18 July 2016 Ian Poole Radio Electronics

Analysis of Big Data is the key to success

Big data analysis is one of the most important issues facing this new area of data collection and its analysis is often an afterthought

Analysis of Big Data is the key to success
04 July 2016 Mark Patrick Mouser Electronics

Farming 4.0 Gets Ready to Feed 9 Billion

Farming may not seem to have much to do with the latest electronic Internet of Things technology, but this could not be further from the truth as Smart Agriculture takes off.

farming 4.0 gets ready to feed 9 billion
27 June 2016 Dr Johan Kraft Percepio

Embedded systems debugging - overcoming inadvertent obstacles

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.

De-bugging embedded systems
20 June 2016 Assaf Aloni Cellmining

NFV - ready SON - making virtualization seamless

Network operators are increasing having to use network functions virtualisation to provide the flexibility and cost effectiveness required for current day networks.

Network Functions Virtualisation, NFV
13 June 2016 Mirko Bernacchi Mouser Electronics

It's Time for Haptic Technology to Catch Up with Touchscreen Advances

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.

haptic technology catchup with touchscreen
06 June 2016 Jonathan Bell OpenCloud

What's putting the brakes on VoLTE? The challenge of service parity

Operators globally are realising the opportunity of VoLTE. However, its success relies on the smooth transition of legacy services to the IMS network.

whats putting the breaks on VoLTE
30 May 2016 Joe Tillison Silicon Labs

Determining BLE Beacon Proximity is a Challenge. Here's How It's Done Today

Bluetooth is an ideal wireless technology. It has developed over the years and as a result it is being used in many applications, although in some cases it presents some interesting challenges.

developing bluetooth BLE beacons
23 May 2016 Tim Bonnett Alpha Micro Components

How to Cost Effectively Protect Industrial Equipment from Wireless Hacking

With more systems being controlled wirelessly and over the Internet of Things, security is a key issue. A number of techniques are being used by attackers, but are the security experts ahead of the game. Find out about some solutions.

bluesnarfing unauthorised access to data on bluetooth enabled devices
16 May 2016 Armin Anders EnOcean

Smart networking in the cloud

The smart home and smart cities are now becoming a reality. For these networking is key, and the cloud is becoming a key part of this . . find out how.

smart networking in the cloud
09 May 2016 Huw Geddes Xmos

Will smart microphone voice capture see off chatbots in the IoT homes of the future?

High quality voice recognition interfaces will be key to enabling the success of tomorrow’s smart connected homes

score array microphone
02 May 2016 Digi-Key

What have the Engineers ever done for us?

Digi-Key celebrates the ways in which Engineers have transformed the way in which we live.

what have engineers ever done for us
25 April 2016 Simon Glassman U-blox

NB-IoT / CAT M2 standard nears completion

IoT is fast becoming a reality, and requirements including narrow bandwidth, low power and reliable connectivity are all issues – hear how NB-IoT is addressing these problems.

NB-IoT / CAT M2 standard nears completion
18 April 2016 Ian Crosby Zytronic

4K gets touchy

There are some technical hurdles to adding a touch interface to 4K displays

4K HD displays
11 April 2016 Ian Poole Radio-Electronics.com

Make IoT secure before it is deployed

Security is a major issue for the Internet of Things, IoT – the cost of failure could be enormous and therefore adopting the right approach is key.

Padlock illustrating IoT Internet of Things Security requirement
04 April 2016 Oliver Fischer Digital Concepts GmbH

EnOcean to IP: we're off to the Internet of Things

Internet of Things, IoT technologies are moving towards a comprehensive network that will make our everyday lives easier, safer and more comfortable. Energy harvesting switches, sensors and actuators using Enocean technology can supply necessary information for the IoT from billions of measuring points form an important element of this development.

Smart Ocean Gateway
28 March 2016 Liam Devlin Plextek RF Integration

Can custom-designed MMICs lead to lower costs?

MMICs provide an easy way of providing high performance RF ICs for microwave applications - find out how custom design can provide additional capability at an affordable cost.

Custom designed MMIC provide additional capability.
21 March 2016 Faisal Ahmad Dialog Semiconductor

Six ways mobiles are getting better battery life

Battery life is a key issue with mobile devices and especially for smartphones. Managing the battery usage and reducing current drain are ways of improving the life – find out how

dialog semiconductor smartphone layout battery life
14 March 2016 George Acris Microlease

Test equipment rental: strategic approach to capex & opex

When it comes to budgets, test equipment rental can provide an excellent method for obtaining the required items, especially when a host of flexible solutions are available.

Test equipment purchase & rental options
07 March 2016 Tuukka Ahoniemi The Qt Company

Importance of a unified design

With developers from different companies creating applications and software for devices, a unified approach is necessary to ensure a consistent user experience.

The importance of unified design in software is also seen in automotive products
28 February 2016 Françoise Chombar Melexis

Y Chromosome Not Compulsory for Engineering

Traditionally engineering has been dominated by men: now this could be set to change as initiatives to attract more women are starting.

Y Chromosome Not Compulsory for Engineering
21 February 2016 Geoff Carey MIMOtech

Full duplex radio: key to backhaul

As backhaul seeks to increase capacity with the expected data explosion that is happening, full duplex seems to offer a useful increase in capacity.

Full duplex technology for cellular backhaul
15 February 2016 Ngwa Shusina Cobham Wireless

LTE-A evolves towards 5G

With plenty of talk about what 5G will be, LTE-Advanced, LTE-A developments are enabling cellular technology to evolve towards 5G with the new 3GPP releases.

lte-evolution-towards-5g-mobile-communications
08 February 2016 Mark Pitchford Lynx Software Technologies

Safety critical embedded systems & software

The consequences of a malfunction in the operation of embedded systems can have drastic consequences especially when used in safety critical applications - it is essential that they operate correctly at all times.

embedded-systems-safety-critical-operation
01 February 2016 Robin Wesson Ampleon

Semiconductor microwave ovens improve cooking

Microwave ovens have used magnetrons that date back to the Second World War - now semiconductor technology promises a brighter future for cooking.

ampleon-semiconductor-microwave-cooking-plain
25 January 2016 Ian Poole Radio-Electronics.com

Effects of current global slowdown on electronics industry

Editor, Ian Poole takes a look at the recent figures from China, oil prices and the economic slowdown on the electronics industry.

Effect of the 2016 economic downturn on the electronics industry
18 January 2016 Mark de Clercq Dialog Semiconductor

Communication is key for wireless charging

Wireless charging is fast becoming a major technology, but for it to work properly, communication between the charger and the device is essential

Communication is key for wireless charging
11 January 2016 Fred Dart FTDI

Semiconductor industry in 2016

Fred Dart, CEO, FTDI looks at the semiconductor industry for 2016 and finds it will be challenging, but he wouldn't have it any other way.

Global semiconductor industry in 2016 will be challenging
05 January 2016 Ian Poole Radio-Electronics.com

New methods of buying test equipment

Traditionally test equipment has been bought from the manufacturer but there are other channels, particularly as distributors up their game and increasingly take on the supply of test instrumentation.

There is a wide variety of test equipment that can be bought.
29 December 2015 Ian Poole Radio-Electronics.com

Electronics Industry in 2016

Editor Ian Poole looks at the way the electronics industry will develop in 2016 - some of the underlying industry currents that may surface.

2016 electronics industry predictions
21 December 2015 Mark Pitchford Lynx Software Technologies

Separation is central to IoT network security

Security is one of the major concerns for the Internet of Things – with the number of connected devices reaching figures of many billion, this is a great opportunity for attackers.

An architecture for an IoT that is secure by design, using best available technologies

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