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April 13, 2016
Featured Product: 12-Bit wideband digital receiver comes in PXIe format
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CPEIA, CABA to release landmark whitepapers at CPES2016

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association and the Continental Automated Buildings Association, will release two research papers for Intelligent Buildings and Connected Homes at the 2016 Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES2016). » Read full article

TELUS investing $4.5B in BC Comm infrastructure

TELUS recently announced that it intends to invest $4.5 billion in new communications infrastructure across British Columbia through 2019. » Read full article

Global industrial robotics market to grow 7%

The global industrial robotics Industry was estimated at USD$25.68-billion in 2013 and is expected to reach USD$40-billion by 2020 owing to increased number of deployments in the manufacturing sector to simplify complexities and enhance productivity. » Read full article

Sony Electronics forms business incubation group

Sony Electronics announced the establishment of the New Business Incubation Group (BIG), to consolidate its new concept design and technology products under one umbrella for US and Canada. The group comprises a number of currently segregated business hubs including — Life Space UX, Digital Paper, SmartEyeglass and Sports Entertainment Business. » Read full article

Global semi market slumps in 2015

Global semiconductor revenues fell by 2 percent in 2015, according to a report from IHS Inc. Sequential quarterly growth was weak throughout every quarter of 2015, especially in the first quarter when the market declined 8.9 percent over the previous quarter — the deepest sequential quarterly decline since the semiconductor market collapsed in the fourth quarter of 2008 and first quarter of 2009. » Read full article

Report outlines why some technology start-ups grow

A new report from the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University illustrates why many Ontario tech firms grow well, while others enjoy exceptional revenue growth. According to the report, Business (Practice) Makes Perfect — How Successful Technology Companies in Ontario Grow, only six specific business practices contribute to a key output: growth in sales revenue. » Read full article
 
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Mouser Electronics

Easy Cabinet Solution for Pre-Wired Connectors.

Phoenix Contact Cable Entry System (CES) provides a space-saving and cost-saving solution for control cabinet cable feed-through, allowing a pre-wired cable to easily pass through an enclosure wall or panel without cutting the terminated connector end. In stock at Mouser.com.
 
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Feature News

Designing sensor-based IoT devices with coin cell batteries

A popular vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it will comprise billions of sensors gathering information about their local environment and transmitting that data back to servers in the cloud. Such data will be compiled, analyzed and shared by server-based applications that will use it to do everything from controlling irrigation and managing traffic congestion, to monitoring diabetics’ blood sugar levels and automatically re-ordering stock when store shelves run low. » read more
 
 
Products 
 
Keysight M9203A

12-Bit wideband digital receiver comes in PXIe format

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES M9203A PXIe 12-bit high-speed digitizer/wideband digital receiver runs up to 3.2GS/s, with up to 2GHz instantaneous analog bandwidth. Unit is suitable for applications in wireless communication, emerging communication standards, radar and satellite communication and semiconductor automated test. » Learn More
Heilind - Metz Connect

Terminal blocks suit compact, low profile devices

METZ CONNECT Series SM99 and SR99 single pole spring type terminal blocks provide a spring mechanism and aimed at compact and low profile devices. Available in SMT and THR designs, devices utilize a simple push-in technique for wire insertion and a large finger-operated push-button for wire release. Products provide a wire connection indicator and test point for added connection reliability. » Learn More
Morsun - Medical

Dc-dc converter targets medical applications

MORNSUN G/H Series 1-2W medical dc-dc converter targets medical applications that meet medical design standard EN60601-1 and ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 3rd Edition (1xMOPP/2xMOOP). Both creepage and air clearance of the transformer are 5mm, and 5.5mm for printed circuit board. The isolation voltage is as high as 4200Vac (6000Vdc), which is 40% higher than standard voltage (3000Vac) of 2xMOOP. » Learn More
PRIORITY ELECTRONICS

Enclosures cater to evolving MDU marketplace

PRIORITY ELECTRONICS Five new models join the MDU Enclosure Family for use in the ever evolving MDU marketplace. Products are suitable for subscriber densities of 12 to 192. A variety of options are available for indoor and outdoor installation. Firm’s Network Link Panels are available in rackmount or wallmount versions. » Learn more
Coilcraft

Power inductors lower inductance values

COILCRAFT XEL40xx Series of low-loss power inductors come with lower inductance values that have been fully optimized for high frequency applications. Devices provide low DCR (as low as 2.5mOhms) and ultra-low ac losses, resulting in high efficiency across a range of frequencies (2 to 5+MHz). » Learn More
Cal Test Electronics

Solderless connectors speed repair of custom cords

CAL TEST ELECTRONICS Family of solder-assembly 4mm safety banana plug and jack solderless connectors provide a fast, easy way to build or repair custom patch cords in the field, office or lab. Designed to provide protection for both technician and test equipment, selected devices can be rated to 1,000V CAT III per IEC61010-031, when properly assembled to equally rated test lead wire. » Learn More
Orion Fans

Monitoring kit regulates airflow of ac, dc fans

ORION FANS Airflow monitoring system is simple to implement and use. The field retrofittable AFM Kit includes an AFM-01NC airflow module, mounting clip, three plastic guards (80mm, 92mm, and 120mm), buzzer, LED and holder, switch and wall mounted power supply. Kit comes completely assembled in a 10' wire assembly, making installation even easier. » Learn More
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR

FPGAs enhance IO variants for smart connectivity

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR ECP5 family of low power, small form factor connectivity and acceleration FPGAs are pin compatible and enable OEMs to seamlessly update their designs to meet evolving interface requirements in the industrial, communications and consumer markets. » Learn More
 
Events 
 
WSPS - Partners in Prevention 2016

EPTECH Montreal

April 19, 2016
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites Pointe-Claire » more info

CPES2016

April 19-20, 2016
Location: Sheridan College, Oakville ON » more info

EPTECH Markham

April 21, 2016
Location: Le Parc » more info