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      LIVE & updated! All the latest EPDT COVID-19 electronics industry news & stories... (02/06/2021)

      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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      Challenges & issues in RF testing for wireless products (01/06/2021)

      Designers often want to test the performance of RF wireless products, such as Bluetooth modules, as part of the product selection process. However, they may find the final performance of their products in the field subsequently bears little relationship to their lab tests.

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      IT vs OT: reduce overheads & downtime with OT to IT convergence (01/06/2021)

      The convergence of IT (information technology) into OT (operational technology) machinery opens the door to a world of transparency & risk mitigation not normally available in the industrial space – and reducing downtime, overheads & operational issues are just some of the benefits to making the transition into an IIoT (industrial IoT) integrated OT installation.

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      Sensor-to-satellite: democratising the IoT (01/06/2021)

      Alastair Williamson, CEO at Cambridge-based experts in secure, intelligent connectivity for IoT & 5G, Wyld Networks, looks at the progress to democratise the Internet of Things (IoT) & how the next generation of sensor-to-satellite solutions provides the key to delivering truly affordable, universal access…

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      Design Engineering Expo: Propelling the future of design (01/06/2021)

      Design Engineering Expo, part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week, is the brand new event for the sector, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 7-8 June 2022.

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      Tutorial: EtherCAT primer – real-time industrial Ethernet for automation (01/06/2021)

      The foundations of Ethernet for Control Automation Technology (EtherCAT) were established nearly 40 years ago. Today, the Ethernet-based fieldbus system is standardised in IEC 61158 and is indispensable in a wide array of advanced industrial automation applications. Here, Rolf Horn, Applications Engineer at electronic component distributor, Digi-Key Electronics outlines the origins, core elements, timeline & current status of the real-time industrial E

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      Moving on up in frequency: D-band mmWave technology for next gen 5G xHaul (01/06/2021)

      The deployment of 5G networks has brought a demand for high-capacity, high-speed wireless links for backhaul. While E-band (71-76GHz & 81-86GHz) links remain in widespread & growing use, providing 10-20Gbps wireless connectivity for backhaul, fronthaul & midhaul (collectively known as xHaul), a recent GSMA report highlighted that evolution towards higher frequency bands will be essential to make a wider amount of spectrum available & to meet future xHaul requirements up to 100Gbp

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      Manufacturing & Engineering Week launches at NEC, Birmingham, June 2022 (27/05/2021)

      A brand new industry event celebrating the best in UK manufacturing & engineering excellence & innovation launches at the NEC, Birmingham in June 2022, comprising of three sector specific events: Design Engineering Expo, Engineering Expo & Manufacturing Expo.

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      Scientists to cut the ‘key’ to an unhackable 5G network (27/05/2021)

      Heriot-Watt University joins Innovate UK funded BT project for end-to-end quantum-secured communications.