Disruptive Electrical Engineering Technologies: the System-on-Chip
Almost every kind of electronic device used today utilises a system-on-chip (SoC). Measuring about the size of a human thumbnail, these chips comprise both software and hardware components that add functionality to electronic devices and equipment.
Electrical Engineering Discoveries That Shaped the World: AC and DC Power
Fought in 1880 between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, the ‘war of the currents’ defined modern electric power transmission: Edison believed in the use of DC (direct current) power, and Tesla the use of AC (alternating current) power. This article considers both sides of the fence.
Electrical Engineering Inventions That Shaped the World: The Transistor
The invention of the crucial transistor marked a departure from bulky vacuum tubes in favour of cheaper and more portable electronic products. In this first entry in our ‘Electrical Engineering Inventions That Shaped the World’ series, we look at the now-universal component.
Basics of Instrumentation in Electrical Engineering
From automobile assembly to chemical plants and refineries—namely industries where automated process control is required—precise measurements are crucial. This article will introduce the basic concept of electrical instrumentation and some essential equipment for electrical engineers.
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.