• Article image

      Look behind you! Intelligent ADAS rear-view cameras (12/10/2017)

      With cars becoming more intelligent, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) can now offer drivers additional support – utilising more and more camera systems. The latest camera-based in-car ADAS systems monitor drivers’ fatigue and distraction levels.

    • Article image

      The connected car: security in embedded systems (25/09/2017)

      The world around us is increasingly connected. Just as we have become used to connectivity across all our media devices, including phones, tablets and TVs, another step change is about to occur: everything from smart fridges to washing machines and lights will become internet-connected.

    • Article image

      GDPR and the ‘chain of trust’ in IoT security (11/09/2017)

      With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into full enforceable effect in May 2018, two years after it was approved and adopted by the EU, regulators will have the power to fine companies up to €10m, or 2% of annual global revenue (whichever is greater), for failure to handle customers’ personal data in adherence with the regulations. This article explores why this legislation’s scope overshadows almost every aspect of IoT security. Whether it is health tracking,

    • Article image

      Driving brand recognition with enhanced MCU graphics capabilities (30/08/2017)

      Brand is everything when it comes to selling products for customers to buy – and more importantly – continue to buy. Anything with a screen is expected to have a polished look and feel and be easy to use. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), more and more simple devices now feature interactive display screens, presenting design challenges for engineers.

    • Article image

      Embedded vision: look and identify (25/08/2017)

      Embedded vision is proving more and more popular across a range of industry sectors, and is increasingly requiring FPGA-based hardware acceleration to alleviate processor workload. This article outlines the challenges and solutions involved, and explains how an ADAS demonstration unit works.

    • Article image

      Keeping autonomous vehicles on the road to success (04/04/2017)

      There was a virtual traffic jam of automotive brands and other tech heavyweights announcing their latest self-drive car initiatives at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with everyone from BMW to Hyundai announcing they were investing heavily in driverless vehicle technology. 

    • Article image

      Operational benefits (05/01/2017)

      Mary Tamar Tan from Microchip Technology explains how using op amp modules with other peripherals in 8-bit microcontrollers can reduce production costs and produce more efficient circuits.

    • Article image

      Investment brings rewards for EMS (03/11/2016)

      Electronics can be integrated into any device you can think of.

    • Article image

      Reinventing the spring-loaded probe pin (03/11/2016)

      By reinventing and fully automating the manufacturing process, spring probe pins can now deliver high performance at price of a stamped contact for high density, fine pitch applications.