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Elektra Awards 2014 427Elektra Awards 2014 

Thank you to everyone, and particularly al the sponsors, who made the 2014 event such a success. See www.elektraawards.co.uk

Celebrating product innovation and business success in the industry for more than a decade, the Elektra Awards is recognised as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the electronics industry.

Time to be part of the Elektra 2015 success story!

See also:

Gallery: Elektra Awards 2014 Winners >>

Gallery: Elektra Awards 2014 Event Highlights and Entertainment >>

Gallery: Elektra Awards 2014 Guests and Attendees >>

News: Elektra Awards 2014 – Winners listed in full >>


Jul
2
Thu
NI – Automated Test Summit 2015 – Reading @ Royal Berkshire Conference Centre,
Jul 2 all-day
NI - Automated Test Summit 2015 - Reading @ Royal Berkshire Conference Centre,  | Reading | United Kingdom

National Instruments is hosting the Automated Test Summit 2015, a free one-day event in Reading. It is a conference with training and demonstrations around automated test technology.

The organisers write:

Attend this free one-day industry conference from National Instruments and learn more about the top trends and technologies influencing automated test. The event offers engaging keynotes, technical training, demonstrations, case studies and hands-on sessions for attendees from a wide range of industries including RF and communications, aerospace, defence and consumer electronics

Reasons to attend include:
• Keynote address from Tony Robson, Senior Product & Business Manager for PXI at Cobham Wireless
• Technical presentations from NI, partners and customers
• Presentation track dedicated to the aerospace and defence industry
• Gain hands-on experience of LabVIEW, TestStand and PXI Modular Instruments
• Free NI certification – Take your LabVIEW or TestStand exam

>> Register to attend this FREE event

 

 

 

Jul
6
Mon
University of Surrey – RF Circuit and Systems Design – Guildford @ University of Surrey
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day

university of surreyThe University of Surrey in Guildford is running a series of short Professional Development courses. The university writes:

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

Some of these courses can form part of an MSc in Electronic Engineering. Courses can be taken on a one-off basis or as part of the MSc via short courses.

For RF Circuit and Systems Design:

The course has been specifically designed to cover the major elements relevant to engineers working or starting out in the RF field and should provide them with the expertise required to excel in this, their chosen field. By joining some of the foremost experts in the field of RF engineering delegates will quickly be given the tools to get to grips with the major aspects of RF Circuit & System Design.

This course is intended for delegates wishing to consolidate and upgrade their RF knowledge to improve their effectiveness in the Mobile Radio Industry.  Delegates will obtain an understanding of the technologies behind receiver design including small signal RF amplifiers, synthesisers and PA design. The format of the course is such that even those with only a rudimentary understanding of the topic will quickly be brought up to speed. The course material progresses to an advanced level equivalent to that required to an MSc module. This course can also form part of the Modular MSc in Electronic Engineering. Please contact the CE office for further details.

Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members.

The full list of courses is:

Digital Signal Processing 22-26 September 2014
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies 10-14 November 2014 4 places left
Antennas and Propagation 17-21 November 2014
Modern Radar Theory and Practice 24-28 November 2014
Microwave Circuit and System Design 23-27 February 2015
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications 23-27 March 2015
Satellite Communications 20-24 April 2015
Smart Cities 11-15 May 2015
Statistical Signal Processing 20-22 May 2015
RF Circuit and Systems Design 6-10 July 2015
Spacecraft Systems Design 13-17 July 2015

For more information see: www.surrey.ac.ukhttp://www.surrey.ac.uk/ee/pd

Jul
8
Wed
Oxford Instruments – Process Solutions for Wide Band Gap Power Semiconductor Devices – Webinar @ webinar
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Process Solutions for Wide Band Gap Power Semiconductor Devices

Oxford Instruments is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 8 July at 4pm (UK) – Process Solutions for Wide Band Gap Power Semiconductor Devices

The organisers write:

“The potential energy efficiency savings from the adoption of wide band gap power semiconductor devices based on GaN or SiC has lead to significant research and development that is now beginning to be realised in commercially available devices. Many technical challenges have been addressed but further research is still on-going into higher performance, lower cost devices.”

The webinar will compromise two talks, the first is on the process solutions available today, and the second examines current research that addresses the challenges of the next generation of devices.

