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A brighter tomorrow?

While the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to fully play-out, it’s had a profound impact on how we work, play and rest. New Electronics takes a look at the technologies that could drive change going forward.

Converters for photovoltaic panels

In recent years, we have witnessed a growing interest in “green energy”. Numerous applications are offered that make it possible to obtain energy from freely available sources, among which photovoltaic panel installations are the most popular ones. Their prices have become so affordable that they are oftentimes installed even in small summer houses. When building such systems, it is important to understand the specific nature of the energy source – a photovoltaic panel or a turbine. One should also bear in mind the challenges faced by the manufacturers of devices powered from such sources.

Hardware progress

In today’s vehicles, according to AUDI, microelectronics enable over 80% of vehicle innovation and high-end cars may contain more than 100 electronic control units (ECUs) controlling both safety-critical and entertainment functions, as well as implementing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

Faster FPGA verification

Launched in 2015, and used by about 20% of all VHDL FPGA designers, UVVM is one of the fastest growing verification methodologies in the EDA industry.

Pushing the envelope

State-of-the-art wireless and computing technologies are demanding greater innovation when it comes to test & measurement, as Sebastian Richter explains to New Electronics.

Growing hygiene concerns

How we interact with technology, through the interfaces we use, has changed radically with people becoming more comfortable using touchscreens whether in their private lives, professionally or when interacting with public services such as banks and public transport.

Navigating Covid-19

“It’s almost Darwinian out there”, according to one CEO who spoke to New Electronics and, with the impact of Covid-19 yet to be fully played out, it’s likely that only those companies that are able to adapt to the changes brought about by the pandemic and the challenges of recession that will be the ones to survive.

Buy cheap, buy twice

An inherent part of the digital age, the emergence and development of the ‘connected’ or ‘smart’ vehicle is gaining ground around the globe, both in the commercial and military arenas.

The self-powered IoT

EnOcean, a pioneer in energy harvesting, has been developing and manufacturing maintenance free wireless switches and sensors for over 20 years, and its products have been installed in over 500,000 buildings around the world.

All electric aviation

Cutting carbon emissions could form an essential part of post-Covid-19 recovery plans for the aviation sector. Could that help to accelerate the development of all-electric aviation?

Delivering support for care homes

Well before the Covid-19 crisis the care home sector in the UK, as well as elsewhere in the world, had been approaching what many described as a ‘perfect storm’ caused by a combination of issues such as rising costs, increased demand and reduced funding.

Automatic identification with the use of RFID readers from Elatec

Devices that utilise RFID technology for identification purposes are widely applied in warehouse logistics, shipping or management. A number of available solutions and a ceaseless need to integrate them into a single, coherent system tends to be problematic and time-consuming. Thanks to the solutions proposed by Elatec, the costs and time that are essential to integrate new devices in the existing systems can be reduced.

AI set to transform healthcare

The use of artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning (ML) and deep learning techniques (DL), is poised to become a transformational force in healthcare.

Addressing hearing loss

A hearable can be defined as ‘a wireless in-ear computational earpiece’ that is able to fit inside the ear canal and then uses wireless technology to supplement and enhance a listener’s experience.

You’re not on your own!

Modern design techniques allow engineers to focus on their unique value add, rather than having to reinvent the wheel for every new invention.

Battery health & safety

Lithium-ion batteries are popular because they have a number of important advantages.They’re lighter when compared to other types of rechargeable battery and lithium, being highly reactive, can store a lot of energy in its atomic bonds.

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