Industrial

Electronics underpins many industrial systems; with applications ranging from programmable logic controllers to sensors to communications. But the market has its particular requirements, including reliability and immunity to the often hostile environment. This means companies involved in the sector, as well as those looking to supply products to those building industrial applications, need to keep up to date.

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

Distributors eye renewables

Ever-increasing demand for energy against a background of diminishing resources points clearly in one direction - renewable energies - and a growing number of organisations and businesses see this as the future.

Technology renewal

Today, there is a growing consensus that the economic model of production and the management of resources, goods and services, which puts short-term consumption ahead of a more sustainable approach, is fast coming to an end and is seen, by many, as no longer fit for purpose.

Robotics for All

Through the emergence of open source software and low cost development boards, we have already witnessed what can be described as a ‘democratisation’ of electronics.

Transforming technology innovation

Xilinx has established itself as the dominant player in the FPGA market over the past few years and it’s a market which, according to analysts, could be on course to be worth in excess of $120billion by 2026.

Celebrating engineering excellence in the UK

Celebrating all that is best, most innovative and deserving of praise this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards, now in its tenth year, lived up to its reputation of applying rigour and a laser-like focus on identifying excellence when it comes to selecting category winners and then deciding on which of those should go on to be declared the winner of the Grand Prix, in essence, the ‘Best of the Best’.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Hot chips take a bath

Liquid cooling has a chequered history. Once the only realistic option for mainframe computers, leaks and the costs of maintenance eventually saw pumps and heat exchangers replaced by fans and bladed heatsinks.

The Urban Farm concept

Urban farming is becoming increasingly popular and is now at the heart of a growing number of business models that want to address the needs of fast-growing urban markets looking to source fresh local produce.

Too hot to handle?

The growth is wearable devices means that overcoming the thermal challenges of this technology are becoming increasingly important.

Full Force Ahead!

NI Week in Austin highlighted National Instrument’s continued focus on investing in new technologies to support design engineers.

A perfect storm

Big Data and AI are driving a new wave of technological innovation, but are the tools designers need available?

A new golden age

Does the creation of open domain-specific architectures herald a new age in terms of computer architecture?

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