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Wise eyes in the sky: The autogyro that collects ... 08/04/2014

Most people's first encounter with an autogyro, or gyrocopter, was in the film 'You only Live Twice'. James Bond (played by Sean Connery) was shipped ...

Connectors help reduce size, weight and power in aerospace ... 08/04/2014

Aerospace, whether it's commercial aviation, defence or even satellites, is a testing environment for electronics. But it's equally demanding on ...

ST pursues the wider option when it comes to supply voltage ... 08/04/2014

At this year's International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), STMicroelectronics and research institute CEA-Leti described a DSP with an ...

Xilinx unveils heterogeneous multiprocessing architecture 08/04/2014

Historically, developers of programmable logic devices – and, more latterly, FPGAs – have taken advantage of process shrinks, not only to integrate ...

The truth about phase noise in signal generators 08/04/2014

Manufacturers of signal generators set great store by the specification of phase noise, such that, regardless of the application, phase noise is ...

Model based system engineering gains broader acceptance 08/04/2014

The general idea behind model based system engineering, or MBSE, is that it makes sense to design complex embedded software, or complex systems that ...

NFC yet to secure its role in securing mobile payments 25/03/2014

Novel approaches, such as Host Card Emulation (HCE) and potential threats such as the emergence of Bluetooth Low Energy – another technology standard ...

Contactless position sensors for throttle valve systems 25/03/2014

Magnetic position sensors have been favoured by automotive design engineers over the years, offering resistance to vibration and contamination whilst ...

Engineering solutions to EV range anxiety 25/03/2014

Electric vehicles on general sale today offer adequate ranges for tasks such as commuting, shopping and urban journeys. Nissan, for example, claims ...

LED light bulb 'achieves the impossible' 25/03/2014

"It was a technical challenge to make 50 units that met a certain specification," said Phil Shadbolt, CEO of Zeta Speciality Lighting. "That is what ...
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Successive approximation A/D converters: Ensuring a valid ... 25/03/2014

Successive approximation A/D converters, with resolutions of up to 18bit and sampling at 10Msample/s, are suited to many data acquisition ...

DSL technology could allow data to be sent to the home at ... 25/03/2014

Once the plain old telephone service, the role of the telephone wire continues to be refashioned. The latest digital subscriber line (DSL) standard ...

Solving the system architecture jigsaw 25/03/2014

Is a system architecture created from the apocryphal clean sheet of paper any longer? No, according to design consultancy Plextek's chief technology ...

Wanted: Tomorrow’s engineers 11/03/2014

The decline in the number of students enrolling on engineering courses has been charted for some years now. A range of reasons has been put forward, ...

Why engineers are looking to run transistors from lower ... 11/03/2014

For good reason, CMOS chip designers pay careful attention to the equation that governs dynamic power consumption: ½CV2f.

Mixed signal ASICs can prove less expensive than you might ... 11/03/2014

ASICs, we have been told over the last few years, are the preserve of the rich. But not every ASIC has to be manufactured at the 'bleeding edge' and, ...

The latest trends in test and measurement 11/03/2014

Buying an instrument used to be straightforward, in as much you specified what you wanted and then found equipment to meet that specification. ...

Thermal modelling boosts LED performance 11/03/2014

Energy efficiency and longevity have made LEDs the light source of choice in a multitude of applications. They are of course more expensive than ...

Emerging format offers shock and vibration resistance to ... 11/03/2014

Casual observers may scan the reasonably long list of available board formats and conclude there are enough variants to suit every application, no ...

Back to the future: Can we use history to inspire the next ... 25/02/2014

The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) is blessed with the perfect setting; it is located at Bletchley Park, famously home of the World War II code ...

Smart pump to revolutionise treatment of chronic heart ... 25/02/2014

Around 160,000 people in the EU require heart transplants every year. About 600 actually get them, leaving the other 99.5% needing an alternative. ...
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Wearable electronics provide better insight into the ... 25/02/2014

Problems with the heart can be relatively common but, because they can present themselves infrequently, are often hard to diagnose.

Standards help companies deal with the problem of ... 25/02/2014

When mission critical electronic systems can be compromised by one counterfeit component, it's no surprise that measures are being taken to avoid the ...

Raspberry Pi and Arduino cater to the masses 25/02/2014

Raspberry Pi has been a phenomenon. As it celebrates its second birthday this month, it was hoped that it would have sold 2million units. In fact it ...

Qualcomm applies its ‘DNA’ to create a processor for the ... 25/02/2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is manifesting itself in a range of guises, but the underlying theme – whether it's consumer or industrial applications ...