Electronic Products & Technology


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

How to design enclosures that protect against water, debris

I wanted to share some of my 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. I’m

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

March 23, 2017 by Advanced Linear Devices Inc.

Energy harvesting for a greener environment

Introduction Energy Harvesting (EH) is the process of electronically capturing and accumulating energy from a variety of energy sources deemed wasted or otherwise said to be unusable for any practical purpose. Energy harvesting, or energy scavenging as the process is

March 16, 2017 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T West Tech Report

AI to spark growth in hardware: Kindred to lead the way

Vancouver-based Kindred Systems Inc. creates first deliverables: Robots to modernize our e-commerce warehouses

March 8, 2017 by Kathy Winter, vice president and general manager of the Automated Driving Solutions Division at Intel Corp.

What do ‘Superheroes,’ driverless cars and 5G have in common?

Superpower-like speed and senses come together with 5G to make the autonomous experience possible

February 27, 2017 by Dorigo Systems Ltd.

Building quality electronics through outsourcing – North America or offshore?

Icarus was aware that when other companies chose a name-brand, offshore vendor to build their first product they were surprised by the effort required to effectively manage arms-length production.  For their new product, Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS, Icarus decided to

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

The best of industrial automation is yet to come

Leroy Spence, sales and business manager at industrial spare supplier EU Automation, outlines the industry super trends that are anticipated to change the face of manufacturing in 2017.  Connectivity Regardless of whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet