Electronic Products & Technology


December 8, 2016 by MG Chemicals

Conductive coatings simplify the EMI/RFI suppression process

EMI/RFI is a growing issue in electronics and engineers must design solutions to manage it. Conductive coatings can commonly be an effective part of the solution. MG Chemicals recently launched a new line of conductive coatings for EMI/RFI suppression, which

November 28, 2016 by Tom Tillman, director of marketing, TDK-Lambda

Selecting a power supply based on field lifetimes and reliability


Introduction When specifying a power supply for a new, commercial (non-military) project, Engineers face a daunting number of models and manufacturers to choose from. On-line distributors have responded with a range of search tools, allowing a potential customer to select

November 21, 2016 by Dean Hamilton, Accelerite

Developing IoT application ecosystems for verticals

The birth of IoT service enrichment

November 14, 2016 by Brett Kelly, R&D Engineer at 45Drives

Everything you need to know about hard drive vibration

Hard Disk Drives (HDD’s) are one of the most impressive and important electromechanical devices ever created. When I think about it, it is really amazing that these things actually work, let alone work so well! These disks must quickly and precisely

November 7, 2016 by Stephen Law

Making a splash in water-resistant digital devices


Trend of waterproofing portable electronic devices has led fastener makers to create solutions

October 31, 2016 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T's West Tech Report columnist

Vancouver based MTT Innovations teams up with Barco

Firms to commercialize a high-efficiency, ultra-bright projector

October 24, 2016 by Dr. Paul Smith, vice-president & centre manager, Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), Mississauga ON

Security innovations ensure product authenticity, consumer safety

The engineers and scientists at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) spend much of their time helping companies come up with innovative security solutions to battle counterfeits and protect their brands against pirates — an enormous challenge with an

October 17, 2016 by Sat Sandhu, thermography services manager, Fluke Corp.

Use of infrared thermography in electronics

Figure 1: Anatomy of an infrared camera.

Electronic circuits and components come in a variety of shapes and forms. All electronics operate with current flowing, which in turn leads to power dissipation. This power dissipation manifests itself primarily in the form of heat. Hence a key factor

October 10, 2016 by Rob Phillips, sales and marketing director, Accutronics Ltd.

Managing component obsolescence in medical devices

Photo Courtesy of SiliconExpert Technologies Inc.

The consumer electronics industry has embraced obsolescence as a way of increasing profits. Smartphones, laptops, and media players are designed to fail, central to this is the rechargeable battery. Many manufacturers now seal the battery into the device, so rather

October 3, 2016 by Stephen Law

Understanding the move from a traditional to a digital supply chain with the Supply Chain of Things

Steve Vecchiarelli, vice-president
supply chain solutions, Digi-Key Electronics.

Fifty years ago, Moore’s Law told us the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits will double every two years for the foreseeable future. While that estimate has mostly held true, it is predicted that Moore’s Law will

September 26, 2016 by EAO AG

What are human machine interfaces and how do they work?

Human Machine Interface by definition encompasses all the elements a person will touch, see, hear, or use to interact with a machine. When it comes to human interface technology, advancements are rapidly evolving.

September 20, 2016 by Advanced Interconnections Corp.

Application of solder ball technology on QFP pads improves processing reliability

IC complexity and higher I/O counts have pushed older technology like Quad Flat Pack packages (QFP) to the limit of finer pin placement. Solder bridging between closely spaced gull wing leads of fine pitch QFP packages presents a significant yield