How to select a Peltier module
What is a Peltier module and how do you select the right one for your application? As a quick overview, a Peltier module is a semiconductor device that, once a current passes through it, it actively transfers heat from one side of the module to another.
How to kit out your home test lab on a budget
The last year and a half have seen many engineers working from home rather than in their test lab. In contrast to having a vast workbench with easy access to high-quality test and measurement equipment, they have had to look at the small table in their spare room and cut their cloth accordingly. Mark Patrick, Mouser Electronics, explains.
4 myths about UWB, debunked
Like any emerging technology, the myths around UWB hit the headlines almost as fast as the facts, and sometimes linger on in our memories. We asked several UWB ecosystem players to weigh in on the misconceptions they see attending UWB now and in the future as the technology becomes more accessible. Let’s demystify four misunderstandings about UWB. Guest blog written by Peter Pirc, UWB Solution Manager at NXP.
How to combat back-to-work anxiety in STEM
Mental health is a popular topic at the moment, while the majority of us were trying to maintain a healthy routine and lifestyle while in lockdown, it begged the question, what happens next? Back to work anxiety was bad enough for some of us after months of leisure time and lie ins. But entering the next stage of eased lockdown regulation is a cause of mental health disruption for some of us, bringing a sense of unease, worry, and anxiety.
Real-time video streaming for surveillance applications
Real-time surveillance and remote monitoring are gaining large importance in a wide range of industries such as Oil and Gas, Power Grid, Industrial Automation, and Smart Buildings. The demand for high-quality real-time video streaming for surveillance applications is higher than ever and this calls for compute-intensive image processing designs and advanced encoding and decoding techniques. By Pramod Ramachandra, Technical Architect - Software D...
The process of restarting a semiconductor facility
NXP is a member of the Austin, Texas community, and currently employs approximately 4,000 people and operating two wafer fabrication (fab) semiconductor facilities located at opposite ends of Austin: Oak Hill and ATMC. On February 15th, many of our operations team members braved heavy snow and dangerous driving conditions to make their way to the facilities, which run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep the supply of products flowing. By Steve...
Sales order automation: the customer experience advantage
Genpak, a food-service packaging manufacturer based in Charlotte, North Carolina, chose Conexiom to automate its manual, tedious, and time-consuming sales order process. Genpak had the foresight to partner with Conexiom before COVID-19 and particularly reaped the benefits of sales order automation when the pandemic hit.
The strange bedfellows of AI and ethics
Over the last decade, we have heard a lot of doom-saying about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) would result in the loss of huge numbers of jobs. However, the picture (across both public and private sectors) is now starting to look not only more nuanced but also more positive. By Caroline Payne, Head of Customer Advisory, Public Sector at SAS UK & Ireland
APIs are powering acceleration in digital transformation
While organisations have publicly talked of the benefits of digital transformation for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to pull the trigger on those plans. The crisis accelerated the adoption of digital technologies as organisations across almost every industry underwent huge changes to their operating models. Written by Eric Newcomer, CTO, WSO2
How blockchain can hold the palm oil industry to account
Palm oil has risen in infamy as an enemy of sustainable agriculture over the past few years. It has long been a key raw material in many consumer goods products, but its production has come to be very negatively associated with climate change and human rights, making it a highly controversial commodity. This article explores how blockchain can hold the palm oil industry to account and ensure sustainable practices. By Juan Miguel Pére...