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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.
Bel Power Solutions’ ABE1000 Series and MBE1000 Series of 1000W Power Supplies
Bel Power Solutions announced two power supply series for medical and industrial applications on September 19th 2019, the 1000 W ABE1000 and MBE1000. AC-DC enclosed power supplies that act as high-power density solutions.
STMicroelectronics to Supply Silicon-Carbide Power Electronics to Renault for High Speed Battery Charging in EVs
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, has announced it will supply these electronics to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to enable high-speed charging in the next generation of electric vehicles.
Pursuing Renewable Energy Systems Without Causing Materials Shortages
While the race to construct renewable energy systems is raging, many fear widespread system production will cause materials scarcity. Companies need to consider the short and long-term ramifications of resource consumption, should these projects have viability.
The University of Warwick Trials Cybersecurity Research Projects for Connected Autonomous Vehicles
With autonomous vehicles expected to become more and more widespread as manufacturers work hard to bring their own designs to market, the security of the connected systems that power them are a major concern for researchers.
How Solar Power Cars Work: Exploring Solar Electronics
The transport sector in Europe remains one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gases such as CO2 and nitrogen oxides (aka NOx) from the exhaust pipes of vehicles. Thankfully, engineers are working on eco-friendly automotive solutions—and an exciting example of them are solar-powered vehicles.
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.
The Cause of a Power Systems Failure That Led to a UK Blackout
The 9th of August this year saw the worst UK blackout since 2008, with issues involving transport disruptions and almost a million British households left in the dark. Demands have since been made for reports that account for the mass power failure.
World’s First Fully Superconducting Hybrid-Electric Motor Prepares for Testing in Large Civil Aircraft
Air traffic is increasing by five percent each year, driving fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions higher than ever before. While there is a plan to create fully electric aircraft, hybrid propulsion is desperately needed.
Understanding and Minimising Power Loss in Electric Devices and Power Systems
Many types of power losses can occur in electric circuits for a multitude of reasons: troubling electrical engineers (EEs), they cause a host of problems that affect the efficiency, reliability, and safety of the systems that EEs design and build. Understanding how and where these losses occur—including heating, eddy current, and switching losses—can help engineers to keep them at a bare minimum.
The Anticipated Concerns of a Renewables-Fuelled Power Grid in the UK
In a bid to lower energy costs, meet growing demand with sustainable power, and reduce toxic emissions, the UK is turning to renewables to replace its existing power systems now more than ever. From a technical perspective, however, the path to implementation remains lined with challenges...