“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
Back to menu
Back to menu
Back to menu
In today's fast paced world, the electronics industry is constantly evolving, bringing us cutting edge innovations that impact our daily lives. From the gadgets we use to the way we communicate; electronics play a significant role. Let's explore the top key trends in the electronics industry that are shaping our future.
5G is the fifth generation of mobile network technology. It's like upgrading from a slow bicycle to a sports car for your devices. With 5G, you can download movies, apps and websites almost instantly; reducing the time it takes for devices to talk to each other. This means you can have things like self-driving cars and smart cities where traffic lights can "talk" to cars to improve traffic flow. In simple terms, 5G makes everything on your phone faster.
AI is just having a smart friend in your gadgets. It's a computer programme that can learn and understand things on its own; AI is used in voice assistants like Siri and Alexa. They can answer your questions, set reminders and even play your favourite songs, all by understanding your voice. AI is also the brain behind self-driving cars, it helps them make decisions on the road, making travel safer and more convenient.
IoT makes your devices talk to each other, like your phone talking to your fridge. IoT connects everyday objects, such as your thermostat, fridge and lights, to the Internet. This allows them to work together to make your life easier. For instance, your fridge can keep track of the food inside and order groceries when it's running low. Your thermostat can learn your habits and adjust the temperature accordingly. IoT makes your home smarter and more convenient.
Traditional screens on devices are stiff, flexible and foldable displays are different. They're like screens made of rubber that can bend and fold, making gadgets more versatile. For example, phones that you can fold in half; a regular smartphone and a tablet in one. These screens are not just cool; they also make gadgets more portable and durable.
AR and VR are the magic glasses that bring digital stuff to life into the real world. AR adds information and virtual objects to what you see. For example, you can use AR to see information about paintings in a museum or get directions on the street. VR, on the other hand, takes you to completely different virtual worlds, like being on a roller coaster or exploring a space station. Both AR and VR are used in gaming, education and even for medical training to make learning and entertainment more immersive.
Green electronics are eco-friendly gadgets, using materials that are easy to recycle and don't harm the environment. Also, they use less electricity, so they help save energy. When you have a green gadget, you're helping protect the planet because it creates less waste and uses fewer resources.
Biotechnology electronics combine technology with biology, putting electronics inside your body. This can result in amazing things like wearable health monitors. These monitors keep track of your heart rate, activity level and even your sleep. They help you stay healthy and provide doctors with important information about your well-being. Biotechnology electronics are your personal health assistants.
Robots are machines that can do tasks by themselves. They can vacuum your floors; help build cars and even explore dangerous places such as the deep sea or other planets. They're our helpful mechanical friends. Robotics is becoming more common and robots are making our lives easier and safer, handling jobs that might be too dangerous or tedious for humans.
These top trends in the electronics industry represent the future of technology and they have the potential to shape your academic and professional journey in electrical engineering. As you explore the exciting world of electronics, remember that the University of Bolton offers a comprehensive Electrical Engineering programme that can equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in this rapidly evolving field.
To be part of this dynamic industry, consider enrolling in the Electrical Engineering programme at Bolton; gateway to a world of innovation and possibilities. Contact us at 01204 903903 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and take the first step today and join us in shaping the future of electronics!