Electronics For You
June  2018   Issue Vol. 50  No. 6 

Tech Focus
Speed up Storage and Access with Solid-State Arrays
There are several types of solid-state storage devices, from small enough to fit in your pocket to all-flash arrays within data centres that can run entire enterprises

Smart World
Smart Workplace Elements
Technology has become increasingly people-centric and is supported by powerful connectivity. The same is now true for a smart office environment
Smart World
Business Opportunities in Hotel Automation Technology
Technology in the hotel business is evolving at a rapid pace, and is proving to be an essential aspect for hoteliers looking to improve the smooth running of their businesses
 
Smart World
Towards a Sustainable Future Driven by The Thrust of Organic, Flexible and Printable Solar Power
The global organic solar cells market is expected to generate about US$ 290 million by 2027 at a CAGR of 21 per cent
Displays
Holographic Displays: Making Their Way into Everyday Devices
Holographic displays use light refraction to create 3D images that can be viewed without special glasses. This makes them highly desirable for applications ranging from medicine to augmented reality
 
Sensors
Sensors that Add Strength to Aviation and Aerospace
Aviation is witnessing fast growth in global markets. Whether it is civil or military aviation, modern aircraft are equipped with electronics systems
Test & Measurement
Test and Measurement That’s Making Aviation Safer
This article discusses the latest test and measurement technologies in the aviation industry
 
Design
Development Boards That Are Making IoT Designing Simpler
The IoT is developing at a rapid pace, and so is the need for small, inexpensive computing hardware. An IoT board must incorporate advanced functionalities in a tiny package
Telecom
New Wireless Technologies to Help Meet Aviation Demands
This article discusses some key recent developments in the area of wireless networking in the aviation industry
 
Interview
“By 2020, over 90 per cent of global enterprises will adopt multi-cloud platforms”
Over the years, cloud computing has gone through a remarkable evolution, worldwide. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), by the end of 2018, 75 per cent of Indian developers will include cloud-based cognitive or AI functionalities in one or more services. Rishu Sharma, associate research manager, IDC India, shares important information about this dynamic market with Sreemoyee Chatterjee of Open Source For You magazine published by EFY
Interview
“IoT-enabled lighting can dramatically reduce energy consumption”
As the world is moving towards a sustainable future, workplaces are being designed to be energy efficient, to provide employees with a more productive environment. Sumit Joshi, vice chairman and managing director, Philips Lighting India, in conversation with Nidhi Arora, executive editor, Electronics For You, shares how India is creating smart workplaces
 
Defence Electronics
Optronic Sensors Night Vision Technologies (Part 3 of 6)
Night vision technology has undergone considerable changes in the last 40 years. These changes have led to enormous improvements in performance standards of night vision devices
Telecom
How to Assess Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobilephone Towers
Electromagnetic radiation from mobilephone towers is a subject of utmost importance and requires a deep understanding of assessment methods of electromagnetic radiation from these telecommunication installations
 
Green Technology
Solar Cold Storage: Green Energy Can Reduce Crop Wastage
To overcome the challenges of crop spoilage and high operating costs, solar cold storages are the most effective solution today
Embedded
Post-Silicon Validation Methodology in SoC (Part 1 of 2)
Post-silicon validation includes a number of activities such as validation of both functional and timing behaviour as well as non-functional requirements. Each validation has methodologies to mitigate these. This part introduces the concept of validation
 
Make In India
StartUp Zone
IoT-Based Fuel Monitoring System to Bring About Fuel Efficiency for Your Organisation

Fuel consumption is a major concern area for large organisations, as it forms a major part of their operational costs...
Make In India
StartUp Zone
Solar Streetlights with Inbuilt Lithium-Ion Batteries to the Rescue

Intelizon was founded by Dr Kushant Uppal, a global professional with 20-plus years of techno-commercial success.
 
Make In India
StartUp Zone
Have an idea and want to become an entrepreneur, or become an entrepreneur and look for an idea?

This is a typical chicken and egg situation! Let us not worry as to which came, or should come, first—the idea or the drive to become an entrepreneur. The outcome should be a good product/solution by you, which is required by many...
Make In India
Market Survey
Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics: The Bus India Should Not Miss!

Continuous innovation and development of advanced organic electronic technologies is likely to augment the growth of the global organic electronics market in the near future
 
Make In India
Project Report
Starting an Electronic Counter Making Business

This report details the nuances that go into setting up an electronic counter making business
Tech News
Water-based battery that will not catch fire
Together with colleagues at U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology, UMD engineers used metallic zinc—an element used in 1799 in the very first battery—to crank up the energy of their own 2015 advance in battery technology.
 
