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September 26, 2017 by Andy Wei, senior technology fellow, TechInsights

10nm Process rollout marching right along

The first set of Samsung Galaxy S8 teardowns provided access to the first SoCs produced on “10 nm” class technology. The first company to produce the 10 nm was Qualcomm with the Snapdragon 835, which was built on Samsung LSI

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September 19, 2017 by Phill Shaw, senior product manager for board level products, HARTING North America

How DIN components keep finding new relevance

As newer connector designs evolve, offering higher transmission speeds and smaller contact spacing, some traditional connector series continue to develop new features of their own to maintain market relevance. Take the standard DIN 41 612 electrical connector. Its demise has

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September 12, 2017 by Kim Rowe, CEO and founder of RoweBots Ltd.

Speed the development of wearable devices with a solid, targeted platform

The IoT world is expanding on all fronts, including the demand for wearable devices for a range of consumer needs and also for medical devices that can free wearers from home confinement. A targeted MCU/RTOS combination with the proper features can speed development for successful designs.

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September 5, 2017 by Stephen Law

SigmaPoint Technologies unleashes re-brand strategy

Cornwall ON-based EMS player focuses on aiding start-ups and reshoring OEMs

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August 29, 2017 by Scott Keller, president, SignalFire Wireless Telemetry

Five benefits of wireless vs. wired remote monitoring systems

When first introduced to the industry, remote instrumentation was based on wired systems. Today, wireless remote monitoring and control systems can simulate the architecture of wired systems using links to transmit data. Offering substantial operating and cost advantages over wired

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August 21, 2017 by Sonja Brown, director of product marketing – Piezo and Protection Devices, EPCOS, a TDK Group Company

Inrush current limiting techniques and solutions

Thermistors are often the solution of choice for detecting temperature limits. With NTC (negative temperature coefficient) thermistors, the resistance decreases with increasing temperature. In PTC (positive temperature coefficient) thermistors, resistance increases as temperature increases. When a specific temperature is exceeded,

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August 15, 2017 by Chris Botting, manager of research, Delta-Q Technologies

Making the switch to lithium-ion: Is it right for your product?

If the Olympic athlete’s motto is ‘faster, higher, stronger,’ then the product designer’s motto might be ‘smaller, lighter, cheaper.’ When designing power equipment, machines and vehicles, the power source is often the bottleneck for size, weight, and cost, as well

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August 8, 2017 by Stephen Law

PLCs of the future

An etymological fallacy is an assumption that a word’s current and historical meanings are the same. However, as language evolves, modern definitions do not necessarily resemble original ones. To take an example, ‘lord’ is a compound of Old English ‘half’

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August 1, 2017 by Rittal Systems Ltd

Drill ship power challenge: hybrid solution solves distribution issues

AKA and Rittal collaborate to solve energy efficiency and recycling issues related to a deepwater drill ship installation.

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July 25, 2017 by Dr Harry Zervos, principal analyst, IDTechEx

The road to fully flexible consumer electronics

IDTechEx article addresses the role of flexible encapsulation

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July 18, 2017 by Matt Smith, head of Engineering, Colorado offices, Cortet by CEL

Understanding IoT acronyms and how to compare them

As the Internet of Things (IoT) industry continues to expand, new information on emerging best practices, technical specifications and design considerations continues to flood the market. The purpose of this article is to help you navigate through the deluge of

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July 11, 2017 by Duane Benson, chief technology champion at Screaming Circuits

Top 5 things to know when moving from hand to robotic assembly

A lot of factors go into the decision to hand build or outsource circuit boards. I hand build my own sometimes, simply because I enjoy the challenge. Of course most of the projects I design are for my own use,