Electronics Industry Viewpoints & Comments

How to win the IoT game

Currently the IoT playing field is a massive free-for-all mix-up, with hints of star players but no real team spirit. The goal of winning the IoT match looks to be years away due to a lack of agreed-upon rules and a secure playing field. Penalty flags…

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Comment: Product-centric design is the right approach

For as long as many of us can remember, the PCB has been at the centre of the product design process. This PCB-centric design approach is characterised by PCB, mechanical and supply chain teams working in silos until the all the pieces come together at the prototype stage. If…

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Comment: Compiled code analysis is a must for designers

The rising demands will increase the need for automated quality checks. Actually, I believe that code analysis included in the day-to-day development work will soon cease to be an option and instead become a given. It’s already mandatory in many areas of the embedded industry to prove…

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Comment: Test sector must think 400G and 4G

  There will be a number of technologies that seem destined to have huge influence on the test and measurement sector during the course of 2015. Some have already started to see significant uptake, while others are only just beginning to emerge. There is no doubt that, given its early…

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Comment: Cars create sensor Nirvana in 2015

There are many areas within the automotive electronics market where there will be considerable progression during 2015. Automobile manufacturers are starting to introduce models that have semi-autonomous control. External sensors are helping ensure against road fatalities. Via the capture accurate data regarding possible hazards, automated driver assistance systems (ADAS…

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Comment: FPGAs must be protected from being cloned

We have historically experienced that while every technological advance brings its own fresh opportunities; it also creates an additional series of technological challenges for system designers. They must develop new products while addressing issues, such as power consumption, reliability, and especially security. In our hyperconnected world, it is essential that…

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Touch control doesn't mean scopes without buttons

We definitely see a trend emerging this year for smart operation of instruments, featuring capacitive touch screens, known from smartphones/tablets and going beyond the legacy resistive touch screens already available for some time. Oscilloscopes and other instruments are available which allow the user a multi-touch/gesture operation via…

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Five reasons why 2015 will be different

Robots in the home and the widespread availability of low-cost development boards are two of the  opportunities for electronics firms in 2015, writes Ashley Evans, director of electronics, techUK 1) Investment in capacity From 2015 and onwards we will see a resurgence of investment into capacity to build the…

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