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Tom Kevan is a freelance writer/editor specializing in engineering and communications technology. Contact him via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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  • The IoT Processor Dilemma
    Proliferation of Internet of Things connected devices has led to increased complexities in product design.
  • Sensors Smarten Up the Edge
    Companies that want to bring AI to the edge face hardware and data processing challenges.
  • Pushing the Printed Electronics Envelope
    The prospects are real, but we may have to wait a bit before we can experience the full benefit of additive manufacturing in electronics.
  • Making Autonomous Vehicles Smarter
    Combining real-world info and simulated conditions to build a data set.
  • NAND Flash Finds a Home in the IoT
    Advances in the technology now let NAND flash memory offer faster throughput, greater flexibility and better price points per byte, opening the door for its use as primary storage.
  • The IoT Processor Dilemma
    Proliferation of Internet of Things connected devices has led to increased complexities in product design.
  • Creating an Origami Sensor Array
    The rise of the Internet of Things, the growing role of printed electronics and the increasing number of technologies that mimic nature have all shaped the system’s development.
  • Sensors Smarten Up the Edge
    Companies that want to bring AI to the edge face hardware and data processing challenges.
  • Morphing 3D-Printed Architectures into 4D
    No longer will designers focus solely on dimensions like height, width and depth.
  • Pushing the Printed Electronics Envelope
    The prospects are real, but we may have to wait a bit before we can experience the full benefit of additive manufacturing in electronics.
  • Making Autonomous Vehicles Smarter
    Combining real-world info and simulated conditions to build a data set.
  • Connecting the Thread: IoT
    Most designers delve into unknown territory when it comes to implementation in the commercial sector of IoT.
  • Giving Machines the Sense of Touch
    It’s important to remember that the sensor is still in the early stages of development, yet the technology represents a step closer to giving robots, prosthetics and electronic devices the sense of touch.
  • To 3D Print, or Not to 3D Print?
    Consider the application, volume requirements and operational efficiencies.
  • Sensors Boost Robot Performance
    Robots are starting to deliver unprecedented levels of performance. But why now?
  • Exoskeletons on the Move
    Sensors, CAD models and human-based designs advance wearable exoskeletons.
  • AI Moves to the Network’s Edge
    Harnessing increased compute power to address AI applications requires storage, cloud and infrastructure planning.
  • Developing Molecular Switches
    Developers hope to use graphene technology to deliver a new class of electronic components that promote further miniaturization and pave the way for promising sensing, optoelectronic and flexible-device applications.
  • Developing the Internet of Things
    Engineers are creating more use cases for the industrial internet of things; but what roadblocks do they still need to consider?
  • 3D Printed Graphene Recharges Battery Design
    A 3D printed graphene technique developed by researchers from Virginia Tech and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) promises to revolutionize the way manufacturers produce batteries and supercapacitors.
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