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April 1, 2019 by Christa Carey, engineering & design services manager, Protocase Inc.

How to design enclosures that protect against water & debris

Quite often at Protocase, we are asked about custom enclosures that can withstand environmental hazards. This inevitably brings up the issue of NEMA or IP standards, but sometimes there is confusion as to how these work. I’m writing this to

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March 25, 2019 by Stephen Law

Boreas Technologies targets disruption of haptics sector

Bromont Quebec-based firm set to strike in the haptics space, particularly after discovering there are limited manufacturers of drivers suitable for piezoelectric actuators in the global market

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March 19, 2019 by Piotr Polak is DC2 product manager, industrial communications connectivity solutions, Harting Inc. of North America

In search of the (much smaller) RJ45 successor

While the standard eight-contact RJ45 has plenty of run left – it’s a proven, cost-effective choice for many applications – it’s also butting up against practical limitations in plant and product design.

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March 12, 2019 by Sohail Kamal, West Coast Correspondent

Genesis Robotic’s builds teamwork between man & machine

What began as a research and design company about four years ago, Genesis Robotics of Langley BC has its sites firmly focused on creating parts that will change how machines are built and how they move. Founded in 2015 by

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March 5, 2019 by Gordon Styles, CTO and founder of Star Rapid

Five questions to consider when scaling from prototype to product launch

Addressing the challenge for designers and manufacturers to find the best manufacturing process for high-volume production

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February 26, 2019 by Johanson Dielectrics, Camarillo CA

Filtering out common mode noise in congested environments with monolithic EMI filters

A multitude of factors are conspiring to increase the amount of “noise” interference that can disturb the functionality and even damage electronic devices, starting with the sheer number used in our vicinity at any given time. Today’s automobiles provide a

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February 19, 2019 by Anna Kucirkiva, IQS Directory

The future of display technology lies with MicroLEDs

In creating MicroLED technology, engineers have crammed dramatically smaller Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) onto the same surface area than previous generations of LED screens – millions more

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February 12, 2019 by Ray Hagen, consulting systems engineer, AddOn Networks

Recent transceiver standards solve data centre upgrade issues

Emergence of the QSFP form factor puts 100G within the cost reach of both small and hyper-scale data center operators

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February 6, 2019 by EMA Design Automation, Inc.

Understanding Schematics: The Not-So-Simple Foundation of a PCB Design Project

Understanding key schematic design fundamentals is of utmost importance when beginning a PCB design project. This foundation of knowledge begins with what a schematic is and its main purpose. Creating a schematic diagram is a way for an engineer to

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February 5, 2019 by Stephen Law

A Look Back – 40 Years of EP&T

Celebrating four decades of electronics design in Canada

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February 4, 2019 by Matt Reynolds, director of product marketing, Piezo and Protection Devices, TDK Electronics Inc.

DC-Link Power Capacitors Technological Advances For Power Electronics Design

The technology behind capacitors has been around since late 1745 when a physicist in Germany found that an electrical charge could be stored by connecting a high-voltage electrostatic generator by a wire to a volume of water in a hand-held

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January 30, 2019 by Stephen Law

Electronic eyewear lets the visually impaired see

eSight eyeglasses are built on innovative technology and years of development and millions of dollars in investment