Remote robotics in COVID times
Perhaps the most major catalyst for the production of robotics has been the world’s response to COVID-19: lockdowns and their resultant rise in home-based working have, by necessity, led to the improvement of many areas of robotics – particularly the remote-controlled field of medtech known as ‘telerobotics’.
What Tesla’s app failure says about security in our cars and homes
Tesla’s server failure on its vehicle app led to the inability for around 500 Tesla drivers to access their own cars. While the damage was minimal, the event does raise questions about the limitations of smartphone-based approaches to security in both our vehicles and our homes.
Innovative aviation takes off with electric aircrafts
Electric Vehicles are paving the way for the future of the automotive industry and they’re not stopping there. With air traffic set to increase by five percent every year until 2030, electric or hybrid electric aircrafts could be the solution to greener air travel.
COP26: recapping the conference's purpose and end result
With COP26 now finished, Sam Holland recaps some of the key points of the climate change event – and ultimately considers what it could mean for the electronics industry.
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...