14 August 2017 Jeff Hastings BrightSign LLC

Is Your Digital Signage Network At Risk? Time to Check Your OS

Security on many issues is of paramount importance - poor security can lead to embarrassing outcomes as discovered on some digital signage in Washington DC, but it emphasises the issue that security on any item connected to the Internet including signage is very important.

Is Your Digital Signage Network At Risk? Time to Check Your OS
24 July 2017 Andreas Laute Melexis

Wide CFAR transceiver enables Sub-GHz IoT

One key requirement for many Internet of Things transceivers is the carrier frequency acceptance range or CFAR as transmitters may not always have a very accurate carrier frequency generation scheme.

Wide CFAR transceiver enables Sub-GHz IoT
10 July 2017 Clive Beech Plessey

As Expectations for LED Lighting Grow, So Must Advances in Fabrication Technology

LED technology has advanced a long way in recent years - from he small LED indicators used years ago, LED lighting is now a major technology providing everything from television displays to domestic and commercial lighting as well as having many automotive applications.

As Expectations for LED Lighting Grow, So Must Advances in Fabrication Technology
26 June 2017 Mark Patrick Mouser Electronics

Autonomous Cars – End of the Year or Not Yet Near?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has predicted that his company’s cars might be able to drive across the US autonomously as early as the beginning of 2018. Is this ambitious goal possible?

Autonomous Cars – End of the Year or Not Yet Near?
12 June 2017 Patrick Osterloh Toshiba Electronics Europe

A Custom SoC Design Alternative to ASIC and FPGA

New solution for high performance, low power and low system cost bridges the gap between ASIC and FPGA technology, providing significant benefits

A Custom SoC Design Alternative to ASIC and FPGA
05 June 2017 Nick Robins Alpha Micro Components

A flexible approach to better antennas

For the Internet of Things to become as ubiquitous as forecasts suggests, a lot of Things are going to need Internet connections, many of them wireless.

A flexible approach to better antennas
22 May 2017 Mark Patrick Mouser Electronics

Perpetual Motion Machines - Always Giving 110%

The perpetual motion machine is something that has been sought by inventors from the very earliest days of science . . . . but does the concept have links to the IIoT?

Perpetual Motion Machines - Always Giving 110%
08 May 2017 Frank Förster Intel Programmable Solutions Group

IoT-driven data deluge: Why FPGAs will play a central role

Huge amounts of data are starting to be generated by the Internet of Things: dealing with this data deluge requires a new approach to computing and FPGAs will play a central role.

computer storage overview enterprise
24 April 2017 Mats Andersson u-blox

Bluetooth 5: Why it’s key to the IoT

Bluetooth 5 is the latest flavour of the popular wireless standard. It is anticipated that it will become even more widespread with is applicability to so many applications.

bluetooth 5 - why it is the key to the IoT
10 April 2017 Scott Soong Pervasive Displays

Machine maintenance made easy with e-paper displays

Do you wake up craving a caffeine hit to boost you through the morning? And do you rely on coffee to get you through the day?

e-paper service refill button
03 April 2017 Lance Williams ON Semiconductor

Automotive Safety Demands Vision

Advanced driver assistance schemes need to be able to correctly detect and accommodate LED lighting and signage to be able to respond correctly. Find out how this can be done.

automotive safety demands on vision
20 March 2017 Matthias Oettl Heilind

Investment in sensor technology is helping to ensure continued technological evolution

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.

Investment in sensor technology is helping to ensure continued technological evolution
06 March 2017 Saima Shafi LED Eco Lights

SMART lighting takes LED lighting to a new level

Smart technology can be integrated into LED lamps to improve their efficiency by enabling them to increase their light levels only the it is needed . . find out more.

Goodlight G5 LED Batten installed into a classroom
28 February 2017 Ian Poole Radio-Electronics.com

What is Happening at Mobile World Congress 2017

Editor Ian Poole looks at some of the underlying trends and developments that are being seen at Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 MWC 17
20 February 2017 Yannick Chammings Witekio

Cross-platform frameworks - a step in the right direction towards coding utopia

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 . . .

06 February 2017 Ian Crosby zytronic Ltd

Z-axis sensing unlocks new touch potentials

Ian Crosby looks at some new innovative developments for transitioning touch screen technology from smaller devices used on smartphones up to much larger devices.

capture force sensing
23 January 2017 Yannick Chammings Witekio

Optimising high level operating systems for embedded applications

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.

Optimising high level operating systems for embedded applications
16 January 2017 Mauro Boldi Environmental Engineering Technical Committee, ETSI

Energy Efficiency of Paramount Importance to 5G Rollout

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.

Energy Efficiency of Paramount Importance to 5G Rollout
12 December 2016 Heinz Mellein Rohde & Schwarz

RED - new radio equipment directive for Europe

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.

RED new radio equipment directive for Europe
05 December 2016 Dr. Stamatis Georgoulis Cobham Wireless

Measuring up to the NB-IoT revolution

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.

Measuring up to the NB-IoT revolution
28 November 2016 AJ ElJallad ON Semiconductor

Welcome to the Brave New World of Wireless Power

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.

The Brave New World of Wireless Power
21 November 2016 Andrew Pockson Anglia Components

When using LTE for IoT applications there is more than one standard to deal with.

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.

14 November 2016 Josh Mickolio Digi-Key Electronics

Talking to the cloud: a pre-requisite for any IoT device

As essential as gas is to an engine, so is wireless communication to an IoT device.

Talking to the Cloud
07 November 2016 Phil Ebbert Riedon

Why is a Wirewound Resistor not a Wirewound Inductor?

By their very nature, inductance is a major issue with some wire wound resistors, but how can this be minimised?

why is a wire wound resistor not a wire wound inductor eyecatcher
31 October 2016 Mike Levin Peratech

Changes in Human-Machine Interfaces, HMI for the latest technology

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.

force sensing button
24 October 2016 Juha Laukkanen Anite

Optimising Voice over LTE, VoLTE in Public Safety Systems

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.

Testing LTE / VoLTE for public safety systems
17 October 2016 Martin Hägerdal Ericsson

Data Centre Power Supply Hardware & Software Trends

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.

data centres
10 October 2016 Mark Patrick Mouser Electronics

Why virtual reality stands on the cusp of its breakthrough

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.

virtual reality
03 October 2016 Hafeez Najumudeen & Gabriele Fulco Omron Electronic Components Europe

Electronic equipment cost is more than Bill of Materials cost

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.

cost of assembly must be considered as well as cost of bill of materials
26 September 2016 Rob Hoeben Ampleon

Solid state microwave ovens; unlocking new opportunities for food

Microwave ovens are synonymous with magnetrons, but now their days are numbered as solid state technology at last takes a foothold.

Solid state microwave ovens

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GaN’s Ground-Floor Opportunity
The electronics industry has a major role to play in helping to save energy, by enabling better equipment and new ways of working and living that that are more efficient and environmentally friendly. Maintaining the pace of technological progress is key, but improvements become both smaller and harder to achieve as each technology matures. We can see this trend in the development of power semiconductors, as device designers seek more complex and expensive ways to reduce switching energy and RDS(ON) against silicon’s natural limitations.