• 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 ...
  • led lighting

    LED Holder- Provides Solderless LED Connection

    Solderless LED connection As the demand for energy efficient applications grows, designers are increasingly looking for ways to implement LED in a faster and easier manner. One of the ways of achieving this is by the use of solderless LED holders. Solderless focus on easy assembly, secure attachments, and lower ...
  • arduino board

    How to transmit data from an Arduino Wirelessly

    Arduino Arduino boards embody multiple peripherals for communication with other devices. They include UART, I2C USB, and SP1. Wired communication has however proven to be difficult mostly so where the distance between the sender and receiver is considerable. As such, wireless communication comes in handy. Wireless communication is also critical ...
  • USB cables

    High-Quality USB Cables: Do They Make a Big Difference?

    Universal Serial Bus (USB) Charging smartphones has certainly become part of the daily activities to most of the people around the globe. In fact, many people have got their chargers plugged into the sockets and the USB cables plugged alongside. Almost all rechargeable gadgets come with full-sized USB micro USB ...
  • texas instrument

    Texas Instruments Audio Amplifier Evaluation Module

    TAS2505-Q1EVM Audio Amplifier The TAS2505-Q1EVM is a class D with digital, analog and mixed input capabilities. The is controlled using TI’s codec Control software via a USB cable. It can also be controlled using 12C/SPI commands. It can detect open load detection in addition to its native fault detection which ...
  • IoT

    Connecting Devices to the IoT with Wi-Fi

    The Internet of Things (IoT) The number of “things” getting connected to the internet is growing profoundly. It is estimated that machine-to-machine connections will represent close to 50% of the internet connections in the near future. Most of these connections will be wireless. Despite there being numerous wireless networks through ...
  • BLDC Motors

    Understanding Magnetic Angle Sensor for BLDC Motors

    Brushless DC Motors Brushless DC (BLDC) motors are that employ electronic commutation of the windings as opposed to mechanical commutation. As such, BLDC motors rely on some method of determining the angular position of the rotor to provide information for commutation. There are a couple of methods that can be ...
  • blockchain

    Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

    Blockchain The blockchain is a time-stamped series of unchangeable record of data which is managed by a cluster of computers that don’t belong to any single entity. Each of these blocks of data is secured and bound to one another by cryptographic principles, in this case, blockchain. Since it does ...