Electronic Products & Technology


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

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