Research & Design

All engineers have an immediate need for a product or solution, but it is equally important that they keep an eye on the future to identify new technologies or methodologies which may enable their next designs.

In this section, New Electronics takes a look over the horizon, pointing out to visitors the developments in research and design which will impact the electronics industry in the next few years, as well as the processes which are being developed to manufacture those products.

Pushing to 32nm: advanced platform for networking asics

Despite many people claiming otherwise, asics are alive and well. And, again in contrast to recent opinion, asics are also alive and well at the leading edge of technology. Although the development costs at the leading edge are escalating rapidly, these are outweighed by the benefits which an asic brings to the application.

Optical allusions

The word 'photonics' is becoming used with greater regularity, yet it's something which has only been coined recently.

Built to last

Well beyond their 'best by' dates, Spirit and Opportunity continue to collect data from the surface of Mars

Cellular development

In the 25 years since Ernie Wise made the first mobile phone call in the UK, the technology has changed beyond recognition

Seeing the light

According to the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the global photonics market exceeds $600billion within a multitude of applications, so how can designers tap its full potential?

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