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.

Company profile: An electronic evolution

Last year was the 'Darwin year' for the semiconductor industry. It showed us that companies which do not reach the next level of evolution with their products and services will find things very difficult in the long run.

Core to the fore

What's so special about Intel's Core i7 processor and why is it finding a lot of industrial applications?

Cover story: Hot Chips

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

Top 10 considerations when choosing memory

Nexus GB, the exclusive UK distributor of Datakey Electronics' range of rugged portable memory products, has produced a checklist of issues that OEMs should consider before integrating portable memory into a new design.

Test gets real

System test complexity is increasing. An obvious statement, perhaps, but the fact is that, as products become more complex and time to market pressures increase, making sure the product does what it says on the label is paramount.

Controlling communications

Many instrumentation and control applications use analogue current loops as the physical links for telemetry measurements and remote actuator control.

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.

Harvest for the world

Energy harvesting has traditionally been associated with small wireless devices, but with so many potential applications, power sourcing and conversion companies are looking further afield.

After the meltdown

How will demand for electronic components from Europe's industries change after the worst 'meltdown' in demand for a decade? And what does it mean for distribution?

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.

How to protect your differentiating software

Software is becoming an increasingly important part of the electronics industry. Whether it's the design packages that enable the creation of complex chips, the operating systems empowering embedded designs or the bitstreams that program fpgas, software is everywhere.

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