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Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Factory Production Systems

Automation

Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Factory Production Systems

The steep energy demand of electric motors forces legislative bodies and manufactures to support energy efficient systems. How can a motor drive ecosystem contribute to this industrial trend? lesen

Passive Embedding for higher Performance and Reliability

Passive Components

Passive Embedding for higher Performance and Reliability

The embedding and integration of passive components is making great advances. New miniaturized components designed specifically for embedding enable even more compact and reliable systems. lesen

What should be considered in relay diagnosis

Relay applications note

What should be considered in relay diagnosis

In many relay applications, it is necessary to diagnose the switching status of the relay contacts. Electromechanical relays differ in their switching performance of semiconductors, which must be taken into account in particular with regard to the contact resistance and switching times of diagnostic routines. lesen

Tracing and Visualization of Embedded Linux Systems

Embedded Software Development

Tracing and Visualization of Embedded Linux Systems

Tracing is an important method to detect program errors in embedded systems. Visualization tools lend support to a better understanding of the tracing results. lesen

Challenges and opportunities for relays in cross-industry applications

Relay applications note

Challenges and opportunities for relays in cross-industry applications

The electromechanical relay market can be subdivided into three large areas of application, which sometimes differ clearly in their requirements. lesen

Gap filling materials and thermal gels keeping electronic assemblies cool

Thermal management

Gap filling materials and thermal gels keeping electronic assemblies cool

Achieving effective thermal management in equipment such as consumer electronics, portable devices, automotive modules and power supplies requires engineers to eliminate air gaps between hot components and nearby heat-dissipating surfaces. Understanding how to choose and use materials is important. lesen

The right memory solution for the Internet of Things

Data Communication

The right memory solution for the Internet of Things

At the beginning of the Internet revolution, all IP addresses were assigned to computers of one sort or another. That time has long gone by. As the Internet developed, more kinds of computing devices became connected and a big chunk of the Internet traffic is now generated by "things" that autonomously communicate with each other, rather than by human operated computers. lesen

Understanding Resolution in optical and magnetic Encoders

Encoder

Understanding Resolution in optical and magnetic Encoders

How the different types of rotary encoders work and what differentiates the performance of the many types available today. lesen

Consistent workflows for electronics production

SMT Placement

Consistent workflows for electronics production

Modern electronics production does not only require powerful placement platforms but also the continuous support for all workflows on the factory floor. SIPLACE focuses on solutions aiming for this. lesen

FPGA-based board design at the IN2P3 institute in France

Electronics Design

FPGA-based board design at the IN2P3 institute in France

FPGAs are at the heart of most of the electronics of the Large Hadron Collider's detector systems. The designers were looking for a way to speed up the FPGA-based board development. lesen

DFX – Product development with an integrated production solution

Design strategies

DFX – Product development with an integrated production solution

Design for excellence – shortly DFX – encompasses methods, design guidelines and checklists for the improvement of products and processes which can lower costs in several phases of the product lifecycle. lesen

Success is predictable – Quality is the Foundation

Quality assurance

Success is predictable – Quality is the Foundation

The electronics manufacturer dresden elektronik stresses the close cooperation with the customers as a cornerstone of its testing strategy. In many cases the customer determines which testing tools to employ. lesen

Lean processes in development: risks and costs under control

Strategy

Lean processes in development: risks and costs under control

Unstructured projects, incalculable expenses and long lead times in development are the woes of many electronics manufacturers. The frontloading strategy keeps those problems in check. lesen

Radio-based checks of process steps increase efficiency

Logistics

Radio-based checks of process steps increase efficiency

Modern identification technologies like RFID can play their part in reducing the error rate and making work processes more efficient. This is especially true for manual procedures in electronics manufacturing. lesen

LPKF Presents Prototyping for 3-D Molded Interconnect Devices

Laser Direct Structuring

LPKF Presents Prototyping for 3-D Molded Interconnect Devices

The LDS process has something to offer: thanks to laser direct structuring (LDS), traces are produced on three-dimensional plastic bodies. Instant metallization generates the copper strip conductors. lesen