Electronic Products & Technology


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

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

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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September 2, 2018 by Jim Mielke, VP teardowns, ABI Research

Xiaomi Tech focuses on thin with Mi Sphere 360 camera

ABI Research recently tore down the Xiaomi Tech Mi Sphere camera, which is one of a growing number of 360 cameras that are used to capture content for virtual reality playback systems.  What makes Xiaomi’s version of a 360-degree camera

August 28, 2018 by Jim Mielke, VP Teardowns, ABI Research

Teardown reveals BEAM Smart Button packs it all in

Since 2011, ABI Research’s Teardowns has been uncovering innovative design features and new semiconductor components to guide enterprises toward more streamlined solutions in future designs.  A new and unique wearable device hit the market this year- a wireless, wearable button.

August 21, 2018 by Stephen Law

Jannatec Technologies takes wearables underground

Smart Helmet is the latest wearable innovation to aid the mining industry

August 14, 2018 by Majid Dadafshar principal engineer field application engineering, ON-Semiconductor

Extending coin cell battery life in wearable applications

Most low-power wireless interfaces like Bluetooth, ZigBee and Wi-Fi can be found in many Internet of Things, wearable, medical, health and fitness applications. These mobile applications require a small size coin-cell battery that can function for many months or even

August 7, 2018 by Gurvie Waraich, offer manager for Digital Plant within the Industry Business at Schneider Electric Canada

Transforming industrial automation systems to boost profitability

How industrial automation is breaking down the barrier between information technology and operational technology to deliver true business performance

July 31, 2018 by Sohail Kamal, West Coast Correspondent, sohail@nextgear.ca

Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica looks to electrify car market

In as little as a decade, cars, buses, or trucks that run on gasoline will no longer sell. The entire market for land transport will upgrade to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the

July 24, 2018 by Julie Holmquist, Cortec Corp.

Circumventing electronic OEM corrosion headaches

Avoiding corrosion on manufactured components is in the best interest of electronic OEMs for several reasons: maintaining good customer relations, reducing material waste, and ensuring optimum performance of equipment and electrical controls. Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) technology can play an

July 17, 2018 by Stephen Law, Editor EP&T

Electronic component supply pressure + shortages may = counterfeit use

It is an encouraging trend, if you are involved in the ecosystem of this industry. Electronics is infiltrating literally every facet our tactile world. With the progress and prevalence of emerging technologies like IoT, robotics and Industry 4.0, electronic connectedness

July 17, 2018 by Jim Mielke, VP teardowns, ABI Research

Nest Hello video doorbell packs some heat

Smart home devices were added to the teardown service in 2015 at ABI Research when smart home products starting demanding attention.  Video doorbells are the latest craze in the smart home market because they offer a new level of home