Electronic Products & Technology


August 21, 2017 by Sonja Brown, director of product marketing – Piezo and Protection Devices, EPCOS, a TDK Group Company

Inrush current limiting techniques and solutions

Thermistors are often the solution of choice for detecting temperature limits. With NTC (negative temperature coefficient) thermistors, the resistance decreases with increasing temperature. In PTC (positive temperature coefficient) thermistors, resistance increases as temperature increases. When a specific temperature is exceeded,

August 15, 2017 by Chris Botting, manager of research, Delta-Q Technologies

Making the switch to lithium-ion: Is it right for your product?

If the Olympic athlete’s motto is ‘faster, higher, stronger,’ then the product designer’s motto might be ‘smaller, lighter, cheaper.’ When designing power equipment, machines and vehicles, the power source is often the bottleneck for size, weight, and cost, as well

August 8, 2017 by Stephen Law

PLCs of the future

An etymological fallacy is an assumption that a word’s current and historical meanings are the same. However, as language evolves, modern definitions do not necessarily resemble original ones. To take an example, ‘lord’ is a compound of Old English ‘half’

August 1, 2017 by Rittal Systems Ltd

Drill ship power challenge: hybrid solution solves distribution issues

AKA and Rittal collaborate to solve energy efficiency and recycling issues related to a deepwater drill ship installation.

July 25, 2017 by Dr Harry Zervos, principal analyst, IDTechEx

The road to fully flexible consumer electronics

IDTechEx article addresses the role of flexible encapsulation

July 18, 2017 by Matt Smith, head of Engineering, Colorado offices, Cortet by CEL

Understanding IoT acronyms and how to compare them

As the Internet of Things (IoT) industry continues to expand, new information on emerging best practices, technical specifications and design considerations continues to flood the market. The purpose of this article is to help you navigate through the deluge of

July 11, 2017 by Duane Benson, chief technology champion at Screaming Circuits

Top 5 things to know when moving from hand to robotic assembly

A lot of factors go into the decision to hand build or outsource circuit boards. I hand build my own sometimes, simply because I enjoy the challenge. Of course most of the projects I design are for my own use,

July 11, 2017 by Cliff Ortmeyer, global head of technology product marketing and solutions development, Premier Farnell

The testing dilemma for young tech startups

The last decade has seen a surge in innovation by small, young technology startups, proving that companies don’t need to be large and seasoned to lead the market. While startups have flexibility and focus that many big companies lack, some

July 4, 2017 by Rich Miron, Digi-Key Electronics Corp.

Making automation work with legacy systems

Smart manufacturing, or Industry 4.0 (the fourth industrial revolution) which is empowered by the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), can enable companies to improve key performance indicators like productivity, equipment uptime and product quality. It does this by combining automation

June 27, 2017 by Andrew Caples, product marketing manager, Embedded Software Division (ESD), Mentor Graphics

Improving the lifetime operation of today’s digital healthcare devices

Introduction Digital healthcare devices that enable remote patient care and provide increased mobility in hospital environments are seeing a significant increase in use and popularity. New hardware availability, the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), big data in the

June 20, 2017 by Sarah Derouin, Stanford University News

Stanford U researchers develop flexible, organic, biodegradable semiconductor

A new semiconductor developed by Stanford researchers is as flexible as skin and easily degradable. It could have diverse medical and environmental applications, without adding to the mounting pile of global electronic waste.

June 13, 2017 by Dariush Zand, CEO, Airfi Networks

Cellular: The new gold standard for IoT connectivity

In 2016, there were an estimated 6.4 billion connected things in use worldwide in 2016, and by 2020 that number is expected to more than double to 13.5 billion, according to Gartner. Whether they are child locators or security systems,