Electronic Products & Technology


March 1, 2014 by Walter Jager, principal consultant, ECD Compliance, Ottawa-based consulting services

Environmental regulations – Determining substances of concern for electronics

Introduction Environmental compliance is a moving target — new regulations continue to emerge creating significant challenges for the EEE industry. Substances added twice a year to the REACH SVHC Candidate List, the Denmark phthalates ban and the additional RoHS substances

February 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

CMC channels resources for industrial production of printed circuit boards

Today we take for granted the availability of high-resolution, full-colour printing on everything from daily newspapers to children’s toys. This technology has been steadily refined over time and one of the pioneers and leaders in this area has been Montreal-based

January 31, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Can the Internet of Things drive adoption of energy harvesters?

The Internet of Things adds connectivity to things. It is a broad term referring to applications as diverse as Internet connected vehicles to consumer electronics such as smart phones. However, the edge of the Internet of Things network will consist

January 10, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Innovation, service, acquisitions lead to success for Richmond’s Norsat International

Founded in Whitehorse in 1977, and now based in Richmond BC, Norsat International Inc. has emerged to become a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications. I

January 1, 2014 by Stephen Law, Editor, EP

Central Semiconductor touts customization, specialization of discretes

From its early days of being recognized as a fabless manufacturer of germanium ICs, Central Semiconductor has set its sights today on becoming the preferred manufacturer of the most innovative discrete semiconductors in the industry. Already established as a world-class

January 1, 2014 by Fred Kozlof, general manager, Conec Corp.

Clarifying the misconceptions of filter connectors

Filter connectors are a misunderstood product for many components engineers today. The lack of understanding is the result of the fact, that filter connectors are seldom on the ‘what’s new’ headlines and because most engineers don’t think they need them

January 1, 2014 by Phoenix Contact

Push-in terminal blocks and modular machine design

Modular machine design is on the rise. Users are demanding more from products along the entire process chain right up to the last component. Mechanical engineers base their strategic design decisions on their customers’ production requirements. This trend is known

November 1, 2013 by Ed Garstkiewicz, market & applications manager for broadcast, medical and military, Harting Inc. of

Custom high-speed backplanes aid in making new products

Achieving ultra-fast data transfer rates, the equivalent in advanced electronics to supersonic travel, is a critical threshold for designing the next generation of sophisticated products like medical imaging systems or broadcast routers. Only a complex custom backplane that employs suitable

November 1, 2013 by Randal Beattie, SAKOR Technologies Inc.

High-voltage battery simulator and test systems critical for electric, hybrid vehicle development

High voltage battery simulator and test systems are essential for conducting testing of the high voltage dc power systems that are such a critical element of electric (EV) and hybrid/electric (HEV) vehicles. To accurately test a high voltage hybrid or

November 1, 2013 by Dan Herzog, global product line director, pressure and thermal products, Honeywell Sensing and Contr

How to choose the right pressure or thermal sensor for your application

Choosing the right sensor for a particular application can be challenging. A sensor that is considered reliable in the packaging industry may not be able to withstand the ruggedness of a welding application. The key to sensor performance is to

November 1, 2013 by Teledyne LeCroy

A tutorial on basic line power measurements

Summary Oscilloscopes measure current and voltage and, through the magic of mathematics, calculate power. Unfortunately, power comes in a large number of guises: instantaneous, real, apparent, and reactive. Basic line power measurements Oscilloscopes measure current and voltage and through the

November 1, 2013 by Sohail Kamal, West Tech Report

Proheat finds success in creating client/partner relationships

Partnering with others, when done right, makes everything easier. Partnering saves time and money and uncovers opportunities for growth. Mike Lowrie, product designer at Proheat, a division of Seastar Solutions, shares some insights for how building relationships with other divisions