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September 26, 2016 by EAO AG

What are human machine interfaces and how do they work?

Human Machine Interface by definition encompasses all the elements a person will touch, see, hear, or use to interact with a machine. When it comes to human interface technology, advancements are rapidly evolving.

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September 20, 2016 by Advanced Interconnections Corp.

Unique application of solder ball technology on QFP pads improves processing reliability

IC complexity and higher I/O counts have pushed older technology like Quad Flat Pack packages (QFP) to the limit of finer pin placement. Solder bridging between closely spaced gull wing leads of fine pitch QFP packages presents a significant yield

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September 12, 2016 by Interpower Corp.

Universal sockets are unsafe: Here’s why

A universal socket is not the answer to try to create one source that will accept the huge variety of plugs that are available throughout the world. Serious safety issues come into play in trying to do so. To summarize

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September 5, 2016 by Aury Hathout M.Env, certified environmental auditor, Enviropass

Environmental compliance: The new TSCA

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As is well known the American presidential election will take place in November of this year. This question on everyone’s lips is which candidate is going to lead the country for the next 4 years? One thing is certain, the

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August 29, 2016 by Varun Merchant, mainstream technical marketing manager, Tektronix Inc.

Understanding power supply measurement throughout the design process

Figure 1: For testing an on-board power supply with multiple outputs, you’ll need a dc power supply with multiple isolated channels.

The pressure on designers to create efficient, inexpensive, sleeker and smaller power supply designs is more intense than ever before. Power supplies are the lifeline behind all electronics and electronic devices. However, higher efficiencies, higher power densities, time to market,

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August 22, 2016 by Deryl Kimbro, senior business development manager and Mehul Udani, general manager, connectivity solutions Group, Murata Americas

Shaping tomorrow’s wearables with today’s sensors and wireless technologies

More than 50 years ago, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the overall processing power of computers would double every two years into the foreseeable future. Moore’s Law, as it was aptly coined, denoted that the number of transistors per

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August 15, 2016 by Stephen Law

Wavefront and Vandrico accelerate industrial IoT through collaboration with wearable OEMs

Wavefront on Wireless Tablet_v1

Designing wearable devices that can withstand industrial IoT (IIoT) applications is an ongoing challenge for IoT solutions providers. Few wearable technologies and sensors are suitable for industrial working environments where hazardous conditions, such as extreme temperatures and pressure, make current

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August 8, 2016 by Atul Patel, product marketing, high volume logic system connectivity, Texas Instruments

Putting the control in programmable logic controllers

Figure 1: PLC system level- communication of control data between the different sub-modules that makes up a PLC is often through a control bus such as I2C, SMBUS, or SPI.

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are the workhorse computing systems that help to coordinate and harmonize functions performed by the multitude of sensors, actuators, conveyors and many other electromechanical devices that are found in a modern factory setting. As the name

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July 26, 2016 by Stephen Law

Canada put on the smart textiles map with new alliance

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has teamed up with industry members to officially form the Smart Textile and Wearables Innovation Alliance, aimed at creating visibility for the smart textile industry and position Canada as a global leader in

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July 19, 2016 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T West Tech Report

Ronin8 Technologies’ green solution garners accolades

Wins BCTIA’s most promising pre-commercial technology impact award

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July 12, 2016 by Rush LaSelle, director of automation, Jabil Circuit Inc.

How digital manufacturing will shift production from the factory to your kitchen table

With the rapid pace of technological innovation, the need for greater market responsiveness, and the rising cost of labor in nearly all economies, many companies are revisiting age-old manufacturing strategies. They recognize there is a growing need to introduce innovative

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July 5, 2016 by Mark Tinkler, business development & sales at Vision Circuits - Toronto Division

Outsourcing pcb design can help you… and here’s why

At Vision Circuits, most of the companies that we work with have in-house printed circuit board (pcb) design capabilities, and, occasionally, we encounter a potential customer who will ask us: “Why do I need to outsource my printed circuit board