Electronic Products & Technology

Automation / Robotics

July 22, 2017 by Stephen Law

Daburn Electronics acquires Polytron Devices

Daburn Electronics, a supplier of wire, cable and electronic components has announced the acquisition of leading power supply manufacturer Polytron Devices. Polytron Devices will now operate as a division of Daburn Electronics and will be moving its manufacturing and sales…
July 20, 2017 by EP&T Magazine

Development in IoT, AI, Big Data showcased at tech conference

Driving Dreams Conference at UTM is co-hosted by RIC Centre, Arrow Electronics and ICUBE
July 19, 2017 by Stephen Law

Lockheed Martin invests in Contextere to transform aerospace work

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, Bethesda MD, has made an investment worth USD$1.1-million into Ottawa-based Contextere, an emerging artificial intelligence (AI) software firm, to design, develop and deliver an intelligent personal agent for aerospace and defense maintenance personnel.  The system will…
July 15, 2017 by Stephen Law

Ku-Band transceiver integrates GaN SSPA for airborne communications

SMITHS INTERCONNECT Ku-Band High Power Transceiver (HPT) serves as complete airborne SatCom solution, integrating a GaN SSPA, upconverters, downconverters and digital control technology providing a highly modular yet easily maintained system complete with advanced interoperability features and multiple Built-in-Test (BIT)…
July 13, 2017 by Stephen Law

Littelfuse acquires U.S. Sensor

Littelfuse Inc. has acquired the assets of U.S. Sensor Corp., Orange CA, manufacturer of thermistors and probe assemblies used in demanding temperature sensing applications.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  “The deal expands U.S. Sensor’s existing sensor portfolio in…
July 13, 2017 by Stephen Law

Lightweight micro gripper serves small fragile part assembly

ELECTROMATE MGR5 lightweight micro gripper serves small, fragile part assembly, bringing operation force 10 gram or less capability into range. Light moving mass reduces impact force during small product placement. Product provides soft-land capability for pick and place of delicate…
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…