Could 5G Deployment Really Pose A Security Risk?
5G is the next generation of wireless communication technologies that will be used by future mobile devices all over the world. As with the standards that came before it, 5G promises vastly better performance—it will substantially increase data transfer speeds, improve reliability, and greatly reduce latency.
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.
Distinguishing Between AI, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing
As the reality of a fourth industrial revolution becomes more certain, you probably come across the terms “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” more often than you would expect to, however, surprisingly enough, not many of us really understand the difference between them and their relation to one another. When you understand fully what these terms mean, it becomes easier to appreciate their practical implications.
British Startup Blueshift Memory Supercharges Data Operations with New Memory Technology
Though steady CPU enhancements have boosted computational data manipulation, embedded memory is now the largest remaining efficiency bottleneck. Blueshift Memory is actively working to shrink this gap—a development that will significantly benefit genetic research, AI programming, climate modelling, and more.
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.
A Guide to Basic Electronic Test Equipment for Electrical Engineers
Testing is a vital aspect of design and production for electromechanical devices. The need to verify, simulate, or monitor the behaviour of individual components and overall electric circuits exists to ensure the stability and reliability of the final products. Testing is also essential for troubleshooting faults in electronics after production.
Solving an Engineering Labour Shortage in Germany with Foreign Workers
Germany is a country on the brink of full employment with an unemployment rate of just 3.1% (the second-lowest in Europe). However, while economic growth is booming and unemployment is at an all-time low, there is a new problem on the horizon: almost every skilled and able worker is doing just that—working.
How Much Time Do Electrical Engineers Spend on Testing and Inspection?
Virtually every residential building, facility, or industrial plant requires myriad electrical systems to run various processes. This calls for extensive testing and inspection to ensure the reliability of assets and user safety.
Historical Female Engineers to Remember for Their Contributions to the Foundations of Electrical Engineering
Historically, engineering, and especially electrical engineering has been heavily skewed towards men. That said, history boasts a number of female electrical engineers. Today, women are more visible in engineering than ever before, though there is still a lot of variation in the proportion of women engineers from country to country.
Europe’s Most Powerful Supercomputer: Barcelona Plays Host to MareNostrum 5
Constituting one of the EU’s latest technological super-investments, the MareNostrum 5 has found a new home in Barcelona. By December 2020, the pre-exascale machine will become operational at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).
Becoming a Chartered Engineer: The Benefits of Licensing as an Electrical Engineer in the UK
Definitions of a 'qualified engineer' vary according to educational systems and engineering degrees across the globe. Even more diverse are the definitions of licensures, registrations, and certifications that dictate a higher level of professionalism and experience.
You’ll Hear Them Before You See Them: EVs in Europe Are Designed to Be Noisy
The shift to EVs has been a hot topic in recent years. As part of the efforts to combat the far-reaching effects of fossil fuel emissions on the global climate, the automotive industry has tilted its focus towards the research, design, and production of vehicles that run on alternative energy sources, such as hydrogen, solar panels, and powerful batteries.
What It’s Like to Be a Female Engineer in a Male-Dominated Field
June 23rd, 2019, marked the fifth anniversary of the International Women in Engineering Day. The campaign, which celebrates the outstanding achievements of female engineers around the world, was first launched in the UK in 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society to celebrate their 95th anniversary.
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.
Female Engineers That Are Making A Name for Themselves in The Electrical Engineering Field
Despite the ongoing battle for female equality, today’s women electrical engineers have made a name for themselves both in engineering and in other fields like politics and business. This list includes several well-established figures, but also runs through some up-and-coming engineers who we can expect to make big leaps forward in their field over the next few decades.
The Growing Problem of Counterfeit Electronic Components
The electronics components industry is flourishing—with new suppliers showing up daily, many from abroad, and it becomes a greater challenge for companies to detect fake pieces and distinguish between the real deal and a bland, low-quality copy...