Sensor technology is key to the successful operation of many automated processes - sensor information enables the systems to detector what is happening and enable feedback to be provided.
The concept of cross platform frameworks is the obvious way forwards where software is required on several platforms - but the reality is not always as easy as the concept might indicate. Find out more . . .
Yannick Chammings or Witekio looks at improving user experience of many software driven items: one key method applicable to many systems is to reduce the boot time.
Whilst many will focus on the RF and data capabilities of the new 5G mobile communications system, energy efficiency is one of the primary design aims. Not only will operators be able to save on OPEX, but with cellular telecommunications continuing to grow, energy efficient 5G systems will enable green operation.
The new radio equipment directive (RED) is effective from mid-June onward. The directive also covers radio receivers; they will have to meet minimum performance requirements in terms of sensitivity and selectivity.
There is a rapidly growing demand for making connections to all kinds of devices as the Internet of Things (IoT) starts to become a reality. Well over 10 different standards are already being proposed for these low-power machine-type communications (MTC) applications.
From smart homes and white goods to consumer devices, medical products, vehicles and even smart cities, wireless power has the potential to unlock opportunities and improve flexibility for consumers and system designers alike.
There are several different LTE UE categories that will be used for machine to machine communications. Understanding the differences is a key to making the right decisions for your product.
As essential as gas is to an engine, so is wireless communication to an IoT device.
By their very nature, inductance is a major issue with some wire wound resistors, but how can this be minimised?
As technology advances, so the need to provide a better interface between humans and machines or electronic equipment becomes more imperative. No longer are the basic interfaces applicable as much more innovative and advanced solutions are needed.
Current public safety networks, such as TETRA, are lacking the high data speeds required by new public safety services. The new public safety networks are based on LTE - a mainstream technology that enables high data speeds and also Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services.
Data centres are becoming increasingly important as the amount of data being stored and accessed rises exponentially - but one forgotten element is the data centre power supplies.
From his position in distribution, seeing where the market trends are leading, Mark Patrick of Mouser looks at the way in which virtual reality is moving forwards in the electronics industry.
When considering the overall cost of manufacture, it is essential to look at more than just the Bill of Materials cost - assembly time is also a major element.
Microwave ovens are synonymous with magnetrons, but now their days are numbered as solid state technology at last takes a foothold.
As electronic systems are advancing and functionality and sophistication increasing, there is a growing need for revolutionary next generation memory technologies, especially for applications requiring Big Data.
Jonathan Borrill of Anritsu looks at why LTE can’t handle the high number of devices for IoT, and why 5G and IoT specific new technologies can
Software has enabled far higher levels of functionality to be achieved in many areas. One area that is becoming more common is software defined technology: software defined radios, software defined networks. Find out more about software defined technology.
Debugging embedded systems running a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) is made simpler by the use of software tracing, which allows software events to be traced in order to monitor and better understand the code’s execution. This can be useful during debugging and optimisation.
Haptic techniques are being increasingly investigated and used as the next means of interfacing with technology - find out more about this fascinating topic and its applications.
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