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AI in the driving seat

22nd May 2019

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is the fastest growing technology segment in the automotive market. We examine the commercial and technological challenges to wider adoption of ADAS and set out...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • Strategic advice
Report

Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

22nd February 2019

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Opinion

Bringing desirability to medical devices

19th December 2018

The recent launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 is the latest example of a device developed by a traditional consumer product company making a well-publicized entry into the patient-facing medical device market. Patient-facing devices...

  • Digital health
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Independent design review - rooting out unreliability

31st July 2018

Product failures are bad for everyone. Whether it be the customer who has purchased something that breaks, or the manufacturer or distributor who honours the warranty claim.

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Product realisation
Peer reviewed research

Adding Electronics to the Breezhaler®: Satisfying the Needs of Patients and Regulators

4th July 2018

Low adherence to therapy is a recognized issue in respiratory disease and has driven the development of electronic sensors for monitoring inhaler use. To date, sensors for dry powder inhalers (DPIs) have...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Embedded software
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
Opinion

When is a thin battery a useful battery?

29th June 2018

As technology advances, devices tend to get smaller and lighter. So, we just need thinner batteries right? Let me explain why this is not necessarily true.

  • Electronics & ASICs
Opinion

Sensing the need for cockpit innovation

30th May 2018

There’s a lot written about new sensors that are used in cars to make them more autonomous or safer. LIDAR, radar and externally facing cameras are often mentioned. However, in the automotive market...

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

Thinking big - the Ocado way

25th May 2018

We often ask ourselves what innovation truly means. It’s an important question for any ambitions business to consider as history has shown that a revolution in technology brings far greater benefits than an evolution to a legacy technique.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Industrial design
  • Radio systems
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location
Opinion

The future is bright for AI in automotive

22nd May 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in automotive is well established in self-driving cars.  But how far can AI stretch beyond advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and play a much wider role in enhancing...

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

Get off the edge - you're taking up too much space

18th May 2018

The view from the ‘thing end’ of the IoT makes a lot of edge computing seem huge, but the true edge of the IoT is where the electronics end. For this reason, we need to look towards technologies that...

  • Audio & Video
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

Sapphyre 7 – route to ASIC, are we nearly there yet?

14th November 2017

 

An Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is, as its name suggests, an IC designed for a specific application and thus heavily optimised to its needs. It can achieve high performance and low...

 

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
Opinion

Sapphyre 6 – emulating excellence

13th November 2017

Designing a custom silicon chip is by no means easy, but design is not necessarily the hardest part of developing an ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit). Proving that the system will work...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Signal processing