EPDT December 2021 issue (inc. Power & Consumer features + IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement) now available online
02 December 2021
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This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Power technologies & Consumer applications, plus the latest edition of EPDT's IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement.
My Editor's Comment this month explores ‘activist engineering’, a philosophy around social responsibility for engineers that aims to empower them to step back and ask: What is the problem? And does this problem require a technological solution?... (p4 digital issue or web version)
Our cover story (p14 digital issue or web version) explores how consumer electronics suppliers are increasingly looking to make both their products & operations more sustainable.
Sticking with Consumer, we explain how client compute consumer electronics devices operating at the edge can now support AI/ML capabilities that provide users with new capabilities & experiences (p12 digital issue or web version).
For T&M, we review how a new optical heart rate measurement system, built into earbuds, was tested (p30 digital issue or web version).
For Power, we explain how baseplate-cooled power converter modules (also known as ‘bricks’) provide ideal building blocks for integration into end equipment such as rugged outdoor sealed enclosures, transportation & defence applications (p8 digital issue or web version); we discuss how brushless DC (BLDC) motors help address demand for higher energy efficiency – and how engineers can bring BLDC designs to market faster (p5 digital issue or web version); and we outline what new standard, IEC 61850 means for the digitalization of power suppliers (p11 digital issue or web version).
The latest edition of EPDT's bi-annual IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement (p17 digital issue) focuses primarily on security, opening with a look at how Tamper Resistant Elements (TREs) can help secure the IoT (p18 digital issue or web version). We also explore how innovations in industrial automation across robotics, sensors & connectivity – allied to new ways to obtain & analyse data – are driving the digital transformation of manufacturing (p20 digital issue or web version); we review how the IoT represents a new frontier for cybersecurity threats (p23 digital issue or web version); and we explain how pre-provisioned hardware-based secure elements can be used to protect IoT deployments of any size (p26 digital issue or web version).
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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 email@example.com...
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