Electronic Products & Technology


August 22, 2016 by Deryl Kimbro, senior business development manager and Mehul Udani, general manager, connectivity solutions Group, Murata Americas

Shaping tomorrow’s wearables with today’s sensors and wireless technologies

More than 50 years ago, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the overall processing power of computers would double every two years into the foreseeable future. Moore’s Law, as it was aptly coined, denoted that the number of transistors per

August 15, 2016 by Stephen Law

Wavefront and Vandrico accelerate industrial IoT through collaboration with wearable OEMs

Wavefront on Wireless Tablet_v1

Designing wearable devices that can withstand industrial IoT (IIoT) applications is an ongoing challenge for IoT solutions providers. Few wearable technologies and sensors are suitable for industrial working environments where hazardous conditions, such as extreme temperatures and pressure, make current

August 8, 2016 by Atul Patel, product marketing, high volume logic system connectivity, Texas Instruments

Putting the control in programmable logic controllers

Figure 1: PLC system level- communication of control data between the different sub-modules that makes up a PLC is often through a control bus such as I2C, SMBUS, or SPI.

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are the workhorse computing systems that help to coordinate and harmonize functions performed by the multitude of sensors, actuators, conveyors and many other electromechanical devices that are found in a modern factory setting. As the name

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 –