EPDT December 2020 issue (inc. RF & Wireless + Consumer features + IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement) now available online
03 December 2020
This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on RF & Wireless technologies and Consumer applications, plus the latest edition of EPDT's twice-yearly IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement.
As the result of the US election starts to become clear, my Editor's comment this month considers the impact for science, engineering & technology (p4 digital issue or web version)...
Our cover story (p18 digital issue or web version) introduces IEC 62368-1, the new hazard-based testing standard for consumer electronics.
Sticking with Consumer, we review how to protect the electronics in wearable devices from the elements (p15 digital issue or web version).
For RF & Wireless, we discuss 5G technology and the applications it will enable, as well as the testing landscape (p6 digital issue or web version); we review 5 critical features of mmW isolators to explain how advancements in their design is benefitting electronics manufacturers working on next-gen wireless tech & apps (p8 digital issue or web version); and we explore how integrated RF transceivers are enabling smaller form factor, lower power consumption & cost, high channel-count phased-array radar platforms (p12 digital issue or web version).
The latest edition of our bi-annual IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement (p21 digital issue) outlines 5 trends for smart manufacturing in 2021 (p22 digital issue or web version); reviews design challenges for engineers integrating RF technologies into smart PPE wearables (p23 digital issue or web version); features a case study on how pharma giant, Bayer is embracing IoT technologies and a data-driven approach to improve performance & efficiency throughout its supply chain (p25 digital issue or web version); and explains why smart city sensor technologies demand environmental protection & flexible design (p28 digital issue or web version).
For T&M, we explore how design, validation & manufacturing of today’s advanced embedded systems & mechatronics products demands in-depth measurement of both analogue & digital signals (p30 digital issue or web version).
And finally, our regular STEM Matters column reviews this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which highlighted to young people that engineering is a creative, problem solving and exciting career that improves the world around us... (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. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org...
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