The wearable doctor
The wearables market may have slowed but developments in sensing technology and AI suggest we haven’t seen anything yet.
Choosing a connectivity standard
When it comes to selecting from the standards that cover the IIoT, the choice should depend on understanding the technology and its application.
Embedded World 2019
As the industry gets ready for this year’s show, New Electronics delivers a sneak preview.
Enabling rapid 5G roll-out
With the rollout of 5G expected to ramp up in the coming year, a complete spectrum of test & measurement solutions will be required, according to Meik Kottkamp.
Will digital dependancy be our downfall?
Screen time is something we’re hearing a lot about at the moment. In the UK alone, people check their smartphone on average every 12 minutes of the waking day, according to a report from Ofcom.
Mobile 3D sensing
VCSEL technology encourages progress in biometric solutions such as mobile 3D sensing, according to Bianka Schnabel.
As more and more consumers look to film their experiences and share short-form videos through their mobiles, it’s fair to say that while camera technology has continued to advance, the audio quality of many videos has tended to remain poor.
Earlier this month the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas, and with over 4,500 exhibitors and upwards of 180,000 visitors it remains the largest consumer electronics show in the US, with a global impact to match.
Where next in 2019?
From the first autonomous vehicles to 5G and the realisation of mobile AR devices, here’s what to look out for in the year ahead.
Testing the 5G waters
Since the introduction of 2G, there has been a rising demand for data. 5G has been hailed the answer to the ever-growing pressure on network capacity as the demand for better and quicker devices continues to increase and we start to see more ‘things’ become connected.
The radar sensor challenge
A 24 GHz Demorad radar solution to support contactless sensors is being used in the emerging industrial mass market.
Waving goodbye to 5G design woes
In June 2018, the wireless networks community had an enormous box ticked with the completion of 5G NR (new radio) standard.
Distinguishing signal from noise
Capacitive touchscreens are constructed using an orthogonal grid of transmitter and receiver (or ‘drive’ and ‘sense’) electrodes which are usually formed on either side of a transparent substrate and behind a transparent touch surface such as glass.
Voice recognition - from consumer to B2B
Digital assistants, such as Alexa from Amazon or Microsoft’s Cortana, have established themselves as key components when it comes to gadgets, smartphones or managing the smart home and, with the prospect of artificial intelligence being embedded into more devices, more voice enabled devices are set to come to market.