Electronic Specifier Articles
How children can still get into STEM during lockdown
In almost all of walks of life, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM has an influence on what we do, whether that be taking medicine, using a smartphone, travelling from A to B, or making sense of numbers and graphs — something we’re all having to appreciate more right now. By Caitlin Purvis
Shark brings us new anti-hair wrap and flexology tech
Although Shark may have joined the cordless community late, it doesn’t stop them excelling in this area, and if we watch this space, could soon be top of the cordless industry. I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new Shark Anti-Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner where I was able to not only try the product for myself but learn all about the product, and delve deeper into the technology behind it.
Podcast: Episode #7 - Engineering innovation anytime, anywhere
MSC Software Corporation (MSC), a global leader in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation software and services and part of Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division, has announced that it will provide its customers with free offline licensing and remote access options to help engineering innovation and enable engineers to remain productive while working from home as COVID-19 closes customers offices globally.
The last cyber protection standing
In a world where we are arguably more connected than ever, there are so many different cyber security solutions and potential threats. NanoLock Security is one solution that offers powerful, device-level protection from insider, outsider and supply chain attacks. NanoLock’s always-on protection stops attacks even when the network or device is hacked or the attacker has physical access to the device. Whilst using virtually zero computing or ...
Happy World Earth Day!
Today marks 50 years since World Earth Day started back in 1970 and while many people are conscious of trying to reduce their use of plastic, it is also worth mentioning that people often neglect to think about the electronics that they consume.
Covid-19 pandemic how coping in a crisis means carry on, learn and be safe
Companies are showing their agility in the Covid-19 corona virus outbreak. Caroline Hayes finds out how some are balancing safety and productivity while using opportunities presented in this worldwide crisis.
Podcast: Episode #6 - The voice of the UK’s interconnect market
The latest podcast from Electronic Specifier Insights looks at the rebranding of the Interconnect Technology Suppliers Association (ITSA), the voice of the UK interconnect market. .
Everything you need to know about the electronics industry events
This time last month, the current situation seemed almost unthinkable for many. But over the past few weeks, the world has been turned upside down with the outbreak of coronavirus and there’s not one industry that hasn’t been affected.
Podcast: Episode #5 - Tech fights back against COVID-19
The latest podcast from Electronic Specifier Insights looks at how the electronics industry is using the latest technology to fight back against COVID-19. Click the link below to listen.
ESD immunity performance for galvanic isolation products
In this video, we will run thousands of voltage across some really cool and small semiconductor devices. In any high voltage and electrical noise system, the electro-static discharge (or ESD) immunity, an important aspect of electromagnetic compatibility, or EMC, is a key consideration in choosing a galvanic isolation device.
Distributors assess impact of COVID-19 as China bounces back
Into the fourth quarter of last year and in the early going of 2020 the electronics industry was confident about a return to growth, and the sunny uplands of increased revenues.
COVID-19: Suppliers report supply and delivery issues
Component suppliers have been delivering regular updates to customers on the impact of COVID-19. Some are reporting plant closures and delivery problems, though it is clear all are striving to keep customers supplied as best as possible.
Podcast: Episode #4 - The impact of COVID-19 on the electronics sector
Recent events around COVID-19 have left us all uncertain of what the future holds, and critically, what the world will look like when it's all over.
AI software market to grow five times by 2025
One in five workers in a non-routine job will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) for at least part of their role, according to forecasts. The growing volume and complexity of business data have forced many firms across a variety of industries to adopt AI software to boost growth.
AR to transform infrastructure management
The development of augmented reality (AR) as a tool to manage and visualise hidden infrastructure management assets has taken a major step forward following the announcement of a partnership between two technology companies. MGISS, a UK geospatial specialist, has partnered with Canada-based vGIS to transform traditional GIS, BIM and CAD data into AR visualisations.
Oxford’s app for remote learning for home schoolers
Distance learning is nothing new, in that the children of farmers and those in rural and regional areas have undergone distance learning, originally over ham radio, for decades. Meanwhile, home schoolers have been able to take advantage of the technology for many years, too.
The coronavirus and its impact on the electronics industry
Electronic Specifier's Lanna Cooper speaks to the industry to gauge feeling and outlook following the coronavirus pandemic, and its impact on electronics manufacturing, supply chain, legalities and economic fallout.
Podcast: Episode #3 - embedded world round-up
It was a tough week for Nuremberg Messe, the organisers of embedded world 2020. There’s not a trade exhibition on the planet that can afford to lose 200 exhibitors and over half of its visitors and come up smelling roses.
Tech solutions in the wake of 2019 shootings
There were four shootings at US military bases in 2019. Since 1993, there have been more than 20 shooting incidents at armed forces installations. One especially deadly, left five dead at two separate facilities in Hawaii and Florida. Here, author Kayla Matthews explores how tech can offer a solution to the 2019 shootings, in order to try and prevent more in the future.
AI in healthcare electronics and devices in 2020
Over the past few years, new applications of AI have rapidly spread through the medical field, changing the way scientists perform research, doctors run hospitals and patients receive treatment. Some scientists have already used AI tools to develop new vaccines and diagnose patients. Now, AI is poised to revolutionise another sector of the healthcare industry — medical devices. By Kayla Matthews