Electronic Products & Technology


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

April 14, 2016 by Tom Grace, manager, brand protection, Eaton’s Electrical Sector – Americas

Why buy authentic? The case against counterfeit products

The importance of recognizing and reporting counterfeit components

April 7, 2016 by Steven Keeping, contributing writer for Avnet Electronics Marketing

Designing sensor-based IoT devices with coin cell batteries

A popular vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it will comprise billions of sensors gathering information about their local environment and transmitting that data back to servers in the cloud. Such data will be compiled, analyzed and

March 31, 2016 by By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, head of consulting, IDTechEx

Conductive inks and paste: everything is changing

The conductive inks and paste business will generate a demand of 1800 tonnes, which will grow to 2200 tonnes by the year 2026, according to forecasts from IDTechEx Research. This business has come alive again and is now a business where

March 24, 2016 by Timm West, senior applications engineer, E-T-A Circuit Breakers

Selecting the right circuit breaker for your application


Most designers have a pretty good idea of what a circuit breaker is and what it does; if you need a refresher, here’s a quick definition: A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical

March 17, 2016 by Stephen Law

Kitchener-based robotics firm takes ‘clear path’ to success

Clearpath Robotics Inc. leads the way in designing unmanned vehicle robotics

March 10, 2016 by Aury Hathout M.Env, certified environmental auditor, Enviropass Expertise, Montreal

Hunting for energy efficiency within electronic designs

Since the miraculous entrance of electricity into our homes in the early 20th century, electrical devices gradually became part of our daily life. Nowadays, who can imagine living without electricity? We use it for almost everything: lighting, phoning, cooking, cooling

February 25, 2016 by Gartner Inc.

Top 10 IoT tech identified for 2017/18

IoT tech enables organizations to unlock its full potential, Gartner says

February 18, 2016 by Patrick Le Fèvre, marketing director, Powerbox

Power management: 40 years of innovations

We, as engineers, all understand the relation between usability of our mobile devices and battery capacity. We are also aware about the challenges our society is facing in terms of climate changes and the necessity to reduce energy consumption.