infrared wavelengths without the need for an external power source.

INFRARED ACTIVATION

A team of researchers at Northeastern University have developed a new sensor powered by the very infrared energy it’s designed to detect. The device, which was commissioned as part of DARPA’s Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operation (N-ZERO) program, consumes zero standby power until it senses infrared (IR) wavelengths.

Energy from this source heats the sensing elements, prompting mechanical movements that close a circuit and beam out signals confirming that the IR wavelengths have been detected. A grid of nanoscale patches forms a logic circuit, with each patch being constructed with specific dimensions corresponding only to the wavelengths it’s designed to detect.

Consequently, the circuit can be altered to analyze various IR spectra. It’s possible for the sensor to simply detect IR wavelengths in its surroundings, or determine whether the energy that has activated it came from a fire, a person, or some other source.

WAKE ME WHEN I’M NEEDED

A sensor like this is advantageous because it can be placed absolutely anywhere, without the need for a power supply, or access to solar energy. Such versatility sounds like wetware of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, so it’s no surprise it’s fallen into DARPA’s cross-hairs.

And now you read more about DARPA’s New Sensor Can Work for Years With Almost No Power by Brad Jones from original source using link HERE

Monday, September 4, 2017

1A Constant Current LED Driver Shield Circuit for Arduino Nano

Electronic Kit School. - There are many electronic circuit that design to get 1A constant current in this time. All circuit mentioned aim to result best design and allow us to use this circuit 

There are electronic design circuit to build constant current LED driver for Arduino Nano. One of the 1A constant current LED driver shiled circuit for Arduino Nano is look like in Figure 1 below with the main component used are Arduino Nano that popular today.

In this time, beside we will show you the circuit, here we also will show you component part and global description about this circuit.

Circuit 

  1. Switch
  2. Resistors
  3. Arduino Nano
  4. CAT4101
  5. Capacitors
  6. Variable resistor
  7. LED
Description

Circuit like in Figure 1 above show you about the 1A constant current LED driver shiled circuit for Arduino Nano. From Electronics-lab site describe that 1A Constant current LED driver shield for Arduino Nano has been designed for verity of LED related applications. The shield provides accurate LED current sink to regulate LED current in a string of LEDs or single LED. The LED current is mirrored from the current flowing from the RSET Preset PR1. On board 1W LED is used for testing purpose. External high Wattage LED or multiple LED string can be connected by pulling two wires from the PCB and this shield fit directly on back side of Arduino Nano. Shield also has on board tactile switch connected to Digital D2 pin using pull down resistor if required for any application. On board preset helps to set the maximum constant current. PWM input pin connected to Digital pin D6 of Nano to control the LED intensity. Example code FADE-IN/FADEOUT helps to test the shield.

The board built using CAT4101 IC from ON Semiconductor. The CAT4101 is a constant−current sink driving a string of high−brightness LEDs up to 1 A with very low dropout of 0.5 V at full load. It requires no inductor, provides a low noise operation and minimizes the number of external components. The LED current is set by an external Trimmer preset PR1 connected to the RSET pin. The LED pin is compatible with high voltage up to 12 V, allowing the driving of long strings of LEDs. The device ensures an accurate and regulated current in the LEDs independent of supply and LED forward voltage variation. The PWM/EN input allows the device shutdown and the LED brightness adjustment by using an external pulse width modulation (PWM) signal coming from Arduino Nano D6 pin. The driver features a thermal shutdown protection that becomes active whenever the die temperature exceeds 150°C.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Microcontroller News: Temboo Machine-Generates IoT Code for the Texas Instruments SimpleLink MCU Platform

ElectronicKitSchool. - This is one information update from microcontroller technology news 2017 in this time with the article titled Temboo Machine-Generates IoT Code for the Texas Instruments SimpleLink MCU Platform that IT Business Net published in Wireupdate site.

Image Courtesy of http://processors.wiki.ti.com

Temboo's new code support for the Texas Instruments (TI) SimpleLink microcontroller (MCU) platform makes building industrial IoT applications faster and simpler with built-in support for TI RTOS and direct integration into TI's Code Composer Studio Cloud web-based integrated development environment (IDE).

Temboo customers are now able to machine-generate production-ready embedded hardware application code for TI's new SimpleLink MCU platform. Additionally, Temboo's machine-generated code can be imported directly into TI's cloud-based software development tools. No downloading software libraries, configuring your IDE, or running firmware updates?Temboo and TI have worked together to provide a seamless developer experience, meaning that embedded hardware can be programmed in minutes to connect to any API and also stream sensor readings to Temboo's data visualization service for devices.
"Connecting sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, and other embedded hardware components to cloud services involves a lot of challenges. Working with TI, we've been able to significantly reduce the complexity and friction involved in programming for the Internet of Things," says Trisala Chandaria, co-founder of Temboo.

