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December 7, 2016
News 
 
MOUSER

U.S. Supreme Court backs Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399-million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. » Read More

Tech giants turn attention to auto, trucking industries

Tech companies are moving to the automotive market, because that's where the money is. In mid-November, Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corp., took the stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show to deliver his company's first keynote address at an automotive event. The headline news in the widely anticipated speech was that Intel Capital will be investing $250 million in autonomous (i.e., computer-controlled) driving over the next two years. » Read More

UCR researchers discover new method to dissipate heat

Controlling the flow of heat through semiconductor materials is an important challenge in developing smaller and faster computer chips, high-performance solar panels, and better lasers and biomedical devices. » Read More

SMT Industrial Supply appoints AOI field service technician

Fast growing manufacturing representative SMT Industrial Supply Inc., Orillia ON, has added an additional local software field service technician, Jason Bye, to support Canadian customers with AOI and AXI programming on test and inspection systems made by Test Research Inc. (TRI). » Read More

Harwin sponsors Concordia's space team

Harwin, manufacturer of hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware, has announced its sponsorship of Space Concordia, Concordia University of Montreal's student-run astronautical engineering society. » Read More

Averna expands its footprint in California

Averna Test Systems Inc., a Montreal-based test & quality solutions provider, is relocating its West Coast office to support the firm's rapid growth and to accommodate its future expansion plans. The new facility, located at 1600 Los Gamos Dr. in San Rafael, covers 14,000-square-feet and nearly doubles the footprint of the previous space. » Read More

Enigma Interconnect makes bare pcbs with X-ray drilling, routing

Today's demanding printed circuit board (pcb) design specifications require the latest technology advances for processing multi-layer panels – increasing the accuracy of all boards, according to John Parsons, engineering manager, Enigma Interconnect. By using x-ray drilling and routing, bare pcb manufacturers, such as the Burnaby BC-based board maker can detect and measure reference targets with ultra-fine accuracy. » Read More
 
 
Feature 
 
Feature

Conductive coatings simplify the EMI/RFI suppression process

EMI/RFI is a growing issue in electronics and engineers must design solutions to manage it. Conductive coatings can commonly be an effective part of the solution. MG Chemicals recently launched a new line of conductive coatings for EMI/RFI suppression, which provides a choice of three chemistries and four pigments. » Read More
 
Products 
 
OMNETICS

Micro-D, micro circular connectors are low-profile

OMNETICS has expanded its Mil-STD-83513 Micro-D product connector family to include low-profile Micro-Ds for harsh-environment applications. » Learn More
TDK-LAMBDA

Industrial power supply delivers up to 3200W

TDK-LAMBDA TPS3000-24 industrial power supply delivers up to 3200W output power (24V at 133.3A) in a 2U high package and will operate from a wide range Delta or Wye 350 – 528Vac three phase input. » Learn More
KEYSTONE

Modular RJ45 connectors are waterproof

KEYSTONE series of waterproof connectors are suitable for 100Base-T (Fast Ethernet) applications. The RJ45 jacks and sockets are IP68 rated for underwater, dust and other harsh environments. » Learn more
EXCELSYS

Fanless power supply comes with medical approvals

EXCELSYS CoolX600 Series convection-cooled modular power supply delivers 600W without fan assisted cooling from a compact 8.5 x 4.5 x 1U package. » Learn More
PEM ReelFast

Fasteners secure reliably onto pcbs

PEM ReelFast surface mount fasteners enable secure and reliable attachment for a wide range of printed circuit board applications. » Learn More
TEKTRONIX

Signal analysis solution combines 800MHz RT bandwidth

TEKTRONIX RSA7100A wideband signal analysis solution that combines 800MHz of real-time bandwidth with up to two hours of streaming storage at full bandwidth in one solution. » Learn More
SCHAEFER

6000W power converter supports rugged applications

SCHAEFER C/B5600 Series of 6000 Watt dc-dc converter, ac-dc power supply and battery charging products. » Learn More
DIALIGHT

High-intensity LEDs come in wide range of sizes

DIALIGHT 670 Series LED Panel Mount Indicators provide high-visibility and a wide range of sizes and operating voltage in high-durability housings. » Learn more
MELEXIS

Compact, robust sensor IC delivers accurate sensor functionality

MELEXIS MLX90819 sensor IC is targeted at measuring mid pressure (10-50bar) levels, applying its proprietary micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology. » Learn more
CITEL

DIN rail plug-in surge protectors suit telecom

CITEL DLA series provides DIN rail mounted, pluggable surge protection for twisted-pair wire communication circuits. » Learn more
ARO

Fan boasts 'soundless' operation

ARO Whisper Fan is soundless and measures in at 40 X 40 X 20mm (3200 RPM ± 20%). Built with a Dynamic Fluid Bearing system. » Learn more
KYOCERA

Connector reduces breakage from improper insertion

KYOCERA 6811-Series flexible printed circuit / flexible flat cable (FPC/FFC) connector with 0.5mm-pitch reduces breakage from improper insertion. » Learn more
 
Events 
 

Webinar on Regulations

December 14
Location:Webinar » Read More

CES 2017

January 5 - 8
Location: Las Vegas » Read More

DesignCon

Jan 31 – Feb 2
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center » Read More