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Elektra Awards 2014 427Elektra Awards 2014 open for entries

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2014 are launched this week. 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.

We invite companies to enter this year’s awards and be part of the Elektra 2014 success story.

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October – November 2014

Oct
22
Wed
Electronics and Embedded Design Shows – Coventry @ ricoh arena
3:30 pm – October 23, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

electronics design shows

Attend this autumn’s Electronics and Embedded Design Shows and get the inside track on the latest thinking in electronic engineering. Register to:
• Meet over 90 market-leading exhibitors to discuss the latest product and design innovations.
• Take part in a range of practical workshops that will offer many innovative solutions to your design problems.
• Join a number of focused conference sessions presented by electronics experts from leading companies.

Register now for the Electronics and Embedded Design Shows,

22-23 October, and gain insider knowledge from the following electronics design experts at:
• Rolls-Royce
• National Graphene Institute
• General Dynamics
• MIRA
• CERN
• Raspberry Pi
• Arkessa
• Altium
• Future Facilities
• Silicon Labs
• Plus, many more…

Don’t miss your chance to learn from the experts. Benefit from FREE conference and workshop sessions if you register and book before 30 September (normal price £99 each).

For the full conference programme, workshop agenda, exhibitor list and more details about the exhibition, visit www.electronicsdesignshow.co.uk

 

Oct
28
Tue
Motiv8 – Power Management Techniques & Sensor Technologies Forum – Oxford @ Williams F1
Oct 28 all-day

Motiv8 Power Management TechniquesThe next Motiv8 Forum is the Power Management Techniques & Sensor Technologies Forum. It is a free one day technical forum for engineers, and it takes place at the Williams F1 HQ.

Where – Williams F1 HQ, Oxford, OX12 0DQ
When – 28th October 2014
Registration – OPEN
Keynote Speaker – Williams

The organisers write:

1 day Forums, free of charge to attend, focusing on high growth technologies and markets. following a proven format of short technical presentations, and workshops, supported by a networking and desktop presentations area, with key industry speakers and Engineers from leading International Manufactures and Suppliers.

Full event details and to register »

 

 

Oct
29
Wed
Rohde & Schwarz – Fundamentals of Modern Spectrum Analysis seminar – Reading @ Wokefield Park, Reading
Oct 29 all-day

Fundamentals of modern Spectrum AnalysisRohde & Schwarz is hosting a free one day seminar on the Fundamentals of Modern Spectrum Analysis.

The seminar is being held at Wokefield Park, Reading on the 29th October 2014.

The organisers write:

The seminar is designed for engineers that are new to the field of spectrum analysis or require a brush up to increase efficiency in day to day work, whilst understanding the features available from a modern spectrum analyser platform.

It will cover the basics of spectrum analysis and move into more advanced topics such as phase noise and realtime spectrum analysis. We will look at what a modern spectrum analyser architecture offers. Some key applications are discussed that make use of more modern wideband architectures as well as considerations during measurements.

Each section will comprise of presentations followed with practical examples explaining each topic:

  • An Introduction to Spectrum Analysis
  • Noise Figure
  • Spectrum Analysers Advanced
  • Fundamentals of Modern Spectrum & Signal Analysers
  • Automating Modern Instruments for Speed and Repeatability
  • Wideband Applications and Measurement Considerations

Registration for the seminar will start at 09.00 and aim to finish at 16.30. Buffet lunch will be provided.

Full details & registration »

 

 

Oct
30
Thu
Android – London Droidcon 2014 @ Business Design Centre
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
London Droidcon 2014

London Droidcon 2014

As part of their warm-up for London Droidcon 2014, the organisers have highlighted the five most-watched videos from last year.

Check them out (note, you will need to register with Skills Matter):

Droidcon London is now in its 7th year and will be running Thursday 30th – Friday 31st October 2014.

We’re going to be bringing you another great lineup of brand new speakers, as well as some old friends like Al Sutton, Cyanogen and Dr Chris Bridges.

We’ll also be featuring the latest bleeding-edge devices, like the Smart Mirror from last year! Android is becoming the definitive “OS of Things”, so this is your opportunity to see all the latest developments.

More info on the event »

 

Nov
4
Tue
NI – NIDays 2014 – Graphical System Design Conference @ The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Nov 4 all-day

NIDays2014You can now register for NIDays 2014, which is National Instrument’s Graphical System Design Conference.

