Flexibility and stability in the European power grid
According to Bloomberg, January 2021 saw the latest in a series of near misses for the European power grid, a sudden drop in frequency and narrowly avoided widespread power failure. Increasing reliance on renewable energy sources — while essential to lower CO2 emissions — also leads to a fluctuating energy supply.
Cervoz SSD overcomes challenges facing in-vehicle applications
Cervoz has anticipated the needs of in-vehicle applications to meet them with targeted storage modules.
Ensuring the reliability of electronic devices
Manufacturers of high-end semiconductor electronic devices used in consumer, industrial, and military applications have long relied on precise testing methodologies to identify the location of defects such as voids, cracks, and the delamination of different layers within a microelectronic device, also known as a chip.
Effectively using electronic fuses to protect sensitive circuits
Thermal electronic fuses have been used successfully for over 150 years as a basic circuit-protection device. They are effective, reliable, easy to use, and come in a range of values and variations to meet different design objectives. However, they have unavoidable shortcomings for designers looking for extremely fast current cut-off, the ability to self-reset, as well as the ability to function at relatively low current values. Rich Miron, Appli...
Managing IoT challenges as the technology reaches adolescence
From its beginnings, the IoT space has been touted as technology’s next big growth area. Exact numbers vary from one research company to the next but there is no doubt that we are still just at the start of this huge IoT evolution. As IoT moves towards its adolescence, new challenges are starting to emerge. Trina Watt, CMO at Foundries.io, explains these new IoT challenges.
Functional safety and AI in industry: can they coexist?
Functional safety is often applied in a binary way, where defined operational parameters are considered in an absolute way. It is unlikely that an algorithm that responds with a probability level rather than 'yes' or 'no' would fulfil functional safety requirements, but that is precisely what is happening. By Mark Patrick, Mouser Electronics
Embedded machine learning for industrial applications
Over the last few years, there have been countless predictions of how our lives are about to be transformed by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). All this comes at a cost, with the worldwide market forecast to grow to an eye-watering $554 billion by 2024. By Mark Patrick, Mouser Electronics
The trends of industrial battery-driven applications
This online seminar’s topic is industrial grade DC/DC converter IC BD9G500EFJ from ROHM Semiconductor which has been designed for high voltage applications.
How motor drivers reduce design time and complexity
Automotive body motors are located throughout a vehicle and offer the driver and passengers a range of features that improve their physical comfort and convenience.
The diversification dilemma in manufacturing
Smart, agile and fast thinking. Engineers are well positioned to adapt to business needs. Unfortunately, the same can’t always be said for the manufacturing facilities they work in. The last twelve months has demonstrated that the ability to diversify product offerings can provide a serious competitive advantage, but why are so many manufacturers struggling to adapt? Here Martyn Williams, Managing Director of COPA-DATA UK, has explained.&nb...