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Shielding and filtering are not independent of one another

I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked to fix an EMC problem, only to find that a shielding box has been designed or purchased to provide XdB up to fMAX.

Or a filter has been designed or purchased with a similar specification, but to reduce cost the filter has been mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) inside the box, with a cable from it entering or exiting the box through a plain connector. Of course, we want to reduce the bill of ...

Gender bias in funding

The distribution of research funding is heavily biased against women, according to data obtained from a freedom of information request by a national newspaper.

Just get on with the job

It seems that if you have anything to say tweet it. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, did just that when he announced he was looking to take Tesla private.

Supply chain attacks on the rise

A new report from CrowdStrike, a specialist in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, raises the prospect that software supply chain attacks have the potential to become one of the biggest cyber threats in the next few years.

Uncertainty is beginning to impact the UK’s manufacturing sector

UK manufacturing has a lot to contend with. Coming to terms with the digitalisation of the factory process, recruiting skilled labour, providing adequate training, boosting productivity and investment, let alone regulation and trade barriers. Manufacturers are faced with a very challenging economic environment.

Aerospace angst

The Farnborough Airshow, running this week, looks set to attract over 100,000 trade visitors from 100 countries and, if it matches the 2016 show, could see deals worth over £95billion being signed off.

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