The first talk by Chris Hodson, Oxford Instruments Product Manager for Power Semiconductor and ICT devices will present ‘Plasma etch and deposition processes for GaN and SiC power semiconductor devices’, and will be followed by Professor Iain Thayne, University of Glasgow Professor Ultrafast Systems (Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering) who will discuss ‘Silicon Compatible GaN Power Electronics’.

Professor Thayne is lead investigator on the UK PowerGaN Consortium, a £6.2 million, five year Programme Grant funded by EPSRC, comprising 33 researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield investigating silicon compatible GaN power electronics components.

“Glasgow University and the UK PowerGAN Consortium are undertaking leading research using Oxford Instruments’ high technology equipment, as the power semiconductor market moves towards GaN-on-Si.”, comments Chris Hodson, Product Manager at Oxford Instruments. “Successful development of GaN-on-Si enables the use of low cost, large diameter substrates and easier routes to high volume manufacture of power devices. This offers better performance and levels of efficiency than those presently available, and results in smaller, less costly, better performing and more efficient power devices, with improved commercial rewards.”

This webinar will be of interest to process and device fabrication researchers and engineers in wide band gap devices.

A live question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

The complementary webinar will be presented on July 8th 2015 at 4pm (UK)

For full details and free registration: www.oxford-instruments.com/power

 

Jul
29
Wed
Altium Demo Day – Leeds @ Leeds
Jul 29 all-day
Altium Demo Day – Leeds @ Leeds

When: July 29, 2015

Where: Leeds

Cost: FREE

Contact: +44 (0)1920 876250

Experience the latest PCB design software from Altium. Altium Designer is the PCB design tool of choice for a large number of the UK’s leading electronics companies. Designers say the software’s approach and feature set helps them concentrate more on design and deliver their products accurately, on time and on budget.

Attending this event will give you a real opportunity to see Altium Designer 15 in technical detail and how you can use it to streamline your design processes.

For more information see: http://www.eda.co.uk/altium-designer-2015

 

 

Aug
25
Tue
Altium Demo Day – Cambridge @ Cambridge
Aug 25 all-day
Altium Demo Day – Cambridge @ Cambridge

When: August 25, 2015

Where: Cambridge

Cost: FREE

Contact: +44 (0)1920 876250

Experience the latest PCB design software from Altium. Altium Designer is the PCB design tool of choice for a large number of the UK’s leading electronics companies. Designers say the software’s approach and feature set helps them concentrate more on design and deliver their products accurately, on time and on budget.

Attending this event will give you a real opportunity to see Altium Designer 15 in technical detail and how you can use it to streamline your design processes.

For more information see: http://www.eda.co.uk/altium-designer-2015

 

 

Sep
14
Mon
Bluetooth SIG – Bluetooth Innovation Series: IoT – London
Sep 14 all-day

Bluetooth Develper Studio BannerTraining for developers interested in getting into the internet of things will be held in London on September 14 as part of a global training programme being run by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

The one-day session will cover Bluetooth Smart fundamentals, testing tools, best practices on adding connectivity to everyday objects, and training from Nordic Semiconductor and Frontline.

Attendees will also get to work with the SIG’s new software development toolkit – Bluetooth Developer Studio.

“Our goal from day one was to understand Bluetooth technology from a developer’s point of view, and then create tools and other resources to make it dead simple for any developer to implement it in their product or app,” said Steve Hegenderfer, director of developer programs at the Bluetooth SIG.

Sponsoring companies are Nordic Semiconductor, Frontline, CSR and Broadcom.

Training dates will take place May 20 in San Jose; May 27 in Seoul, South Korea; June 10 in Berlin, Germany; August 17 in Shanghai, China; September 14 in London, UK; and October 1 in Boston, MA.

Developers can register here

 

 

Sep
15
Tue
Microchip – Microchip’s European Masters conference – Berlin @ HTW Berlin
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day
Microchip's European Masters conference - 15-17 September 2015 at HTW Berlin

Microchip’s European Masters conference – 15-17 September 2015 at HTW Berlinp

Registration has opened for Microchip’s European Masters conference.

The technical training event for embedded-control engineers runs 15-17 September 2015 at HTW Berlin. Classes are available for all experience levels, says Microchip, from beginner to expert.

The organisers write:

The European MASTERs Conference is a valuable resource for designing with Microchip’s products. It provides design engineers with an annual forum for sharing and exchanging technical information on the Company’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, high-performance analogue and interface solutions, dsPIC digital signal controllers, wireless and mTouch sensing solutions, memory products, and MPLAB development systems – including the industry’s only singular IDE to support an entire 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontroller portfolio.

