Electronic Products & Technology

Automation / Robotics

July 12, 2017 by Stephen Law

Printed Electronics Conference – CPES2017

Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES2017) –serves as a meeting ground dedicated to printed electronics (PE) technology developers, industrial companies and end-users can discuss how they can collectively overcome technical, manufacturing and scale-up challenges to commercialize new products and applications. Academic…
July 11, 2017 by Duane Benson, chief technology champion at Screaming Circuits

Top 5 things to know when moving from hand to robotic assembly

A lot of factors go into the decision to hand build or outsource circuit boards. I hand build my own sometimes, simply because I enjoy the challenge. Of course most of the projects I design are for my own use,…
July 4, 2017 by Rich Miron, Digi-Key Electronics Corp.

Making automation work with legacy systems

Smart manufacturing, or Industry 4.0 (the fourth industrial revolution) which is empowered by the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), can enable companies to improve key performance indicators like productivity, equipment uptime and product quality. It does this by combining automation…
June 29, 2017 by Stephen Law

Medium amperage connection system rated to 70A

AMPHENOL ePower-Lite medium amperage connection system is rated up to 70A of continuous current and has an operating voltage of 800Vdc. Connectors provide a lightweight plastic shell and compact design to deliver both weight and space savings in vehicle architecture. Device provides…
June 29, 2017 by Stephen Law

Chipset simplifies design of robust, future-proof solutions

MELEXIS Time-of-Flight (ToF) chipset and development kit enables simple, modular and future proof design of 3D vision solutions. Chipset includes the MLX75023 1/3-inch optical format ToF sensor and the MLX75123 companion IC that embeds many of the external components normally…
June 27, 2017 by Dr Harry Zervos, Principal Analyst, IDTechEx

VR drives reality paradigm shift in form factor for portable electronics

Augmented and virtual reality headsets are by now a reality (pun intended), and they bring about a paradigm shift in form factor for portable electronics, according to a new report by IDTechEx. Despite a level of uncertainty about the terminology…
June 26, 2017 by Stephen Law

Newly designed rocker switches come in many colours

APEM KR and KL rocker switches are newly designed in a large selection of colors and markings, extreme robustness and high ratings. Products are now available with 20A 12Vdc rating (6.35 quick-connect terminals only) and can be connected directly to monitor…
June 25, 2017 by Stephen Law

Transducer class sensors serve high-precision strain measurements

VPG S5060 Series of transducer class multi-grid advanced strain sensors facilitate reliable, accurate, cost-effective multi-axis force, torque/axial and torsional load measurements within robotics, factory automation, machinery and tooling applications. When installed in pairs, the circuitry pattern of the devices may…
June 23, 2017 by Stephen Law

LoRa Alliance drives strong LoRaWAN protocol deployments

Announces latest update to regional parameters including support for India and upgrades to Australian and Korean Bands
June 20, 2017 by Stephen Law

Teleportation, digital classrooms and autonomous vehicles to lead future tech in Canada: Survey

Innovation Survey shows that tech enthusiasts are 65% more likely to have a positive outlook on the future of tech
June 18, 2017 by Stephen Law

TI and Heidenhain collaborate on industrial drive control System-on-Chip (SoC)

Heidenhain Corp. is working in collboration with Texas Instruments (TI) to develop what is calling the semiconductor industry’s first microcontroller (MCU) utilizing the Heidenhain EnDat 2.2 interface as an option.  TI’s C2000TM MCU industrial drive control System-on-Chip (SoC) delivers a…
June 13, 2017 by Staff

Intel predicts autonomous driving will spur new ‘passenger economy’ worth $7 trillion

Study estimates the value of goods and services in the early years of the ‘Passenger Economy’ will be more than twice the size of the ‘Sharing Economy’