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      New higher resolution, larger format e-paper displays for demanding applications (06/01/2020)

      e-paper display specialist, Pervasive Displays (PDi) has announced its E24581JS084 5.8-inch & E2969JS084 9.7-inch tri-color electronic paper display (EPD) modules, offering high bi-stable image resolution of 134 dpi & 121 dpi respectively.

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      New mini-size 80 EVOTEC table-top plastic enclosures ideal for IoT/IIoT & other applications (06/01/2020)

      OKW’s EVOTEC designer table-top electronic enclosures are now available in a new smaller 80x50mm size – increasing the range to five plan sizes in total.

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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 for engineers & scientists, MathWorks tells us about 7 major trends he expects to see in 2020 that can 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.

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      FPGA primer: Programmable hardware offers scalable performance (03/01/2020)

      Programmability underpins the electronics industry, and it’s widely accepted that embedded software development now accounts for the majority of development budgets. However, programmability isn’t limited to microprocessors & microcontrollers.

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      Advanced technologies pave the way for new phased array radar architectures (03/01/2020)

      A proliferation of digital beamforming phased array technologies is emerging, spawned by both military & commercial applications, along with rapid advancements in RF integration at the component level. While discussion often centres around massive MIMO & automotive radar, a great deal of recent radar development & beamforming R&D has actually been in the defence industry – and is now being adapted for commercial applications.

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      Looking ahead to Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020 (03/01/2020)

      Here, we look ahead to Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, which returns to Farnborough from February 11th to 13th 2020, with Phil Valentine, Managing Director of show organisers, European Trade & Exhibition Services (ETES).

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      u-blox cellular module for industrial applications certified by SK Telecom (03/01/2020)

      u-blox, a provider of positioning & wireless communication technologies, has announced certification of its SARA-R410M-73B module for South Korea on SK Telecom’s LTE-M cellular network. The module series supports a broad spectrum of IoT applications, including smart metering, telematics, asset & vehicle tracking, security systems, building automation, as well as smart lighting solutions & connected health.

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      High-accuracy localisation in NXP V2X solution enabled by Septentrio mosaic GNSS module (03/01/2020)

      NXP, specialist in communication technology for embedded applications, is integrating Septentrio GNSS technology into its V2X (vehicle-to-everything) reference design & development boards. High-accuracy GNSS positioning specialist, Septentrio is providing mosaic™, a true multi-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS receiver module, delivering accurate & reliable global localisation, even in harsh environments.

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      IoT tech leader to showcase must-have smart home devices for 'intelligent living' at CES 2020 (02/01/2020)

      LEEDARSON IoT Technology, an ODM (original design manufacturer) partner for developing IoT products & the manufacturer behind many of today’s most well-known tech brands, will showcase its newest intelligent lighting products, IoT software & hardware, and system solutions at CES 2020 next week.

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      What you can't miss at CES 2020... (02/01/2020)

      CES 2020 is the world’s largest & most influential tech event, where the entire technology ecosystem gathers to conduct business, launch products, build brands and partner to solve some of the world’s most challenging issues.

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      TriEye & Porsche help drivers “see” better in low visibility (02/01/2020)

      TriEye, whose short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensing technology enhances visibility in adverse weather & night-time conditions, has announced a collaboration with sports car manufacturer, Porsche to improve visibility & performance of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) & autonomous vehicles (AV).

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      WIN SOURCE celebrates its 20-year anniversary (25/12/2019)

      WIN SOURCE, one of the fastest-growing electronic components distributors in the world, celebrates its 20-year anniversary. The celebration was held at the sixth floor, Banquet Hall, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel, China.

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      LEGO: the coolest toy in the universe... (23/12/2019)

      Probably for the first time, LEGO® has been cooled to the lowest temperature possible in an experiment by physicists at Lancaster University which reveals a surprising new use for the enduringly popular toy. Its special properties mean it could be useful in the development of quantum computing.

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      EngineeringUK is calling for new Board Members (19/12/2019)

      EngineeringUK is looking for new Board Members to help it achieve its ambition to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and grow the size & diversity of the talent pool for engineering.

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      Open letter to the Prime Minister from the National Engineering Policy Centre (19/12/2019)

      Following the General Election result, the National Engineering Policy Centre, representing 39 of the UK’s leading professional engineering bodies, has published an open letter to the Prime Minister setting out its key priorities for the new government. The letter, signed by the 39 engineering bodies, makes recommendations in 5 key areas, including calling for the implementation of the Perkins Review recommendations to secure the engineering skills needed for the future.