Industry News
Global AI business value to reach US$ 1.2 trillion in 2018
According to Gartner Inc., global business value derived from artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to total US$ 1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 per cent from 2017.
Do-It-Yourself
Battery-Powered Night Lamp using an Old LED Bulb
This circuit utilises a low-cost 3W LED board to construct a battery-powered night lamp...
 
Do-It-Yourself
Two-Channel Wireless Audio Amplifier using Bluetooth and TA8210AH
Use of audio amplifiers is increasing day by day...
Do-It-Yourself
Dual Audio Level Shifter and Buffer for ADCs, MCU Kits and Arduino
Many single-ended analogue signals do not have DC components or appropriate DC offsets...
 
Do-It-Yourself
Programmable Automatic Bell System
All schools and colleges follow a timetable for their classes, providing different time slots for different subjects...
Download source code
Do-It-Yourself
Wireless Security System using PIR Sensors
This project demonstrates a security system in which four pyroelectric infrared (PIR) motion sensors are placed in four sides—front, back, left and right—of the area to be covered...
Download source code
 
Do-It-Yourself
Build Your Own Digital Weighing Machine
This article describes how to build a simple and low-cost digital kitchen weighing machine, which can measure weight of up to five kilograms...
Download source code
Do-It-Yourself
Interfacing a Laser LED with Arduino
This project turns on and turns off a laser LED after every second.
Download source code
 
Do-It-Yourself
Logging Sensor Data in MS EXCEL through MATLAB GUI
The measurement and analysis of process parameters such as temperature, flow, conductivity, speed, viscosity and stress play a crucial role in providing...
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EFY Plus DVD
Tools for Engineers, Coders and Media Enthusiasts
.PICSimLab
.KDevelop
.Atom
.VirtualBox
.CodeLite
.FFmpeg
.Paint.NET
.GIMP
.Krita
.Audacity
 
EFY Plus DVD
NOOBS 2.8.1: Raspberry Pi Setup Made Easy
Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer popular among do-it-yourself (DIY) experts...
EFY Plus DVD
gEDA: A Complete Set of Tools for Electronics Design
When there was no free electronic design software available for Linux and Unix users, gEDA, or GPL-Electronics Design Automation, project took the initiative to cater to the needs of PCB designers...
 
EFY Plus DVD
KiCad: An Electronics Schematic Design and Layout Creation Suite
Electronics design engineers require a number of software to create and verify their designs digitally, before moving to production
eStyle FirstLook
Some New Gadgets!
.Smart TVs Next-level viewing experience
.Smart Wi-Fi router Wireless coverage for larger homes
.Gaming keyboard Spill-resistant design
.Smartphone Tailored to fit the untailored
.Air purifiers Innovation in personal health and well-being
.Wireless charging pad Built-in overvoltage and heat protection for safe charging
.Passport holder-cum-power bank A traveller’s delight
GizMo ByTes
.Learn JavaScript for free with Google’s latest mobile game
.Kinsane launches edutainment app, KinToons - Nursery Rhyme DJ
.321 Launch, an AR app for science nerds
.Video Meet app from XgenPlus

 
eStyle Review
Redmi Note 5 Pro: A Gamut To Explore In A Budget
The current Indian smartphone market-leader, Xiaomi, delivers one of the year’s bestsellers till date...
eStyle Security
Tracking Devices: Never Lose Sight Of Your Luggage
Keeping an eye on your luggage while travelling can be challenging. Be it on a flight or in a train, your bags remain vulnerable to theft or misplacement...
 
eStyle Accessories
Innovative And Useful Accessories For Your Smartphone
Do you remember the last time you stepped outside without your smartphone? Well, I don’t! Maybe because a smartphone helps me get a lot of work done while on the move...
eStyle Tips And Tricks
Mac’s Hidden Features and Hacks
I bought my first Mac about 10 years ago, and it can still manage to surprise me with what I can do with the machine and the operating system (OS)...
 
eStyle Tips And Tricks
Six Tips To Increase Your Smartphone Battery Life
Be it at home or outdoors, we are perpetually fiddling with our smartphones...
eStyle Internet of Things
Use Technology To Grow Your Own Sustainable Garden In A Small Space
Do you wish to have a garden in your home? Is it space that is stopping you? Here is a solution for you—Internet of Things (IoT)-based vertical gardening
 
eStyle Buyers’ Guide
The Best Surveillance Cameras With Night Vision For Your Home
A secure home falls at the top of our priorities and, hence, we need the right equipment for the purpose
eStyle Buyers’ Guide
Features That Make Your Camera Truly Digital
To keep your memories safe, you need a camera. If you want to capture images that have details, or that can be captured in the dark, choose a digital camera that offers the required features...
 
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