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Microcontrollers

February 23, 2017 17:34

Microchip Technical Training Calendar Europe 1st Half 2017

A full calendar of Technical Training based upon Masters Conference Content across all major European geographies. Engineers can choose from classes about both Microchip and former Atmel products, as well as general embedded control topics.

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Arduino and Genuino

February 23, 2017 12:11

First Electronics Experiences (again!)

Teaching my younger sister electronics and programming basics with The Genuino Starter Kit.

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Wearables

February 23, 2017 12:06

New High Performance Optical Sensor for Heart Rate Monitoring Ideal for Wearables

ROHM has recently announced the availability of an optical sensor for heart rate monitoring optimized for wearable devices such as sports bands and smart watches.

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Adrian Gurr

Microcontrollers

February 23, 2017 08:53

RS makes good on commitment to Digital FAE role, with neat SEGGER-WAY into Debug support.

The Newest “J Link Pro” RS Stock No. (131-1324) includes an Ethernet connection which allows the development board being debugged to be both electrically isolated and Globally networked either hardwired or wirelessly.

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Test and Measurement

February 23, 2017 08:46

What are Auto-ranging power supplies and why are they important?

What is Auto-ranging supplies and why is it important?   Auto-ranging supplies

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New Products From RS Components

February 21, 2017 15:22

Igus Gantry Robots

Gantries are a combination of several linear axes designed to implement a multidimensional movement. Automating tasks with the Igus gantry enables lower costs and shorter production times.

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Arduino and Genuino

February 21, 2017 15:19

Compatible with Arduino Uno and mbed: ROHM Sensor Evaluation Kit

ROHM's SensorShield-EVK-001 sensor evaluation kit is compatible with open platforms such as Arduino Uno and mbed

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Sensors

February 21, 2017 11:56

With Grid-EYE to the Winner Podium - First LEGO League and Panasonic

The First Lego League (FLL) is a program that supports youngsters in order to introduce them to science in a competitive way. The Lego Hackerz used Panasonic's Grid_EYE sensor and have successfully qualified for the world finals

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Academic Articles

February 21, 2017 10:56

EIE Microcontroller Application Design Contest (2016 – 17)

The “EIE Microcontroller Application Design Contest (2016 – 17)” is organized by the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and sponsored by RS components Ltd and EGG Technology Ltd.

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Electronics Design

February 21, 2017 10:01

How Makers, Engineers, and Developers can accelerate development and prototyping with RENESAS RL78/L1A Promotion Board

RPBRL78/L1A accelerates the start for your next embedded development. It works right out of the box, and comes with all necessary components to make it easy to begin developing and debugging a complete embedded application based on RL78/L1A MCU.

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Electronics Design

February 21, 2017 09:27

Using Creator Ci40 Microphone & Stereo Audio Inputs

This article looks at several audio modes and options for the Creator Ci40.

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Fannie Wong

Academic Articles

February 21, 2017 07:54

HOW TO CONTROL A SOCKET OUTLET USING IOT - Part 2

Hardware setup For ESP8266 This is a most important part of this project, as it is the

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