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Smart Meters – Do we really need it?

In India, though power theft is one of the strongest incentives to install smart meters, there are other compelling factors such as the need to reduce technical power losses and peak power deficit and bringing in more efficient transmission of…
India Needs a Serious Chip Manufacturing

By 2020 the demand for electronic goods in India is expected to breach the US$400 billion mark, with the import bill estimated to set the country back by US$300 billion. In fact, it is expected to trump the energy import…
Block Average Firmware using Latest in FPGA technology

Using the latest in FPGA technology Spectrum has created new firmware packages that allow its high-speed M4i series digitizer cards to perform on-board signal averaging. Signal averaging is a common time domain based processing technique that is used to reduce…
Intel Jimmy – First 3D Printed Open Source Robot

Intel has showcased the prototype of an ‘open source crowd-sourced robot’ that even laymen can assemble using just a 3D printer, open source files and a few downloaded apps. This ‘user friendly’ robot called Jimmy is even programmed to be…
Power Supply for Medical Equipments

Only about 100 years ago, doctors had to rely on simple equipment such as microscopes and stethoscopes to make a diagnosis. Surgical procedures always posed a huge risk, as the equipment was somewhat rudimentary. The life and wellbeing of patients…
Next Generation Multi-Channel Data Logging System

04th July 2014 – Test sourcing specialist Livingston now stocks Sefram’s latest paperless data recorder. The DAS1600 has a 100MHz bandwidth and offers 18 channel operation as standard, with provision for determining voltage, strain, pressure, temperature and a broad variety of other parameters through…