It takes place Tuesday 4th November at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London.

NI writes:

Join us at NIDays, the annual graphical system design technical conference and exhibition that brings together more than 600 innovators representing a spectrum of industries, from automotive and telecommunications to robotics and energy. Learn about the latest technology to accelerate productivity for software-defined systems in test, measurement and control.

Register for NIDays 2014 »

 

Nov
11
Tue
Samtec – Signal Integrity Seminars – Electronica 2014 @ Messe Munchen
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

icm-munich-240Samtec is running a series of free seminars during Electronica 2014 (Hall B4, Booth 407).

The organisers write:

The seminars, which focus on high speed interconnect design considerations, are presented by Scott McMorrow, President and SI Consultant of Teraspeed® Consulting. The 20 minute seminars are free, reservations are not required, and time will be available afterwards for questions and discussion.

Seminar topics include:

  • PCB Material Selection For High Speed Design: “This seminar will discuss different types of laminate systems that can be chosen for various design applications. We will emphasize the predictability of losses, the use of various types of copper foil treatments, and the impact of fiberglass weave.”
  • Connector Figures Of Merit: “This seminar will discuss relative figures of merits for connectors and how to use them in selecting a connector for a particular design. Emphasis will be on data available on-line from Samtec.”
  • High Fidelity Signal Integrity Modeling: “This seminar will discuss the need for precise signal integrity modeling for high performance systems. This will include a discussion on making accurate measurements, material properties, benchmarking of electromagnetic solvers to measurements, and statistical analysis.”

Seminar times and dates:

Tuesday, 11 November, 2014:
10:30 am: PCB Material Selection for High Speed Design
1:30 pm: Connector Figures of Merit
3:30 pm: High Fidelity Signal Integrity Modeling

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014:
10:30 am: High Fidelity Signal Integrity Modeling
1:30 pm: PCB Material Selection for High Speed Design
3:30 pm: Connector Figures of Merit

Thursday, 13 November, 2014:
10:30 am: Connector Figures of Merit
1:30 pm: High Fidelity Signal Integrity Modeling
3:30 pm: PCB Material Selection for High Speed Design

 

Electronica 2014 – Munich @ Messe Munchen
3:15 pm – November 14, 2014 @ 4:15 pm

electronica 2014

electronica is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will once again be the global industry platform where all things electronic come together. From November 11 to 14, visitors to Munich will be able to learn about all aspects of the electronic industry – from components and systems to test and measurement and on to the latest electronic applications and services. This year’s truly international trade fair will highlight automotive, embedded systems, medical electronics and lighting, as well as the key themes of security and energy efficiency.

The program of conferences and forums will explore these exhibition topics in greater depth. By using the links in this newsletter, you can find out all there is to know about electronica 2014 and you can also save time and money by pre-registering.

“By attending this year’s electronica, you can be one of more than 70,000 people who get the chance to see and discuss the latest products and services from more than 2,500 exhibitors. You can help us to celebrate half a century of electronica with our exhibitors, visitors and partners. We don’t just want to look back, but more importantly, look forward to the next 50 years. Electronics is an essential part of our lives. In November, electronica exhibitors will again be showing what will drive our society forward in the future.”

Anke Odouli – Exhibition Director

Comprehensive conference and forums program

Within the exhibition halls, several forums will invite visitors to exchange ideas and dialog. The range of forum topics – Automotive, Embedded, electronica and Exhibitor Forum as well as the PCB & Components Market Place – is applications-oriented and will allow visitors to learn about current and future issues. These topics will be explored in greater depth within this year’s electronica conference program.

Automotive Conference
The electronica automotive conference, supported by ZVEI, will be held on November 10 at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München. The conference will investigate the major technology trends and strategies of the international automotive industry. Speakers will include representatives of following companies: Audi, BMW, Daimler, Freescale, Infineon, Intel, Osram, Renesas and Visteon.

Embedded Platforms Conference
For the second time, the embedded platforms conference will be looking at new technologies, proven solution approaches and services for the development of embedded systems. The conference will take place on November 12 and 13, in parallel with electronica, at the Press Center East of the Messe München.

Wireless Congress
At the Wireless Congress ‘Systems & Application’, organized by “Elektronik” magazine, ZVEI and electronica at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center Munich on November 12 and 13, industry experts will discuss the technical aspects of present and future wireless technologies, primarily for industrial use.

