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New Electronics brings you a selection of in depth Technology Articles, covering key issues and innovations within research & development, embedded design, power, communications design, test & measurement, programmable logic, system design and more.

5G and the security challenge

5G brings seemingly endless possibilities, but Alex Farrant, senior researcher at Context Information Security, warns that the right cyber security measures are just as important

Securing the supply chain

When figures point to millions of people worldwide being in need of humanitarian aid or assistance, then if emergency supplies are damaged, lost or miss-directed thousands can go without food or shelter for days and, ultimately, could end up dying.

Reality can wait

Since Ivan Sutherland demonstrated the Sword of Damocles half a century ago, head-mounted virtual reality (VR) systems have promised a bright future for human-computer interaction.

Transforming technology innovation

Xilinx has established itself as the dominant player in the FPGA market over the past few years and it’s a market which, according to analysts, could be on course to be worth in excess of $120billion by 2026.

Connected healthcare

Connectivity throughout healthcare is yielding huge benefits for the industry and patients alike, and is a trend set to continue and accelerate.

A healthy outlook for 3D printing

The healthcare market is adopting 3D printing for prosthetics, implants and medical devices at such a rate that the 3D printing materials market for the healthcare sector is expected to experience a CAGR of 20% between 2018 and 2025. A report by Frost & Sullivan forecasts that the market will be worth $568.5 million (around £450 million).

Celebrating engineering excellence in the UK

Celebrating all that is best, most innovative and deserving of praise this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards, now in its tenth year, lived up to its reputation of applying rigour and a laser-like focus on identifying excellence when it comes to selecting category winners and then deciding on which of those should go on to be declared the winner of the Grand Prix, in essence, the ‘Best of the Best’.

Rival networks emerge to capitalise on 5G

The first release of the new 5G standard made headlines, partly because a completely new standard is a relatively rare event, but also because of what the complex 5G standard means for the industry and users.

Quality and reliability

In the military market the use of the correct connectors and cable solutions are critical and engineers are becoming ever more meticulous when it comes to their selection.

The power to change

During the heatwaves that hit Europe and North America over the summer, users were posting to Twitter and social media sites how their smartphones were suffering from heat exhaustion.

Sensors get smarter

AutoSens, which was held at the world-famous AutoWorld museum in Brussels, Belgium, last month brought industry leaders together to look at and assess the most recent developments in the driver assistance market (ADAS).

Interference on the move

When Daimler set about creating a test chamber for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) it wanted an artificial environment that would reflect the conditions its vehicle would meet on the roads of the future.

Time to break free

Are PCB designers ready for a world of printed electronics? If not, it might be prudent to start thinking about moving beyond traditional PCB design and considering how to approach this rapidly growing market.

Feed the world

As one of the world’s biggest industries agriculture, like many other sectors, has been experiencing rapid change in the past 10-20 years. New advances in technology are impacting processes and the supporting infrastructure, as the industry looks to embrace more sustainable farming practices.

Entangled secrets

Three years after its launch into Earth orbit, a Chinese satellite has steadily been extending the reach of an encryption technology that is practically unbreakable.

Redefining transportation

Presented with an acute need to tackle congestion and greenhouse gas pollution, along with the ongoing objective of reducing road fatalities, the field of road transportation is about to go through what is certain to be the biggest shake up since the internal combustion engine was invented.

Safe and secure

The secure and efficient supply chain is crucial to the success and longevity of any business and technology has drastically impacted the way in which the supply chain functions and the way in which businesses interact with it.

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