EPDT's August 2018 issue is now available

31 July 2018

EPDT's August 2018 cover

This month’s issue, online and in print, contains features on Component technologies and Industrial applications; our cover feature highlights ongoing PCB component availability issues for electronics OEMs – and outlines some tips on what they can do to mitigate them.

For Components, we also review how ultra-miniature quartz crystals are helping enable wireless medical-implantable remote patient monitoring systems (p9); and we explain how water-resistant technology is influencing electronic product design, helping make them ‘life-proof’ (p15).

For Industrial, we offer insights into the practical application of Industry 4.0 technologies (p23); we also explain what Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet are – and how they differ (p28); and we explore the growing trend of plug-and-play technologies for implementing Industry 4.0 in industrial plants (p26).

On page 19, we consider how keeping IoT devices secure must start before the very first eval board is powered up – and continue through to safe decommissioning at end-of-life. For T&M, we emphasise why test is of course an essential part of the design and production process (p30).

And last but not least, Mark Gradwell’s STEM column discusses how educators can capitalise on World Cup fever to encourage young people’s interest in science, technology and engineering (p34).

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We hope you enjoy the issue, and are always open to your thoughts!

Until next time,

Sam Holland
Assistant Editor

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