Archive for August 2017

SYZYGY – Next generation FPGA connectivity Open standard for high-performance peripheral connectivity SYZYGY is FPGA-agnostic and is intended to work with products from all major FPGA manufactures including Xilinx, Intel, Lattice, and Microsemi. PMOD and SYZYGY can happily coexist in the FPGA space and even on the same carrier implementations! FMC and SYZYGY can happily coexist in the FPGA space

25 Innovative IoT Companies and Products You Need to Know The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve and expand in terms of the number of companies, products, and applications.  There are numerous IoT companies you may not yet be familiar with but that could enhance how you work and live. This article introduces 25 innovative IoT firms and products.

GNU/Linux for beginners: How Audio Works Audio in GNU/Linux has come a long way and nowadays functions fairly well when it comes to the simplicity that users migrating from Windows are accustomed to; but there are still some nuances and terms that new users may not be familiar with. ALSA is the framework that sound drivers communicate through. ALSA is nowadays

How to build your own DIY makeshift levitation machine at home • The Register Engineers at the University of Bristol in the UK have published a rough guide to building a simple levitation chamber that uses sound waves to suspend objects. A paper published in the Review of Scientific Instruments this month shows how it can be done within the confines of your own home lab. Using a 3D printer,

WiFi Marquee Scroller – An “anywhere” LED Matrix sign that you can setup with a mobile device. Uses ESP8266 The design is based on an ESP8266 MCU which drives a 8×64 matrix display (basically two 8×32′s daisy chained) and scrolls a message that is entered via web browser. To enter the message, you simply browse for the sign’s

DIY Complete Philips Hue Home Automation – This project looks like a very interesting home automation IoT project that provides tools for many applications: This project emulates a Philips Hue Bridge that is able to control Hue lights (using original Hue Bridge), IKEA Tradfri lights (usign Tradfri Bridge), Mi-Light bulbs (using MiLight Hub), Neopixel strips (WS2812B and SK6812) and any cheep