How Can the Electronics Industry Tap into the Potential of 5G?
5G may one day be a universal communication feature, but so far, it is still far from ready. We look at what is holding it back in the consumer world, and what engineers and manufacturers can do to help both its integration in towns and cities—which may ultimately involve increasing the fifth generation’s capabilities in the industrial IoT.
Are Analog Circuit Design Engineers Still Relevant in the Electrical Engineering industry?
Continuous-time variables—sound, pressure, temperature and so on—make up our world. Engineers, especially electronic and electrical engineers, take these variables and manipulate them in the making of analog electronic devices.
What Every Student Should Know Before Pursuing an Electrical Engineering Degree
The journey to becoming an electronic or electrical engineer starts at university, where students are trained and introduced to theories and principles about their chosen field. In most European countries, this takes between three-to-four years.
Triboelectric Generators Will Soon be Powering Electronics
Wearables and other portable IoT technology have made the ability for users to harvest and store electrical power on the go very attractive to manufacturers. Such smart devices have upped the need to find ways to power the extensive sensor networks of tomorrow—and triboelectric nanogenerators have the potential to do just that.
Disruptive Electrical Engineering Technologies: Supercapacitors
With growing concerns over environmentally-unfriendly materials—as well as of course the often low reliability of batteries—many manufacturers are turning to supercapacitors as the energy storage devices of choice for their applications.
The Importance of Control Systems in Electrical Engineering
Automated process control is an integral part of modern industry. For example, automation allows integrated circuit manufacturers to both minimise errors during the fabrication process and improve production efficiency—ultimately enhancing the quality of the final products.
Critical Engineering Skills For the Future: Readying for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UK
Engineering is vital to the UK’s economy: it provides quality employment alongside some vital solutions to major global challenges. However, the UK, similarly to the rest of Europe, has been experiencing a skills gap. Faced with the fourth industrial revolution and more, will the UK have the volume of engineering talent it needs to remain a key player?