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Safety Soldering Procedures for Electrical Engineers
Every electrical engineer has, at some point, come in 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.
Has the Limits of Processing Power Been Reached?
As technology advances, so too does the need for more computing power to handle the explosive volumes of data generated. With growing trends in autonomous driving, high-bandwidth data transfer, and cloud computing, leading chipmakers are striving to push out lightning-fast processors every year through many manufacturing and design techniques.
The Major Differences in Electrical Standards Between the U.S. and Europe
Working on an electrical engineering project for a country other than the one you were educated in is going to be a major challenge—especially when you consider that almost every country in Europe has its own version of electrical standards and codes.
Chirp Microsystems MEMS-based Ultrasonic Time-of-Flight Sensor for Automotive and Industrial Applications
A Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor works by sending out a signal (usually ultrasound or light) and waiting for it to bounce back from an obstacle and return to the sensor. The distance to the object can then be calculated from the time it took for the signal to return.
STMicroelectronics’ X-NUCLEO-IKS01A3 MEMS and Environmental Sensor Evaluation Board
STMicroelectronics’ X-NUCLEO-IKS01A3 micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) and environmental sensor evaluation board is a miniature micro-mechatronic device designed for a broad range of sensor applications, as well as for prototyping and product evaluation.
STMicroelectronics and Arrow Electronics Development Board for Optimal Automotive Engine Performance
STMicroelectronics and Arrow Electronics join forces to launch the SPC5-L9177A-K02 ECU reference design, intended to support compliance with future emission standards for single and twin-cylinder electronic fuel-injected gasoline engines.
CEO of Dutch Start-Up NOWI on Boosting Sensor and IoT Development with Energy Harvesting Technology
Simon van der Jagt, CEO and co-founder of NOWI, has spent the past few years developing a new energy harvesting IC that uses external energy sources to power connected devices, which could help to overcome problems associated with battery-powered sensors and ultimately enable more effective IoT implementations.
EU Project TEMPO Aims to Produce AI Applications with Emerging Memory Technologies
We’ve witnessed the exponential growth of AI applications in recent years, much of it driven by small companies with large ambitions. However, the EU’s Project TEMPO constitutes a coordinated, European effort to strengthen AI’s future.