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      Editor’s comment: Not all heroes wear capes... (02/04/2021)

      OK, not even all superheroes wear capes – but you get the idea. Over this last 12 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted plenty of everyday heroes, from the obvious doctors, nurses & care professionals, to teachers getting to grips with new ways of educating & motivating students, to the many different types of critical & frontline key workers, including those helping ensure utilities, transport networks, emergency services & even..

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      EPDT April 2021 issue (inc. Power & Automotive features) now available online (02/04/2021)

      This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Power technologies & Automotive applications, as well as editorial discussing the new UNESCO Engineering Report, ‘Engineering for Sustainable Development’, published on World Engineering Day...

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      LIVE & updated! All the latest EPDT COVID-19 electronics industry news & stories... (02/04/2021)

      As the coronavirus pandemic outbreak continues to dominate the news cycle & media channels, EPDT is trying to feature all the best & latest COVID-19 electronics & manufacturing news, stories & updates for you – and now, we're collecting it together in one place for you in a regularly updated summary with links to the original posts...

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      It can’t always be lead: supercapacitor-based power buffer modules (01/04/2021)

      For many years, lead-acid batteries have been used almost exclusively in DC-UPS units for industrial systems. However, users have had to deal with the disadvantages of the limited lifetime, restricted temperature range & high weight of such batteries. Here, Michael Raspotnig, Senior Design Engineer at DIN rail power supply specialist, PULS Power explores an alternative option…

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      Power to the people… (01/04/2021)

      Electric vehicle sales are increasing rapidly across Europe, driving investment in charging infrastructure. As Alain Mignot, Inventory & Service Manager at electronic T&M equipment rental, leasing & sales provider, Electro Rent tells us here, it’s vital that this transition is supported by rigorous testing of a broad range of technologies at every stage of development to ensure that charging can be conducted as quickly & reliably as possibl

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      Ensuring LiDAR automotive distance sensor precision with the right TIA (01/04/2021)

      For autonomous vehicles to succeed, passengers must trust the car’s sensors & software to guide them safely & accurately to the destination. The key to delivering on this trust lies in the fusion of inputs from various sensor types to enhance accuracy, redundancy & safety, a technique that has been enabling advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

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      The roads of the future are electric: EMC considerations for EV charging points (01/04/2021)

      New electric vehicle (EV) models are being introduced almost daily & the market forecast for BEVs (battery electric vehicles) predicts very strong growth over coming years. In 2018, market share of EVs reached approximately 2.5% & the number of EVs built worldwide rose to more than two million units for the first time.

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      Guide to the selection & application of fuses to deliver protection at the right level (01/04/2021)

      Although fuses are most associated with safety, and protecting people from high voltages & current, their use isn’t limited to high power. Fuses are also commonly used in products where the components or interfaces need some level of protection.

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      Enduring bonds: optimising EV battery reliability (01/04/2021)

      The reliability of battery pack & power modules used in EVs depends largely on the performance & integrity of hundreds of wire bonds. Here, electronics engineer, technical writer & founder of technical communications agency, Declaration, Richard Warrilow talks to supplier to the microelectronic & advanced technology research & industrial sectors, Inseto & electronic manufacturing solutions provider, Custom Interconnect Limited (CIL)...