Electronics For You
September  2018   Issue Vol. 50  No. 9 

Tech Focus
Mobile Money: The Age of Digital Payments
Mobile money is an electronic wallet service that allows users to store, send and receive money using their cellphone

Smart World
Li-Fi: Tomorrow’s Connectivity with the Power of Light
The visible light spectrum remains an untapped resource with a large bandwidth, making Li-Fi the connectivity technology of tomorrow
Smart World
Smart Technology to Improve Workforce Safety
Wearable technology and collaborative machines are some of the most reliable and cost-effective safety solutions, especially for safekeeping on-field workforce and resources
 
Smart World
Utilising Waste Plastic Bags to Design Tiles
The green technology developed by Dr S.K. Dhawan could serve the twin purposes of plastic waste management and better sanitation in the country
Agriculture
Smart Agriculture and Agricultural Automation
Precision agriculture allows farmers to collect and process data in real time and make the best decisions with regards to planting, fertilising and harvesting crops
 
Product Development
Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs
Rigid-flex circuits combine the best of both—rigid boards and flexible circuits—integrated together into one circuit
Design
High Security Designs for Remote Controls
This article discusses the various high security designs for remote controls
 
Test & Measurement
Evolving Technologies and Test Devices for the Best 5G Experience
Test methods for 5G ensure that the technology and services are implemented according to specifications, and quality of service matches the requirements of the application or service being delivered
Wireless
Latest Wireless Technologies, Devices and Protocols for Secure Home Automation
A complete wireless networking is an indispensable element of home automation. In this article we discuss the latest wireless technologies that are making our homes safer and more secure
 
Interview
"By the upcoming Diwali season, we may see AI become an integral part of budget smartphones”
With artificial intelligence (AI)-integrated chipsets, smartphones are now intelligent and provide unbelievably improved performance, camera quality, battery life and so much more, at reasonable prices. Kuldeep Malik, director - corporate sales India, MediaTek, explains to Paromik Chakraborty of Electronics For You, how AI-based chips are transforming the smartphone business
Interview
"This ISA spec and its compatibility suites will always be free”
RISC-V (pronounced ‘risk-five’) is an open instruction set architecture (ISA) based on reduced instruction set computing (RISC). What sets it apart from other ISAs is that, RISC-V ISA can be freely used for any purpose, permitting anyone to design, manufacture and sell RISC-V chips and software. While not the first open architecture ISA, it is significant because it is designed to be useful in a wide range of devices. Yunsup Lee, co-founder and chief technology officer at SiFive and Krste Asanovic, co-founder and chief architect at SiFive speak with Dilin Anand of Electronics For You
 
Embedded
Clock Gating for the Internet of Things
Power dissipation is a concern while designing high-performance systems. Clock gating technique can be used to reduce power
Defence Electronics
Optronic Sensors: Applications in Detonics (Part 6 of 6)
Beginning with a brief introduction to various techniques and related sensors, this concluding part of the article focuses on optronic triangulation and time-of-flight sensors for position and displacement measurement and velocity screen used for measurement of projectile velocity during detonation
 
Sensors
Sensors for Consumer Electronics
In this article we discuss the sensors that are used in specific areas of consumer electronic products
Green Technology
Defeating Pollution with the IoT: Solutions in India
Smart devices powered by the IoT gives users the opportunity to optimise the very aspects of their operations that may improve the impact on the environment
 
Software
IoT Software for Businesses and Development Tools for Programmers
.Google Cloud IoT
.Kaa
.Home Assistant
.Sumo Logic
.STM32Cube
Software
Mobile Applications for the IoT and Home Automation
Scan the QR codes to download the apps based on the operating system of your device
 
Make In India
Market Survey
Where India Stands in Electronics Manufacturing Services

Growth of the EMS industry is the most critical factor in kick-starting Make in India in electronics, as more developed the EMS industry is, the faster and easier it will be for large OEMs to set up manufacturing operations. Here is a sneak-peak at the Indian EMS market
Make In India
Project Report
How to Set Up a Business Unit for Crimped-Wire Connector Manufacturing

This project report is focussed on setting up a production unit for crimped-wire connectors
 
Make In India
StartUp Zone
Crux LX: A Unified Communications Platform for Small and Medium Businesses

Communication is an integral part of business operations. At present, not only large businesses and enterprises but, small and medium-scale businesses (SMBs) serve from geographically-distributed regions, requiring investments in digital communication methods...
Make In India
StartUp Zone
VAPCare: Medical Electronics to Improve ICUs

High-quality medical services are critical all over the world. India’s medical communities are working hard to bring the best infrastructure and most upgraded setups to us
 
Make In India
StartUp Zone
Ecofrost: Made in India Solar-Powered Cold Storage to Reduce Crop Spoilage

India’s farmlands suffer from large volumes of crop and produce wastage. Lack of proper storage facilities is a major reason why farmers lose about 25 per cent of fruits and vegetables due to spoilage...
eStyle First Look
Some New Gadgets
.Monitor
.Bluetooth speaker
.Smartwatch
.Smart TV
.Bluetooth headphones
.Smart table lamp
.GizMo ByTes
 
eStyle Buyers’ Guide
Choosing the Best Wi-Fi Router for Your Home
In our daily lives, one thing we do not want to compromise with is our Internet connection
eStyle Artificial Intelligence
Potential Risks of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) is benefiting the society in about every way possible, from commoners to the armed forces
 
Tech News
Ordinary Wi-Fi can detect weapons, bombs, explosive chemicals
According to a study led by Rutgers University–New Brunswick, common Wi-Fi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues...
Industry News
Government approves Make in India defence policy
Guidelines for the defence strategic partnership model have been finally approved by the Central government
 
Do-It-Yourself
The IoT and Touch-Based Home Automation
Presented here is a project based on ESP32 module to control home appliances using its touch-sensing inputs and Wi-Fi features...
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Do-It-Yourself
Arduino-Controlled 12V Battery Charger
The circuit presented here can automatically charge a 12V, 7Ah battery, or above. Special features of the charger are as follows
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Do-It-Yourself
Picture Slideshow Using ESP32
A small TFT display connected to Raspberry Pi can display many pictures one after another
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Do-It-Yourself
Designing Wireless Gas Detection and Monitoring Systems
Gas detector systems are mainly used for sensing the presence of gas leaks and then taking an action, such as automatically shutting...
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Do-It-Yourself
Accessing Graphical Desktop of Raspberry Pi Using SSH and VNC
Raspberry Pi is a low-cost, high-performance, credit-card-sized computer for learning, solving problems and having fun
Do-It-Yourself
Aircraft Signal Receiver Using RTL-SDR and DUMP1090
ADS-B, or automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast, is used by commercial airplanes to broadcast their latitude and longitude along with other information to the air traffic controller
 
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