Rob Coppinger

Rob Coppinger is a freelance science and engineering journalist. Originally a car industry production engineer, he jumped into journalism and has written about all sorts of technologies from fusion power to quantum computing and military drones. He lives in France.

Faster Magnet Tracking for Better Virtual Reality

The faster simultaneous tracking of many magnets is expected to improve head position following and therefore the display of correct graphics in virtual reality (VR) headsets. The


Fully Electric Rimac Hypercar to Use Analog Devices’ Precision Battery Management System

Analog Devices’ precision battery management system integrated circuits are to be used for the Rimac C_Two fully electric hypercar capable of speeds of up to 258 miles per hour.  T


Polaritons Could Save OLED Televisions from Early Death

High definition television makers have been adopting organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens because they deliver brighter, more colourful displays, but OLEDs can fall into a d


Smart Factory Communications Get Boost from Single Port Ethernet Transceiver

Manufacturers can overcome key Industry 4.0 and smart factory communication challenges from data integration to synchronization, edge connectivity, and system interoperability with


Improved Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Supercapacitors

Electrolyte performance in supercapacitors could be improved by using ionic liquids, salts that are detergents and which perform better as they get hotter.  A problem in lithium-io


MeasureWare Makes Precision Measurement Simple

Temperature, weight, humidity, pH, pressure, and other factors can be measured more effectively for more accurate datasets using Analog Devices Inc’s MeasureWare solutions. Measure


3D Printers Could Make Devices With Embedded Electronics

Electronic devices made of fibres containing interconnected materials that can sense their surroundings, store energy, emit light or perform other actions, could be printed. The de


More Efficient Motion for Industry 4.0

Analog Devices (ADI) has announced a power solution to maximize efficiency and minimize the electromagnetic (EM) emissions of motion systems for companies and factories migrating t


GaN Transistor Technology to Wirelessly Charge Workplace Robots

Robots in the workplace can be wirelessly charged at a distance using Gallium Nitride transistor technology which can cope with the high energy levels needed. With more and more ro