• LED drivers

    Choosing the correct LED and LED Driver

    LED Drivers LED drivers are independent power supplies which regulate the amount of power required by an LED or array of LEDs. Primarily, LEDs are designed to operate on voltages between 12 to 24V DC. Given that most supplies are AC, LED drivers are required to rectify the higher voltage ...
  • brushless motors

    How a Brushless DC Motor Works

    Brushless DC (BLDC) Motors Brushless DC motors have gained rapid adoption in high-end appliances, drones, and electric vehicles. They have largely replaced their brushed counterparts. Their dominance over their brushed counterparts stems from the fact that they do not have brushes thus they are free of the many limitations brushes ...
  • led arduino shield

    XMC1202 LED Lighting Shield for Arduino

    Arduino Arduino has not only revolutionized prototyping but has also been lauded for its versatility. Arduino’s versatility can be attributed to Arduino shields. Arduino Shields are modular circuits that piggybank onto the Arduino board to provide extra functionality. The XCM1202 LED lighting shield is a good example. This shield is ...
  • microchip

    Microchip Technology DM990101 IoT Ethernet Monitoring Kit

    DM990101 The Microchip Technology DM990101 Ethernet Monitoring Kit is powered by Medium One. It offers an all-in-one package that can be used to quickly develop IoT designs. The DM990101 uses an ethernet LAN8740A. The Kit comes loaded Microchip firmware and Medium One cloud service. The Microchip firmware includes; MPLAB Harmony ...
  • Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments Complete Sensor Solutions

    Texas Instruments (TI) Texas Instruments is known for manufacturing optimized solutions for modern day design challenges. The impacts of its products in driving innovation is evident in IoT, self-driving cars and even smart buildings. Texas Instruments understand that the hallmark of every groundbreaking innovation is its ability to sense. TI ...
  • sensor

    Brushless Motor and Hall Effect sensors

    Brushless Motors You may have not heard of them or seen the before but you have certainly interacted with them. Brushless motors are DC powered motors that do not use brushes for commutation. In a brushless DC motors the rotor is a permanent magnet while the stator is made up ...
  • electric motor

    Understanding Electric Motor Types and their Uses

    Electric Motors Electric motors are electro-mechanical machines that convert electrical energy to mechanical energy.  They actually produce rotational force. A motor’s operation relies on the interaction between the magnetic and electric field. Motors can be distinctly divided into two types, AC motors DC motors AC Motors AC Motors convert AC ...
  • LEDs

    How to Choose LED Drivers and LED Power Supplies

    Powering LEDs Having the right power supply is important in ensuring that you get the best performance from LEDs. There are numerous factors to consider when picking a power supply. Whether is for a new fitting or retrofitting existing fixtures, you will have to ensure that the power supply perfectly ...
  • IoT Application

    How the IoT is Changing the Transportation System

    The Internet of Things (IoT) IoT is the network of interconnected computer embedded devices like smartphones, home appliance, and automotive among others. IoT is revolutionizing various industries from engineering to agriculture. It allows the integration of technology in a new and innovative manner. IoT and transport Digitization of transport and ...
  • wireless development kit

    Bluetooth Low Energy Starter Development Kit

    Bluetooth Low Energy Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) was introduced in the Bluetooth 4.0 specification. Since its introduction in 2004, BLE has gained a lot of popularity since its introduction. This can be attributed to the fact that it maxes out at 1Mbps and consumes between 0.01 to 0.5 watts which ...