Variable Power Resistors VS. modern Benchtop E-Loads [Full control - from simple to highly complex]

Variable Power Resistors VS. modern Benchtop E-Loads [Full control - from simple to highly complex]

This article covers Loads up into the range of a few 100W. Loads in the kW-realm are a different animal which are not discussed here and today.Variable Power ResistorsWhen testing any type of power source the traditional approach was to use a variable power resistor.The functionality of these ...
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All the Colors – Advanced Human Interface Design Using Smart RGB LEDs

Technokrat is a young company founded by four electrical engineering graduates, providing a fresh and agile approach to development, product design, manufacturing and consulting. As a partner, Computer Controls supports Technokrat by making Test Equipment affordable, even as an initial investment. ...
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IoT Device: Battery Empty

Longevity of battery-driven IoT devices is crucial especially for the users of these devices. Just put yourself in their shoes. Recharging a wearable device, whether it is a hearing-aid, fitness tracker, or a gadget is annoying. Or even worse, a tracking device for valuable or sensitive goods ...
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Power Integrity in Digital Designs [Analysis Application]

Modern electronic products operate at higher frequencies, have increased functionality, and have densely populated PCBs. On effect thereof are lower supply voltages, commonly 3.3, 1.8, 1.5 and even 1.1 V DC. All these DC voltages have tighter tolerance compared to previous product generations.Such ...
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Tips: How to Select an Oscilloscope Before you Buy [Part II]

If you’re about to invest in an oscilloscope, perhaps you would be interested in a checklist of what you should be looking for, and why. Part I covers the details when shopping for an oscilloscope in terms of bandwidth, sample rate, number of channels, display quality, memory depth, and segmented ...
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Tips: How to Select an Oscilloscope Before you Buy [Part I]

You know you want a new oscilloscope and you’re finally ready to purchase one that needs to last the next 10 years. How do you choose the best one to meet your needs — that’s also within budget? Here are some things to consider before buying:This post was originally published on www.keysight. ...
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SwissSkills Championships 2020 up close

From 27 to 30 October 2020, the best young talents in the profession of electronics technician EFZ took place in the swiss championships to put their vocational skills under proof. During four days the participants had to draw sophisticated circuits, layout and assemble a printed circuit board, get ...
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Formula Student: Measure Your Power Supply Right [Electric Racecar]

Formula Student: Measure Your Power Supply Right [Electric Racecar]

The Formula Student Team BFS was founded from students for students. Their goal: To learn as much as possible by constructing an electric racing car! ...
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Experiment: Measure Microwave Transmission with an Actual Microwave

Experiment: Measure Microwave Transmission with an Actual Microwave

To what extent does the atmospheric density on earth influence the energy loss of microwave transmission? Michael Krebs made an experiment. ...
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Switzerland: How to Save your Devices from Trash [Repair Cafés]

Switzerland – In 2019, the so called Repair Cafés took care of over 23.000 broken items. Not only they repair electronic devices such as DVD players, but also completely different things like clothes or toys. Over 15.000 items were repaired, thus saved  from landing in the trash.Electronic ...
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