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The Connected Home Is No Longer a Business-to-Geek Market   August 28, 2015

François Girodolle, Head of European Product Partnerships at Nest shares his views of the smart home industry and Nest's mission to create a more thoughtful home.More>>

Save Money With Home Automation   August 28, 2015

A bit of end-of-summer fun and some tips on how automation systems can make homes smarter and homeowners wealthier.More>>

Practical Electrochemical Sensors Using Boron Doped Diamond (BDD) Diamond Electrodes   August 28, 2015

Carbon electrodes are extensively used in many electrochemical sensors, with the carbon primarily sp^2 in nature. Of increasing interest are the potential applications for sp^3 carbon, i.e., diamond in electrochemical sensing.More>>

SSI – A Masterclass   August 21, 2015

This article describes the synchronous serial interface (SSI) used by many position sensors and controllers.More>>

Optimizing Ultrasound Piezo-disk Transducers   August 14, 2015

The development of probes is pushing the design of ultrasound imaging forward.More>>

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Multi Input/Output Module Now Connects Directly To PLCS   August 13, 2015

The company’s multi input/output (MIO) module can now connect directly via Modbus with programmable logic controllers (PLCs).More>>

Magnetostrictive Sensor Technology Plays Integral Role in Operation of World's Largest Radio Telescope   August 7, 2015

Radio telescopes rely on a reflective dish which focuses all the radio waves incident upon it directly at a receiver at its zenith.More>>

How To Sense Lateral Movement Using An Inductance-to-Digital Converter   July 31, 2015

This article explores methods to shape the AC-magnetic field of a PCB-routed inductor to utilize it for linear position sensing.More>>

What Are Your Engineers Doing With Open-Source Code   July 24, 2015

Open-Source Software May Be Free, But It Still Has RightsMore>>

Iris Scan Security for Smartphones and Mobile Devices   July 24, 2015

Innovative infrared LEDs enable secure biometric identification methods in mobile devices.More>>



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