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Blogs about Test

Blogs about Test

  • Now you can afford to measure the future!


    From time to time, products emerge which are genuinely unique and offer exciting new opportunities. As a member of the DesignSpark team at RS I can honestly say that in my career spanning over three decades there have been very few of these. The Red Pitaya project is certainly one.


    • DSPCB Ver 6 has landed!

      DSpark PCB

      This week sees the launch of the latest version of DesignSpark PCB. Our awesome software has a lot of fans already, but we’re expecting a whole host of new users so we thought we’d give all the noobs a heads-up on what DesignSpark PCB does and how it can help transform your electronics design efforts.


      • The Restart Project

        Pete Wood

        Going to a party at your local village hall or community centre is pretty normal for most of us, but the one I went to one recently was a little different. Instead of cucumber sandwiches and a disco, it had broken Hi-Fi’s and Screwdrivers… and I’m not referring to a Vodka and Orange type.


        • Could Intel’s New Haswell CPUs Herald a Breakthrough for Embedded Computing?

          Mark BVM

          It has always been a compromise between raw computing performance, power consumption and thereby heat generation, when designing an embedded system. Intel claims its new 4th generation Haswell CPU range means this compromise is reduced, giving designers the best of both worlds. When BVM got wind of the new Haswell chips in development, we were eager to see what the implications and possibilities might be for commercial applications and embedded systems. Having now had a chance to assess the new Haswell processors, here are our thoughts.


          • M2M 433Mhz RF Link - DORJI Review


            There are a ton of different ways of getting Machine-To-Machine communications, everything from WiFi to Bluetooth. However most systems employ some sort of protocol layer. These make certain that the receiving and transmitting pair are talking to each other. They can be fiddly to set up or restrictive. If only there was a way to just have a open channel.!? Well the DORJI 433Mhz Data Radio Modem is just that. So who does it work, what's it like then?