Electronic Products & Technology


November 23, 2015 by Stephen Law

elandas lends its ‘intelligence technologies’ to healthcare designers


Q&A Interview with Ryan Roberts, CEO of elandas of Saint John, New Brunswick

November 16, 2015 by Wade McDaniel, VP supply chain solutions, Avnet Velocity

Segmentation enables the supply chain trifecta: Lower cost, higher revenue and greater flexibility


The pendulum of power is shifting in the B2B supply chain. Driven by factors including increased globalization, greater access to product and market information, increased price sensitivity and the commoditization of many technologies, the B2B buyer/supplier dynamic has changed dramatically.

November 10, 2015 by Stephen Law

1st Peak Manufacturing Solutions finds security and performance in the Cloud with Chi Networks


Current trend of intellectual property theft involved in offshoring manufacturing is a significant challenge across many industries

November 5, 2015 by Tami Pippert, Keysight Technologies Inc.

PAM-4 creates new test challenges


For five decades, digital electronics has flourished by transmitting 1’s and 0’s using NRZ (non-return to zero) signaling across communication channels. Clever engineering coupled with printed circuit board and semiconductor advances have allowed ever-increasing clock rates. In fact, our industry

October 29, 2015 by Patrick Le Fèvre, head of marketing & communication, Powerbox

Power management – 40 years of innovations

Figure 01 – Example of a 200W DC/DC converter efficiency performance in relation to technology available at time.

With ‘Energy Efficiency in Mind,’ power designers have permanently researched new ways to make power supplies more efficient.

October 22, 2015 by Guy Lussier, manager, TTI Montreal branch

How authorized distribution provides value at both ends of the supply chain

Guy Lussier is the TTI Branch Manager of the Montreal office. He has 40 years of experience in the electronic industry. He joined TTI in 1993 to open a Canadian office.

A wise man once said that available-to-sell inventory was core to distribution’s value proposition. That man was Paul Andrews, founder of TTI, and one of the earliest proponents of authorized electronic component distribution as a means to protect the supply

October 16, 2015 by David Cianciolo, Director of Engineering, Fischer Connectors

Trends in rugged connectors: What’s new for 2016?

David Cianciolo, Director of Engineering, Fischer Connectors

Building things smaller, lighter and smarter has been driving engineers for the better part of this century. It started with consumer technology almost as soon as the PC was invented, and moved a little slower into the industrial sphere where

October 13, 2015 by Stephen Law

Wellness products versus medical devices

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Toronto-based CardioComm highlights importance of collaboration within emerging sector

October 1, 2015 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T West Coast Correspondent

IBC successfully casts Beryllium alloy parts

Wins second contract from Lockheed Martin

September 24, 2015 by Charles Cimino, marketing director, Keithley Instruments, a Tektronix Company

Proper techniques critical to ensuring integrity of low current measurement applications


Ensuring the accuracy of low current measurements requires an understanding of both the advantages and limitations of the instrumentation used, as well as an awareness of sources of error that can limit their sensitivity. Source measure unit (SMU) instruments (Figure

September 18, 2015 by Aury Hathout M.Env, certified environmental auditor, Enviropass Expertise

A change in seasons for environmental compliance

As the seasons shift from summer to Fall, many changes are also at hand within the world of Environmental Compliance of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). Meanwhile, in the world of Environmental Compliance of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), many

September 10, 2015 by Vijay Choudhary, applications engineer, Texas Instruments

Selecting the right buck-boost converter for wide-VIN rails


Introduction Buck-boost converters are needed in a variety of applications including USB Power Delivery (USB PD), industrial computer power supplies, LED drivers, and automotive infotainment. Traditionally, cascaded stages or multi-winding, single-stage topologies such as single-ended primary inductor converter (SEPIC) or