Why Silicon Valley Isn’t Necessarily the Future of Electronics
Silicon Valley has always been the tech world's answer for Hollywood. Whilst it is still the home of big tech companies, exciting innovations, new start-ups, and where a lot of the money is, the seeds of tech's future are being sown in other cities across the globe—from Barcelona to London and beyond, let's look at how the rest of the world is catching up.
Hardware Prepped to Meet Europe’s 5G Implementation
5G has been hailed as tech's next big leap forward and, if you pay attention to all the noise and claims from telecoms companies, you certainly wouldn't be ridiculed for believing so. Despite everything that is being said, is Europe ready for 5G's implementation?
RISC-V’s Ted Marena Discusses his Career and the Benefits of an Open Set Architecture
The RISC-V Foundation believes their solution has paved the way for the next 50 years of computing design and innovation, and it’s easy to see why: RISC-V’s open set instruction architecture ensures a future of more extensible, long-lasting hardware. Western Digital’s Ted Marena, director of RISC-V’s ecosystem, talked to Electronics Point about his background and knowledge of the platform.
What The Gatwick Drones Say About The Future of Airport Security
From the 19th to the 21st of December 2018, hundreds of flights were cancelled due to malicious drone activity disrupting the airspace of Britain’s second busiest airport, London Gatwick—just in time for Christmas! Here are the lessons learned, and the lessons that at least should be learned, for present and future airport security.
Electrical Engineers Designed This Shoe and That’s How It Should Be
Wearable technology is nothing new. Smart devices such as watches and glasses have become commonplace, giving us convenient access to all their features. In the same way that smartphones have untethered us from our desktops, smartwatches have released us from our phones.
EU Commission Approves $2 Billion Public Funds for High-End Chips and Driverless Cars Research
IoT technologies have added another layer to the meaning of a digital single market, a policy the European Union has been pushing forward since the adoption of the Digital Single Market Strategy in May 2015. The Internet of Things is connecting virtual and physical touch points and dissolving many of the previously unshakable cross-border limitations and will continue to do so, thus changing the tapestry of societies as we know them.
Global Electronic Component Shortages: Causes, Effects, and Mitigation
There is currently no end in sight for the electronics component shortage we have been plagued by in recent years. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, and a move towards more distributed digital hardware infrastructures such as Edge computing have pushed component manufacturers to the breaking point.
Why We’re Stuck with Lithium-ion Batteries (Maybe Forever)
Lithium-ion batteries not only mark the present–they may well be the future, too. Consumer demand, especially in the EV industry, is both pressuring and incentivizing manufacturers such as Tesla to keep the power supplies alive and kicking for the foreseeable future.
Why Everyone Loves App Notes and Hates Reading Them
Application notes are of course a major part of electrical engineering. These documents introduce technical products (such as ICs) with crucial information for customers–both engineers and general enthusiasts alike–but why are many readers dubious of them?