Samsung’s New Stretchy Screen Can Display Your Heartbeat

The South Korean electronic manufacturer Samsung made a stretchable OLED display that can monitor and display your heartbeat. The display can be stretched by 30% and Samsung says it can monitor your heartbeat more accurately than existing wearable devices — and for longer time periods. Manufacturing electronic circuitry that can stretch significantly without damage is…

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Infineon SRAM May Increase On-board Capabilities Of Satellites

Satellites have limited processing capabilities due to the various technological constraints of operating in space. Space agencies such as NASA have been trying to increase on-board image processing, as opposed to transmitting it to Earth for processing. Having a satellite process its own data on-board is ideal because it won’t be subject to the latency…

Arduino and ESP32 microcontroller kits

What’s The Difference Between An ESP32 And An Arduino?

There are several different Arduino products on the market, as well as several ESP32 products. The very first thing we should do here is break down what these two devices really are. To start: An ESP32 is a System-On-A-Chip (SoC). What’s An Arduino? Arduino refers to a platform that runs on Atmel microcontrollers (MCUs). An…

A Raspberry Pi single board computer

Raspberry Pi Power Requirements: What Size Battery Does A Raspberry Pi Need?

The power requirements of a Raspberry Pi computer are dependent on the model and usage. However, you must size your power source to accommodate the Raspberry Pi’s highest possible power usage. Afterwards, you can worry about how long your Raspberry Pi battery will last per charge. The use of a 5 Volt lithium-ion battery pack…

NVidia Jetson Nano single board computer (embedded computer)

NVidia Releases The $99 Jetson Nano A.I. Computer For Developers

NVidia has been manufacturing artificial intelligence-focused single board computers (SBCs) for years. They were powerful, however, they weren’t cheap. The Jetson TX1 and TX2 were both over $400 dollars and equipped for computer vision applications (for example: autonomous cars). One of the most popular single board computers out there right now is the Raspberry Pi,…

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TI Introduces Crystal-less MCU Using BAW

The crystal oscillator is a longstanding concept that employs a physical oscillator for clocking to facilitate accurate timing in electronics. These oscillators have been driving CPU clocks, as well as low frequency (and low power) non-CPU clocks in devices that need to be able to use their peripherals (for example: analog to digital converters) while…