Electronic Products & Technology


November 1, 2014 by By Mega Electronics Inc.

Energy efficiency level VI is coming. Are you ready?

External Power Supply Marking Requirements by Product Class

 In the early 1990s, it was estimated that there were more than 1-billion external power supplies active in the United States alone. The efficiency of these power supplies, mainly utilizing linear technology, could be as low as 50% and still

March 1, 2014 by Brett Burger, Sr. product manager for embedded systems, National Instruments

Software-designed PACs: Think subroutine, not sub controllers

Today’s controls engineers face the pressure to simplify system complexity as they are tasked with increasingly complex challenges. Unfortunately, solutions to these challenges are difficult to clearly define, so overall industrial market trends are instead discussed in an attempt to

March 1, 2014 by Walter Jager, principal consultant, ECD Compliance, Ottawa-based consulting services

Environmental regulations – Determining substances of concern for electronics

Introduction Environmental compliance is a moving target — new regulations continue to emerge creating significant challenges for the EEE industry. Substances added twice a year to the REACH SVHC Candidate List, the Denmark phthalates ban and the additional RoHS substances

January 1, 2014 by Stephen Law, Editor, EP

Central Semiconductor touts customization, specialization of discretes

From its early days of being recognized as a fabless manufacturer of germanium ICs, Central Semiconductor has set its sights today on becoming the preferred manufacturer of the most innovative discrete semiconductors in the industry. Already established as a world-class

January 1, 2014 by Fred Kozlof, general manager, Conec Corp.

Clarifying the misconceptions of filter connectors

Filter connectors are a misunderstood product for many components engineers today. The lack of understanding is the result of the fact, that filter connectors are seldom on the ‘what’s new’ headlines and because most engineers don’t think they need them

January 1, 2014 by Phoenix Contact

Push-in terminal blocks and modular machine design

Modular machine design is on the rise. Users are demanding more from products along the entire process chain right up to the last component. Mechanical engineers base their strategic design decisions on their customers’ production requirements. This trend is known

November 1, 2013 by Ed Garstkiewicz, market & applications manager for broadcast, medical and military, Harting Inc. of

Custom high-speed backplanes aid in making new products

Achieving ultra-fast data transfer rates, the equivalent in advanced electronics to supersonic travel, is a critical threshold for designing the next generation of sophisticated products like medical imaging systems or broadcast routers. Only a complex custom backplane that employs suitable

November 1, 2013 by Randal Beattie, SAKOR Technologies Inc.

High-voltage battery simulator and test systems critical for electric, hybrid vehicle development

High voltage battery simulator and test systems are essential for conducting testing of the high voltage dc power systems that are such a critical element of electric (EV) and hybrid/electric (HEV) vehicles. To accurately test a high voltage hybrid or

November 1, 2013 by Dan Herzog, global product line director, pressure and thermal products, Honeywell Sensing and Contr

How to choose the right pressure or thermal sensor for your application

Choosing the right sensor for a particular application can be challenging. A sensor that is considered reliable in the packaging industry may not be able to withstand the ruggedness of a welding application. The key to sensor performance is to

November 1, 2013 by Teledyne LeCroy

A tutorial on basic line power measurements

Summary Oscilloscopes measure current and voltage and, through the magic of mathematics, calculate power. Unfortunately, power comes in a large number of guises: instantaneous, real, apparent, and reactive. Basic line power measurements Oscilloscopes measure current and voltage and through the