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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.

The race is on

Whether it’s reports on multiple glitches in smart home technology, smart light bulbs being hacked to obtain Wi-Fi credentials or hackers taking control of apps and obtaining location and personal details, is the Internet of Things simply growing too quickly? Is that explosive growth leaving users vulnerable to hackers?

RAM scoops up computation

It may be nothing more than a short-lived fad. But the rapid ascendance of machine learning in computing since deep learning became practical has pushed hardware development in a new direction that could have a major effect on how computer designers think about memory.

AI upgrades the digital twin

Virtual representations and simulated models of manufacturing models – or digital twins – were first proposed by Dr Michael Grieves at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers conference in 2002.

Discrete DRAM components v modules

A common practice when designing embedded computing systems for aerospace and defence applications is to use down-board DRAMs which are extremely reliable, have very efficient thermal ratings and the fastest electrical characteristics.

Servers slowly open the door to light

If you want to send a high-data rate signal more than a few centimetres optical is the smartest choice. At least that is the case if you look at the big picture. Optical wins every time in a straight shootout of energy per bit and bit density.

A bird's eye view of SWAP

In ancient China, tethered kites were deployed to gain an aerial advantage over the enemy. Later, armies used hot air balloons for aerial attack and information gathering and, shortly after the Wright brothers’ first flight in 1903, aeroplanes were used in small and large scale battles, before the First World War.

AI: Changing the face of defence

The US, China, Russia and the UK are among a growing number of countries that are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as they look to develop a new generation of advanced weapons system.

Bringing AI to navigation

Bringing safer navigation to the world’s shipping industry is the driving force behind Orca AI, a company founded by Yarden Gross and Dor Raviv in 2018.

A far deeper confrontation

What are the implications for the electronics industry from the on-going trade dispute between the US and China, and is it simply part of a much deeper strategic confrontation?

Secure facilities

The large variety of machines and plants that has mushroomed over many years is increasingly being networked for monitoring and maintenance purposes.

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