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Surfing ain’t enough: Engineers have to see, touch and talk

Surfing ain’t enough: Engineers have to see, touch and talk
In this article Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) acknowledges the importance of the engineering team and explains why letting engineers out of the office or lab occasionally might well assist in the development process.
13th August 2018

The critical infrastructure challenge: developing and supporting

The critical infrastructure challenge: developing and supporting
Software content is increasing in every realm of technology, and has been the catalyst for the explosive growth of entirely new market sectors. The development and deployment of software at scale has matured significantly over the last decade in enterprise- and cloud-IT applications. Guest blog written by Gareth Noyes, Wind River.
13th August 2018

Why 'Free Open Source Software' isn’t actually free?

Why 'Free Open Source Software' isn’t actually free?
So often we hear the term Open Source Software (OSS) and closely connect that term with the word ‘free’. But what does this actually mean?  Is it free? And are there risks involved, especially for enterprise customers in the public or private sector? OSS is software where the software code is publicly accessible and anyone can modify, enhance and share. This differs from proprietary software which is governed by a license issued by the software’s authors that determines how that software can be accessed, used, modified and distributed.
9th August 2018


Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 5

Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 5
  This week we learned about an exciting new liquid metal-infused polymer, made with a gallium-indium alloy, which can be used to form circuits that heal themselves after being damaged. In this post, Eric Markvicka and Jim wrap up their conversation.
3rd August 2018

Designing with Peltier modules for precision thermal management

Designing with Peltier modules for precision thermal management
Sometimes cooling needs to be more tightly controlled than a simple heat sink and fan can manage. Rapidly fluctuating loads can make it hard to keep a component at a stable and cool temperature. However, this can often be important when trying to improve signal-to-noise performance or prevent damage to a system. By Bruce Rose, Principal Applications Engineer at CUI Inc.
1st August 2018

Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 4

Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 4
  In the last few posts, we have learnt about how to create stretchable electronics from gallium and indium embedded into an elastomer. In this post, Indium continue the conversation with Eric Markvicka and look at applications for this type of stretchable electronics.
1st August 2018

Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 3

Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 3
  In this post from Indium, Eric Markvicka talks about how easy it is to form a stretchable electrical circuit with liquid metal-embedded material and some simple tools.
30th July 2018

Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 2

Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 2
Eric Markvicka demonstrated self-healing electronics with his video of a liquid metal embedded elastomer. In this post, Indium discuss a composite material that is electrically insulating until it is patterned, at which point it becomes conductive. What initially drew attention to this technology is that it contains indium and gallium, specifically EGaIn – the eutectic gallium-indium alloy (Indalloy #60) which is 75.5%Ga and 24.5%In.
27th July 2018

CRL's latest batch of aspiring companies to take on the world

CRL's latest batch of aspiring companies to take on the world
Last week saw Mark Patrick visiting London, to once again tap into the buzz of enthusiasm that is currently being generated by the capital’s thriving start-up community. This time it was for the latest Central Research Laboratory (CRL) Demo Day - where the organisation showcased the cohort of tech business ventures that have just recently completed the widely celebrated accelerator program.    Guest blog written by Mark Patrick, Mouser Electronics.
27th July 2018

Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 1

Gallium-indium liquid metal self-healing electronics - Part 1
  This week Indium will be discussing the future of self-healing electronics with Eric Markvicka of Carnegie Mellon University. At the time of writing this, Eric is a PhD Student working on his thesis: Robust Soft-Matter Robotic Materials. Eric is part of Dr. Carmel Majidi’s Soft Materials Lab, focusing on stretchable electronics.
24th July 2018


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