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Tech Articles

How a new class of 3D memory product promises to revolutionise high-end computing

Oct 25, 2016

By Manish Deo, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Intel PSG   The world is becoming increasingly data-driven. From connected homes and cities to 8K ultra-high-definition broadcasting, and from data centres to high-performance computing, we’re surrounded by systems that must process large amounts of data extremely quickly. This relies on the systems’ computing elements, such as the
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New technologies widen touchscreen opportunities

Oct 18, 2016

By Dr. Andrew Morrison , Technical Director, Zytronic     A quiet revolution is taking place in the projected capacitive touchscreen market. Rapid industry developments are delivering touchscreens which are thinner, higher performance, more reliable and lower cost. The impetus behind many of these developments is the fact that ITO, the long standing conductive material
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Advent of Automobile Laser-Powered Front Lighting Places New Demands on Sensor Technology

Oct 11, 2016

By Gualtiero Bagnuoli, Melexis   Over recent years there has been growing uptake of more sophisticated lighting technology within the automotive sector. The use of LED emitters has proved to be highly beneficial and seen widespread deployment, for both internal and external illumination purposes. It has led to a marked lowering of the power consumption
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Best Practices for Testing Ethernet & Network Synchronization at the Cell Site

Oct 4, 2016

By Sam Darwish, Microlease & Markus Fischer, Viavi Solutions (formerly JDSU)   The 4G mobile subscriber base is continuing to expand and mobile data usage is rising at a phenomenal rate (with some estimates claiming that by the end of 2015 it will have reached 3.7Exabytes/month, which is a 74% increase on what it was
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Driving IGBTs in e-bike applications

Sep 27, 2016

By Frank Warnes, Murata Power Solutions and Marco Degano, University of Notthingham   Finding an alternative to fossil fuels has driven the automotive industry to develop more environmentally friendly vehicles such as electric and hybrid cars. While there has been a lot of media attention to these developments there has been an equally strong drive
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LTE: the mobile future of the Internet of Things

Sep 20, 2016

In the not too distant future, the Internet of Things will connect several billions of devices to the Internet. According to Harbour Research, an estimated two billion IoT devices were sold in 2014, in 2020 it will be more than seven billion. This is only possible if cost-effective communications networks and wireless devices are available.
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Display specification – avoiding the common pitfalls

Sep 13, 2016

Mike Logan, Display and Input Technology Manager, Paul Hooper, European Sales Manager, andersDX   When should I choose the display for my design, and what factors should I think about? Can I visualise what my user interface will actually look like? Can I try my content on different screens before making a choice? How can
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No need for lead acid

Sep 6, 2016

Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology enhances life and performance   Professional battery manufacturer Accutronics is now offering lead acid replacement batteries for use in security, medical and defence applications that currently use Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries. The range, manufactured by their parent company US battery specialist Ultralife, uses Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry
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Take digital control of power supply designs

Aug 30, 2016

By Bob Cantrell, Senior Application Engineer, Ericsson Power Modules   Power conversion and distribution is under pressure in data centers, telecom offices, cellular base stations, and countless industrial computing applications. Modern life is reliant on massive computing power to handle tasks ranging from managing huge numbers of small IoT data packets, to streaming high-definition video
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Creator: connecting the Internet of Things one device at a time

Aug 23, 2016

By Paul Evans, Director for the MIPS Business Unit, Imagination Technologies   2008 marked the year when the number of internet connected devices overtook the world’s population; right now, a few households are generating more web traffic that the entire Internet just six years ago. No matter the exact scale, the Internet of Things has the
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