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November 6, 2018 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T’s west coast correspondent

Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network bridges gaps for entrepreneurs

Late last year, UBC entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) calling for increased collaboration to support a regional innovation zone known as the Cascadia Innovation Corridor. The Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network (CVAN) was launched to nurture entrepreneurship between private,

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October 28, 2018 by Graham Scott, senior director of global commodity management, Jabil Inc.

How to protect your product design against component shortages

While recent headlines crow about the steady approach of autonomous and electric vehicles, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the latest smart phone, a different, markedly darker story has been unfolding at the other end of the supply chain for

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October 23, 2018 by Stephen Law

Myant Technologies weaves its way into wearable tech

Toronto-based textile computing company Myant Inc. is an emerging global leader in the integration of technology, namely biosensors and actuators, into the yarns and fibers that comprise a textile product. From clothing to car seats, bedding, flooring and more, Myant’s

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October 16, 2018 by Jean-Marie Buchilly, new product development manager, Fischer Connectors

Rugged connectors and the power of high-speed communication protocols

No one has to tell an engineer that modern equipment demands high-speed data transfer. However, making sure those high speeds are maintained continues to challenge the best of us. It makes sense that engineers look closely at all components, including

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October 9, 2018 by Peter Dent LEMO UK, Mario Colacino, LEMO Canada

Challenges of ‘connecting’ within the nuclear power industry

The nuclear power industry demands long-term reliable solutions designed for the most severe environments.

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October 3, 2018 by EMA Design Automation Inc.

Getting to Know Your PCB Design Stakeholders

Contrary to what many may believe, designing a printed circuit board is not a one-man job. Communication with many stakeholders is a critical part of the design process and an important responsibility of the EE/PCB Designer. With the role of

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October 3, 2018 by Sohail Kamal, west coast correspondent

Aurora Solar Technologies grows via solar cell partnerships

Founded in 2009, Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. is a Vancouver-based company that assists solar cell manufacturers improve in-line processes. By measuring, visualizing and controlling critical processes, Aurora Solar decreases the variability of cell power in the individual cells produced and

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October 1, 2018 by Carling Technologies

Switches & Controls: How to select the right one

Switches are the most fundamental component in any circuit and will often be the most important design decision a product designer makes when engineering the human/ machine interface. If you get this choice wrong, the results can range from inconvenience

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September 24, 2018 by Stephen Law

LeddarTech senses the future of transport with its leading-edge LiDAR technology

Quebec City-based developer and owner of Leddar light detection and ranging details its use in autonomous vehicles

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September 18, 2018 by Aury Hathout M.Env, certified environmental auditor at www.enviropass.ca

Hazardous substances in plastic components

While seated comfortably on my favorite couch, talking intensively with my friend using my hands-free headset, the cable dangles closely to my mouth – in a way that I am practically chewing on it. This gets me to consider the

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September 11, 2018 by Stephen Law, Editor EP&T

The road to determining a CEM partner can be a bumpy one

Canadian Tech product developer discusses his journey to Asia and back in his search for a contract electronic manufacturing partner

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September 3, 2018 by Vicor

Emerging applications thrive using bidirectional power

DC-DC power conversion using switched-mode technology has been based on taking power from a dedicated generator and regulating it for use in a load. In newly-emerging systems (such as hybrid cars, UAVs, AUVs) where alternative voltage sources, energy storage and

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