This three day conference offers a selection of more than 50 classes that cover a broad range of topics, taught by Microchip’s application and design engineers as well as selected industry experts. Learn from these experts and leave with everything needed to get up and running on new designs. Lectures, hands-on classes and unique Open Experts Lab sessions will cover a wide range of embedded control topics including new products and peripherals, C programming, firmware design, connectivity sessions on TCP/IP, USB, CAN and Bluetooth, graphics and capacitive-touch interface development, intelligent power supplies, motor control, selecting op-amps for sensor applications using an RTOS and low-power system design.

Registration is now open, with an early-bird discount available until 27 June 2015. For more information, visit www.microchip.com/eumasters

Extracurricular events include a BBQ Dinner and a Dinner Cruise along the river Spree.

 

Oct
5
Mon
Qt – Qt World Summit – Berlin
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Qt World SummitQt, the company behind the cross-platform application framework, is hosting its premier global event in Berlin, Germany, on 5-7 October 2015 – the Qt World Summit.

During the three-day event developers as well as business and product managers will be able to learn how Qt can support their technology strategy and quickly adapt to future application development and device creation trends.

The event will include various presentations and workshops on how the Qt cross-platform application and user interface development framework can be used to enhance, simplify and accelerate development for the leading desktop, embedded and mobile platforms.

The organisers write:

The ‘Qt World Summit’ has evolved from the well-established ‘Qt Developer Days’ to offer benefits for those familiar with Qt and also for those new to the technology. For business and product managers, the event is an opportunity to learn how industry leaders have used Qt to create their future-proof products as well as get insight on how Qt can be used in their product technology strategy in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and automation. The sessions will also present how companies can develop with Qt to create their own platforms, control their user experience and their business models. In fact, they will be given the chance to discover how simple it is to launch their own services on top of their independent platforms easily creating seamless integrations between their services and devices. They will also learn about Qt’s approach to the Internet of Things, which involves simply reusing their code with Qt and easily scaling their applications to various devices and screens.

For engineers and developers, the ‘Qt World Summit’ will also include an entire developer day where Qt development experts from the The Qt Company and the ecosystem will present Qt’s latest features, functions, and best practices, as well as several hands on sessions. The developer day will also be dedicated to technical collaboration, lightning talks and networking.

To register your interest for the Qt World Summit, visit www.qtworldsummit.com

 

Oct
6
Tue
The Technology Expo – London
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

technology expoThe launch of The Technology Expo is taking place on the 6-7 October in Central London.

Full details can be found at http://www.the-tech-expo.com

The organisers write:

The Technology Expo has been launched as a platform to showcase and educate on emerging and growing technologies with a focus on Augmented Reality & Contextual Technology / Location Based services.

ARTech Expo will feature as a high level dedicated conference, targeted networking opportunities, exhibition and awards plus with the added advantage of connecting with a larger, yet still targeted audience and increased opportunities to showcasing and explore partnerships.

Contextual Tech will become the focus for the 2nd conference track hosted at the event, the UK’s first event focusing on the growth and platform for contextual technology & location based services.

A third free to attend stage within our expo will feature showcases & workshops on AR, Context Tech, Wearables, 3D Robotics & Drones.

Key points

  • Held at central London venue on 6th & 7th October
  • One day dedicated conference on Augmented Reality & connected technologies
  • One day dedicated conference on Contextual Technology & connected technologies
  • Predicted 150+ conference delegates per track
  • Close net environment for targeted networking within exhibition area
  • Relaxed and informal atmosphere
  • Exposure to wider audience through two day exhibition
  • Unique opportunities to explore partnerships & collaborations
  • Inspiring interactive workshops & showcases within expo area
  • 1000 + visitors to exhibition & workshops
  • The Technology Awards 2015

 

Nov
24
Tue
Elektra Awards 2015 – London @ Lancaster London Hotel
7:00 pm – November 25, 2015 @ 1:00 am

elektra-winners-carousel-300x189The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2015 are launched this week.

Celebrating product innovation and business success in the industry for more than a decade, the Elektra Awards is recognised as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the electronics industry.

We invite companies to enter this year’s awards and be part of the Elektra 2015 success story.

The awards will be presented at the industry’s biggest gala evening dinner on Tuesday 24 November at the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.