EPDT March 2021 issue (inc. Displays & Communications features + EMS Outsourcing supplement) now available online

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

02 March 2021

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This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Displays technologies & Communications applications, plus the latest edition of EPDT's twice-yearly Electronics Outsourcing supplement.

My Editor's Comment this month considers how, even as the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 12 months has meant restrictions on many aspects of our lives, work & study, it has also accelerated digital transformation... (p4 digital issue or web version)

Our sponsored cover story (p6 digital issue or web version) looks at how to reduce noise in sensorless field-oriented motor control – even at low speed.

For Displays, we feature a Q&A examining how 2020 has shifted the technology curve for industrial displays (p10 digital issue or web version); and we review how one of the pioneers of e-paper displays scaled up from small scale manufacture of a disruptive innovation to mass production of a mature technology (p12 digital issue or web version).

For Communications, we include a tutorial exploring the outlook for legacy 2G & 3G cellular networks, before considering the viability of current 4G LTE networks as 5G networks mature (p15 digital issue or web version); and we review the application of wireless technologies in industrial environments, particularly LoRa, through a number of IIoT case studies (p20 digital issue or web version).

EPDT March 2021 H1 Electronics Outsourcing supplement cover

Our bi-annual Electronics Outsourcing supplement (p25 digital issue) opens with a review of how COVID-19 is impacting outsourced contract electronics manufacturing (p26 digital issue or web version). We also reflect on the lessons that electronics manufacturers can learn from fast fashion when it comes to ethical & transparent sourcing (p27 digital issue or web version); and we include a tutorial that breaks down the process of how a PCB is produced (p29 digital issue or web version).

And finally, for T&M, we include a case study about the testbed a university lab built using a software-defined radio platform to advance 5G telecommunications research (p32 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...

Mark Gradwell


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