Evaluating an Innovative IoT Sensing and Communication Unit for Smart Farming
Researchers from the Technical University of Liberec (TUL) in Liberec, Czechia have developed an innovative, smart, farming-focused IoT sensing and communication unit—which has proven instrumental in precision agriculture.
Tips on Troubleshooting and Repairing PCBs
Equipment failure, burnt components, and damaged traces are just some of the common problems that engineers encounter while working with PCBs. This calls for engineers to consider the frequent causes of such failures in PCBs—and the vital steps for troubleshooting and repairs.
Transformative Electronics Systems to Revolutionise Wearable Applications
Researchers from the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) have created a multifunctional electronic platform that can mechanically transform its shape, flexibility, and stretchability.
Electronics Hardware Prototyping Basics: Building and Testing Prototypes
Early efforts at launching new electronic hardware products were long and complicated. However, with recent advances in microcontrollers and manufacturing techniques, such as 3D printing and injection moulding, engineers and designers can now take products to market faster than ever.
Introduction to Basic Electrical Theory: Circuit Theory
Electric circuit theory is one of the most vital aspects of electrical engineering. Understanding how components work individually and collectively is the basis for designing, manufacturing, and troubleshooting all kinds of electronic devices and systems. This article will cover the basic circuit components, laws, and parameters in electrical engineering.
An Introduction to Embedded Design and Development: Define and Understand Embedded Systems and Design
In the electronic engineering and computer science fields, several terminologies evolve and become popularised without many people understanding what they mean. For those curious to learn more about embedded systems, this article explains some of the elaborate terms.
Pushing the Limits of Power Generation: Harvesting Electric Power from Rust
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology and Northwestern University have discovered a way to generate electric power from a thin coating of rust. What does this solution mean for us, and can it have a meaningful impact on sustainable power generation in the future?
Understanding and Minimising Power Loss in Electric Devices and Power Systems
Many types of power losses can occur in electric circuits for a multitude of reasons: troubling electrical engineers (EEs), they cause a host of problems that affect the efficiency, reliability, and safety of the systems that EEs design and build. Understanding how and where these losses occur—including heating, eddy current, and switching losses—can help engineers to keep them at a bare minimum.
The Appeal Behind Designing Low-Power Electronics
In 1947, William Shockley, alongside a team of physicists at Bell Labs, demonstrated the first practical transistor, one of the earliest efforts at low power electronic design. The transistor replaced the bulky and energy-demanding vacuum tubes used at the time and paved the way for smaller electronics with lower power consumption.
The First Programmable Memristor Computer: Impacts on Machine Learning and AI Industries
Until now, memristors have primarily been a solution looking for a problem. In a recent development, however, researchers from the University of Michigan claim to have built the first programmable memristor computer.
Circuit Protection Devices That Ensure the Safety and Reliability of Electrical Circuits
Every electrical engineer charged with the responsibility of designing and building electrical systems must ensure that they are reliable, safe, and durable. But sometimes, things could go awry: burnt PCBs and components, static shocks, and tripped circuit breakers are just some of the myriad technical issues that come from inadequate circuit protection.
Wireless Health Monitoring Using Integrated and Stretchable Electronics
The wireless, wearable adhesive-free monitor with integrated stretchable electronics could facilitate comfortable, long-term health monitoring without the risks of skin irritation, injury, or allergic reactions that current adhesive sensors carry.