Recent Articles

November 19, 2014 5:24 pm
Kevin Balben, Product Specialist, DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC
Last month I wrote an overview about the classic advantages of bonding. This month I would like to discuss the increase in demand by companies for lightweight constructed products and what challenges this demand brings. In industries like ...
November 19, 2014 10:41 am
Chris Warner
It’s no secret to travelers that navigating the airport can be a stressful experience, and perhaps the biggest reason is because time is in very short supply. From the long lines to check in and pass through security to the congested highways nearby, many ...
November 10, 2014 3:53 pm
Chad Marak, Director of Technical Marketing, Littelfuse, Inc.
Statistics from the past 50 years reveal that commercial air travel has become one of the safest, most reliable forms of transportation. As the safety of commercial flight continues to increase, the demand for advanced commercial avionics technologies ...
November 10, 2014 9:54 am
Manfred Brandl, ams AG Product manager, Battery management ICs
The battery: As long as energy storage capacity (drive range) is limited and costs are high, EV’s will remain a niche market for urban use by a small group of people, also because of the slowly-adapting charging infrastructure. Another challenge ...
November 7, 2014 5:07 pm
David Wyban, Keithley Instruments
As both businesses and individuals become increasingly dependent on (or some might say, addicted to) mobile communication products, the portion of integrated circuits and electronic sub-assemblies being designed for use in these applications is growing rapidly. Being mobile means these devices typically operate on battery power, so they have a limited supply of power available to them.
November 6, 2014 4:21 pm
Luc Langlois, Director, Global Technical Marketing, Digital Signal Processing, Avnet Electronics Marketing
The need for higher performance in all technology segments from consumer to military, is relentlessly pushing the bandwidth limits of the analog signals that carry information through the physical universe. This has prompted dramatic improvements....
November 5, 2014 12:52 pm
David Holmes, Raytheon, Systems Verification Center Test Systems Dept Technical Staff
Many electronics and defense companies are investigating the possibility of reducing costs by outsourcing work that is not part of their core business.Assembly of automated test equipment (ATE) often falls in this category.Companies sometimes assume....
November 5, 2014 10:49 am
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
Many perspectives on solar generation undervalue or devalue the technology because utilities can’t depend on it to provide steady, predictable amounts of power as they can on traditional fossil-fueled or (dare I mention) nuclear-powered generators....
November 4, 2014 3:44 pm
Sevugan Nagappan, Marketing Manager, Infrared Laser Products, Osram Opto Semiconductors
Optical solutions are increasingly popular for displays. Unlike traditional touchscreens, optical screens can detect any type of pointer or stylus and gloved fingers as they aren’t reliant on the conductivity of these objects. Optical designs are also not sensitive....
November 4, 2014 3:31 pm
Anja Schütz, maxon motor ag
Robot as agile as a snake can explore almost any hidden nook and cranny. Problems often occur in confined and hazardous spaces, and whilst these spaces are difficult for humans to work in, a snake-arm robot has no issue. As if it’s in a science fiction film ...
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