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Electronics For You
September  2015   Issue Vol. 47  No. 9 

Tech Focus
When Doctors Start Prescribing Electronics, What Would the Dosage Be
The way the term medical electronics is perceived by us has constantly evolved over time

Buyers’ Guide
How to Select the Right Soldering/Desoldering Station
Engineers know the value of solid and reliable soldering and desoldering stations
Futuristic
Transient Electronics That Disappear
In this era of electronics-driven lifestyle with well-established advantages of durable, long-lasting electronics...
 
Wireless
iBeacon! Beacon! What is it
iBeacon, introduced by Apple in 2013, is a technology that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to broadcast and receive small amounts of information within short distances
Tech Focus
Connected Healthcare, BAN and Weaponised Pacemakers
63,895,000,000. That is how many rupees are expected to be spent by healthcare providers in India on devices, telecom services, data centres and information technology (IT) in 2015 alone, according to Gartner
 
Healthcare
Bio-Sense-Us with Biosensors
A biosensor is an analytical device that converts a biological response into an electrical signal
Healthcare
Indian Brain Behind New Painless Cancer Detection Device
According to World Cancer Research Fund International, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, and the second most common cancer overall
 
Test & Measurement
How Smartphones, Cloud and Data Analytics are Driving RF Test
To succeed in dealing with the most demanding radio frequency (RF) design challenges, engineers need instruments with the latest technology and capabilities
Test & Measurement
Signal Generators: Slow-Paced Technology
There are certain instruments that you are bound to find in an electronics lab
 
Embedded
What’s New in EDA Tools
Electronic devices manufactured today are far more complex than were five years ago in terms of processing power, power consumption, memory, area and performance
Innovation
Taking Indian Innovations to a Global Scale: Challenges and Solutions
Over the last few years, numerous interesting researches and developments have come from India
 
Defence
American Carrier Strike Groups: An Electronic Perspective (Part 1 of 5)
An aircraft carrier is a moving airbase that can house approximately hundred combat aircraft
Interview
Electronics Design Automation: "The response is so fast it almost mirrors the real thing!"
How would you like to design a 1.5-million-transistor processor using just truth tables and K-maps? Electronic systems are so complex today that electronic design automation (EDA) tools are an absolute necessity. In this interview, we take a look at the advances worth noting in the world of EDA tools. Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics, speaks with Dilin Anand from EFY
 
Interview
Automotive Energy Storage: "Ultracapacitors can augment battery performance"
A battery supplies energy to the car. But what about ultracapacitors? What can these do in terms of vehicle electrification and energy-efficiency? Abhishek Mutha of efy got in touch with Jens Keiser, senior product marketing manager at Maxwell Technologies, to discuss ultracapacitors and their potential applications
Interview
Chipset Integration: "Engineers today are looking for MCU-integrated modules"
Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) are providing unparalleled opportunities for businesses. New modules with rising levels of integration are easily available and cost-effective. So, how does one decide between a module and a chipset for an application? Let us find out as Abhishek Mutha of EFY speaks with Dhiraj Sogani, GM and senior VP, Systems Business Unit at Redpine Signals Inc.
 
EFY Plus DVD
This Month’s DVD Contents
This month’s DVD contains some interesting electronics design automation (EDA) tools for design and simulation, programming tools and informative videos complemented with some useful resources and fun applications
Manufacture
Counterfeit Components and Their Impact
Counterfeiting ranges from exact copies of whole products to replicas of electronic components
 
Make in India
Market Survey: An Outlook for the Indian Strategic Electronics Sector in Defence
The strategic electronics (SE) sector in India has the potential to become a sunrise industry in India over the next ten years
eStyle
Buyers’ Guide: What to Look for in a UHD TV
UHD televisions, or 4K ultra-HD TVs, are gaining popularity these days. Over a period of time, these TVs are starting to become affordable, ranging from good-size displays to high-end models
 
eStyle
DIY: Nine Cool Features On Google You Did Not Know About
Search engine giant Google can go beyond its function of being just a search engine for your queries
Useful Websites
Tutorials for Electronics
Learning can be fun if you have the right resources for it. This month we have
for you some websites that could get you interested in electronics
 
Tech News
Ball-shaped camera to put 360° photography on the map
Ever since hardware entrepreneur Jonas Pfeil first started working on Panono camera, a ball-shaped device that captures photo spheres, back in 2011, the field of 360° imagery has exploded
Make in India: Industry News
Government extends M-SIPS by five years
The government has extended the special incentive package for electronic manufacturing in India by five years, a move aimed at giving a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India campaign
 
Make in India
New Products

First Look
.Headphones by Mi
.Full-HD Android TV from Sony
.Watchphone by Intex
.Logitech launches Bluetooth multi-device keyboard
.Pocket-size washing machine from Haier
.GizMo ByTes


 
EFY Plus DVD
Create Superlative Images with OpenCV
Open computing language, or OpenCV, as the name suggests, is an open source software that aims at computing efficiency and bettering real-time computer vision
EFY Plus DVD
Make Your Pcb Design Ideas Fly High With EAGLE
You set out to design your own printed circuit board (PCB) but are confused about which tool to use
 
EFY Plus DVD
Simulation of Communication Systems using IT++
In this article, we would like to introduce you to a versatile C++ library called IT++. The library is composed of a handful of useful classes and functions in mathematics, communications and signal processing
DO-IT-YOURSELF
Bed-Vacancy Alarm System
This inexpensive, compact bed-vacancy alarm system raises an audible alarm whenever a patient or a small kid sleeping on the bed leaves the bed
Download source code
 
DO-IT-YOURSELF
12V Battery Absorb and Float Charger
Most battery chargers stop charging the battery when it attains its maximum charging voltage set by the circuit
DO-IT-YOURSELF
Programmable On and Off Controller for 3-Phase Motor
Automatic on/off controller for a 3-phase electric motor can be made with a programmable time switch. In this case a maximum of eight time durations can be programmed
 
DO-IT-YOURSELF
Generating a Fixed-Frequency Sinusoidal Signal from Digital Output
For some testing purposes we may need a fixed-frequency sinusoidal signal of 440Hz, 1kHz, etc.
Download source code
DO-IT-YOURSELF
Thermocouple Tutorial with Arduino Interfacing
Here is a simple project for interfacing a thermocouple with Arduino board
Download source code
 
DO-IT-YOURSELF
Fire Alarm Using a Thermistor
This project can effectively be used as a temperature-sensing fire alarm. Here, an NTC thermistor is used as the temperature sensor
DO-IT-YOURSELF
Faraday’s Guitar
Experimenting with the fundamentals of electrical and electronics is always interesting
 
DO-IT-YOURSELF
LDR Based DC Motor Speed Control
A light-dependent resistor (LDR) whose resistance is inversely proportional to the intensity of light is often used as a sensor in electronic projects that involve the use of light
Download source code
DO-IT-YOURSELF
Lift Indications
Represented here is a project on lifts’ indications
Download source code
 
DO-IT-YOURSELF
Analogue Clock Using MATLAB
NASA might get a fancy digital-count display, retire the analogue clock from Apollo era but the passion for the analogue clock does not end
Download source code
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