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Moore’s Law is Dead. What Happens Next?
Since 1965, computer engineers have lived by the words of Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, that the density of transistors that can be crammed onto a chip will double every 12 months. But, Moore’s Law is more of an observation and an extrapolation of trends than a genuine law of nature. Technology struggled to keep up and, within a decade, the optimistic 12-month prediction had extended to 18 months then, later, to 24 months.
Arm’s VP of IoT Cloud Services Shares The Greatest Challenges in IoT Utilities
As the IoT grows ever more crucial, the same goes for efficient and secure IoT deployments, especially in the increasingly-regulated utilities space. EP’s Sam Holland talked to SVP of software giant Arm’s IoT Cloud Services division, Himagiri Mukkamala about his experience of optimising IoT solutions in the utilities sector, particularly in relation to Arm’s recent partnership with smart meter manufacturer, EDMI.
Boeing 737 MAX: The Electrical Flight System Identified as a Potential Culprit
Within five months of one another, two Boeing 737 MAX jets crashed, none of the passengers survived. Preliminary black box data has identified an electrical flight system as the possible culprit, but what exactly happened?
Multi-chip Modules That Meet Growing High Performance and Miniaturisation Standards
Due to the growing demand for compactness and greater efficiency in consumer electronics, Internet of Things, aerospace, defence, biotechnology industries and more, manufacturers face the challenge of designing systems with greater miniaturisation while being increasingly powerful. To achieve this, engineers must utilise smaller, more efficient components.
Why Europe is More Primed for Autonomous Vehicles Than China
The KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index places four European countries among the top ten best prepared to deal with autonomous vehicles. China is ranked 16th on the index of 20 countries, which includes four factors in the total score calculation: policy and legislation, technology and innovation, infrastructure, and consumer acceptance.
Human Machine Interfaces That Will Bring About Extended Reality (XR)
Throughout history, our idea of reality had been based on feedback from our natural senses about the state of the physical world around us. However, with giant leaps in the fields of digital reality and spatial perception, we can now experience so much more than what is physically there.
Intel’s Loihi CPU: A Neuromorphic Chip Modelled on the Human Brain
Neuroscience, with its huge volume of complex interactions, is a field that offers an enormous amount of insight for the potential of hardware architectures and algorithms. The behaviors and properties of biological neurons have, to date, proven difficult to model let alone replicate. However, while the vast majority of biological neuron interactions will remain a mystery for some time, simplified abstractions of neural networks are now possible.
Can Voice Recognition Applications Retain Surge of Growth in European Market Despite Device Flaws?
Voice recognition technology is an incredibly exciting innovation that is becoming a big part of our day-to-day lives. First integrated into our smartphones several years ago, the technology is now able to automate tasks, giving us the hands-free ability to achieve more.
Why Augmented Intelligence is Throwing a Spanner in the Works of European Copyright Legislation
It is often said that, in general, some laws as they stand today are not fit for purpose in their application to the digital world. One area where this is truer than any other is intellectual property—the digital age has completely changed the rules on intellectual property and the antiquated laws and systems of yesterday are no longer feasible.
The Components That Make Smart Clothes Possible
Smart clothing may already be here, but it will take a while before the average person is reading their heart rate statistics through the very fibres of their jumper. For now, let’s discuss the components and engineering considerations involved that, once mastered, could eventually commercialise this latest breakthrough in wearable tech.
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.
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.
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.