"TI has been collaborating with Temboo to help developers quickly connect their SimpleLink Wi-Fi wireless MCUs to dozens of cloud services," said Daniel Ogilvie, microcontroller applications engineer, TI. "Temboo's code generation and import into CCS Cloud are powerful tools that will allow users to quickly develop IoT applications leveraging TI's SimpleLink MCU platform."
The new capabilities now available in Temboo's expanded support for TI MCUs include:

  1. Automated code generation for TI's SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3220S and CC3220SF wireless MCUs with more devices to come.
  2. Integration with TI's SimpleLink software development kits (SDKs) and TI RTOS.
  3. Direct code importing from Temboo.com to TI's CCS Cloud IDE.
  4. Temboo sensor data visualization graphs for TI hardware.

And now you read more about Temboo Machine-Generates IoT Code for the Texas Instruments SimpleLink MCU Platform from original source using link HERE

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sensor Technology News: InventionShare Client Circuit Seed Announces Breakthroughs With Analog to Digital ...

ElectronicKitSchool. - This is one information update from sensor technology news 2017 in this time with the article titled InventionShare Client Circuit Seed Announces Breakthroughs With Analog to Digital Circuit Conversions Enabling Analog Designers Greater Flexibility to Meet Specific Requirements for Future IoT, Sensor and Semiconductor Applications and published in Wireupdate site.

Image Courtesy of Wireupdate

Mr. Greg Waite, CEO of InventionShare, announced today at the company's Ottawa office that Circuit Seed™ has had significant breakthroughs for converting analog to digital circuits and can now offer designers greater flexibility to meet specific future requirements for semiconductor, sensor and IoT product applications.

Circuit Seed is a family of inventions that work together to process analog signals using 100% digital parts. These digital circuits and components are configured and modified to provide the same functionality as transistors, capacitors and inductors with better performance and without the analog limitations. They include digital designs which provide precision without precision parts, eliminating the requirement for current mirrors and matched pairs. Circuit Seed can also impact traditional analog or mixed integrated circuits which are complex to design and manufacture.

Mr. Waite said, "Circuit Seed is a significant breakthrough allowing analog designers to now go beyond Moore's Law, offering flexible designs, smaller sizes than ever before, lower power, better performance and precisions — in many cases by one or two orders of magnitude, and in some cases even more. We can now offer manufacturers unique opportunities to develop the thousands of applications that are or will be required for the future Internet of Things (IoT). Across so many electronic devices you can pack in functionality in a much smaller footprint. The software industry will eat this up with API access to functionally rich chip sets tied to SaaS and cloud subscription plans — what a boon for AI."

For Circuit Seed, the geometry is an important part of the design. Circuits are usually implemented as a mix of analog and digital circuits with components for both. Analog components are typically 20 percent of the overall circuit. However, the analog design takes up 80 percent of the design time and two to three times longer to debug. Both analog and digital circuits have design rules and performance characteristics that apply to each. All the same issues that apply to digital circuits apply to analog circuits.

Analog circuits often require matched pairs of devices with identical electrical properties — but there is always some process variation between the devices which causes errors. The mixed signal (analog and digital) integrated circuits cannot perform on smaller than 40nm process nodes, and they can't operate at low power without severe limitations. In contrast, Circuit Seed designs process analog signals using 100 percent digital components which means they are subject only to the limitations of digital design rules and not analog design rules.

Further, the principles of the Circuit Seed design and the configuration of the circuits overcome many of the deficiencies of analog circuits. Mixed signal circuits require a transistor, capacitor, or an inductor to travel off the integrated circuit to the analog component and then back to the digital process. Circuit Seed circuits, once converted from analog to digital, remain on the integrated circuit eliminating many of the analog circuit issues. This means that several products can be impacted using specific CiFET™ (complementary current injection field effect transistors) developed by Circuit Seed.

The CiFET is a novel CMOS building block with a unique charge-based characteristic, a modification of the traditional MOSFET. It can be built into multiple stages creating high gain voltage amplifiers called CiAmps; single-ended, differential single-stage, 2-stage, 3-stage, and 3-stage feed-forward can be constructed. The full-differential CiFET OpAmp is anticipated to be a baseline configuration. None of the CiAmp arrangements use traditional power hungry analog current mirrors or state-of-the-art bulky analog components for gain but, instead, have a low output impedance which drives resistive and capacitive loads, is small, low power, and scalable into nanotechnology IC process nodes.

