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      STEM Matters: Primary Engineer: STEM by stealth… (05/11/2018)

      Regular readers of my #STEMmatters column will be familiar with the fact that there are a whole range of institutions, organisations and initiatives doing good work here in the UK to raise awareness of and promote STEM education and careers – often with their own take, angle or approach. One organisation that has been on my radar for a while, but that I hadn’t yet had an opportunity to connect with directly, was Primary Engineer.

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      Accelerating medical device testing with Averna’s NI PXI-based architecture (02/11/2018)

      Challenged with improving production efficiency, medical equipment manufacturer Spacelabs Healthcare looked to accelerate its test throughput and minimise operator tasks. As this piece discusses, after determining that increased automation, enabled by a flexible architecture built on the modular industry-standard PXI test instrumentation platform, could deliver the improvements and long-term benefits it was seeking.

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      How automation is transforming medical manufacturing (02/11/2018)

      OEMs that service the healthcare and medical sector are feeling the squeeze as new technologies introduce as many new challenges as they provide opportunities and solutions. This piece considers the role of automation in manufacturing and how it is answering old problems as it creates a fresh set of challenges – particularly for those researching, developing and producing medical devices and products.

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      Editorial: Brief answers to big questions… (02/11/2018)

      Stephen Hawking’s final book has recently been posthumously published, following the book launch that took place at London’s Science Museum, with a panel of Stephen Hawking's family and peers. Here, EPDT Editor Mark Gradwell discusses the legacy and messages that the Professor has brought to the world...

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      EPDT's November 2018 issue is now available! (01/11/2018)

      This month’s issue contains features on Electromechanical technologies and Medical applications. Our cover story (p6) explores how medtech wearables are transitioning to ‘invisibles’.

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      Signal generation & analysis for 5G NR (09/10/2018)

      5G New Radio promises gigabit connection speeds, increased connection density and improved energy efficiency compared to LTE. In December 2017, 3GPP completed the first set of implementable 5G standards, paving the way for full-scale trials and commercial deployments in 2019. This piece outlines some of the challenges – and solutions – for T&M.

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      How modern connectivity, autonomous driving and power applications are growing T&M industry (09/10/2018)

      Frost & Sullivan summarise how 5G, autonomous driving, IoT, data centres, power applications, and new high-speed digital standards are the growth engines of the electronic T&M equipment market for the next five years.

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      Coping with the EU Radio Equipment Directive in the automotive industry (08/10/2018)

      The wireless world is having a significant impact on the automotive supply chain. As levels of connectivity increase, and the automotive industry introduces ever-more complex and convergent technologies, so too does the compliance process become increasingly intricate and unpredictable – as this piece discusses.

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      STEM Matters: Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2018: The Big Assembly… (08/10/2018)

      Returning for the sixth year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will take place from the 5th to the 9th November 2018 – and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers, to inspire future engineers...