Research & Design

All engineers have an immediate need for a product or solution, but it is equally important that they keep an eye on the future to identify new technologies or methodologies which may enable their next designs.

In this section, New Electronics takes a look over the horizon, pointing out to visitors the developments in research and design which will impact the electronics industry in the next few years, as well as the processes which are being developed to manufacture those products.

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.

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.

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.

The stretchy electronics revolution

Could the days of the hard computer chip be numbered? Covered in transistors and other semi-conducting elements, these rigid devices likewise render the devices in which they are found similarly inflexible.

The AIoT 'Big Bang'

With devices getting smarter and intelligence now becoming an essential element in homes, vehicles, and workspaces, what’s referred to as the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) is fast becoming a fact.

Robotics for All

Through the emergence of open source software and low cost development boards, we have already witnessed what can be described as a ‘democratisation’ of electronics.

Entangled secrets

Three years after its launch into Earth orbit, a Chinese satellite has steadily been extending the reach of an encryption technology that is practically unbreakable.

RAM scoops up computation

It may be nothing more than a short-lived fad. But the rapid ascendance of machine learning in computing since deep learning became practical has pushed hardware development in a new direction that could have a major effect on how computer designers think about memory.

Servers slowly open the door to light

If you want to send a high-data rate signal more than a few centimetres optical is the smartest choice. At least that is the case if you look at the big picture. Optical wins every time in a straight shootout of energy per bit and bit density.

AI: Changing the face of defence

The US, China, Russia and the UK are among a growing number of countries that are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as they look to develop a new generation of advanced weapons system.

Replacing silicon

In a world with mobiles, laptops and tablets the demand for low-voltage power adaptors has never been greater.

Digital twin to go the distance

Three years ago, Toyota’s CEO declared the company would need to put autonomous vehicles through almost 9 billion miles of testing before they could be deemed safe to use on public roads.

A testing challenge

The challenges associated with the development of autonomous vehicles are immense but, perhaps, testing is the biggest one.

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