Electronic Products & Technology


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

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

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

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

June 28, 2016 by Stephen Law

Multi-cure conformal coating steps-up protection, improves pcb performance & security

For many years manufacturers of electronics (OEMs) have been looking for a coating that allows them to hide information on their circuitry and provide environmental protection. With the release of its newest conformal coating option, Electronic Coating Technologies, Brampton ON,

June 20, 2016 by Ed Garstkiewicz, industry segment manager, Harting Inc. of North America

Shrinking portable medical devices impacted by modern electronic connectors

The need to minimize healthcare costs is creating greater demand for medical electronics equipment that, among other things, improves and expands patient diagnostics inside and outside healthcare facilities. For example, portable medical instruments such as glucose meters, blood pressure monitors,

June 13, 2016 by Travis Stevens, PEng., MSc., vice-president engineering, Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc.

Considering the differences between medical and consumer wearables

Calgary-based Orpyx Technologies Inc. explores the differences in design, commercialization and potential between medical and consumer wearables

May 27, 2016 by John McMillan, Mentor Graphics Corp.

The pcb design ecosystem

Access to design IP and collaboration is key to meeting the needs of engineers in electronics product design.

May 16, 2016 by Stephen Law

IoTA CAN set to transform Canadian IoT ideas into innovative solutions

Across the world, a number of alliances, consortiums and groups have formed to further the advancement of Internet of Things (IoT), but no such group currently exists in Canada to drive thought leadership and accelerate the adoption of IoT –

May 8, 2016 by Sheri DeTomasi, 5G solutions business lead, Keysight Technologies Inc.

Addressing wireless system multi-antenna test challenge

Figure 3: Measuring beam patterns with out and with time and phase corrections

More and more, people rely on their wireless devices to manage email, social media, banking, and downloading or streaming videos and movies. In order to support these activities, consumers are demanding higher data rates and better signal integrity from their

April 28, 2016 by Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC

The end of hardware?

The End of Hardware

The picture isn’t pretty. Whether it’s PCs, tablets, smart watches or now, even smartphones, the outlook for most major hardware device categories is not looking good, particularly in the US. The issue is that both consumers and businesses have already

April 21, 2016 by Ben Jordan, product manager, Altium Ltd.

Modern design tools make it easier to tune DDR4 signal paths

Altium Figure 1

The latest standard in the race for ever-denser and ever-faster dynamic RAM is DDR4, short for double data rate, fourth generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory. DDR4 memory will operate at speeds between 1600 MHz and 3200 MHz, compared to speeds