Electronics For You
June  2017   Issue Vol. 49  No. 6 

Decision Makers’ connect
Green Mobility Focus: What’s Happening Around the Wand?
I think there are more politicians in favour of electric cars than against. There are still some that are against, and I think the reasoning for that varies depending on the person, but in some cases, they just don’t believe in climate change-they think oil will
last forever,” — Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

Tech Focus
Artificial intelligence getting real, local
Artificial intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly one of the hottest verticals to watch in 2017.
Smart World
BharatQR Code: Not Just For Payments
Enterprises in India are finally waking up to the QR code technology...
Smart World
How about WhatsApp for your business
Back in the 1950s, communication as a concept was not much popular across the globe...
Smart World
360-degree videos to lower costs
Enterprises are often scouting for the next best technology for their businesses...
Smart World
How Big Data analytics yields big gains
Red Roof Inn, a budget hotel chain in the U.S., could have never imagined that it would be able to clock in a 10 per cent increase in its business...
Neuron-Like electronics
Electronics based human body and brain activities are miraculous and a great feat by the creator...
Artificial Intelligence
The Superpower brain
John McCarthy explains artificial intelligence (AI) as “the science and engineering of making...
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Vision: A focus on image processing with neural networks
Some time ago there were some very interesting product releases from the likes of Google and Microsoft...
EDA becoming interactive with 3D rendering and routing
Electronic design automation (EDA) is an indispensable tool for optimised circuits...
HBand: Where Your Hand Becomes The Phone
Next time, when you see people talking with their hand on the ear with no phone but just a watch on the wrist, don’t be bewildered, they must be using the HBand...
.Livescribe: Smart pen-paper combo that saves notes digitally
.Neil, the Little Explorer: Your child’s robot companion
.ili: Wearable, instant translator
.Kuri: A friendly home-assistant and security guard
.LyfieEye: Capture 360-degree content with your mobile phone
.U by Moen: Wi-Fi connected shower controller

Test & Measurement
Electronic diamond tester secrets and technology
Gemstone identification can be an arduous problem, and getting it right is essential for the people in the trade...
Self-Driving Cars Platform And Their Trends (Part 2 of 2)
In the first part of this article we covered SENSORIS innovation platform, and the steps needed to make a self-driving car possible...
Data Interface
HSIC versus USB
High-speed inter-chip (HSIC) interface is becoming more popular due to its notable advantages over USB for hard-wired inter-chip applications...
LED Lighting
LED filament bulbs Growing your business with aesthetics
A jeweller recently replaced the traditional incandescent lights of his store with LED filament bulbs...
Robotics: “Robots made in India cost lower than their imported counterparts”
TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a TATA Enterprise and a wholly owned subsidiary of TATA Motors, is currently the only manufacturer of commercial robots in India. It is also a notable producer of aerospace components. In a conversation with Paromik Chakraborty from Electronics For You, TAL chairman Rameshwar Singh Thakur talks about how robotics can benefit the manufacturing sector, the misconception about automation, and TAL’s robot BRABO
Industrial Automation: “Collaborative robots
help create jobs, not steal them”

At EFY Conferences in March this year, there was a talk about integration of a new generation of robot workers in the labour workforce in order to increase productivity and efficiency. Known as ‘Cobots,’ short for Collaborative Robots, these robots are a combination of industrial robotics and automation. Pradeep David, general manager, India & Sri Lanka, Universal Robots, speaks to Dilin Anand from EFY about the role of cobots in production floors and the impact on human workforce
Make In India
Market Survey: Strategic Electronics Set for Revamp
Large-scale modernisation of the Indian defence forces is on the anvil, making strategic electronics (mainly comprising aerospace and defence electronics) a vibrant industry...
Pitfalls in digital money
Since the government’s move to demonetise old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes last year, usage of digital money has drastically increased in the country.
Open Source software you can use for IoT development
The Internet of Things (IoT) is spread across various layers, with different types of software being used across these...
Do-It-Yourself: Turn your phone into a walkie talkie
At India Electronics Week 2017 held recently, we ended up using walkie-talkies a lot...
Buyers’ Guide: Wireless headphones cut the cord
We have already deep-dived into the age of ‘compact’ and ‘hands-free,’ where “less is the new more.” Even headphones manufacturers have found a way to brilliantly improve their products to fit the desires of customers...
Tech News
Bionic hand that responds automatically
A new generation of prosthetic limbs that allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking—just like a real hand—are to be trialled for the first time...
Make in India: Industry News
AI could replace doctors and lawyers in five years
By 2022, smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in tasks within...
New Products
.Test & Measurement

eStyle: First Look
.iBall introduces Tablet PC with ‘Remix OS’
.Zopo Speed X
.Daiwa launches Toughened Glass LED TV
.Alcatel launches Entry-Level Phablet
.Acer Gaming Notebook
.Ambrane Bluetooth speaker
.HyperX Launches Gaming Headset
.GizMo ByTes

Free tools to make your PCB smarter
.Circuit Diagram

‘Balance the books’ with FreeCAD
Designers struggle to find the right mechanical and electronic design and simulation software...
Pad2Pad: Manufacturer at your service!
Designers portray ideas as reality using a base. Electronic design software serves as the base, or the platform...
Lock your design with ZenitPCB suite
There are a lot many PCB design and simulation software available today...
3W/6W audio amplifier using TDA2003
This is a simple audio-frequency (AF) amplifier using the popular audio amplifier IC TDA2003...
Dual-channel, active AC analogue probe
Presented here is a low-cost, dual-channel, active AC analogue probe...
PC-based oscilloscope using Arduino
Oscilloscopes are an essential tool for electronics hobbyists and professionals to verify that their designs
Download source code
Auto reversible DC motor with speed and rotation control
DC motors are widely used in different machines, mechanisms and motion controls in manufacturing and processing industries...
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Ultra-low-power sensor hub using nRF24L01 modules
Presented here is an ATmega328P microcontroller-based ultra-low-power sensor hub using...
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Electronic tone generator system
It would be cool to build an electronic tone generator system yourself. Described here is a small tone generator based...
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Image compression using discrete cosine transform technique
Presented here is a MATLAB-based program for image compression using discrete cosine transform technique...
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