A variety of applications can be developed using such Circuit Seed designs as: Single-ended Operational Amplifiers (OpAmps), Differential Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA), Proportional to Temperature Reference (PTAT), Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL), Ring Oscillator with Ultra-High Spectral Purity, Multi-GHz Ring Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO), Frequency Mixers, Combined Analog and Digital System-on-Chip (SoC), Memory and Processors, Voltage/Temperature Referencing, Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), Digital-to-Analog Conversion (DAC), and Sensing and Modulation/Demodulation. 

And now you read more about InventionShare Client Circuit Seed Announces Breakthroughs With Analog to Digital Circuit Conversions Enabling Analog Designers Greater Flexibility to Meet Specific Requirements for Future IoT, Sensor and Semiconductor Applications from original source using link HERE

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Electronic Simulation Software: Atmel Studio 7 Full Version

ElectronicKitSchool. - This is one of the best AVR and MCS51 software for compiler and downloader for you that called with Atmel Studio from Atmel corporation. With this software you can design C++ program and download it to your microcontroller AVR and MCS51 family.

Read also: Download OrCAD Version 16.5 for Windows

Image Courtesy of Masterkreatif


In this article we will give you global overview about Atmel Studio software, and then we will give you link to take free download Atmel Studio 7 Full Version according that we given to you freely.

Overview

According Masterkreatif site describe that Atmel Studio 7 is an Integrated Development Platform (IDP) for developing and debugging applications on AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers. Atmel Studio provides comprehensive facilities for software development, it has advanced source code editor, build automation tools, intelligent code completion, an integrated debugger, faster code refactoring and other development kits. The software supports all AVR and Atmel SMART ARM microcontrollers (MCUs) technologies. Atmel Studio 7 provides an easy-to-use environment with Visual Studio-like interface. Write, build, debug and compile your applications with a dedicated C/C++ compiler for specific platforms.

System Requirements For Atmel Studio 7 Full Version
  1. Windows 7 SP1/ 8/ 10 or Server 2008/ 2012 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  2. 1.6 GHz multi-core processor
  3. 1 GB RAM
  4. 6 GB disk space

Download Software

And now you can click the icon link below to continue download Atmel Studio 7 Full Version from external source.

Atmel Studio 7 Full Version (841 MB)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Op Amps: The Most Versatile of All Linear ICs by Lou Frenzel 1

ElectronicKitSchool. - This is one information update from how to tips in this time with the article titled Op Amps: The Most Versatile of All Linear ICs by Lou Frenzel 1 that published in Electronic Design site.

Image Courtesy of Electronicdesign

Whenever you need an amplifier or have a related linear-circuit design problem, most of you will turn to an op amp as a solution. Op amps are a good choice because of their universal versatility to deal with a wide range of amplification needs. And most designers at least have a working knowledge of op amps.

But how much do you really know outside of the basics taught in EE degree programs?  If you said, “not much,” some additional training in op-amp technology may be a good course of action. Now you can get that necessary knowledge from several sources and products available from Texas Instruments.

Boning Up on Op-Amp Technology

Aside from standard textbook coverage as a base, perhaps the best way to educate yourself about practical design with op amps is to learn from an engineer with extensive op-amp experience. Such is the case with one of TI’s op-amp experts, Bruce Trump, and his ebook titled The Signal: A compendium of blog posts on op amp design topics.

Analog engineers typically “…acquire insights in small pieces—a bit here and a bite (not a byte) there. Slowly, puzzle pieces fit into place and hazy concepts come into focus.” That’s what amplifier expert Bruce Trump explains in his preface to The Signal, which is a compilation of 32 little op-amp lessons from his popular blog by the same name. Click here to get your free copy today.

But wait, that’s not all. While most op-amp vendors supply helpful datasheets and application notes, TI expands the learning landscape by providing resources such as its “Precision Labs.”

And now you read more about Op Amps: The Most Versatile of All Linear ICs by Lou Frenzel 1 from original source using link HERE

Thursday, August 3, 2017

How to: 7 Tips for Securing an Embedded System by Jacob Beningo

ElectronicKitSchool. - This is one information update from how to tips in this time with the article titled 7 Tips for Securing an Embedded System that written by Jacob Beningo and published in DesignNews site.

