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Reshaping the automotive industry

As the demand for electric vehicles has accelerated, so automotive manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are adapting their business strategies as they look to engage with this market.

Motor protection breakers as a form of effective drive protection

Electric drives require effective protection against overloads and short circuits. Both phenomena cause motor disruption and create a risk of damage to the motor. This could lead to a potentially dangerous situation for people in contact with the devices. Modern motor breakers are the current remedy for both threats, and are a part of multi-level drive protection systems together with circuit breakers, RCD breakers, contactors, detectors (sensors) of phase failure and phase sequence, and undervoltage protection.

Why Ethernet-APL is so important

Ethernet-APL (advanced physical layer) specifies the details of the application of Ethernet communication to sensors and actuators for the process industry and will be published under the IEC.

The future of mining

Could the mining industry be at an inflection point with a historically conservative industry finally starting to embrace new technologies?

A partnership in design

Although most electronics engineers understand the principles of an AC to DC power supply (PSU) and could probably design one to work, it takes specialist knowledge and skills to fully optimise it for cost, size and performance.

A modular revolution

A quiet revolution is taking place in electronics hardware design and, as silicon integration has continued (fed by the economics of Moore’s Law), engineers are gradually moving from developing mostly at the component and circuit level to working more with board, modules and subsystems

Technology to the rescue

Finding malicious flows hidden in the traffic of millions of connected devices is a huge challenge, but a solution is at hand. By Claire Huckerby-Brown and Richard Parks.

A touch-free world

Optical sensors are being used to help create a safer, touch-free world as a result of COVID, as Gabriele Fulco explains to New Electronics.

A supply chain in flux

In the coming years, Tier 1 automotive suppliers have an enormous opportunity with the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs) but there are challenges - the whole supply chain is being disrupted by new participants and new technologies.

Accessing IT talent

In order to sustain and grow the UK’s technology sector we need a simple and affordable immigration system, as David Harold explains to New Electronics.

Keeping production on track

For semiconductor manufacturers, compound semiconductor manufacturers, raw wafer material suppliers, and R&D labs, utilising wet process cleaning equipment is critical when it comes to producing extremely reliable products.

Raising core-infrastructure performance

Moving, managing, and analysing data is at the heart of everything, from remote IoT endpoints capturing data to always-connected personal IoT devices, and the growing reliance on AI-centric applications for enterprise and scientific research.

Advances in user interface design

Ian Crosby from touchscreen manufacturer Zytronic, looks at the considerations that need to be taken into account when a product designer is planning a device that has a touch interface.

Hardware progress

A DVCon Europe 2019 conference paper, jointly authored by Renesas and OneSpin Solutions, considered innovative chip safety analysis. In this article Jörg Grosse and Sergio Marchese discuss its findings.

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