Industrial electronics: an enabler of the digital transformation
Industry 4.0 is among the megatrends of the present day. Its goal is to digitalize and network production along the entire value chain using intelligent industrial electronics and the most up-to-date communication technologies.
A history of automotive technology
Modern vehicles feature a plethora of systems and gadgets, with more added each model year, especially systems for driver and passenger safety – which are generally referred to as ADAS. Dan Clement, Senior Principal Solutions Marketing Engineer at onsemi discusses the history of automotive technology and various examples of ADAS breakthroughs.
Workplace security and training under the microscope
In Q2 of this year, Vietnam’s economic recovery kicked into high gear as GDP growth reached its fastest pace in 11 years. For the thousands of security industry players set to gather at this month’s Secutech Vietnam, this revival is welcome news. With different sectors of the economy including the manufacturing and services sectors expanding, so are the opportunities to implement more efficient security, fire safety and workforce mana...
Electrified airways – turning the sky green
As below, so above …? With the rising demand for an all-electric car economy by 2030, aviation is following suit with the VX4 all-electric demonstrator aircraft – the first commercial aircraft with a zero-carbon footprint.
The importance of BMS for protecting battery health
Most of the lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used to power equipment and machinery rely on a battery management system (BMS) to protect the battery’s internal chemistry. The BMS safeguards the longevity of the battery by preventing damage to the core elements of the cells.
Creepy crawling cadavers – can ‘necrospiders’ help microelectronic production?
Whether you love them or hate them, spiders play an important role in our ecosystem by keeping the insect population down. Without spiders, it is believed that our crops, and therefore our food supply, could be put at risk from insects eating through them.
Electric travel – a ferry good idea
Scandinavian countries are adopting electric ferries with gusto. Caroline Hayes looks at different projects that save energy and gets commuters off the roads.
Jaguar Land Rover opens next-generation vehicle testing facility
Jaguar Land Rover has taken another step towards a new era of electrification and connectivity by opening a facility to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference.
Building public acceptance with autonomous vehicles
With the global autonomous vehicle market worth $76bn in 2020, it’s predicted to reach $2,162bn by 2030, a compound annual growth rate of 40.1%. Key players in the automotive sector, including Ford, Audi and Tesla have developed autonomous systems and made headway with self-driving technology. However, greater public acceptance is required for autonomous driving to become widespread in daily life.
Questioning ‘common knowledge’: the gender gap
It is considered common knowledge that there are many more male engineers than there are female members of the industry. As Electronic Specifier’s Sam Holland considers, the points that are less understood, however, are how the ratios of female-to-male employees fare in other STEM-friendly industries – and the reasons why engineering has one of the widest gender gaps of them all.