August 27, 2015
Hand a Raspberry Pi to a maker and you can be pretty sure that sooner or later they will be hanging all sorts of sensors and output displays to it. This HAT from The Raspberry Pi foundation looks neat and combines a good range of sensors with an 8 x 8 LED matrix display. The matrix can be...
August 26, 2015
Formula AllCode: What's In the Buggy?
As you probably know, our friends at Matrix TSL (creators of Flowcode!) have recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring to life their brand new Formula AllCode, a Bluetooth-enabled buggy with pretty much all the sensors and peripherals you can think of. In this video, it's creator, Ben Rowland, details its technical specs and explains what you can do with it, and most important: What can you learn!
August 26, 2015
The PIC32MX1/2 family expands
The PIC32MX1/2 family of microcontrollers from Microchip Technology has been expanded with new versions offering larger memory capacity. The 32-bit MCU family is now available with 256KByte Flash and 16KByte RAM in a...
August 25, 2015
Power Management for IoT Devices
Cypress Semiconductor Corp have announced a family of power management ICs designed for use with low-power IoT connected devices deriving power from tiny solar cells and optional primary batteries. In a typical setup...
August 24, 2015
New Book from Elektor: C# Programming for Windows and Android
Fresh off the printer and in store now is the brand new book C# Programming for Windows and Android, a software only follow up to our best-selling Elektor Visual Studio C# range of books. This book provides in-depth information about the C# language and its development environment, aimed at engineers, scientists and enthusiasts alike.
August 23, 2015
Intel help Atmel keep data secure
Atmel has announced that it will be implementing Intel's Enhanced Privacy ID (EPID) technology on all of its SmartConnect wireless solutions. The move will provide mutual authentication between the IoT node and the cloud. Intel EPID is an ISO standard digital signature...
August 22, 2015
What's All This Analog Stuff, Anyhow?
Robert Allen Pease was born on this same day, August 22, in 1940. After earning a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1961, he started working at George A. Philbrick Researches, the company which released the K2-W, the first affordable and commercially available general computing (tube-based) op-amp. In 1976 he moved to San Francisco to work at National Semiconductor, where he would stay during his entire career.
August 20, 2015
Red Pitaya | Video Tutorial: Cable Length Measurements & Reflectometry
Recently, the Red Pitaya team started a series of videos with tips and tricks on how to get the most out of this powerful multi-instrument. This episode shows how to turn your Red Pitaya into a time-domain reflectometer to measure cable length.
August 20, 2015
There it was... gone
This looks like something you could knock up over lunch break without too much of a sweat but what it can do blows a hole in the radio security system used by most cars and garage door openers...
August 19, 2015
The Atmel SAM L22
Atmel has recently announced the addition of the SAM L22 series to its family of secure, ARM® Cortex® M0+-based MCUs. These new devices offer a built-in, ultra-low power capacitive touch interface with a segment LCD controller that can deliver up to 320 segments. Typical applications for these controllers...