Smart tech changing perceptions of construction
The rise of smart tech is changing the reputation of construction, as the sector embraces innovative solutions to some of its more traditional challenges. Health and safety are obvious concerns across all of the UK’s industries, but it’s of particular importance within construction as the rate of fatal injury is around four times as high as the average rate across all industries.
Choke inductors are qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1
Common mode choke inductors from Coilcraft designed for noise suppression in a CAN (Controller Area Network) or a CAN FD (Controller Area Network Flexible Data rate) communication bus in automotive or general industrial automation applications are available at Mouser Electronics.
How digital removes the guesswork from manufacturing
Digital transformation is a top strategic priority for 94% of executives, but in order to realise its full potential, manufacturers must start to prioritise customer-centric enterprise solutions on their innovation roadmap. Here, Kevin Bull, Product Strategy Director at Columbus UK has explained how becoming a digitally empowered business can create better customer engagement throughout the entire manufacturing product lifecycle, and has the powe...
Seeing is believing with autonomous machine vision
For years industry experts said that Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) would never be possible. To prove the contrary, category founder, Inspekto, is offering QA managers a free demonstration of its visual inspection product on the end user’s own production line.
Digitalised smart manufacturing for electronics
As users of electronic devices, we can all appreciate the excitement of a new smartphone launch, the holiday availability of a new video game platform, or the introduction of a wearable device that promises to enhance our well-being in some way. Breakthrough innovations in electronics come rapidly, and we have come to expect that. By Caren Potter and Louisa Lou, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Single IC can produce isolated or non-isolated ±12V outputs
Electric vehicles, large-scale battery storage stacks, home automation, industrial, and telecom power all require converting high voltages to ±12V, where dual polarity rails are required for powering amplifiers, sensors, data converters, and industrial process controllers. Zhijun Qian, Senior Engineer and William Xiong, Applications Engineer, at Analog Devices (ADI) investigate.
The risks of overlooking flash memory
During the design process, manufacturers (OEMs) of industrial products undergo long engagement processes with multiple part suppliers. The purpose of these engagements is to ensure that each embedded part will not only work for the application, but also meet the workload and environmental requirements in the field. Tony Diaz, Product Manager for Delkin Devices, speaks to Electronic Specifier.
Power electronics at a crossroads
Designing high-performance power systems continues to increase in complexity year after year, to the extent where the industry has reached a milestone moment, which presents challenges and opportunities in equal measure. Electronic Specifier Editor Joe Bush caught up with Phil Davies, Corporate Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at power module manufacturer Vicor to find out more.
HDD vs SSD: an easy choice?
On paper, many choices seem initially clear. A sports car seems to offer significantly more performance on paper than a run-of-the-mill vehicle. But its shortcomings become clear once it is time to take the kids to school, bring home the shopping from the supermarket, or collect furniture from the local store. And, for most of us, the choice is one or the other, not purchasing both so that the limitations of one can be offset by the other when re...
How to drive BLDC motors effectively with MOSFET tech
Our increased use of electric motors, especially in the automotive and industrial sectors, means that they are now a very large consumer of energy worldwide. BLDC (brushless FDC) motor technology is coming to the fore to improve reliability and efficiency, and MOSFET technology is providing an efficient drive solution. Mirko Vogelmann, Product Sales Manager Power Semiconductors, Rutronik explains.