In this month's White Board: Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting a wide variety of market sectors and applications, ranging from connected cars and intelligent transportation systems to smart cities. This diversity has spawned a vast ecosystem...
Industry experts answer the question: With the rise of each new technology, where do you see the engineering profession headed over the next several years?...
This issue's editor's note, by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief. Engineers, by definition, are designers and builders of engines, machines, and structures...
Since February of this year, ECN has been publishing weekly stories from you—our readers—on why you decided to become an engineer. Humorous, poignant, (and sometimes a little of both), the following is a sampling of some of the many stories we received...
Those of us who are of a certain age will remember the days before 1971 and the introduction of the first microprocessor. Intel’s 4004 and its competitors brought relatively low-cost embedded computing to the masses...
Formula E, a class of auto racing that uses only electric-powered cars, enables a unique opportunity to further development of automotive technologies...
A look inside one woman's experiences in the male-dominated engineering profession: how she fared, her career and personal successes, and a look into the future of women in engineering...
The 2016 ECN IMPACT Awards are the culmination of a Product Technology Awards history stretching back 60 years...
The smart home era is well underway, and the next big wave to hit the market is voice automation. The humble beginnings of the Amazon Echo have turned into a revolution, creating a huge disruption in the home speaker market that is...
This Editor's Note will appear in the July/August Edition of WDD. By now, you’ve probably seen my work floating around on Wireless Design & Development. I joined the team in May 2015 as Associate Editor and immediately dove headfirst into the...
This article explains how building RF systems for 5G and IoT applications can be performed efficiently using accurate RF system simulation and real off-the-shelf components...
Hello, it’s me. Your new Editor in Chief! You may have seen my face before over on WirelessDesignMag.com or in an epic Engineering Update video (ecnmag.com/videos). I come to you with about four years of experience...
In this issue's White Board infographic: Automobile manufacturers have already released self-driving features that enable vehicles to partially drive themselves. But that's not all...
A panel of industry experts answer this issue's Brainstorm question: With the rise of the connected car, how are engineers addressing consumers' concern for data security?...
2016 marks twenty years since the introduction of General Motors’ iconic EV1, the first mass-produced purpose-designed electric vehicle (EV) from a major automaker...
Automakers are working on more efficient hydrogen fuel cells to make cars that produce only water - while the infrastructure struggles to expand beyond California...
These days, up to 100 sensors may be used in a single vehicle. And while that may seem like a lot, this trend will continue to grow as automobiles become more and more automated...
In the not-too-distant future, you'll tell your car to start, when you want it to start, and even the temperature you want it to be inside—simply by speaking instructions from the comfort of your sofa or desk chair...
The connected car is a driving force in the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT) world. One of the many technologies that is integrated into these smart cars is collision avoidance systems that utilize automotive...
This infographic highlights facts and figures pertaining to the global electric cars market.
The human thirst for data is real. In order to gather data, sensor networks are deployed to record events in a variety of fields.
In today’s fast growing drone market segment, sensor technologies are often the unheralded secret sauce inside. In this article, we discuss the current state of drones and the sensor technology...
Which electric car is right for you? If you look at the automotive market today in search of an electric vehicle (EV), you might be overwhelmed by the different options and price ranges...
Increasing demands from utility companies on the energy industry have once again placed distributed energy resources, including renewable energy, in the spotlight as a significant regulatory issue.
They say all good things must come to an end, but I’m sad to say this will be my last day at ECN.
How does your house stack up against your neighbor's? Smart technology gives new meaning to "keeping up with the Joneses"
Despite what feels like a rapid evolution in the past decade, the Smart Home is still very much an idea—a romantic notion of a future in which our household technology knows what we want before we want it.
As offshore petroleum exploration and production necessitates new ways to enhance operating efficiencies and improve recovery of petroleum reservoirs, fiber optics is being given a closer look.
As the self-driving car matures, safety will take center stage. Consumers will choose models that achieve high safety...
Spring has officially sprung here at ECN. The flowers are blooming, the editors are chirping, and the government-required solar panels are collecting the sunshine from every rooftop in San Francisco, CA.
In the world of High Performance Computing (HPC) supercomputers represent the peak of capability, with performance measured...
With the advent of secure, reliable, low-power wireless communications and advances in sensor technology...
Data, and lots of it, drives today’s information-packed business climate. Effectively gathering and analyzing process and production data provides an ideal means to generate new revenue, improve
While consumer drones are often the vilified as a dangerous—or at best annoying—technology slowly easing us into a world where constant surveillance is the norm, that’s not always the case. Yes, some drones are being used for nefarious purposes and some...
In our ever-connected world with the Internet of Things (IoT), reliable electrical power keeps our world communicating, electronics working, and critical industrial systems operating 24/7. This necessary level of power protection is assured with...
Exactly how connected are you in the year 2016?