Electronic Products & Technology


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,

June 6, 2017 by By George Henning, president, OCM Manufacturing Inc.

Electronics test and measurement – Travelling in partnership

Every client engagement is a journey. As a contract electronics manufacturer, our destination is a final product that meets or exceeds the quality, functionality, performance, and cost requirements set by the customer. There are several stages on that journey and

May 30, 2017 by John Aymes, TCH Hardware

What is the future for IoT and industrial medical equipment?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has made huge strides over the past half decade. While it may have started with smart watches and basic fitness trackers, the IoT has spread to all corners of the technology industry. Just last year,

May 23, 2017 by Christa Carey, engineering and design services manager, Protocase Inc.

How to design enclosures that protect against water, debris

Protocase sets out to share some of its experience and knowledge of building enclosures that will withstand environmental hazards. This inevitably brings up the issue of NEMA or IP standards, but sometimes there is confusion as to how these work.

May 9, 2017 by Grant Courville, senior director, product management - BlackBerry QNX

BlackBerry QNX seeks to drive future automotive market

BlackBerry’s embedded technologies are to design and develop secure, mission-critical solutions – ultimately accelerating product time to market.

May 2, 2017 by Alan Grau, president and cofounder, Icon Labs

CIA exploits of IoT devices, What lessons can we learn?

Recent WikiLeak documents allege that the CIA developed, or sought to develop, or even ‘borrowed,’ cyberattack technology that could target a wide range of IoT devices, including smart TVs, connected cars and mobile phones. In the case of smart TVs

April 25, 2017 by Jonathan Kaye, director of product management, Connectivity Solutions Business Unit, Laird

Going the distance: LoRa+BLE makes it possible for IoT to go nearly anywhere geographically

IoT networks that utilize low-power Bluetooth Low Energy (aka BLE and previously marketed as Bluetooth Smart) can be deployed in nearly any physical space, given its small footprint and energy-miser architecture—which enable small wireless sensors and controls to operate on

April 18, 2017 by Leroy Spence, sales and business manager, EU Automation

The best of industrial automation is yet to come Industry super trends

Regardless of whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet or the Internet of Things (IoT), the shift towards connected technologies is clear across most industry sectors.

April 11, 2017 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T’s West Tech Report columnist

Gocator sparks LMI Technologies’ recent expansion

LMI Technologies, a Vancouver-based developer of smart 3D inspection and scanning solutions for material optimization and factory automation, recently expanded into a 62,400 sq. ft. facility in order to accommodate year-over-year growth of 15 to 20%.  Tripling its space will

April 4, 2017 by Accutronics Ltd.

Smart battery guide will reduce costly design errors

Professional battery manufacturer Accutronics Ltd., Staffordshire UK, has published an infographic providing guidelines for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on what should be considered when specifying a rechargeable smart battery to power their next product. The infographic highlights the importance of