EPDT April 2022 issue (inc. Power & Automotive features) now available

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

02 April 2022

EPDT April 2022 cover image
EPDT April 2022 cover image

This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Power technologies & Automotive applications, plus a show preview for UKEmbedded.

As a new report on Engineering Ethics is published, my Editor's Comment this month explores the role and importance of ethical decision making, culture and practice in maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession (p4 digital issue or web version)…  

We preview a new technical conference for the UK embedded design community, in Coventry this May (p6 digital issue or web version).

Meanwhile, as the automotive industry moves towards digitalisation, our cover story (p16 digital issue or web version) considers how, to fuel this transformation, companies must effectively generate, organise, mine and analyse data.

Sticking with Automotive, we review a consistent, powerful, well supported and scalable DSC platform that engineers can use to help simplify design and development of an expanding range of automotive and e-mobility use cases (p8 digital issue or web version).

For Power, we outline how wide bandgap SiC & GaN transistors will pave the way for the next generation of mains voltage power converters for electronic devices, resulting in significant improvements in size and power efficiency (p20 digital issue or web version); we describe a compact electronic fuse that provides overcurrent protection on DC power supply rails, as well as overcoming passive fuse shortcomings (p23 digital issue or web version); we investigate the energy demands of typical wireless IoT devices, and the challenges electronics design engineers face when measuring power consumption and accurately predicting battery life (p26 digital issue or web version); and for the critical analysis of power usage, we explain why design engineers are increasingly turning to SMUs – an electronic instrument that can source and measure at the same time (p29 digital issue or web version).

And finally, for T&M, we explain how the most basic instrument on most electronics design benches – the DC bench PSU – is evolving as applications demand new features and flexibility (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...

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