Combatting the Inverse Relationship Between Chipset Size and Defect Detection Rates
As chip designs shrink and become increasingly complex, fabricators are facing mounting challenges over quality control. Spotting defects is integral to guaranteeing high yields and consistent performance. Manufacturers must utilize inspection processes that keep pace with chipset innovations.
How Digital Manufacturing Benefits Modern Electronics Development
Our current technological revolution is placing a slew of unprecedented stressors on existing manufacturing processes. As production scales in response to demand, manufacturers must embrace digitalisation or face stagnation. These data-driven approaches will boost manufacturing efficiency whilst bringing added flexibility to numerous industries.
Advancements in Solar Technologies Help Meet Low-Cost and Sustainable European Energy Goals
In the race for renewable energy, solar photovoltaic cells are among the first-place contenders. At the same time, they pose considerable challenges in terms of manufacturing costs, efficiency, and scalability.
Integrating Automation and IoT into the Engineering Design and Manufacturing Process
Engineering has always been a diverse industry in which to work, however, emerging technologies are changing the status quo as the digital age continues to grow at a rate many would have thought impossible just a decade or two ago.
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.
How Engineers Work Today: Situations That Require Collaboration in the Engineering Field
In a typical product development lifecycle (PDLC), several professionals are involved in bringing the design to life: the engineering teams that perform front-end engineering design and backend software development, product designers that specify design requirements, supply chain professionals that handle supplies and logistics, and project managers that oversee all activities of the cross-functional team at a high level.
The Value of Effective Communication Skills for Electrical Engineers
To a layman, the picture that often comes to mind when they think of an electrical engineer (EE) is one working all alone in a room with a soldering iron, digital multimeter, and a PCB. But in truth, of course, engineers, like all manner of professionals, often do a great deal of speaking, writing, and listening in their daily work.
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.
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.
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...
Common Issues Engineers Face Using PCBs and How to Fix Them
Printed circuit boards, aka PCBs, are arguably the most common components in electronic devices—and altogether set to be worth $89.7 billion by 2024, says GlobeNewswire. Engineers, however, need to be prepared for the following issues when dealing with such ubiquitous material...
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.
Open Source Software Electrical Engineers Should Know About
‘Open-source software’ (OSS) refers to computer programs whose copyright holders have licensed their source codes to the public to study, modify, and distribute the software freely. Additionally, some of them have thriving online collaborative communities where users can share ideas, utilise and modify the source code for a host of applications.