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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.

Time holds the key to 6G

5G is still in the early stages of its rollout but the attention in R&D is now on the next generation to come, even if its launch may be some way off.

ML strategies for automating code reviews

Code review is an important part of the software development life cycle in electronic design and using an established coding standard - such as MISRA or CERT - is essential to ensuring the quality of code being produced.

The hypervisor advantage

Operating Systems (OSs) like Linux and Android are widely used in embedded systems but being large, complex and inevitably containing numerous flaws once compromised, an attacker can violate the security and take control of the whole system.

Achieving maximum throughput at an attractive price

As more devices are added to home networks with Wi-Fi support, we’re further choking our Wi-Fi bandwidth until we upgrade to Wi-Fi 6. But we don’t need to incur the cost of a 4x4 access point. 2x2 is plenty for home needs for the next several years.

Analogue AI feels the power

Deep learning has an energy problem. Model sizes have been spiralling up, and doing so at an increasing rate as users exploit cloud servers armed with graphics processing units to crunch the numbers.

Benchmarking the cost of security

David Maidment, Director of Secure Device Ecosystem, Arm explores why it’s not important to benchmark the cost of security, but instead to benchmark the cost of not following good security practice, and why it's better to get ahead of the curve before regulation comes into play.

Measurement is critical

Set up to support businesses coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, Neil Tyler looks at the impact of NPL’s ‘Measurement 4 Recovery’ scheme.

Analogue AI feels the power

Deep learning has an energy problem. Model sizes have been spiralling up, and doing so at an increasing rate as users exploit cloud servers armed with graphics processing units to crunch the numbers.

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