If "dumb" devices are going to get smart, developers are going to have to get to grips with trusted gateways, E2E encryption, private and public keys, wireless protocols and profiles, and the RED regulation. Yes, there are IoT single-chip solutions that incorporate all the facets. The overview indicates whether they are really keeping their promises, and what stumbling blocks await along the way.
Displays are often a prominent feature in science-fiction and futuristic visions. We have now actually reached that future: OLEDs enable the creation of thin, flexible, transparent displays, and in new shapes too. They offer enormous opportunities to add new features to existing applications, or to create entirely new-style products.
Something that we need to survive can be fatal for electronic equipment and applications: heat. It is often the key factor in malfunctions and failures of electronic equipment and applications. But there are lots of innovative solutions for smart heat management.
Autonomous cars are driven by sensor and camera based computers that are intended to make road traffic safer - that's the idea. According to the market research institute Emnid, 41% of Germans believe driverless cars can achieve this goal. Accordingly, the demand for advanced driver assistance systems is increasing sharply in most automotive classes.
AOI systems (Automatic Optical Inspection) can be combined for simultaneous top-down and bottom-up inspection (SMD/THT) of single or double-sided assemblies during ongoing production. The procedure offers significant time, handling, and cost benefits for both fully interlinked production lines and autonomous manufacturing. Besides being able to achieve the highest performance possible, the computing unit...