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October 16, 2018 by Jean-Marie Buchilly, new product development manager, Fischer Connectors

Rugged connectors and the power of high-speed communication protocols

No one has to tell an engineer that modern equipment demands high-speed data transfer. However, making sure those high speeds are maintained continues to challenge the best of us. It makes sense that engineers look closely at all components, including

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October 9, 2018 by Peter Dent LEMO UK, Mario Colacino, LEMO Canada

Challenges of ‘connecting’ within the nuclear power industry

The nuclear power industry demands long-term reliable solutions designed for the most severe environments.

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October 3, 2018 by EMA Design Automation Inc.

Getting to Know Your PCB Design Stakeholders

Contrary to what many may believe, designing a printed circuit board is not a one-man job. Communication with many stakeholders is a critical part of the design process and an important responsibility of the EE/PCB Designer. With the role of

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October 3, 2018 by Sohail Kamal, west coast correspondent

Aurora Solar Technologies grows via solar cell partnerships

Founded in 2009, Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. is a Vancouver-based company that assists solar cell manufacturers improve in-line processes. By measuring, visualizing and controlling critical processes, Aurora Solar decreases the variability of cell power in the individual cells produced and

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October 1, 2018 by Carling Technologies

Switches & Controls: How to select the right one

Switches are the most fundamental component in any circuit and will often be the most important design decision a product designer makes when engineering the human/ machine interface. If you get this choice wrong, the results can range from inconvenience

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September 24, 2018 by Stephen Law

LeddarTech senses the future of transport with its leading-edge LiDAR technology

Quebec City-based developer and owner of Leddar light detection and ranging details its use in autonomous vehicles

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September 18, 2018 by Aury Hathout M.Env, certified environmental auditor at www.enviropass.ca

Hazardous substances in plastic components

While seated comfortably on my favorite couch, talking intensively with my friend using my hands-free headset, the cable dangles closely to my mouth – in a way that I am practically chewing on it. This gets me to consider the

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September 11, 2018 by Stephen Law, Editor EP&T

The road to determining a CEM partner can be a bumpy one

Canadian Tech product developer discusses his journey to Asia and back in his search for a contract electronic manufacturing partner

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September 3, 2018 by Vicor

Emerging applications thrive using bidirectional power

DC-DC power conversion using switched-mode technology has been based on taking power from a dedicated generator and regulating it for use in a load. In newly-emerging systems (such as hybrid cars, UAVs, AUVs) where alternative voltage sources, energy storage and

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September 2, 2018 by Jim Mielke, VP teardowns, ABI Research

Xiaomi Tech focuses on thin with Mi Sphere 360 camera

ABI Research recently tore down the Xiaomi Tech Mi Sphere camera, which is one of a growing number of 360 cameras that are used to capture content for virtual reality playback systems.  What makes Xiaomi’s version of a 360-degree camera

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August 28, 2018 by Jim Mielke, VP Teardowns, ABI Research

Teardown reveals BEAM Smart Button packs it all in

Since 2011, ABI Research’s Teardowns has been uncovering innovative design features and new semiconductor components to guide enterprises toward more streamlined solutions in future designs.  A new and unique wearable device hit the market this year- a wireless, wearable button.

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August 21, 2018 by Stephen Law

Jannatec Technologies takes wearables underground

Smart Helmet is the latest wearable innovation to aid the mining industry