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AI: how low can you go?

Markets are subject to fads and the embedded-control sector is far from immune to them. In the 1990s, fuzzy logic seemed to be the way forward and microcontroller (MCU) vendors scrambled to put support into their offerings only to see it flame out.

How AI is transforming the NHS

Whether being used to discover links between genetic codes, power surgical robots or maximise hospital efficiency, artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the healthcare industry. By Tom Austin-Morgan.

Automotive displays

?Smartphones, tablets, televisions: touch displays are ubiquitous and are increasingly being used in modern vehicles - whether for buttonless operation of the air conditioning or infotainment system.

Coronavirus – the stimulus for change?

The idea of sustainability has been around for several decades. Its three pillars, ecology, the economy and society have over that time varied in emphasis but, to date, it has not fulfilled its promise.

What does the future hold?

The integration of graphene into the semiconductor industry requires a deep understanding of how this material behaves, how to manipulate it in a fabrication environment and how to employ existing processes to maximise the unique properties of graphene.

The road to zero

As the demand for EVs accelerates so the need for an effective power charging infrastructure becomes critical.

A question of scale

Is Moore's Law dead, dying or in rude health? It depends who you ask. In turn, it depends on how they are applying the ruler when it comes to measuring the scaling factors as semiconductor processes move down the nanometre curve.

Process, People, Technology

When it comes to the adoption of technology, manufacturers need to take a strategic approach that brings processes, people and technology together.

Keeping it clean

Wearable medical devices allow people more control over their own health by letting them monitor themselves

Freeing humans from repetitive tasks

Located in Quebec City, Canada, the Robotiq company was set up with one aim in mind – to free human hands from repetitive tasks - and to that end it has been focused on developing a range of tools and software for the collaborative robotics (cobots) market.

It’s do or die for diesel

Everyone agrees that the traditional internal combustion engine which runs on carbon fuel is not sustainable and vehicle manufacturers have been looking for alternatives for decades.

How to use a clamp meter to measure inrush current

Inrush current effect is common in electric motors. Sometimes, in case of ill-designed electrical wiring systems, switching on the motor may activate the fuse. It is caused by the inrush current – when the motor starts, it takes the current much higher than the regular operating current or than the motor which is in a stable working mode. The effect is rather short-lasting. For example, for a 3-phase motor it lasts 75 to 150ms, but the current increases by 500% to 1200%, which may cause serious problems and malfunctions. Besides, the measurement of the inrush current is required in the maintenance of electric motors.

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