Electronics Industry Viewpoints & Comments

Wearables market is a question of device security

Wearable devices are now at the heart of just about every discussion related to the internet of things (IoT), and the full range of new capabilities pervasive connectivity can bring. We are still in the very early stages of their life cycle, but some questions need to be answered before…

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Digital power design's latest standard explained

The demand to provide sophisticated power management functions, along with a desire to reduce board space and the number of external components are the drivers that have led power system designers to increasingly turn to digital power over the past decade. However it has been the development of off-the…

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Comment: LEDs light up UK suppliers

LED street lights shine brightly on the industry right now. In the past the UK electronics sector was heavily dependent on defence and telecommunications for its large infrastructure business. These sectors, while still important to suppliers, are no longer the cash-cows they were in the 1980s and 1990s. In…

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Are you using the right semiconductor process?

When we consider the many intelligent systems and gadgets present in our lives on a daily basis – from e-book readers to medical devices to electric and hybrid vehicles – it is natural to assume that they are made possible by the evolution of silicon semiconductor technology and the associated size…

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Design motor control out of the box, says Renesas

At next week’s Electronica exhibition in Munich, Renesas Electronics Europe will be launching a line up of next-generation solutions kits, which will enable accelerated customer design success through rich software functionality and added-value services on Renesas hardware platforms, right out of the box. The range of solutions…

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CUI v-p: New power design needed for high current processors

The skyrocketing demand for video streaming, the number of mobile devices now connected to the Internet, and the ever-wider adoption of cloud computing is creating the need for new equipment to provide greater speed and capacity in the network infrastructure. This, in turn, is driving IC companies to push…

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Omron COO: Low power revolution in sensor design

  Energy efficiency in ubiquitous components will be a major differentiator for manufacturers of electromechanical switches and sensors, writes Leon Mordang Delivering more for less energy is very much the name of the game in our industry as Electronica 2014 rolls around. Emech and sensors are proving to be two…

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Intersil director: Car technology can make pedestrians safer

Safety has always been a critical focus area for automakers, and technology advances have dramatically improved vehicle safety statistics, with fatalities decreasing by more than 50% over the last three decades alone. Safety concerns have now shifted from automobile accidents involving another vehicle to reducing the number of accidents involving…

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