IT2Industry Conference
The industrial sector is currently facing a radical change: information and communication technologies are interconnecting production and the industrial area in a completely new way. In the confluence of manufacturing, IT and internet, the ITC sector is of special importance. It provides the infrastructure, knowledge of the process, the software-intensive embedded systems – and brings it all securely to the customer. By means of technical lectures and examples of best practice, the IT2Industry Conference will present the specific consequences of this “fourth industrial revolution” for industry and production.

Full details are available by following this link: http://electronica.de/en/home/congress-events

 

Nov
12
Wed
ERA Conference 2014 – Electrical and electronic equipment and the environment @ HILTON LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT
9:00 am – November 13, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
ERA 2014

ERA 2014

Running 12-13 November, the ERA Conference 2014 is hosted at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport.

The organisers write:

ERA is delighted to announce the dates for its 16th annual environmental conference, “Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment 2014”. This world-renowned conference will be taking place on 12-13 November 2014 at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport.

Since its inception, the event has been unique in covering the very latest in environmental product regulation affecting electrical products from materials, through design, use and end-of-life. EEE 2014 has already secured a host of guest speakers ready to impart their expertise and ensure that delegates are up-to-date with the fast changing face of environmental legislation and compliance.

The leading event of its kind, the conference covers all the latest news regarding substance issues (the RoHS2 Directive and REACH), ecodesign, end-of-life (the new WEEE2 Directive), responsible sourcing (conflict minerals) and sustainability.

Find more info at: www.era.co.uk/events/era-conference-2014/

Nov
19
Wed
RS – DesignSpark PCB for beginners workshop – University of Hertfordshire @ University of Hertfordshire
Nov 19 all-day

RS Exclusive EventsRS is hosting a one day workshop on its design tool DesignSpark PCB, aimed at beginners, at the University of Hertfordshire. It is one of the RS University’s educator days.

There will be a guest speaker from Red Pitaya and prize giveaways including Arduino Starter Kits and aRepRapPro Omerod 3D Printer.

The organisers write:

The ideal tool for rapid prototyping, DesignSpark PCB is RS Components’ no charge PCB design tool that has no restrictive limitations or licensing. The software has proved immensely popular, with over 250,000 registered users and an ever growing online community sharing their creative achievements.

Attend on the 19th of November to learn from DesignSpark PCB specialists how to use the tool with a full, one day workshop and learn to unleash your creative potential. 

Registration is free for those in academia.

More details and registration »

See also: RS – DesignSpark Mechanical for beginners workshop – University of Hertfordshire

 

Nov
20
Thu
RS – DesignSpark Mechanical for beginners workshop – University of Hertfordshire @ University of Hertfordshire
Nov 20 all-day

RS Exclusive EventsRS is hosting a one day workshop on its design tool DesignSpark Mechanical, aimed at beginners, at the University of Hertfordshire. It is one of the RS University’s educator days

The event will be joined by 3D printing experts 3D Systems, who will give a talk and demonstration on their range of 3D printers.

The organisers write:

For the educators who find they are spending more time teaching their students how to use complex 3D CAD packages rather than mechanical theory, DesignSpark Mechanical is the perfect tool. Easy to learn thanks to its intuitive and unique “Direct Modelling” system, DesignSpark Mechanical will have you creating intricate 3D designs in hours.

Attend on the 20th of November to learn from DesignSpark Mechanical experts how to create complex geometry instantly with DesignSpark Mechanical.

Registration is free for those in academia.

More details and registration »

See also: RS – DesignSpark PCB for beginners workshop – University of Hertfordshire

 

 

Nov
26
Wed
Elektra Awards 2014 @ Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace
7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Elektra tropies

Elektra tropies

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2014 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 2014 success story.

New for this year is an award category celebrating Internet-of-Things Product Innovation.

This Award will be presented to a semiconductor reference design or system level product which best demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness of the internet-of-things.

The Elektra Awards 2014 will also look for the Electronics Technology Blog of the Year, which will be selected by visitors to the Electronics Weekly website in an online vote.

The awards will be presented at the industry’s biggest gala evening dinner on Wednesday 26 November. This year the Elektra Awards has a great new venue, the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.

To find out more about all the Elektra 2014 categories and how to enter, see: www.elektraawards.co.uk