• Fundamentals with Multicomp Multimeter + Accessories Road Test MP730624 Bluetooth questions -


    Page 4.1 - The instruction manual says to install the application software on your Android phone. Nothing else. Fantastic,I go the Galaxy store and try searching for Multimeter, MultiComp, MulticompPro, -- no matches found. What software package name…

  • Getting Started with PAN9520 Wi-Fi Module Evaluation Board

    Hi guys! I am Starting this Discussion on the PAN9520 Wi-Fi Module Evaluation Board which I am currently road-testing. I would like to ask my fellow road testers as well as the e14 members to contribute in getting this particular hardware up and running…

  • A Conversation About RoadTests, COVID-19, 100% Club, 2020 Results, Challenges, Tax Responsibility, Roadtester Q&A Webinar

    I periodically begin a conversation with the RoadTesters Group to give them my updates ( 1, 2, 3,) or discuss areas of interest I haven't done one in awhile, so I had some time today, and sat down and gathered my thoughts. Here it is:

     

    Catching Up and…

  • Getting Ready to RoadTest a Low-Side Gate Driver with Truly Differential Inputs That Prevents False Triggering. Are You Interested?

    I'm getting ready to roadtest a 1-channel low-side gate driver EVM that has truly differential inputs to prevent false triggering.  What the truly differential inputs do is to overcome driving issues when DC offset (DC GND shift) or AC voltage drops…

  • What To Do When You Have No Idea (Or Draw a Mental Blank) on How To RoadTest a Product?

    I read that the question in my title was posed by a reader in my discussion on: Do You Know Enough or Are You Good Enough To Be a RoadTester?  I think this question has been answered  various times in the past by experienced roadtesters themselves. But…

  • Do You Have Enough Time to be a RoadTester?

    Let me tell you a story: I had someone apply to a roadtest and he planned on placing the development board (I don't remember which one) in a weather balloon his college was going to launch, and he was going to collect environmental data with its onboard…

  • Do You Know Enough or Are You Good Enough To Be a RoadTester?

    This question in my title has been in the back of my mind all year long and I have been somewhat slow to answer it. Oh, I could make excuses...not enough time, Covid-19 lockdown, and so on. But it has weighed on me for while. And this week, I want to…

  • Seeking Roadtester Applicants for a 3-Phase Circuit Breaker with A High Level of Functionality

    Greetings to all!

     

    I hope everyone is safe and comfortable in these times. If I haven't communicated with you recently, I'll say I (like many others) am working from home. After the initial adjustment, things now are running pretty much the way they were…

  • Program Update: RoadTests and Covid-19

    Greetings to all Roadtesters!

     

    Like many of you around the world, we have been affected by Covid-19 over the past week or so. At element14 in Chicago (where I reside and work), we are now working at home. Not particularly noteworthy in itself, but it has…

  • re: Why Wasn't There More Interest: Silicon Labs Bluetooth Design Kit

    This one puzzles me. I only received 19 applications for this roadtest: Silicon Labs Bluetooth Design Kit

     

    I'm not sure why I received a low level of interest.

     

    Any Idea why?

  • Seeking Some Special Roadtesters for the UltraZed-EV

    I am considering to roadtest the UltraZed-EV board. The UltraZed-EV is a highly flexible, rugged, System-On-Module based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. It's ideal for embedded video processing system development.

     

    In order to roadtest this board…

  • Why I Want You To RoadTest the NXP QN9090 Development Platform

    I don't roadtest every product that comes across my desktop, in my email, or during the meetings I attend with our sponsors. I discuss, pick, and choose interesting products, those that I think merit attention, or ones that I feel are very important to…

  • RoadTest Review Writing: What Happens with the RoadTest Doesn't Work Out As Planned?

    I get this question ever so often: My roadtest didn't go as planned or what I wanted to do didn't work out or I had a problem."

     

    How should I write the review?

     

    First off, I think a roadtest that doesn't go as planned can be an opportunity for…

  • My RoadTest Audit: Review Completion and Eligibility

    If you have been part of the roadtest group, you will probably have heard that I conduct audits of the roadtest reviews. I have to go through the roadtests and see who has or hasn't complete their reviews. This information goes to our sponsors, who pay…

  • Continuing The Conversation About RoadTests #4, 2019 Results To Date, Policy Changes, Multiple Accounts, RoadTests at Work

    It's been about a year since I last had a conversation with the Roadtest Group. This will be be my fourth conversation, where I share with you RoadTest results, policy changes, my thoughts on improvements, and anything else that I feel is important or…

  • Upcoming RoadTest: Blockchain Security 2Go starter kit

    I am going to be running a roadtest on the Infineon Blockchain Security 2Go starter kit. I wanted to preview the kit and obtain some feedback from community members.

     

    What is the Blockchain Security 2Go starter kit?

     

    Infineon’s Blockchain Security 2Go starter…

  • If You Haven't Already, Please Participate in our SensorBoard Design Project

    We are currently running a project called Dream Sensorboard: Dream SensorBoard

     

    It's a spin off of the original Dreamboard project: DreamBoard

     

    Rhe Dream Sensorboard project is a collaboration of element14 and Molex.

     

    Molex wants to get some test designers…

  • 2 Roadtests, 4 Reviewers, 0 Reviews: When A RoadTester Does Not Complete a Review

    Recently, I selected roadtest applicants who were both new roadtesters  and have not participated much on the community, primarily because I have had some other members tell me that I am using experienced roadtesters too much. (This is never my intent;…

  • What Do You Think About This Product: Coeur CST High-Current Interconnect System

    I often don't think about connectors and connection system reliability. I like many people assume a connector from a quality company works reliably to connect wire-to-board and board-to-board applications. But what happens when there are is a misalignment…

  • How Would You RoadTest the MAX77860: USB Type-C charger with integrated CC detection, Reverse Boost, and ADC

    I was forwarded some information on new device that features a switch mode charger with USB Type-C CC detection capability, reverse boost capability and a Safeout LDO. Called the MAX77860, it features a lot in just a  3.9mm x 4.0mm.  The charger features…

  • HEADS UP: Announcing Upcoming RoadTest: Cypress EZ-BT™︎ Module Mesh Evaluation Kit

    Bluetooth mesh networking is seeing growing adoption in smart homes. It could very well become the go-to communications protocol for the potentially huge home-sweet-smart-home market. So, it was only a matter of time that element14 would roadtest a Bluetooth…

  • Ultra96 V2 Has Been Released. What's it mean for the Roadtester?

    Last year I was very excited about roadtesting the original version of the Ultra96: Avnet Ultra96 Dev Board

     

    It put a very powerful dev board, capable of Machine Learning, in the hands of some of our members. The reviews that we received were really incredible…

  • What Would You Build If I Gave You an SBC, Sensors, Relays, Connectors, a Power Supply and an Enclosure?

    Hi element14 Members.

     

    I've been approached by several suppliers who are interested in having some of our members get creative and build something special out of a bunch of parts I would send you. Before I brainstorm on what could be built, let me roughly…

  • How Would You RoadTest the Matrix Voice

    Voice applications are gaining popularity. The apps can range from far field voice captures, acoustic source localization, beamforming, noise suppression, acoustic echo cancellation, voice recognition integration, and more.

     

    So, it should be no surprise…

  • RoadTest Rule Update: Submitting Identical RoadTest Applications Under Different Names

    I recently received two applications for a roadtest where the answers to the questions were identical for each application, but were submitted under different names. I'm not sure what the motivation is for doing this, or whether the applicant has two…