Environmental Sensors and Monitoring Systems May Replace Standalone and Integrated Sensors
Environmental sensors and monitoring systems are undoubtedly going to become more prevalent in the future as global power consumption grows—and great efforts are made to reach and maintain optimal levels of efficiency.
The UK Visa System: Why is the UK Turning Away the Engineering Talent That it Needs?
It is no secret that the UK's visa system and all its red tape makes it difficult to address its own engineering skills shortage. With thousands of STEM professionals refused entry last year, why is this happening and what can be done to address it?
Blockchain Developments and How They Relate to the Engineering Industry
While blockchain is often treated as synonymous with cryptocurrency (especially bitcoin), this is in fact just a fraction of the system’s applications: the secure, flexible nature of the technology grants many other uses to the engineering industry.
How Standardising Computing Platforms Could Accelerate the Delivery of Autonomous Vehicles at Scale
Self-driving cars must control themselves, perceive their environment and make decisions. Many of the prototypes are in fact able to achieve such functionalities, but still, autonomous vehicles for consumers are still a long way from mass production. To deliver what is needed, standardised, autonomous computing solutions, alongside industry collaboration, is vital.
Benefits of PCB Design Software to Electrical Engineers and Where to Find Them
For designing electronic circuits on PCBs, there is a variety of both free-to-use and paid software tools available on the internet. Accordingly, it’s important to know the benefits of PCB design software and some of the best tools for electrical engineers.
The Practical Uses for Quantum Sensors in Electrical Engineering Applications
It might seem like the word “quantum” is being tacked on to everything these days, and it’s clear that just how quantum a new device or development is can vary by quite a lot. One new area where the term is applied with some validity is the fascinating world of quantum sensors.
Assessing the Potential Health Impacts of Widespread 5G Implementation
Following backlash from Swiss protestors due to potential health concerns, the European rollout of 5G remains a dubious proposition. Despite the European Parliament’s mandate to allocate 5G bands by the end of 2020 – and the Trials Cities programme—public opinion remains a powerful influence over network implementation. Scientific studies will also sway decision—making in the near future.
How European Engineers Can Overcome Language Barriers When Working Abroad
Unlike in the U.S.—where most, if not all, skilled workers can communicate proficiently in English—in Europe, language barriers can be a major problem. So, what can engineers do to overcome these inherent barriers that are prevalent across the entire continent?
Comparing European and American Engineering Salaries: Who Makes More?
For years, the engineering field has been embroiled in controversy over fair pay and social capital. While many view engineering as a lucrative field, real-world metrics may indicate otherwise. Accordingly, salary gaps between European and North American markets may be skewing engineering’s overall outlook.
Safety in the Workplace: What Every Electrical Engineer Should Know
Electrical safety is a crucial aspect of any electrical engineer’s (EE) career that can, quite literally, be a ‘life or death’ matter. Every day, EEs work with electrical devices and equipment that utilise potentially hazardous voltages. Here’s how to avoid them.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering: What’s the Difference?
People tend to think of electrical engineering and electronic engineering as the same. Even more confusing is the fact that many engineering graduates leave the university with a joint degree in both fields. However, several differences exist between the two disciplines...
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.
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.