Electronics Design

EDN DSP Directory

EDN magazine publishes every year directory on various microprocessorors. The directory provides a snapshot each year of the companies, products, intellectual property, and software-development tools available as digital-signal-processing resources for embedded-system developers. Scratching the surface: The 2010 DSP Directory lists the relevant DSP offerings this year. This directory aims to provide designers and system architects

Open Source Hardware Companies

Selling products whose design anyone can access, edit, or use on their own is pretty crazy. It’s also good business according to 13 Open Source Hardware Companies Making $1 Million or More (video) article. The article mentions thirteen companies with million dollar revenues from open source hardware (OSHW).Companies providing OSHW allow all designs of the

Power Quality and Utilisation Guide

Power Quality and Utilisation Guide is a free on-line reference source for power quality information. It provides both background theory and solutions from electrical power industry. The guide is prepared by specialist authors from industry and academia, and edited by Copper Development Association‘s David Chapman. The Guide is organized into 8 sections and presented in

Cooling Fan Tachometer standards

Internet is usually a goldmine of all technical information, but there’s not much on the internet about the rpm rotation sensor and it’s specification. CPU Cooling Fan Tachometer standards tries to fill this gap. It page describes a little about the tachometer or rpm rotation sensor and it’s electronics. CPU fan pinout page gives the

Arduino programming

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. So very interesting stuff.. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language and the Arduino development environment. Arduino programming environment is lean

Microphone connections

I have written a lot of on electret microphone connections on my Powering microphones document. Here are some additions to my documents on electret microphones I found at SANKEN Basis of Wiring Method web page. The first circuit diagram shows the traditional “2 wire” method of wiring an electret capsule. Practically all electrets I have

EMC fundamentals and groundloops

Some days ago read Things Every Electrical Engineer Should Know about EMC slide set by Todd H. Hubing Michelin Professor of Vehicular Electronics Clemson University. I must say that it is an interesting slide set to check. It is a short 25 slide set that introduces EMC fundamentals and ground loops. Here is one fact

Car electronics security

Modern automobiles are no longer mere mechanical devices; they are pervasively monitored and controlled by dozens of digital computers coordinated via internal vehicular networks. Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile report experimentally evaluates these issues on a modern automobile and demonstrate the fragility of the underlying system structure. The paper demonstrates that an attacker

Nikola Tesla exhibition

Nikola Tesla was an inventor and a mechanic and electrical engineer. He was one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity. In the field of electrical engineering, Tesla enriched the world with more than 700 registered inventions, many of which were so far in advance of their times that they could

Crimping without a crimp gun

Crimping without a crimp gun video tells how to install a 0.1″ crimp connection with pliers if you don’t have a crimping tool. If you don’t have many connections to make this method works OK. I have used similar methods myself. When you need to make many connections, it is a good idea to invest