Monthly Archives: June 2017

Antenna-Theory.com Presents: The PIFA

http://www.antenna-theory.com presents an analysis of the PIFA (Planar Inverted-F Antenna)! The antenna can be derived from the square patch antenna, and the resonant frequency for different short-pin lengths is given. See http://www.antenna-theory.com/antennas/patches/pifa.php source

FrSky PCB Antenna For X8R X6R Receiver changing procedure (from banggood.com)

Product link: http://bit.ly/21ZhIRw Description: Brand Name: FrSky Item Name: PCB Antenna Usage: Suitable for FrSky X8R X6R receiver Features: Easy to install. Can give about 20% range improvement (FrSky’s estimation) compared to the Standard style wire “whisker” antennas. _____ frsky taranis, frsky horus x12s, frsky d4r-ii, frsky d4r-ii telemetry, frsky taranis x9e, frsky taranis x9d […]

Raspberry Pi 3 and logging on to hotel wifi.

How to log on to hotel wifi with your Raspberry Pi 3. source Raspberry Pi 3: 20 of the highest quality projects you may try with the micro computer Received a Raspberry Pi 3? Here are Twenty fantastic projects to start! The Raspberry Pi 3 is considered the ideal starting points for using coding. Whether […]

Simplifying the PCB and Package Design Workflow

Through effective high speed PCB/package co-design solutions, the CST and Cadence partnership brings design engineers closer to fast and efficient workflows by addressing issues relating to package complexity, complex EM behaviors, and accurate characterization. The webinar presents two workflows; the “EM-centric approach”, which focuses on the full wave environment, and the “EDA-centric approach”, which allows […]

Designing a Low cost GSM/GPS tracker – PCB & Parts arrived – Part 2

Project update page on Collaborizm : https://www.collaborizm.com/project/B1e73Td3x This video is kind of a status update to my new Low cost GSM/GPS tracker design VALTRACK – V2. The PCB and Components have arrived from PCB power and Mouser electronics. Have a look in the video. This GPS tracker is mainly intended for bikes. It could be […]

Gaming on a Laptop using an External GPU

In this experimental video I try connecting a desktop graphics card to a laptop… the results were certainly interesting. NOW AVAILABLE ON EBAY! http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575117832&toolid=10001&campid=5337657473&customid=&icep_item=291688406245&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg I’ve been wanting to try this out for a while, so a big thanks to BangGood for sending me the adapter (ebay link above, banggood link below). http://www.banggood.com/EXP-GDC-Laptop-External-PCI-E-Graphics-Card-p-934367.html source Raspberry Pi […]

Creating Different PCB Layers In KiCad

How to add more than 2 layers to your design, how to route signals on all layers, how to switch between layers and how to customize hot keys to make the switching easy. Software version: BZR4004 on Windows For more information about KiCad: http://kicad.info To discuss KiCad and ask questions: https://forum.kicad.info To learn more about […]

Reconfigurable Antenna Simulation

This webinar will introduce the concepts involved in making antennas reconfigurable – for example tunable materials, mechanical reconfigurability, and RF MEMS and PIN diode switches – and will address how these can be simulated efficiently using the advanced tools in CST STUDIO SUITE. Packing more functionality into ever smaller spaces has made reconfigurable antennas very […]