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Digital Technologies Are Shaping the Future of Engineering
Digital processes have already redefined how companies approach manufacturing from an efficiency standpoint. Additionally, the electrical engineering industry has benefited immensely from the proliferation of modern digital tools. These evolving technologies continue to influence how teams and businesses operate on a daily basis.
Intel Reveals Spring Crest and Spring Hill AI Accelerator Chips
At this year’s Hot Chips symposium, held between the 18th and 20th of August, Intel revealed its first entries into the emergent market of AI accelerators—the Intel Nervana NNP-T ‘Spring Crest’ and NNP-I ‘Spring Hill’ chips. With the technology, Intel is aiming to compete against the current leaders in the space: Google, Amazon, and Nvidia, as well as newcomers like Qualcomm and Huawei.
Electronically Securing IoT Devices for the Future
As IoT-connected devices continue to rise in popularity, there is a growing need to secure them against cyber-attacks that plague the internet daily and continue to grow in prominence. These threats have the potential to access sensitive information—to the extent that conventional anti-virus and firewall solutions will not suffice.
German Startup e-bot7 Improves Smart Chatbot Communication Through Deep Learning and AI
E-bot7, a German start-up, is becoming known for its innovations that combine chatbots, deep learning AI, and customer service workflows to develop solutions that help customer service representatives just as much as the customers who depend on them.
The Appeal Behind Designing Low-Power Electronics
In 1947, William Shockley, alongside a team of physicists at Bell Labs, demonstrated the first practical transistor, one of the earliest efforts at low power electronic design. The transistor replaced the bulky and energy-demanding vacuum tubes used at the time and paved the way for smaller electronics with lower power consumption.
The First Programmable Memristor Computer: Impacts on Machine Learning and AI Industries
Until now, memristors have primarily been a solution looking for a problem. In a recent development, however, researchers from the University of Michigan claim to have built the first programmable memristor computer.
Safety Soldering Procedures for Electrical Engineers
Every electrical engineer has, at some point, come into contact with a soldering iron and some rolled up piece of solder. Surprisingly, there are scores of engineers who say they have had long careers where they never had to use a soldering iron. In practice, many electrical engineers won’t need to do much or any soldering at all in modern jobs, thanks to surface mount technology and “plug and play” electronics design.
Addressing Energy Inefficiency in Wi-Fi Systems and Infrastructure
The intensive use of Wi-Fi communications has led to the growth of W-Fi infrastructure worldwide. Due to the huge amounts of data transmission, however, these consume a whole lot of power that is lost as heat. This shouldn't (and doesn't need to) be the case.
Electronic Device Security Experts Weigh in on Insecure Electronics Use by the Military
At the end of last month, a report by the Pentagon's inspector general revealed the US Department of Defense (DoD) spent over $32.8 million in the 2018 fiscal year on electronics with known security vulnerabilities.