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Why metal filtered fans beat plastic for electrical enclosures

There are many options to consider for cooling solutions for your electrical enclosure. Depending on the ambient conditions, anything from a closed loop air conditioner to a filtered fan could be used. All cooling solutions have a few different...
Oct 24, 2014

Do your products comply with Chinese or European RoHS?

Given that the environment and human resistance to hazardous substances is roughly the same all over the globe, why are there so many legal requirements targeting the same issues? The one million dollars question is : Why does a product comply...
Oct 17, 2014

China's fast growing medical devices market opens door to international OEMs

An emerging middle class, increased wealth and rapidly rising health care expenditure combine to make China the world’s fourth largest market for medical equipment.
Oct 10, 2014

Vancouver emerges as a world-leading hub for innovation

The technology industry in BC witnessed a resurgence since 2008-2009, recently placing 9th on Startup Genome’s ranking of the 20 best cities where high-growth technology startups thrive. Vancouver is beating larger centres such as...
Oct 3, 2014

Standardizing high-speed serial interfaces to manage EMI

Introduction Standardization committees are responsible for managing electromagnetic interference (EMI) from interfaces into products that use them. Data rates currently used in high speed serial interfaces exceed many of the operating...
Sep 26, 2014

Using synthetic diamond for power management

Introduction Semiconductor devices are being used today more and more often to either provide power, such as in RF power amplifiers, or control power, such as in power inverters, in electronic systems. These electronic systems range from smart...
Sep 19, 2014

Outsourcing cost analysis: A formula for success

What would it cost to outsource the manufacturing fulfillment of your electronics-based product or sub-system? What would it cost to manufacture it in-house?
Sep 12, 2014

Smart nodes at the edge of the industrial Internet of Things

We live in a connected world where the Internet brings us more information than ever before at ever increasing speeds through millions of connected devices. This Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to revolutionize our world, enhancing...
Sep 5, 2014

The state of IAC in North America

Industrial automation in North America is a $22 billion market. Whatever the size of the manufacturing line, we are seeing three distinct trends in North America: sustainability and efficiency, sophistication, and the leveraging of system data....
Aug 29, 2014

Doing more with less drives miniaturization of next gen components

Doing more with less is the mantra of our era. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the drive towards miniaturization in the next generation of electronic components and systems. The push for smaller parts is coming both from the need for...
Aug 22, 2014

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