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      STEM Matters: Guest column – Getting to the heart of technology (06/01/2020)

      Play is an important part of toddlers’ development and some of the most commonly used toys, like building blocks & puzzles, are based on the principle of assembly & disassembly, to help children acquire dexterity and understand cause & effect. The same idea can be applied to the study of technology.

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      EPDT's H1 2020 IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement now available online (06/01/2020)

      Included in this month’s EPDT January issue, the first of this year's twice-yearly IoT & Industry 4.0 supplements is now available in print or digital editions.

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      EPDT January 2020 issue (inc. Embedded & Mil/Aero features + IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement) now available online (06/01/2020)

      This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Embedded technologies and Military & Aerospace applications, plus EPDT's twice-yearly IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement.

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      Electronics design rescue: why projects fail – and the road to recovery (03/01/2020)

      Even with the best requirements & specifications, electronics design projects can drift. Missed deadlines lead to slower time-to-market, frustration in both technical & management teams, and potential financial and reputational damage if a product isn’t delivered on time. The dreaded words, “stop ship” can cost a company dearly, with knock-on effects leading to financial loss or even penalties from customers.

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      Test instrumentation evolution for aerospace & defence gathers pace (03/01/2020)

      With order numbers continuing to increase for both commercial & military aircraft, Sam Darwish, UK & MEA Sales Director at T&M equipment rental & leasing specialist, Microlease tells us there is added pressure on the test & measurement (T&M) sector to meet the critical requirements of aerospace & defence (A&D) companies.

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      7 Industry 4.0 trends for 2020 (03/01/2020)

      Industry 4.0 is making manufacturing more productive & profitable than ever before. Jos Martin, Senior Engineering Manager at provider of mathematical computing software, MathWorks tells us about 7 major trends he expects to see in 2020 to help professionals foresee the technologies that will define the next decade – and where factory of the future is headed.

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      Taking the first steps to connectivity (03/01/2020)

      In this article, Paul Streatfield, Strategic Product Manager at industrial automation experts, Bosch Rexroth explores how & why sensors provide the ideal starting point on the journey to digitalisation – and shares advice on how to realise the business benefits of the internet of things (IoT).

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      12 billion IoT devices – and why design engineers should care... (03/01/2020)

      According to Gartner, it was expected that by 2020 there will be more than 12 billion IoT sensors & devices in use. The market is ever growing, with applications in everything from flight path optimisation & tracking production in oil fields to robotic control & vertical farming.

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      IoT pushes frequency control to new dimensions (03/01/2020)

      Much has been written about the Internet of Things (IoT), but what does it mean for users & manufacturers of frequency control products, asks Shaun Mellors, Director at AEL Crystals. IoT or Industry 4.0 represents the rapidly expanding concept of universally linked systems communicating together via the internet, usually with little or no human intervention, often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution.