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      Matter Expands Opportunities for Smart Home Product Developers (03/04/2024)

      By guaranteeing interoperability between Thread, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, Matter will make it easy for developers to build innovative devices for implementation in any home automation ecosystem. This article explores the array of possibilities.

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      Using 3D Modelling to Better Understand the Signal Integrity Influences of ESD Protection Devices (28/03/2024)

      Major technological changes are currently underway that are looking to reshape the automobile industry. Among the most significant developments are requirements for enhanced connectivity, data transmission and infotainment options - for both drivers and passengers.

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      EMC Coexistence Challenges for Medical Power Systems (26/03/2024)

      The plethora of products transmitting RF signals means that it is very difficult for medical equipment manufacturers to ensure their hardware is secure, when using either published international standards or proprietary protocols (often operating at unlicensed frequencies within the ISM or MICS bands), to properly operate without interfering with or experiencing interference effects from other items of equipment.

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      Solving BEV Weight Issues via a New Power Architecture (22/03/2024)

      With many battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) being as much as 33% heavier than their counterparts based on internal combustion engine (ICE) technology, it is clear that they have a serious weight problem. This was highlighted by the US National Transportation Safety Board, which noted that; “The Ford F-150 Lightning is between 907kg to 1360kg heavier than the non-electric version.”

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      Battle of the Bands: 6G Edition (18/03/2024)

      Each generation of wireless technology has leveraged new frequency bands to expand services and deliver more bandwidth to consumers. 6G will be no exception - like other generations of mobile technology before it, there is an intent to harmonise the spectrum globally. But this won’t be easy, as this article explains.

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      Navigating the Evolving Landscape of EV Battery Pack Design (14/03/2024)

      The electric vehicle (EV) industry is constantly advancing - with manufacturers continuously exploring innovative battery designs to increase energy density for better range, optimise space utilisation and reduce overall battery cost (which currently accounts for around 30% of the total cost of a car, according to Statista’s estimations).

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      Enhancing EV Safety & Performance: The Essential Role of Temperature Monitoring (12/03/2024)

      The continuous monitoring of voltage, current and temperature are crucial for electric vehicle (EV) battery packs to maintain predictable performance and for the constituent cells to stay within their safe operating area (SOA). However, maintaining safety requires frequent and accurate monitoring. By reassessing how we approach monitoring EV battery temperatures, could we enhance safety and performance?

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      Tracking Trillions of Parts Using Semiconductor ULT (11/03/2024)

      In 2023, the global semiconductor industry shipped a total that was close to 1.2 trillion devices. Each of these devices went through a specific fabrication process, followed by assembly, testing and packing. In between these steps, they would have interacted with several workflows and various items of equipment. A process called unit-level traceability (ULT) is used to track all of these semiconductor production activities.

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      Delivering Safety & Security Through Digital Isolation (06/03/2024)

      Silicon integration has revolutionised many different sectors and is continuing to do so in places where there is a need to handle electrical energy at scale. Automotive, industrial and green energy systems all call for the ability to use power transistors - so as to capture energy or convert it into motion through electric motors. This article looks at ensuring the protection of the delicate accompanying devices.