What technology will become obsolete in the near future?
How can Advanced Technology Vehicles penetrate the mainstream automotive market?
What technology will have the biggest impact in 2009?
As the holidays approach, what product or technology is on your wish list?
Compliance and compatibility are critical factors in the design of medical electronics equipment. The following are responses to questions posed by ECN regarding how vendors address certification issues and what types of testing are required.
Considering the military's exemption to RoHS regulation and its continued need for leaded parts, where do you think the reduced availability of leaded parts will make the greatest impact on the Mil/Aero market?
What are your thoughts on the EPA’s Residential Light Fixture “Technical Amendment,” and their attempts to remove a “competitive disadvantage” for legacy technologies?
What are the most important factors to consider when developing a new product?
What technology trends do you feel will dominate the development of next-generation displays?
What is the balance, for the engineer, between an environmentally efficient vehicle in operation, and the other aspects of manufacturing, material, and their environmental cost and impact?
American EE students need exposure to new technologies and design techniques that did not exist 10 to 15 years ago, but are also under fire for not having a solid grasp of basic science and math skills. How do you feel the issue can be addressed to create engineers able to deal with competition and design pressures in the new disruptive engineering environment?
For line of sight near-field bidirectional wireless communication applications would you rather use IrDA light-based methodologies or RF?
As electronic networks become more data-intensive and intelligent subsystems increase in number and complexity, bandwidth limits, signal interference, and device compatibility issues become important concerns. What are some ways that an electronic circuit designer can address these challenges?
We asked industry leaders what key technologies will enhance thermal management in military/aerospace equipment in the next three years?
What do you perceive as the biggest hurdle for adoption on MEMS by engineers?(a) Lack of familiarity with MEMS-design tools; (b) Need for customization of MEMS devices;(c) Lack of design tools for electronic application of MEMS; (d) Few simulation models forMEMS devices; (e) Little understanding of MEMS capabilities and characteristics
Solid state lighting offers greater energy efficiency, as well as what are now still long-term cost benefits. Here, industry experts comment on the biggest challenges in the design and manufacturing of LED illumination and what is needed to make the widespread adoption of LED illumination by design engineers a reality. Follow the links to read the complete commentary.
I think the simplist productivity metric which should be used across the industry is the total number lines of code in the organization divided by the number of people who are working on that code (including QA as well as development).
The trend toward miniaturizing medical electronics devices also brings with it a number of challenges. In this month's edition of Brainstorm, we ask industry experts in the medical electronics market what they believe to be the most critical of these challenges and what current and developing technology is available to help the designer meet those challenges.
What do you consider to be the most important factors that will further the development of power management in portable systems? What do you think are some of the customer misconceptions about power management that must overcome to move the industry forward?
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