Electronic Products & Technology


October 1, 2013 by Components Direct

Are ‘just-in-time’ supply chain policies adversely impacting the electronics components industry?

The rise of just-in-time manufacturing has created a revolution across the supply chains of many industries, including electronics components. Accurate forecasting and inventory control have enabled far-flung manufacturers to produce and deliver components, essentially on-demand, to a global network of

October 1, 2013 by David Cianciolo, director of engineering, Fischer Connectors Inc.

10 things to consider when selecting a connector

When it comes to reliable system operation, choosing the right connector is key. The right connector can make your system smaller, lighter and easier for the user to handle. It isn’t a place to take shortcuts, as the right connector

October 1, 2013 by Denis Jacques, president & CEO, Agilent Technologies Canada

Enabling a connected communication journey

Wireless communication has undergone a dramatic evolution since its inception. What once began as a way to enable electrical signaling without wires (wireless telegraphy) has now given way to voice, video and data communication via smartphones and other mobile devices

October 1, 2013 by Paul Marchal, director of technical marketing, imec

How the SEMI industry will succeed in another $100B growth

Paul Marchal, director of technical marketing at imec, discusses three main technologies that will enable further growth for the semiconductor industry. Marchal was a guest speaker during the imec technology forum held recently at the Semicon West show in San

September 1, 2013 by E-T-A Circuit Breakers

Enhanced short circuit protection for SCADA/RTU systems with remote reset capabilities

Process automation projects are most often driven by bottom line results, return on investment and an appropriate value position or justification. More and more, systems are expected to: • Provide access to quantitative measurement points of important processes • Detect

August 1, 2013 by Andy Gryc, senior product marketing manager automotive, QNX Software Systems Ltd.

Persistent asynchronous messaging for HTML5 automotive HMIs

Automotive infotainment systems integrate many devices and services, and pressures such as release schedules, budgets and re-usability requirements make human machine interface (HMI) development in native C/C++ code expensive and time-consuming. HTML5 and its ancillary technologies (CSS3, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON,

August 1, 2013 by Ron Ducharme, product manager, product identification, FLEXcon

Considerations to make when selecting labels for electronic devices

There are as many reasons why labels need to adhere through temperature extremes as there are industries in which labels are used. Ranging from everyday use on air conditioners, home appliances and outdoor power tools and equipment to heavy industrial

August 1, 2013 by David Norton, marketing, TDK-Lambda Americas

How does altitude affect ac-dc power supplies?

Most ac-dc power supplies that meet the safety standards per UL/EN 60950-1 for Information Technology Equipment (ITE) applications are designed to operate at typical office and factory altitudes, which can vary from slightly above sea level to as high as

August 1, 2013 by EP&T Magazine

Do you have a safety net in manufacturing?

In manufacturing, adhering to a product development timeline is critical. If your company has had to design, manufacture and deliver products that are ahead of the competition, you know that every step in the manufacturing process is time sensitive. In

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