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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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