Defence

Electronics has always been an important element of the defence sector, enabling communications, intelligence gathering and navigation. But the market differs from many others in its reliability requirements and the need to support products for extended periods. This means companies involved in the sector, as well as those looking to enter the defence supply chain, need to keep up to date.

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

Developing rugged robots for the nuclear industry

Robots have fascinated humans for many years and the idea of having a remotely controlled or autonomous machine at our beck and call has always appealed. But robots are becoming increasingly important in areas where humans cannot go – from war zones to hazardous industrial environments. The Japanese have even developed a robot to collect injured people in areas that medical crews cannot reach.

Cover story: Hot Chips

Counterfeit components are so widespread that there is every chance you will unknowingly already have some in your home gadgets.

Pushing the envelope with microelectronics

For many years, the omnipresent hybrid microcircuit or ceramic multi chip module (mcm) has proven its outstanding pedigree for harsh environment applications against conventional pcbs with soldered, surface mount components.

Defence showcase is 10% larger

More than 1350 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest innovations at this year's Defence Systems & Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition, which takes place at London's Excel centre from 8 to 11 September.

Pin fin heat sinks point the way to more efficient cooling

In recent years, increases in processing power mean advanced semiconductor devices now dissipate astounding levels of power. For many applications, cooling these devices has become a major challenge. Older style heat sinks are often inadequate for cooling newer, hotter running components.

Going for gold

The processes and tools involved in becoming a part of the SC21 community – and the business benefits

Cool it!

Temperature affects device reliability significantly, so the onus is on designers to transfer heat away from devices at risk.

Take up takes off

New markets demanding high availability systems with minimum downtime are a ‘steal’ for the ATCA and MicroTCA sector.

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