Image Courtesy of DesignNews

The Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is a destination of choice for those parents and students who value a Canadian student centered education grounded in the values of people, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence. CUD was created as a portal to Canadian education, so with that in mind, it was built on the model of the typical Canadian post-secondary educational  institution, where students are encouraged to be themselves, confident, distinctive, and creative analytical thinkers.  CUD offers exchange programs and pathways to a number of well-established programs in leading public universities across Canada.

Security, just like quality and many other embedded system attributes, must be considered at the start of the development cycle. Developers can’t build their system and then add security at the end. With more and more systems starting to connect to the Internet, there are more than a dozen best practices developers should follow to start securing their systems. Let’s explore several that any team can implement.

Start using ARM Trustzone

ARM Trustzone has been available on application processors for quite some time and it has been announced that ARM Trustzone will be available on new microcontrollers soon. While we may not be able to use Trustzone right now in a microcontroller environment, developers should be starting to explore its implications and how it can be used to write more secure software. If you have an ARM application processor, now is the time to start putting Trustzone to work.

Follow Language and Industry Best Practices

There are several programming language and industry best practices standards that embedded software developers should be using. Using MISRA-C/C++ can ensure that best practices are followed that use a subset of the chosen language. MISRA should be used regardless, but from a security standpoint and if developers are using C, then becoming familiar with and following the best practices in Cert-C is highly recommended. Cert-C is designed to provide recommended coding practices that prevent security vulnerabilities in software.

And now you read more about 7 Tips for Securing an Embedded System by Jacob Beningo that published in Gineersnow from original source using link HERE

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

University News: State-of-the-Art Engineering & Technology: Canadian University Dubai by GN Feature Story

ElectronicKitSchool. - This is one information update from university news 2017 in this time with the article titled State-of-the-Art Engineering & Technology: Canadian University Dubai that written by GN Feature Story and published in Gineersnow site.

The Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is a destination of choice for those parents and students who value a Canadian student centered education grounded in the values of people, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence. CUD was created as a portal to Canadian education, so with that in mind, it was built on the model of the typical Canadian post-secondary educational  institution, where students are encouraged to be themselves, confident, distinctive, and creative analytical thinkers.  CUD offers exchange programs and pathways to a number of well-established programs in leading public universities across Canada.

Image Courtesy of Gineersnow

The Faculty of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology offers well established bachelors programs in Engineering (currently in  Telecommunications, Networks, and Computer and Network Technology) and plans on introducing a BSc in Electric Engineering with concentrations in Electronics, Mechatronics and Telecommunications (first intake will be in September 2017). In addition, it is currently developing exchange BSc programs with the prestigious Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) in computing with specializations in General Computing, Biomedical Computing, and Software Design (first formal intake is planned for September 2018). The Faculty also offers two of the best Bachelor of Science programs in Architecture and Interior Design in the GCC, as benchmarked against Canadian and American standards.

As a parent, you’d choose Engineering, Architecture or Interior Design at Canadian University Dubai for its learning environment where the quality of the interaction student/professor is a top priority, coupled with excellence in instruction, mastery of state-of-the art technologies, and the opportunity for work placement (internships) and undergraduate research.

And now you read more about State-of-the-Art Engineering & Technology: Canadian University Dubai by GN Feature Story that published in Gineersnow from original source using link HERE

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Engineering Book: Arduino by Example by Adith Jagadish Boloor

ElectronicKitSchool. - This is one of Arduino engineering book categorize that titled with Arduino by Example that written by Adith Jagadish Boloor.

Image Courtesy of Amazon

This article will show you the reviewing of Arduino by Example like book description and review. The last in this article we also will give you link to take download e-book of Arduino by Example by Adith Jagadish Boloor freely.

Overview

From Free-Engineering-Book describe that this book is an ideal choice for hobbyists or professionals who want to create quick and easy projects with Arduino. As a prerequisite, readers must have a working Arduino system and some programming background, ideally in C/C++. Basic knowledge of Arduino is helpful but not required to follow along with this book.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started with Arduino
2. Digital Ruler
3. Converting Finger Gestures to Text
4. Burglar Alarm – Part 1
5. Burglar Alarm – Part 2
6. Home Automation – Part 1
7. Home Automation – Part 2
8. Robot Dog – Part 1
9. Robot Dog – Part 2
10. Robot Dog – Part 3

Download E-book

Here, we provide you some the links to download e-book of Arduino by Example by Adith Jagadish Boloor from external server. So, if you fail to use one link or the link broken you can choose other link to download it. Please click the icon below to start downloading.


Arduino by Example by Adith Jagadish Boloor