EPDT January 2021 issue (inc. Sensors & Medical features + Distribution supplement) now available online
04 January 2021
This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Sensor technologies and Medical applications, plus the latest edition of EPDT's twice-yearly Electronics Distribution supplement.
As the end of the transition period and Brexit proper is finally upon us, my Editor's comment this month considers the impact for UK electronics and manufacturing (p4 digital issue or web version)...
Our cover story (p6 digital issue or web version) explores why surging numbers and types of sensors in vehicles are both an opportunity and a challenge for the automotive electronics industry.
Sticking with Sensors, we explain how the future of autonomous systems relies upon sensing technology advances that will enable higher levels of autonomy (p12 digital issue or web version).
For Medical, we include a Q&A about the trend towards miniaturisation and portability in MedTech – and its impact on device power (p8 digital issue or web version); we review precise air movement technologies being widely deployed in critical medical and scientific equipment in the fight against COVID-19 (p10 digital issue or web version); following recent updates to safety standards, we outline some of the important factors in the selection of medical power supplies (p15 digital issue or web version); and we explain how new mobile mesh technology is helping care homes cope with COVID-19 (p18 digital issue or web version).
Our bi-annual Electronics Distribution supplement (p21 digital issue) opens with an intro from the ecsn (Electronic Components Supply Network) Chairman, reviewing industry performance in a tough year – and looking ahead to 2021 (p22 digital issue or web version). We also include a Q&A with a leading distributor on how it has fared during the pandemic, the market, the outlook moving forward – and how it has supported customers (p26 digital issue or web version); and we explain how distributors can help design engineers developing IoT products with the tech – freeing them up to focus on the business case (p29 digital issue or web version).
And finally, for T&M, we explain the role batteries play in achieving reliable instrumentation – and the challenges design engineers must consider (p32 digital issue or web version).
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