EPDT October 2020 issue (inc. Power & Automotive features) now available online

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

03 October 2020

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This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Power technologies & Automotive applications, as well as EPDT's electronica preview, plus editorial on smart manufacturing in a post-pandemic world & the IET's latest

As COVID-19 restrictions start to tighten once again, my Editor's comment this month looks ahead to how smart manufacturing might help deliver sustainable success in the post-pandemic era... (p4 digital issue or web version).

The issue then opens with our traditional electronica show preview, as the organisers announced its move to a digital-only format for this year (p6 digital issue or web version).

Our cover story (p8 digital issue or web version) explores how ASICs & custom SoCs offer the ideal solution for design engineers developing IVI (in-vehicle infotainment) & ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) platforms.

Sticking with Automotive, as complex electronic systems drive more and more vehicle innovation, we discuss the implications for assessing the safety of automotive chips (p11 digital issue or web version); as advances in 4D radar technologies deliver image-like resolution to help enable autonomous vehicles, we review the demands placed on test systems to effectively calibrate such powerful sensors (p26 digital issue or web version); and as modern cars increasingly become mobile computing devices on wheels, we review options for closed loop testing of on-board telematics services (p30 digital issue or web version).

For Power, as the electrical systems in vehicles proliferate, we review the evolution of dual 12/48-volt automotive electrical systems and their requirements for power distribution & charging (p14 digital issue or web version); we talk to the UK’s largest designer & manufacturer of power supplies about its investment plans for its North Devon plant (p20 digital issue or web version); we explore how passive component manufacturers are developing technologies that will help unlock the full potential of wireless charging systems to drive accelerated adoption of EVs (p22 digital issue or web version); and we discuss how decentralised power supplies speed up the system planning process, simplify maintenance tasks & facilitate straightforward system expansion for smart manufacturing (p24 digital issue or web version).

And finally, our regular STEM Matters column reviews recent IET research into children’s & parent’s understanding of green jobs in STEM... (p34 digital issue or web version)

As always, I hope you enjoy the issue – and I’d love to hear what you think or any ideas for topics you’d like EPDT to cover in the future. You can email me at mark.gradwell@imlgroup.co.uk...

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