All posts by Mike Wheeler

New STM32 boards for long-range IoT connectivity

Two new ready-to-use prototype boards are claimed to slash the cost for developers to start evaluating LoRaWAN and other Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies including 6LoWPAN. The boards are based on the smallest and lowest-power LoRaWAN modules that exist on the market today, with a footprint not larger than 13x12mm and power consumption in … Continue reading New STM32 boards for long-range IoT connectivity

Hi-tech machine enables new graphene purification technique

A revolutionary machine that can unboil an egg is being used to develop graphene purification technology. Researchers from Flinders University in South Australia along with Western Australian company First Graphite Ltd will use the dynamic Vortex Fluidic Device (VFD) to produce high-quality graphene for industrial use. Graphene is the building block of graphite and is … Continue reading Hi-tech machine enables new graphene purification technique

Sony batteries for Samsung’s Galaxy 8 smartphone

Samsung is looking to use Sony batteries in its Galaxy 8 smartphone, according to a report out of the Wall Street Journal. This comes after the debacle last year with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s battery exploding and catching fire. Subsequent revelations have found that the battery exploded for two reasons – a design fault … Continue reading Sony batteries for Samsung’s Galaxy 8 smartphone

Temperature controller has self-contained control system

Oven’s 5R6- 900 temperature controller with ramp/soak capabilities is contained in an all-in-one enclosure. It can be plugged into the wall as a self-contained temperature control system, which has its own power supply. The temperature controller can also be used universally, which allows the user to use the unit wherever they are located. As a … Continue reading Temperature controller has self-contained control system