Mars Ingenuity completes flight with DC motors
Space fans are thrilled: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its pioneering flight on Mars. This is the first time in the history of powered, unmanned spaceflight that a device has flown in a controlled manner on another planet – also thanks to DC motors that have been modified for this challenge.
Partnership for developing automotive RISC-V solutions
Renesas Electronics and SiFive have announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop next-generation, high-end RISC-V solutions for automotive applications. The partnership will also include SiFive licensing the use of their RISC-V core IP portfolio to Renesas.
State of the network: IT moves past the pandemic
VIAVI Solutions has released the results of its 14th annual State of the Network global study of enterprise networking and security challenges. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces a global reset of how we gather and work, the survey provides key insights into how organisations are adapting.
Could you help to develop an electrical trainee?
As restrictions ease and the UK economy well and truly starts moving again, growing electrical businesses can now get their plans for development back on track. With the unprecedented financial strain putting many plans of recruitment on hold in 2020, electrical businesses are now starting to consider their recruitment and growth strategies again.
Smart lampposts tackle COVID response and recovery
A new generation of smart lampposts that can read body temperatures and detect overcrowding could stop the spread of COVID-19 and regenerate cities, according to a new report. These 21st century lamp columns go beyond street lighting by incorporating sensors that can receive and transmit information about crowd density, and even the body temperature of individuals. They can also incorporate CCTV, air quality sensors, flooding monitors, digit...
Software unlocks potential for thousands of EV chargers
Smart technology could pave the way for tens of thousands of EV chargers to be easily installed across the UK. An innovation trial by network operator UK Power Networks has shown for the first time that more than 500 electric vehicles chargers could be connected around a single electricity substation, using new technology rather than building new cables and substations.
'Perfect storm' creates electronic component supply chain shortages
We’re in the midst of what could be called a ‘perfect storm’ that is creating significant supply chain shortages for electronic components. Margaret Cunha, Digi-Key Electronics’ Director of Regional Supply Chain Solutions, explains.
Predictions in technology are almost always wrong
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the cusp of becoming an irreplaceable tool in a wide range of fields, such as working from home, avionics, telecommunications and defence. The latest frontier in this development is ruggedisation and miniaturisation. Here, Andy Conway, Sales Manager at Embedded Computing Specialist Recab UK, reflects on the unpredictability of the inventions that led to the breakthroughs behind AI.
Innovative tech drives rapid deployment of new 5G products
The wireless future is about developing the most compelling products using a combination of advanced technologies to maximise system performance, while optimising both cost and power. Brendan Farley, VP Wireless Engineering & MD EMEA at Xilinx explains.
Choosing Flash storage for harsh environments
Flash memory has become the favoured non-volatile bulk storage medium for embedded applications for good reasons. Flash memory is compact, provides long-term reliable data storage that, if the right form is chosen, is able to operate over a wide temperature range and handle conditions such as shock and vibration more readily than rotating disk media. Victor Tsai, Director of Flash Products, SMART Modular Technologies, explains.