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February 27, 2017 2:20 pm
ECN Staff
Industry experts answer the question: What are the most critical considerations when designing electronics for use in harsh environments...
February 27, 2017 2:29 pm
Jimmy Chen, Field Application Engineer and Daniel Liu, Manager, Moxa
Development boards such as Raspberry Pi are available for as low as $40 per board and provide a cost-effective way to test out automation ideas. When it comes to implementing ideas in...
February 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Craig Armenti, ‎PCB Marketing Engineer, Mentor Graphics
Many of today’s products are required to operate under significant environmental stress for hundreds of hours. Deriving the physical constraints and fatigue issues for a design prior to manufacturing...
February 27, 2017 2:46 pm
Paul Pickering, Technical Contributor
Physicist-turned-chemist Svante Arrhenius led a life of stellar scientific achievement. He was the first Swedish Nobel laureate, winning the prize for chemistry in 1903. Lunar crater Arrhenius is named...
February 27, 2017 2:53 pm
Miro Oljaca, Senior Application Engineer at Texas Instruments
Pyroelectric or passive infrared (PIR) sensors are very efficient for detecting various infrared emissions from a heat source, which allow them to be used for motion detection. Today’s buildings...
January 31, 2017 3:09 pm
Jennifer DeLaOsa
We’re living in an age where unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are rapidly influencing major military events, springing warfare into the modern world. Unmanned aircraft have become the star recruit...
January 31, 2017 3:26 pm
Rich Fitzgerald Vice President, Business Operations Avnet, Inc.
It’s no secret our nation’s security needs continue to rise at an incredible pace. The Department of Defense’s (DoD) capacity to meet those needs at a comparable speed, however, remains a bit...
January 31, 2017 3:34 pm
Paul Pickering, Technical Contributor
Since I can’t write ECN columns 24/7, my wife and I went to see the new sci-fi movie Passengers last week. On a 120-year voyage through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping...
January 31, 2017 3:43 pm
ECN Staff
Industry experts answer the question: With the military projected to spend 11.2 billion USD globally in 2020 on UAVs and robotics, how should display technology evolve with this expanding market...
January 31, 2017 3:20 pm
John Rodwig, Director, Program Management, Industrial Electronic Engineers, Inc.
Military displays are used in harsh environments and must meet rigorous operating and non-operating standards. Elements of the display, such as circuit boards, have their own procurement...
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