System Design

Many electronics engineers create board level products, but their boards are integrated into systems at some point. And systems need things like enclosures, power supplies and environmental management.

New Electronics recognises the importance of system design and its impact on the final product. In this section, New Electronics reviews the latest developments in system design and brings visitors to the website information on how these developments are being applied.

Securing the supply chain

When figures point to millions of people worldwide being in need of humanitarian aid or assistance, then if emergency supplies are damaged, lost or miss-directed thousands can go without food or shelter for days and, ultimately, could end up dying.

Connected healthcare

Connectivity throughout healthcare is yielding huge benefits for the industry and patients alike, and is a trend set to continue and accelerate.

Quality and reliability

In the military market the use of the correct connectors and cable solutions are critical and engineers are becoming ever more meticulous when it comes to their selection.

Interference on the move

When Daimler set about creating a test chamber for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) it wanted an artificial environment that would reflect the conditions its vehicle would meet on the roads of the future.

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.

Safe and secure

The secure and efficient supply chain is crucial to the success and longevity of any business and technology has drastically impacted the way in which the supply chain functions and the way in which businesses interact with it.

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?

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.

Secure facilities

The large variety of machines and plants that has mushroomed over many years is increasingly being networked for monitoring and maintenance purposes.

Digital twin to go the distance

Three years ago, Toyota’s CEO declared the company would need to put autonomous vehicles through almost 9 billion miles of testing before they could be deemed safe to use on public roads.

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.

Ensuring reliability

For next-generation designs, today’s network and data centre SoC/systems designers need robust and reliable communications over challenging long-reach channels.

Too hot to handle?

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

Gone in a flash

Device form factors come and go. Here, Michael Barrett looks at removable memory and warns of the importance of considering how long its form factor will be around.

Making connections

PCB Design and Manufacturing Live opens its doors for a second year, welcoming a host of the industry’s PCB experts.

A flexible design process

Delivering a successful product from the ground-up in 14 short months requires a hardworking team, especially when that team is made up of 90 engineers located around the globe.

Tech Toys

When one considers the word ‘toy’, technology might not be the first thing to come to mind, but according to analysts, TechNavio, one of the key drivers for the toy market, which it predicts will see global growth of £1.15 billion between now and 2023, will be the adoption of STEM.

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