Electronic Products & Technology


August 1, 2013 by Sylvain Charbonneau, National Research Council Canada

Will the future of electronics be printed?

Printable Electronics (PE) is the manufacture of electronic circuits using conventional printing approaches, and is rooted in the marriage of new materials and cost-effective, large-area printing processes. Thin, light weight, flexible and low-cost – that’s what PE means. PE as

June 1, 2013 by Andrew Dawes, M.A.Sc., P.Eng, field applications engineer, Arrow Electronics Canada Ltd.

How to add years of expertise to your design team

Let’s face it. In these fast-paced times and with new technology emerging at a pace faster than anyone can keep up with, how do you stay on top of product development while still having time to research new technologies that

June 1, 2013 by Schurter Inc., product marketing division components

Increased safety and longer battery life for standalone medical devices

The range of battery-powered devices extends from powerful hand tools for craftsmen, to sensors for room surveillance all the way through to life-saving medical aids. The safety of such devices presents quite a challenge. To ensure the safe operation of

June 1, 2013 by Steve Spatig, general manager, electronic access solutions Southco

Securing medical equipment in the 21st century

As the need for traditional physical security in the healthcare industry extends beyond access to the facility grounds, buildings and individual rooms, healthcare facility managers are placing an increased focus on the security of medical storage equipment such as charting

June 1, 2013 by Douglas Kent, global vice-president, Avnet Velocity

Capitalizing on complexity within supply chain ecosystem

Today’s supply chain ecosystem is more complex than ever. Supply chains are a complex network of nodes, most evolving to a globally dispersed, multiple owner network, each holding their own view of the world and disparate desires for how they

June 1, 2013 by EP&T Magazine

EMS opportunities in medical industry increasing

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are increasingly turning to electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers to better handle the escalating volumes of electronic content in the medical industry. With opportunities for high-level product assembly and complete build projects expected to increase, the

June 1, 2013 by John Roberts, CTO, GaN Systems Inc.

The decline of silicon and the rise of gallium nitride

Gallium nitride (GaN) is poised to revolutionize the electronics industry as it displaces silicon’s hold on the power electronics market. GaN is a wide band gap semiconductor material that is most well known for its widespread use in LED light

May 1, 2013 by EP&T Magazine

Five Best practices for designing flexible test stations

Can we afford to invest in a test station that only tests one product? This is the question on the minds of many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other high-tech device-makers today. In the past, when most electronics products had

May 1, 2013 by Colin Plastow, industrial product manager, Fluke Electronics Canada

A million and one uses for today’s voltage detectors

The first electrical tester had a simple solenoid that pulled an indicator attached to a spring across a special voltage scale. The higher the voltage applied to the solenoid, the further the indicator would be pulled against the spring. High

May 1, 2013 by Jordan Wosnick, Ph.D., senior scientist, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Printable electronic materials show considerable promise

Rapid progress in microelectronics has led to exponential increases in computational power over the last 40 years, accompanied by comparable decreases in both the size and cost of electronic devices. This has enabled the spread of electronics and computer technology

May 1, 2013 by David R Hearn, managing director, Scitax Advisory Partners LP

Delayed reaction: How imminent changes in SR&ED tax credits are going to change your business

Both the 2012 and 2013 federal budgets contained changes to Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program. By far the most significant of these were a series of cuts announced in the 2012 budget the first of

May 1, 2013 by Kooltronic Inc.

Increasing the lifespan and reliability of components

Heat is both a by-product and one of the greatest enemies of electrical and electronic components. If not dissipated, this heat has the potential to cause early failures and malfunctions. Components commonly packaged in electrical enclosures, computer server racks, and