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Embedded power supplies for the home healthcare market

Rarely a day goes by without a news article commenting on the rise in healthcare costs, the strain on government run services and general affordability. Reports on the medical market forecast CAGRs (Compounded Average Growth Rates) for...
Jul 1, 2015


Overcoming USB 3.1 compliance testing challenges

SuperSpeed USB 3.1 is poised to take over as the newest version of this popular interface. This update boosts data transfer rates to 10Gb/s, compared with 5Gb/s for USB 3.0. Along with the higher speeds, additional changes such as the use of...
Jun 24, 2015


Selecting the right buck-boost converter for wide-VIN rails

Introduction Buck-boost converters are needed in a variety of applications including USB Power Delivery (USB PD), industrial computer power supplies, LED drivers, and automotive infotainment. Traditionally, cascaded stages or multi-winding,...
Jun 18, 2015


On premise vs. Cloud

Either you already have your own opinions about the great cloud vs. on premise solutions debate, or you share the laissez-faire attitude where ‘other people’ are tasked with deciding on ‘those’ sorts of things. These...
Jun 9, 2015


Digi-Key connects, projects and focuses on distribution at EDS

During this spring’s Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held in Las Vegas, EP&T magazine sat down with Digi-Key president Mark Larsen to discuss a number of topics as they relate to the electronic component distribution business and...
May 29, 2015


The key to early 5G investigation - test tools for new network paradigms

The explosion of wireless data demand continues, with analysts predicting between 20 and 50-billion devices by the year 2020, ranging from M2M devices that transmit a few bytes per day to applications that stream multiple high definition video...
May 19, 2015


EMI compliance: Choosing the right shielding and gasketing

Compliance to EMI regulations is essential in today’s global market and applies to almost any electronic/electrical device. Also, almost every country in the world now requires meeting not just EMI emissions standards, but also immunity...
Apr 30, 2015


Vision critical: BC's booming tech industry despite untapped potential

In our October 2014 article that discussed Microsoft’s Billion-dollar investment in BC and Vancouver’s emergence as a world-leading hub for innovation - one of the companies referenced was Vision Critical. Companies such as Vision...
Apr 20, 2015


Simple analog ASIC solves difficult thermal analysis problems

In a world where Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) are dominating every conceivable application, greater attention is being applied to their long term reliability. These chips...
Apr 7, 2015


How to survive hostile control environments

You have two possible problems when you make a hole in an enclosure to mount/fix anything (could even be as simple as a mounting bracket): contaminants could seep into the enclosure, damaging internal electrical and mechanical parts and/or...
Mar 24, 2015


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