Optoelectronics

Optoelectronics play a critical role in the electronics industry. At one end, it provides the isolation needed in industrial systems. At the other, optoelectronics enables the transmission of data around the world using fibre optic cables.

In this section, New Electronics keeps visitors up to date with developments in the optoelectronics market, covering topics ranging from optocouplers to lasers to infrared emitters.

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.

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.

Control your lighting

Whilst the advantages of converting from fluorescent lighting to LED technology are substantial, they become far greater when integrated with an intelligent lighting control system, which delivers the correct amount of light where and when it is needed.

Securing the Things

With the IoT industry calling for common standards and infrastructure it’s fair to say that the industry is very much in its infancy; certainly not mature anyway.

Crystal clear

With 4K and 8K displays hitting the market, how can manufacturers continue to improve picture quality? By Elliot Mulley-Goodbarne

All eyes on high-speed comms

If there is a one protocol that has effectively taken over communications it is Ethernet. Driven by demand within and between data centres, the networking standard is moving into areas like front- and back-haul communication for high-speed wireless cellular networks.

It's all change

Amongst a bombardment of advertising from your favourite Californian conglomerate, every September a debate will break out about the cost of mobile devices.

Reslient growth within space technology

After 60 years today’s space market encompasses not only traditional space companies but private ventures promising and, in some cases, providing launch services, space tourism, the commercialisation of near zero gravity and the introduction of constellations of low earth orbiting satellites delivering high speed connectivity and near real-time imagery.

Spectral efficiency

A convergence of different technologies means the wireless communications industry is continually pushed to do more with less.

Enhancing the driving experience

Earlier this month Harman used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to launch the ExP Integrated Solution Suite, which looks to deliver a range of new connected driving solutions.

Bridging broadcast

Savvy broadcasters are using software to reap the benefits of emerging technologies whilst making the most of existing assets. Charlotte Hathway reports

Front and Centre

The audio industry has changed dramatically in recent years and audio design engineers are using sound more creatively.

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.

Reality can wait

Since Ivan Sutherland demonstrated the Sword of Damocles half a century ago, head-mounted virtual reality (VR) systems have promised a bright future for human-computer interaction.

Rival networks emerge to capitalise on 5G

The first release of the new 5G standard made headlines, partly because a completely new standard is a relatively rare event, but also because of what the complex 5G standard means for the industry and users.

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.

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