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October 16, 2017 by Mike Bolduc, global marketing manager, C&K

Switches matter in today’s automated factories

The Internet of things (IoT) trend is impacting almost every facet of modern life, ranging from smart homes to smart cities. One area which appears to hold promise for real gains in efficiency and productivity is the smart factory. Commonly

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October 10, 2017 by Wally Johnson, VP finance, supply and IT, Firstronic

Avoiding supply chain disruption requires an old school approach

The electronics supply chain has now entered the perfect storm. Pre-Harvey and Irma, the passive component (resistors and capacitors) market was already in rough waters. Over the last year, lead-times became unusually long because demand for these parts has grown

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October 3, 2017 by Stephen Law

Waterloo startup NanoCnet rolls out next gen Nanomaterial for flexible transparent electrodes

EP&T Magazine conducted an exclusive Question & Answer session with NanoCnet co-founders Dr. Hadi Hosseinzadeh Khaligh, CEO and Dr. Ehsan Mazbanrad, COO Company synopsis: NanoCnet Ltd. is a Waterloo-based startup company established in 2016 with the objective to manufacture silver

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September 26, 2017 by Andy Wei, senior technology fellow, TechInsights

10nm Process rollout marching right along

The first set of Samsung Galaxy S8 teardowns provided access to the first SoCs produced on “10 nm” class technology. The first company to produce the 10 nm was Qualcomm with the Snapdragon 835, which was built on Samsung LSI

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September 19, 2017 by Phill Shaw, senior product manager for board level products, HARTING North America

How DIN components keep finding new relevance

As newer connector designs evolve, offering higher transmission speeds and smaller contact spacing, some traditional connector series continue to develop new features of their own to maintain market relevance. Take the standard DIN 41 612 electrical connector. Its demise has

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September 12, 2017 by Kim Rowe, CEO and founder of RoweBots Ltd.

Speed the development of wearable devices with a solid, targeted platform

The IoT world is expanding on all fronts, including the demand for wearable devices for a range of consumer needs and also for medical devices that can free wearers from home confinement. A targeted MCU/RTOS combination with the proper features can speed development for successful designs.

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September 5, 2017 by Stephen Law

SigmaPoint Technologies unleashes re-brand strategy

Cornwall ON-based EMS player focuses on aiding start-ups and reshoring OEMs

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August 29, 2017 by Scott Keller, president, SignalFire Wireless Telemetry

Five benefits of wireless vs. wired remote monitoring systems

When first introduced to the industry, remote instrumentation was based on wired systems. Today, wireless remote monitoring and control systems can simulate the architecture of wired systems using links to transmit data. Offering substantial operating and cost advantages over wired

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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,

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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

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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’

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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.