System Design

Many electronics engineers create board level products, but their boards are integrated into systems at some point. And systems need things like enclosures, power supplies and environmental management.

New Electronics recognises the importance of system design and its impact on the final product. In this section, New Electronics reviews the latest developments in system design and brings visitors to the website information on how these developments are being applied.

A critical issue

With more cyber-attacks than ever on critical infrastructure, how can utilities actively counter these growing threats?

Senses working overtime

The next generation of IoT sensors will provide devices with local intelligence that will measure a wide range of physical parameters, process this data locally and share the data on the cloud.

Examining whether to gel or pad

New electronic product generations bring new challenges associated with thermal management and there are two general types of thermal interface materials: gels (or dispensable gap fillers) and gap filler pads which can be used.

Extreme boards!

“Extraordinary circumstances often bring along with them extraordinary strength,” wrote the political philosopher William Godwin.

Living with lithium

Batteries play a key role in a range of applications and are used in medical devices for increased safety of operation and for having the freedom to move instruments around in hospitals.

A ‘New Era’ in space products

From radiation hardened SoCs to the growing use of flying plastic encapsulated modules, recent developments have made doing business in space more achievable for a broadening base of companies.

Securing national infrastructure

Increasingly hackers are becoming more sophisticated and turning from bank accounts and smart devices to targeting a country’s infrastructure. As a consequence cyber-security has never been more important.

Easy as Pi

Sony Corporation’s electronics manufacturing arm, based in Wales, is pioneering the use of the Raspberry Pi single board computer (SBC) to bring its Industry 4.0 vision to life.

Thermal evolution

Two years ago, a team of HP was faced with the challenge of getting more airflow out of a duct used to cool the print-heads of an upcoming inkjet printer.

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.

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.

How to navigate upcoming regulations for IoT

The complexities of upcoming regulations for IoT and the knock-on effect for manufactures. We investigate how a common approach and a security baseline, such as the PSA Certified framework, can simplify the regulation landscape, allowing manufacturers to achieve fast time-to-market without compromises.

Creating natural sound experiences

Natural sound: It’s all around us. The voices of our loved ones; waves crashing and birds singing, symphonies playing, traffic passing by. But many people have a hard time enjoying natural sound — or any sound for that matter.

Antenna integration

Embedded antennas, also known as chip antennas, or SMD (surface mount design) antennas, are used in on-board devices, small trackers, remote monitoring, Femto/PICO base stations, point of sale terminals, and smart meters.

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.

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