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Electronics For You
December  2020   Issue Vol. 52  No. 12 

Role Of Electronics In Combating Covid-19
With the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, a wide range of electronic devices have been developed that are being used independently or in association with other technical equipment to combat coronavirus. Electronic devices such as thermal scanners, biosensors, etc, are playing a crucial role in preventing the spread of the virus

Artificial Intelligence
AI In Customer Service Industry: What’s The Big Deal?
This article discusses various artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that are helping the customer service team improve their performances and businesses. The customer service team is required to keep customers happy and delightful
Renewable Energy
Now Energy Can Be Harvested From Shadows
Scientists have come up with a new device called shadow-effect energy generator (SEG), which makes use of the contrast in illumination to harvest energy under weak ambient light. This article covers the architecture and application of SEG in energy generation
Interrupt-Based Bootloader Design For Embedded System Updates
A bootloader helps to update a system’s software without a dedicated programmer. It also solves the purpose of feature enhancement. This article covers how to manage interrupts between the bootloader and application software in case the relocation of the interrupt vector table (IVT) is not allowed
Test & Measurement
Battery Testing For Robotic Applications
In today’s world, robots are used to perform several types of tasks that were earlier performed by humans. Because batteries are the power source of robots, it is important not to take them for granted and regularly monitor and accurately test their health. Testing and measurement can provide information on whether batteries are fully charged, their current performance, safety maintenance, and much more
Deep Learning
Fruit Classification And Quality Detection Using Deep Convolutional Neural Network
Soon we can make a portable application that takes pictures of fruits and labels them accordingly
Need For Touchless Technologies To Safeguard Against Viruses
We have intelligent devices like smartphones, smart TVs, computers, and robots in use that need not be touched for operation. In fact, many more things need to be operated without touching through voice control and gestures, etc, such as ATM machines and check-in counters at airports
Europe’s Many Innovative Ecosystems
This article discusses the different paths taken by the member countries of the European Union towards digitalisation, which have led to massive growth and progress of people as well as technologies
Solid-State Drive: Ubiquitous Device In Making
With the tsunami of data in every application, a highly efficient data storage drive is going to be the de facto choice for all future gadgets starting from mobiles, laptops, and mini/microservers to high-performance computing systems
Are UV Sterilisers Effective In Combating Covid-19
One can claim that the worst will be over only when a reliable vaccine is available. Until then there is not much one can do beyond maintaining physical distance from others, wearing a face mask, and washing hands frequently
Robotic Exoskeletons: From Fiction To Reality
Exoskeletons are ideal for use in almost every industry, including medical, agriculture, automobile, construction, manufacturing, and so on. These can help people maintain fitness and prevent health issues as well as help those who face hardships in performing daily tasks
Latest DC-DC Converters For Automotive And Industrial Applications
Some latest DC-DC converters are introduced here, along with the basic and new features, so that designers can select the best devices for their applications
Comparing Isolated Amplifiers And Isolated Modulators
This article covers the major differences between isolated amplifier-based and isolated modulator-based solutions, and explains their uses in improving the overall efficiency and power throughput in various industrial and automotive applications
Touchless Sense Switch To Combat Covid-19
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, a new technology called touchless sense switch (TSS) has been introduced, which helps read human inputs without touching any equipment or switch panel. Each button/switch that needs human input through physical touch can be replaced with a sensing area activated by TSS whose broad designing process is described here
Smart 230V AC Bulb Holder
The smart 230V AC bulb holder introduced here is an ultra-simple device with an automatic electric bulb controller switch and a standard electric bulb holder realised with the help of a few inexpensive and easily available components
Line Follower Robot Using PID Algorithm
A line follower is a simple robot that follows a thick line drawn on the floor using infrared (IR) or some other optical sensors. This line follower robot uses two motors with wheels on the rear and a castor wheel as support on the front
A Simple Timer Based On Arduino Uno
Presented here is a simple timer built around an Arduino Uno board. It can be used to measure the time delay duration of devices like timer relays, circuit breakers, and other sequential logic circuits. This timer will be a low-cost solution for laboratory/industrial requirements
Motion Sensor With Voice Alarm Using Arduino
Motion sensor alarms are readily available in the market, but these are expensive. Here is a simple and inexpensive Arduino based motion sensor alarm with voice alert. It can be used for security purposes
Gesture-Controlled Contactless Switch For Smart Home
To avoid the risk of contracting Covid-19, it is important not to touch surfaces including switches, doorknobs, and keys that have been frequently used by other people. This project is for a contactless switch that works with hand gestures
NeoPixel Colour-Changing LED Lighting Using Arduino
This NeoPixel LED lighting based on WS2811 driver and Arduino digitally produces red, green, and blue (RGB) lights and the combinations. Originally introduced by Adafruit, the LED strips come with driver ICs that are addressable and programmable
MANUFACTURE: Great Opportunity In AI And ML Hardware Sector
The introduction of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science has led to several growth opportunities in various sectors. These technologies will dominate almost every aspect of growth and business in the coming years. However, there are a few challenges that need to be addressed to tap the opportunities for maximum benefits
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Seven Questions To Ensure Your AI Success
This article discusses six broad stages of artificial intelligence (AI) solution lifecycle. New age AI solutions can be highly potent and may result in scalable damage when something goes wrong
CLEAN ENERGY: Plastic Waste To Renewable Energy–Implementing A Circular Economy
NGOs, investors, waste management practitioners and environmental conservation groups should recognise waste plastics as a resource for a clean renewable energy, and join hands with the plastic-to-fuel innovators to develop more pioneering technologies that produce ultra-clean emissions and replace fossil fuels
POLICIES: DRDO’s Support To Manufacture Defence Equipment
DRDO, over years, has substantially enhanced the technological capabilities of Indian industry through various policy initiatives, sustained engagements and intense technology transfers. DRDO is taking these efforts to next level to transform India into a hub of advanced defence technologies developing state-of-the-art defence equipment and systems
Truly Innovative Tech
Amongst hundreds of press releases of new products received by us, these are the ones we found worthy of the title Truly Innovative Tech
Dashboard: Key Industry Trends That Can Shape The Future Of Your Business
Industry News: Industry Updates
• Battery, telecom, automobile, PV included in new PLI scheme
• Construction drone market to reach $11.96 billion by 2027
• India has huge opportunity to manufacture tablets and laptops
• Initiatives like smart meters driving market growth in Indo-Pacific countries
• Second-life automotive lithium-ion battery growing fast
Tech News: Technology Updates
• Smarter artificial intelligence technology in a new light-powered chip
• Wearable, high-performance biometric sensors can now be printed directly on skin
• System developed to translate ancient ‘dead’ languages
• Hawk-inspired robot with movable wings is an agile long-distance flyer
• Cellulose could play an important role in future green electronics

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