Electronic Design provides leading-edge technical information to electronics engineers and engineering managers around the world; individuals responsible for the design and development of electronic original equipment manufacturers’ products and systems.

Electronic Design – Magazine

Electronic Design keeps its readers abreast of rapid technological advances and their applications at the chip, board and systems levels.

Electronic Design - Magazine - Bob Pease

Analog & Mixed Signal – Here you will find new articles of Bob Pease too.

See The Best of Bob Pease at NSC

“Once upon a time I couldn’t even spell “Web Freak”, and now I am one. But several people agreed, that in response to the popular demand, RAP should put out a “Web Page” with several kinds of useful information on it.”

Source for process measurement and control. Everything from thermocouples to chart recorders. Temperature, flow and level, data acquisition.

Established in 1962, Omega started as a manufacturer of thermocouples. Now it is a Technical Supported Marketplace for Industrial and Engineering; components and equipment. It is also a Engineering Service with custom product and system solutions for your Automation or Laboratory needs.

Omega Engineering

Omega Engineering – Industrial System Materials

Omega’s Technical Reference Section. Find technical articles and reference material about their products and technologies. Omega’s Temperature Handbook Technical Reference Section.

Omega Engineering – Technical Reference Section

Whether you are an Industrial Control Engineer, Equipment Manufacturer or doing Research in a Laboratory; these Catalogs and Books are a Valuable Reference, from one of the Oldest and Reliable Source of Technical Information and Products. – delabs

8/16-Channel Thermocouple/Voltage Input USB Data Acquisition Module

The OM-DAQ-USB-2401 is a portable USB 2.0 full speed thermocouple/voltage input data acquisition module that can be used with either desktop or laptop PCs.

OMEGA Engineering, Inc.
One Omega Drive P.O. Box 4047 Stamford, Connecticut 06907-0047, USA

Building an electronic project or want some assistance. Submit your electronic questions at Electro tech online – Design Forum. Experienced members can help find a solution.

Electro tech online – Design Forum

Electro Tech has been around for nearly a decade; has a membership of practical and seasoned enthusiasts, engineers and students. Here you may find many interesting ideas for projects and repair/fixing tips.

Repairing Electronics – If you’re trying to fix an electronics device like a TV, Stereo, etc you can discuss it here.

Robotics & Mechatronics – Specific to discussions about robots and the making of bots

The interactive and animated applets are part of the Introductory Course on Power Electronics taught by Prof. Kolar at the ETH Zurich.

Interactive Power Electronics Seminar

Interactive Power Electronics Seminar

Power Electronics Circuit Simulation

Applets to See – are the simple Buck-converter and the Rotating Three-Dimensional Field
More pages of Compulsory Reading for Students

  • Part I – An Overview of AC/AC-Converter Topologies
  • iPES-Circuits – DC/DC converters, thyristor converter, AC/DC inverter.
  • iPES-Circuits+ – Power electronic systems of higher complexity in industry.
  • iPES-Thermal – Dimensioning and operation of power electronic converters
  • iPES-EMFields – Electrostatic, magnetic fields, permeability, inductor design.
  • iPES-AET – Operational Amplifier – Applications.

Gecko Research

Power Electronics Simulation -Specialized Software to meet demands of Power Electronics Engineers. Gecko-Research is engaged in numerical simulations of circuits, control, 3D-thermal, electromagnetics, reliability issues and system optimization.

What is the use of a Robot, which cannot perceive its environment in detail. Where can a Control system be effective, if it does not get a “feedback” about its actions. How could one do Analysis and Research or Verify, when he cannot Measure a parameter with good accuracy and resolution.

ADC are the Eyes and Ears for a uC, this brings the Real world as Numbers within the CPU. Without ADC a uC is like a Frog in the Well and has to create an Imaginary World for himself. That is beyond the scope of Engineering.

Bring your favorite PIC Microcontroller to his senses. Give him an ability to Perceive the Reality around him. Get him an Analog to Digital Converter and don’t forget to code.

MAX1169 ADC and PIC Microcontroller

MAX1169 ADC is better than 4 1/2 Digit Value. For me the Intersil chip is a Benchmark. Beyond 5 1/2 Resolution may be needed only for Scientific Research.

I would add, 2 1/2 is like Analog Meters/Bar Graphs, 3 1/2 for Control systems, 4 1/2 for T&M and beyond 5 1/2 is for R&D.  – delabs Notes

Interfacing the MAX1169 ADC to a PIC Microcontroller – Maxim

Abstract: This application note describes how to interface a MAX1169 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to a PIC microcontroller. It includes an example circuit and software for a PIC18F442. The software contains function calls to interface the ADC to the PIC microcontroller using the internal MSSP I²C port at 400kHz.

Designs, develops, manufactures and markets microcomputer components of desktop and server systems. Since 1968, Intel has been dedicated to transforming the world through technology.

Intel Corporation – Microcomputer Components

Desktop Board DQ965WC

See Above is the DQ965WC in the PicoBTX form factor delivers valuable new capabilities for large and small businesses. With support for dual-core processors…

This small form factor desktop board merges the energy-efficient power of the Core 2 Duo processor with enhanced manageability, data protection and security capabilities.

These are types of the Chumby Mini Web Computer, it was a Web Widget App System with Touch Interface. Innovative System ahead of its time. It manifested in 2006 before the Touch Screen Tablets.

HandHeld Green Cloud Computing

Success of iGoogle in 2005 with Mini Web Apps and a Free App Store like System. The Desktop widgets of Yahoo, Google Desktop Search who created a Apps Shop or App Vending Store formed the ideas.

iGoogle Widgets and The First App Store

These innovations and rapid Hardware size shrinking, low power chips, flash+, wireless and broadband technology boost have lead to the Tablets you see today,

Chumby Web Computer

Chumby Mini Embedded Computer

I made this post today when many facts feel in place and i came to the conclusion that the Tablets, AppStore manifested from the concepts of touch usability, widgets etc. that came from gadgets like chumby and web services like iGoogle, both are gone today – 2009 to 2012 delabs

I will give a simple example for the purpose of understanding and assimilation of the concept. Consider the Toaster a Vital Home Appliance, Build a Embedded Internet Interface into the toaster. Then make it Wireless Networking capable. The gadget can also get connected thru Mains Carrier Communication. Digital Timer Page.

Now you build a Webware service, create API’s, Ready Gadgets and Wizards. So he can create-use the API from any Computer or PDA. He can Sub-Lease his custom API Service with Internet capable Gadgets.

When the Javascript of this is linked to the API of the Control Webapp that you created, This gadget can monitor and control the Quality of the Toast from anywhere in the world ;-).

Digital Timer for Internet – Live Widget

But Then, the service should be easy for just anyone to use, the coding is never done by the user of the service. He creates an account, hires the API, creates his own Gadgets and Apps with wizards. Then he gets to download the firmware for the Embedded Internet ASIC you Provide and the Product he manufactures goes with that circuit. See a Screenshot below

programmable-digital-timer

The end customer buys an Internet capable Toaster with a CD demo on how to access his free webservice. With this service, he can get all the web gadgets and tools to control his Home Appliance Arsenal.

Idea – 19:36 25-Feb-08, Nature – Open Source, – Ideas of delabs