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Artificial intelligence should not replace thinking

Editorial

Artificial intelligence should not replace thinking

Nearly two-thirds of Germans feel that artificial intelligence in future electronic devices is a good idea. However, consumers feel it is important for smart assistants to know their limits: 84 percent want intelligent household robots, smart cars and medical electronics to help people -- but they don't want them to make our own thoughts superfluous. lesen

Interconnects Morph to Meet the Need for Speed

High-Speed Systems

Interconnects Morph to Meet the Need for Speed

The need to transmit more data at higher speeds is changing system design. Today, interconnect technology has morphed to meet the need for speed. lesen

Human Machine Interface evolving rapidly in new Dimensions

Gesture Recognition

Human Machine Interface evolving rapidly in new Dimensions

A new generation of haptic devices is emerging and opening up the third dimension that will make us wonder how we ever got by with simple flat touchscreens with motor-based vibration feedback. lesen

Laser's track movements in virtual and augmented reality

Infrared laser

Laser's track movements in virtual and augmented reality

The latest virtual and augmented reality systems offer the most intuitive ways currently available for humans to interact with machines. They use sensors to track human movements. lesen

The importance of DSPs and Floating point in Microcontrollers

Processors

The importance of DSPs and Floating point in Microcontrollers

MCUs have been in development for a long time. Since floating point unit and DSP were introduced in MCUs, there have been some critical changes. Floating point unit and DSP become increasincly important. lesen

Software-supported review process shortens time to market

EDA Tools

Software-supported review process shortens time to market

As viewing tool, PCB-Investigator takes care of the communication between designer, manufacturer and assembler of PCBs and maintains the information exchange about parts and nets of the layout. lesen

Why do I need to test my assemblies and what do I need?

Boundary Scan

Why do I need to test my assemblies and what do I need?

There’s an old saying in the engineering industry that simply states: ‘If it hasn’t been tested then it doesn’t work’ – or rather you should assume it doesn’t work. lesen

The importance of FPGAs for High Performance Computing

The Mango Project

The importance of FPGAs for High Performance Computing

The EU funded MANGO project, in which many core architectures for future HPC systems are explored, mixes high-end processors, graphics processors and FPGAs to meet most challenging application needs. lesen

Joint European effort to unlock the potential of graphene

Graphene

Joint European effort to unlock the potential of graphene

Cedric Huyghebaert from imec talks about the game-changing potential of graphene, about the challenges towards commercialization and about working within the context of a European Flagship. lesen

Energy-Efficient Solutions for Wearables and IoT Edge Nodes

Embedded Systems

Energy-Efficient Solutions for Wearables and IoT Edge Nodes

How to approach challenges in terms of performance- and energy- efficiency while designing IoT applications by utilizing synergies within a single product portfolio. lesen

When Cars Talk to Other Cars and Traffic Lights

blog.electronica.de

When Cars Talk to Other Cars and Traffic Lights

Modern automobiles are mobile computers that constantly collect, save and transmit data. New technologies for real-time communication are allowing more and vehicles to exchange data with the infrastructure, other cars and pedestrians. lesen

Step-by-step to the smart SMT factory

SIPLACE BulkFeeder X

Step-by-step to the smart SMT factory

The feeding of electronic components per tape is meeting its limit with the ever faster production speeds. Therefore it is time for new concepts. lesen

How to integrate all components of a POL converter into the inductor

Passive Components

How to integrate all components of a POL converter into the inductor

Inductors are the largest components in POL converters and are hard to integrate. With the PSI2 concept it is possible to reduce the size of the POL converter by integrating all other components into the Inductor. lesen

ABB

"Colleague Robot" Conquers Electronics Production

Many branches of industry are automating – and now robotics is taking over new areas in electronics production. That is why the productronica trade fair, has added the topic of robotics to its exhibition portfolio. lesen

Robust power electronics through improved mounting technologies

Heraeus

Robust power electronics through improved mounting technologies

Improving power cycle performance is the goal of many power semiconductor experts. The materials used in integrated circuit and mounting technology comprise one key element. lesen