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A simple focus

Earlier this month Electrocomponents, the company behind RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation, announced the launch of OKdo, a global technology business that will be focused on markets for single board computing (SBC) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Gone in a flash

Device form factors come and go. Here, Michael Barrett looks at removable memory and warns of the importance of considering how long its form factor will be around.

A testing challenge

The challenges associated with the development of autonomous vehicles are immense but, perhaps, testing is the biggest one.

Making connections

PCB Design and Manufacturing Live opens its doors for a second year, welcoming a host of the industry’s PCB experts.

A flexible design process

Delivering a successful product from the ground-up in 14 short months requires a hardworking team, especially when that team is made up of 90 engineers located around the globe.

Breaking up is hard to do

In mid-March, graphics processor maker NVIDIA decided to outbid Intel by close to a reported $1bn in the pursuit of networking chipmaker Mellanox. For the NVIDIA of several years ago, it would have been an acquisition that made little sense, but today it is no longer serving just framerate-hungry players of Call of Duty.

Deploying technology in space

When selecting and using electronic components in space they will need to be reliable and capable of surviving the harsh conditions they’ll experience over an extended period of time.

Closing the gap

Smart home technology has been promising much, for so long, but helped by new wireless standards and the use of voice technology is it now beginning to deliver?

Tech Toys

When one considers the word ‘toy’, technology might not be the first thing to come to mind, but according to analysts, TechNavio, one of the key drivers for the toy market, which it predicts will see global growth of £1.15 billion between now and 2023, will be the adoption of STEM.

Standing the test of time

Despite being in its 21st year the market for Bluetooth continues to grow. To put it in perspective in 2000, there were a total of 800,000 Bluetooth enabled devices shipped in a single year. Today, it’s 10million per day.

Let's get integrated

When standalone discrete passives or even integrated passive networks are included as part of a chipset, then routing parasitics, device compatibility and board assembly considerations need to be carefully considered.

Talking microLEDs

Clive Beech, micro-LED Applications Director at Plessey, talks to Neil Tyler about the challenges and prospects of this technology.

System success

“Software-defined testers will be critical in keeping up with the evolution in automotive design,” said Jeff Phillips, Head of Automotive Marketing at National Instruments (NI) in an interview with New Electronics last year.

Heated conundrum

Board engineers are familiar with the trends - smaller, faster, safer. But as electronic systems become more complicated and the demands placed on them increase, creating a system that meets all this criterion is becoming more difficult to manage and deliver.

A world connected

This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) was described by John Hoffmann, the CEO of the GSMA (the event organisers), as a bringing together of a “global ecosystem spanning multiple sectors and reflecting the expanding role of mobile connectivity.”

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