An Overview of Near-Field Communication
Near-field communication (NFC) is a connectivity technology that enables wireless communication between two NFC-enabled devices. Communication via NFC occurs at short range, low bandwidth, and at a high frequency between devices. We discuss NFC’s components, its operating modes, and more.
An Overview of Neuromorphic Computing and Its Latest Advances
Realising brain-like synapses using artificial intelligence has, for several decades, been a dream of scientists all over the world. Although we don’t have human-level AI yet, humans have made significant strides in the design of innovative technologies for neuromorphic computing. This article delves into some of the most promising innovations in this field.
Advanced Preventive Maintenance of Pumps Using IIoT-Based Online Continuous Monitoring
Pumps are critical to countless industrial operations, and massive production losses can be prevented by their timely maintenance. On top of this, maintenance practices themselves have evolved over the years. We look at how, using the IIoT (industrial internet of things) for online continuous monitoring of pumps, preventive maintenance can altogether be enhanced.
Applications of 2D Materials in Electronics Engineering
The technological evolution of 2D (two-dimensional) materials opened up a wide swath of possibilities in the electronics industry. 2D Materials consist of a single layer of atoms with exceptional electronic, thermal, optical, and mechanical properties. This article will explore some of the most promising applications for these wonder materials.
Electronic Devices for Medical Applications: Safety, Reliability, and Biocompatibility Requirements
Electronics engineers working in industries that design equipment for the healthcare industry are responsible for ensuring their safety and reliability in line with standards of the medical industry. This article will explore the most critical considerations in designing electronics for medical use.
Surface-Mount Component Packaging: Types, Sizing, and Standards
Surface-mount devices (SMDs) encompass a wide range of electronic components that electronic engineers use in their daily work. This article will provide a basic understanding of SMD packaging types, sizes, and relevant standards to engineers involved or interested in electronic component sourcing in their respective industries.
Comparing Current Sensing Techniques: Hall Effect, Shunt Resistors, and Magnetoresistance Effect Sensors
One of the sub-disciplines in electrical engineering is tests and measurements and for that reason, any EE should be interested in better understanding the way current flows through components in electrical circuits.
Soldier Modernisation: How Wearable Electronics Are Designed for The Military
Owing to the rapid rise and sustained adoption of wearable electronics in the military sector, the modern and future soldier may look similar to a character out of a video game. Armed forces of several nations are utilising body-worn protective gear that contain a wide range of sensors and electronic devices.
Electronic Sensor Technologies in Military Ground Applications
Modern military environments and warfare zones require the most sophisticated and reliable sensor technologies to communicate critical information about environmental conditions, as well as for positioning, target acquisition, weapon control, and intelligence gathering.
How Far We Have Come with Electroacoustic Transducers
Today’s devices feature hundreds of electroacoustic transducers the average user interacts with daily, knowingly or unknowingly. From smartphone assistants to voice control in autonomous vehicles and voice-activated robots, the field is open for design to EEs.
What Is Power Over Ethernet and How Does It Benefit Engineers?
First introduced in 1997 by PowerDsine (a semiconductor and systems company ultimately acquired by Microsemi), Power over Ethernet (PoE) is today one of the most efficient, cost-effective, and scalable cabling standards in the electronics industry.
Circuit Protection in Industrial Applications: Standards, Devices, and Techniques
Circuit protection is a vital consideration in factories and manufacturing plants that helps to ensure the safety of personnel working on-site while protecting industrial equipment and assets from damage due to electrical and fire hazards.