• current sensing

    Low TCR Resistors for Current Sensing

    Accurate current sensing for better power efficiency There is a global push to ensure electronic circuits to become more efficient so as to cumulatively reduce carbon emissions.  Circuit designers and system operators need to understand the level of current through the circuit and that being delivered to the attached loads ...
  • Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors

    Taking over hybrid circuits Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors (MLCCs) compose up to 30% of the total components found in a typical hybrid circuit. MLLC’s are made up of the monolithic ceramic block that has comb-like sintered electrodes. The electrodes come to the surface at the face ends of the monolithic ...
  • Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric Infrastructure

    Electricity distribution Schneider Electric Infrastructure previously Smart grid Automation Distribution and Switchgear Limited was incorporated in March 2011. A fresh certificate of incorporation was awarded in December 2011 following the change of name during the same period of time. It is engaged in the design, manufacture, building, and servicing of ...
  • Communication modules for Circuit Breakers

    More than just protection Typically, circuit breakers were designed to protect installations. They are designed to trip whenever there is an electrical fault, hence isolating the faulty circuit. However, the global pursuit tame energy consumption has caused manufacturers to push its functions beyond protection hence circuit breakers now can be ...
  • How to Power and Control Brushless DC Motors

    Brushless motors Brushless motors are increasingly becoming popular and rapidly taking over the roles that were previously played by brushed motors. This can be attributed to the brushless motor’s mode of commutation. Unlike its brushed counterpart, the brushless motor is electronically commutated. This makes brushless motors very efficient.       It ...
  • How to Secure the Internet of Things (IoT) with Blockchain

    Cyber Security The vulnerability of IoT was laid bare in 2016 when the world was subjected to the most powerful DDOs attacks ever witnessed to date. The infamous Mirai botnet was used to conduct a DDOs attack on Brian Krebs website and OHV, a hosting company in France. A cyber-attack ...
  • Smart Sensors Fulfilling The Promise Of The IoT

    The promise The Internet of things promises to make life simpler, exciting and a lot more fulfilling for every consumer by interconnecting the world around them. The fulfillment of this dream lies in the quantity and quality of actionable information. This brings out how crucial sensors are in IoT; they ...
  • IoT Ultra Low Power

    Ultra-Low Power Microcontrollers for IoT

    Ultra-power (ULP) microcontrollers have undergone an immense transformation in the past 25 years. The ULP industry has put in a lot of effort toward energy conservation. There has been an increased emphasis on battery-powered applications and options to embody wireless connectivity. This push to improve the efficiency of ULPs resulted ...
  • Omron RFID System

    Omron UHF RFID System V780 Series

    The RFID technology The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has been in existence for more than fifty years now. However, it was not until recently when the cost of manufacture of RFID devices fell significantly. This reduction in price has led to the increasing popularity of RFID technology. RFID is ...
  • LED Lighting for Horticultural Applications

    Horticultural lighting In 2017, horticultural lighting consumed 5.9 terawatts of power which is equivalent to 61 tBtu. If all horticultural was to be converted to LED technology today, horticultural lighting would consume 3.6 terawatt hours or 3.7 tBtu. Simply put, we would save 40% of the energy that would have ...