Top 14 stories on EPDT in May 2019...

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

03 June 2019

Top 14 stories on EPDT in May 2019...

As June begins, we've reviewed the most popular stories – as determined by our readers – across EPDT’s website & newsletter during the last month...

So, we’ve totted up the most clicked and read stories from the EPDT website and newsletter during May 2019 – and now, we feature the top 14 for EPDT readers to review and revisit in this post.

The list features an inspiring array of technology and topics – including celebrations of British engineering achievements, research revealing the 'distraction danger' of wearing headphones, help for electronics engineers on updated RoHS2 regulations, the UK's first 5G network and the 'B' word.

Review the list and you’re certain to find something of interest and/or use – and we aim to ensure that 2019 continues to deliver the same diverse and engaging mix of valuable, relevant content for you!

Here’s the list (with links to each story):

1. British engineering celebrated with Royal Mail stamps
Celebrating the best of British engineering over the last 50 years, Royal Mail has released a new set of 10 special stamps, featuring 3 previous winners of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award – which marks its 50th anniversary in 2019.

2. 99% of manufacturers preparing for growth despite challenging market conditions, reveals research
Majority of UK manufacturers say regulatory change is impacting business, but are responding by investing in new technologies & 'Brand Britain'.

3. British public proud of UK engineering innovation achievements, according to poll
A recent YouGov opinion poll commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering indicates that a high proportion (88%) of the British public are proud of the UK’s engineering achievements.

4. STEM Matters: NMiTE – Britain’s first dedicated engineering university…
NMiTE (New Model in Technology & Engineering), first in a new wave of ‘challenger’ universities following government changes designed to shake up the sector, was inaugurated last year.

5. 1 in 4 Brits in ‘distraction danger’ when wearing headphones, according to research
Call for ‘hearable’ technologies to help improve safety, as new research from Audio Analytic shows that around a quarter of Brits have put themselves in danger in the last year while wearing headphones.

6. EPDT's 2019 PXI for Test & Measurement supplement now available online
Included in this month’s EPDT May issue, this year's annual EPDT PXI for T&M supplement is now available in print or digital editions, featuring an intro from the PXISA President and technical articles from some of the leading industry players in PXI, covering a range of T&M topics and PXI applications.

7. Editor's comment: The 'B' Word…
We've now passed not only the Article 50-triggered 29th March date for leaving the EU, but also the (first) extension date of April 12th – but like a long-running soap opera, Brexit rumbles on. Parliament remains deadlocked, strong feelings & deep divisions persist, while much of business (and Europe) looks on aghast.

8. White paper helps EEE manufacturers prepare for updated EU RoHS2 regulations
Manufacturers of electrical & electronic equipment (EEE) face fresh challenges to maintain CE Mark status for their products when the EU's new RoHS2 regulations come into force in summer 2019.

9. Shining a light on UV curing for 3D printing
Design teams test the aerodynamics of F1 cars with prototypes in wind tunnels. Using full-size models in the testing process is expensive & time-consuming, so development engineers often use smaller-scale 3D models during testing – but how can they be sure that prototypes will be up to scratch?

10. UK's first 5G network to be launched in 6 cities on May 30th by EE
EE has announced the launch of the UK's first commercial 5G service, with new 5G plans, a range of six new 5G smartphones & devices, and 5G available from 30th May 2019, starting in 6 cities: London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh & Belfast.

11. Continuous lane-accurate positioning possible – even in challenging urban environments
u-blox's new ZED-F9K GNSS & dead reckoning module improves positioning performance 10x over standard precision technology.

12. New PM must solve Brexit dilemma fast, urge Britain’s manufacturers
In response to Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation, Britain’s manufacturers & businesses are calling on whoever takes over as PM to quickly find a solution to the Brexit dilemma.

13. The role of PXI in 5G new radio RF tests
5G promises faster, more reliable communications. To enable mobile broadband communications, 5G uses existing & new technologies to achieve extreme data throughputs. With limited 4G LTE spectrum, 5G new radio (NR) introduces mmWave operating bands, wider channel bandwidths & complex multi-antenna configurations that all bring new demands for test.

14. Safety & eco-friendliness the top priorities for future cars, say European consumers
A recent YouGov survey carried out for Faurecia Clarion Electronics highlights safety & sustainability as the key consumer considerations for future cars in the UK, France, Germany & Italy.

You can also review the:

•    Top 15 stories in April 2019...
•    Top 13 stories in March 2019...
•    Top 10 stories in February 2019...
•    Top 10 stories in January 2019...

•    Top 12 stories on EPDT in 2018...


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