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November 2013: Industrial

November 22, 2013 11:08 am | Comments

The November 2013 issue of ECN deals with Industrial Electronics. The Cover Story focuses on the “battle of endurance” between wireless technology and harsh environments, and Jim McWilliams of Integra Enclosures compares polycarbonate with fiberglass and stainless steel enclosures.

October 2013 Supplement: Security & Counterfeiting

November 22, 2013 11:00 am | Comments

Engineers responsible for mechatronics development have always known that it’s not just PCs that can suffer from malware. A study in 2011 used experiment rather than theory to identify vulnerabilities of in-vehicle automotive systems. Not only was this a strong reminder of the seriousness of the issue...

October 2013: Telecom and Data Storage Systems

November 22, 2013 10:45 am | Comments

The October 2013 issue of ECN focuses on Telecom and Data Storage Systems. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner talks about the DEA’s “cell phone data fix”. The Cover Story, by Managing Editor Kasey Panetta, discusses “Precision Agriculture,” or the practice of using modern technology to grow better crops, and the Design Talk section deals with Test & Measurement.


September 2013: Medical

November 22, 2013 10:32 am | Comments

The September 2013 issue of ECN deals with Medical Electronics. Managing Editor Kasey Panetta focuses on “fighting an invisible enemy” with UV robots in hospitals, and in the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses the controversial practice of license plate scanning.


August 2013 Supplement: Lighting, Optoelectronics & Displays

November 22, 2013 10:13 am | Comments

Touchscreens are everywhere! While the means by which they detect a touch has evolved over the years, more recently you might say they have revolved as old technologies are reopened and rechristened anew (I’m looking at you optical touch).


August 2013: Power

November 22, 2013 10:08 am | Comments

ECN’s August 2013 edition focuses on the Power vertical. The cover story by Managing Editor Kasey Panetta details Solar Impulse’s solar-powered plane and its history making flight. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner urges his readers to “reclaim your name” from big data brokers.


July 2013: Networking Systems & Hardware

November 22, 2013 9:58 am | Comments

ECN’s July 2013 edition deals with Networking Systems & Hardware. Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses datacenters and their ability to meet the cloud’s requirements, and Managing Editor Kasey Panetta goes into “self-healing circuits”. Meanwhile, Design Talk deals with cooling and thermal management, and Brainstorm asks about the biggest challenge for contemporary LED technology.

June 2013 Supplement: Enclosures, Packaging, & Interconnects

November 22, 2013 9:49 am | Comments

In recent years, unmanned vehicles, be they the Predator Drones that we watch on the evening news letting loose with pinpoint-precision Hellfire Missiles that take out enemy targets from high above the earth, a bomb-detecting/disposal ground vehicle that keeps soldiers and law enforcement people out of harm's way....


June 2013: Packaging & Interconnects

November 22, 2013 9:38 am | Comments

The June 2013 issue focuses on packaging and interconnects. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner ponders whether we should be preemptively regulating drones before they take off, and the Brainstorm asks “What do you expect to become a hot technology in automotive infotainment in the next year”?

May 15, 2013: Lighting, Optoelectronics & Displays

November 22, 2013 9:30 am | Comments

The May 15, 2013 issue deals with lighting, optoelectronics, & displays. ECN interviews Joe Fijak of Avnet Embedded in the “State of the display market.” In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses the “digital divide”, and Chris writes about the government’s surveillance techniques, while Technical Editor Jason Lomberg discusses a new sensor development for detecting impacts in football helmets.

May 2013: Military

November 22, 2013 9:21 am | Comments

The May 2013 issue of ECN focuses on military electronics. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses the “digital divide”, and Chris also delves into the military’s wireless networks as they relate to custom requirements. The included supplement focuses on smart BOMs, and the Design Talk deals with Test & Measurement.


April 2013: Power and Wireless Power Supplies

April 17, 2013 2:52 pm | Comments

The April issue of ECN deals with power and wireless power supplies. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses Marissa Mayer’s infamous memo to Yahoo employees, Managing Editor Kasey Panetta details bendable display technology, and Technical Contributor M. Simon delves into the pros and cons of LEDs as they relate to design.


March 2013: Automotive

March 11, 2013 4:25 pm | Comments

This issue delves into automotive electronics. Associate Editor Kasey Panetta discusses advanced driver assistance systems, M. Simon goes into sensors in humid conditions, and Executive Editor Chris Warner opines about the possibility of large-scale free WiFi.


February 2013 Supplement: Power

March 11, 2013 4:13 pm | Comments

Wireless charging technology has been recognized as a very attractive solution to a wide range of applications because it conveniently replaces power cords and charging cables. This emerging technology is being adopted for charging mobile phones and other handheld devices.


February 2013: High-Energy Medical

March 10, 2013 12:00 am | Comments

The February edition of Electronic Component News discusses high-energy medical electronics. Executive Editor Chris Warner raises the alarm about automobile EDR data collection and the need for safeguards, M. Simon joins the On Design section with a look at high-reliability power supplies, and the Brainstorm Q&A section asks “What technology do you expect to take the consumer space by storm in 2013”?



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