Automotive

Electronics is becoming increasingly important to the automotive sector, enabling the systems which we all expect to find in the latest cars. But those involved in the the sector, as well as those looking to enter the automotive supply chain, need to keep up to date.

New Electronics covers developments in the automotive sector, bringing technology updates and opinion from the market.

Distinguishing signal from noise

Capacitive touchscreens are constructed using an orthogonal grid of transmitter and receiver (or ‘drive’ and ‘sense’) electrodes which are usually formed on either side of a transparent substrate and behind a transparent touch surface such as glass.

How accurate are the claims that the commercialisation of 5G is imminent??

Last month saw over 2500 people from over 70 countries gather at a 4G/5G Summit organised in Hong Kong by Qualcomm. It was a chance for carriers, equipment providers, OEMs and software providers to come together to discuss how the industry was working to make 5G a reality and, despite accusations of hype, it appears that they are nearer to realising 5G than was previously the case – even just a few months ago.

Spotless not clueless

Once regarded as a purely mechanical industry, the automotive sector has entered an electronic era as a result of increasing demand for electric vehicles, infotainment systems and driver assistance features.

Digital dilemma

As the amount of data soars and computational power accelerates, data centres are set to have a bigger carbon footprint than the aviation industry. What can be done to address this?

Break the stereotype

The gender gap is closing. Around 11% of the engineering workforce is female – that is a 2% rise from 2015 figures, according to the Women’s Engineering Society. It’s great to see that more women are deciding to enter into STEM, but it’s a slow journey.

A failure to observe even the most basic of security best practices is threatening to derail the IoT

IoT security is notoriously lax leading to headline grabbing attacks that seed fear among consumers and threaten adoption. Typically, only nine percent of vendor budgets go on security implementation and testing. Even if we allow for the fact this low figure may be due to security being outsourced, it’s clear that security is too often, a secondary consideration with production and time-to-market dictating spend.

Together, WiE can change the world

Engineers are fundamental to shaping the lives of every man, woman and child. International Women in Engineering Day celebrates this inclusivity and marks an opportunity to extend it.

Solid State Cooling

US based Phononic’s thermoelectric technology is proving truly disruptive in the usually staid world of cooling technology.

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