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Electronics For You
January  2021   Issue Vol. 53  No. 1 

Business
OPPORTUNITIES: Dawn Of The Drones In India
Unmanned aerial vehicles, popularly known as drones, vary in size depending on their application. These are now finding use in numerous sectors including logistics, disaster management, agricultural services, defence, and even event and wedding planning. So, there is no doubt that their demand is likely to increase exponentially in the coming years. Read on for details

Do-It-Yourself
Make Your Own Quadcopter Drone
Small drones are being used to deliver parcels, for videography of events such as marriages, and surveillance of enemy territory. You can make a drone at home without spending a fortune. Presented here is a low-cost quadcopter drone using an F450 frame and brushless DC motors
Do-It-Yourself
Stereo AF Amplifier Using TDA1517
Here is a simple stereo audio amplifier that can be made using a TDA1517 IC. A 14.4V regulated voltage is used as power supply for this amplifier. TDA1517 is a 9-pin (single-in-line package) audio amplifier IC, which is inexpensive and easily available online
 
Technology
INNOVATORS: Indigenous Smart Oxygen Generator
JLSR Wellness, a startup in the healthcare and wellness space, has launched a first-of-its-kind Wi-Fi enabled smart oxygen generator with an aim to bring a practical solution to the nation’s dire need to breathe in the fresh air
Design
CIRCUITS: How To Design LED Drivers For Streetlights
This article aims to make design challenges for LED streetlights easier with the help of an example
 
Design
SYSTEMS: AI: The Curious Case Of Concept Drift
Artificial Intelligence or Machine Language applications do not sit in a black box. These evolve continuously and so must be supervised continuously. When a change occurs, we can fix it in a near real-time environment with the proposed algorithm and technique
Do-It-Yourself
LED Emergency Light Cum Power Bank Plus Mini Fan Driver
This simple circuit can be used as an LED emergency light, a power bank for charging mobile phones, and as on-the-go (OTG) USB DC fan driver
 
Technology
INTERVIEW: “India Is An Untapped Market In Terms Of Electronics Reach And The Potential Is Enormous” — Dr Sailesh Chittipeddi, EVP & GM, Renesas
How has the pandemic changed the game for semicon majors like Renesas? How do they view the acquisition of Arm by Nvidia? To get answers to these questions, Rahul Chopra spoke to Dr Sailesh Chittipeddi, EVP, GM of Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. Here are the extracts of their discussion
Technology
TRENDS: IoRT: The Internet Of Robotic Things
The concept of usage of cloud services in robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT) opens a new domain—the Internet of Robotic Things, which could be an advanced version of cloud robotics and an extension of IoT to leverage the capability of data monitoring to machine intelligence and intelligent agents
 
Design
SYSTEMS: Why AI On Edge And What’s The Tech Powering It
AI on Edge is not just a buzzword anymore. It holds value for the creators, enablers as well as the end-users. But what are some of the top use-cases, and what tech is available to empower creators for carving out AI on edge? This was discussed by the panel of experts on this subject in October during India Electronics Week. Their thoughts and key points have been compiled and presented below
Do-It-Yourself
Colour Identification Using TCS3200 Module
This project is used to detect colours and display the colour names on an LCD using the TCS3200 colour sensor module and Arduino board. The sensor outputs red, green, and blue colours’ reflected light values using colour tinted photodiodes. The colour output comes as a frequency, and the value depends on the intensities
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Do-It-Yourself
CAN Bus To Control Appliances On Any Floor Of A Building
This project can be used to control multiple electrical appliances on any floor from any floor of a multistory building that has up to six floors. It uses a controller area network (CAN) bus and Arduino Uno to control the appliances. CAN bus was designed for multiplex electrical wiring required in automobiles, but it can also be used in many other applications such as this one
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Do-It-Yourself
Low-Cost Smart Agriculture System
This IoT-based project monitors soil moisture, temperature, and humidity levels near plants and light intensity near the control station. It turns on water solenoid valve when moisture level goes below the threshold level. Its vibration sensor detects movement or any other unwanted activity of animals and rodents near the plantation area
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Business
TRENDS: LED Lights: Can India Make For The World?
LED Lights is one of the fastest growing businesses in the world. While India is considered the second biggest consumer of these lights, can it also become the biggest in manufacturing these?
Regulars
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
 
Regulars
Tech News: Technology Updates
• Maximising wireless charging efficiency with multiple transmitters
• Soft and sensitive robotic finger design to provide accurate grip
• Ordinary paper converted into flexible electronic keypad
• New transistor design disguises key computer chip from hackers
• New magnetic spray converts objects into micro robots for biomedical applications
Technology
TRENDS: Component Defect Detection After Board Mounting
The fact that a component is mounted on a board does not necessarily reduce its ability to be imaged and checked with ultrasound. Here is how it can be done
 
Business
SMART WORLD: How Chatbots Are Enabling A Paradigm Shift For Organisations
When a human resource is unable to handle the continuous demand for customer service well, organisations switch to AI-powered chatbots. AI chatbots are now being used in various fields to improve customer service and thus the revenue
Business
INTERVIEW: “Instead Of Replacing Current Leaders In Terms Of Semiconductors, We Should Try And Find Solutions To Newer Problems” — Krishnan Shrinivasan, managing director, Lam Research India
Krishnan Shrinivasan, managing director at Lam Research India, in an exclusive interaction with Mukul Yudhveer Singh spoke about whether India should invest in a semiconductor fab or not. Here is what he had to say
 
Business
INVESTMENTS: MSMEs And Tech Startups: What Makes Investors Confident
With the call for ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives, electronics design and manufacturing services have once again become a hotspot for startups. While it might be easy to venture into this arena, is it easy to secure funding as well?
Regulars
Industry News: Industry Updates
• Electronics industry can soon add trillion dollars to India’s economy
• Government floats EOI for setting up semiconductor FABs
• India’s EV market to be worth $206 billion by 2030
• Consumer electronics and electric vehicles driving demand for graphene
• Construction drone market to reach $11.96 billion by 2027
 
Design
SYSTEMS: How Bluetooth Low Energy Is Being Used In Covid-19 Tracing Apps
This article demystifies how Bluetooth Low Energy technology has been adapted in digital contact tracing systems to play a key role in almost all Covid-19 apps across the world
Do-It-Yourself
Low Noise Power Supply With Four ICs In Parallel
This article presents a low-noise power supply with four 78L15 voltage regulators in parallel, giving about 15V DC output. The modern environment has become noisier, and every power supply is a powerful source of electrical noise, which is highly undesirable for high-quality audio and test equipment
 
Regulars
Dashboard: Key Industry Trends That Can Shape The Future Of Your Business

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