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.

Securing our airports

A the end of 2018 Gatwick airport and the UK authorities were forced to bring in military teams, using advanced techniques developed on the battlefield, to search for an unauthorised drone buzzing the airport’s runway.

Definition in demand

Consumer interest in 4K continues to increase and by the end of 2018 4K TV shipments are expected to have passed 100million units, according to market analysts Futuresource and they expect double digit growth through to the end of 2022.

Where next in 2019?

From the first autonomous vehicles to 5G and the realisation of mobile AR devices, here’s what to look out for in the year ahead.

A postal network for the digital century

The world’s postal and delivery services have been undergoing profound change over the past few years, whether that’s having to scale up to meet increased demand or expanding and modernising their networks.

Data : the commuter's friend?

Most of us own a mobile phone and many rarely leave home without it. The thought of being ‘unconnected’ is becoming increasingly inconceivable and, whether we like it or not, mobile connectivity is part of modern life.

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.

The blockchain buzz

Blockchain is the technology behind cryptocurrency, but many have suggested it as a new way to approach security. Bethan Grylls looks at whether there’s any substance behind the hype.

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?

Laying the foundations for the future

The LED lighting industry is contributing to the adoption of IoT for building communications and controls. Smart lighting systems coming to market supporting two-way communications are helping to revolutionise the convergence of building and lighting control, using the same infrastructure extensible to support the IoT and to manage other building systems.

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.

IIot collaboration

A new industry collaboration looks to deliver wireless communication solutions suitable for industrial and commercial IoT markets.

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