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Engineering Displays for Better User Experiences

Dec 19, 2017

Andy Board, Engineering Manager, AndersDX   The user experience is often the dominant metric by which markets judge products like smart appliances, data loggers, electronic security equipment or medical technology. Some are even born from a great idea to make the device faster, more efficient or easier to use than competing products. Interaction is often
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Understanding High-Precision Resistor Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

Dec 12, 2017

By Molly Bakewell Chamberlin, President/Sensors Industry Subject Matter Expert, Embassy Global, LLC Reuven Goldstein, Vishay Foil Resistors brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc.   What is Temperature Coefficient of Resistance? Temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) is the calculation of a relative change of resistance per degree of temperature change. It is measured in ppm/°C (1
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SMART lighting takes LED lighting to a new level

Dec 5, 2017

Integrating controls into LED lamps multiplies the energy efficiencies, according to Saima Shafi, Sales and Marketing Director, LED Eco Lights     Since 2006, we have seen great shifts in LED technology, delivering huge improvements in light output, colour rendering, reliability of electronic control gear and of course, vast difference in purchase prices. Whilst these
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The Internet of Things – from the sensor to the application via the cloud

Nov 28, 2017

By Armin Anders, Vice President Business Development, EnOcean   The internet continues to expand as smart objects connect to the net, and therefore increasingly help people to perform their everyday tasks, usually without them being aware of it. Welcome to the Internet of Things. It all began with the use of individual sensors, which are
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Mixing console displays: central to usability

Nov 21, 2017

Paul Hooper, Display Sales Manager, andersDX and Andrew , TimmeProduct Engineering Manager, Calrec   Since the introduction of assignable controls on mixing consoles, it has been essential to provide sound engineers with a clear picture of what the function and status is of each fader and other associated controls. Consoles can have over 100 faders.
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Displays in the sun: useful pointers for designers

Nov 14, 2017

Mike Logan, Display and Input Technology Manager, andersDX   Sunlight is a very long way from being the display designer’s friend, as anyone who has ever strained to read an ATM screen on a sunny day will know. Sunlight on a display creates reflections, which can make a display much harder to read. It can
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Secure software foundations for Industry 4.0

Nov 7, 2017

Arun Subbarao, Vice President, Engineering & Technology at Lynx Software Technologies   Engineering organisations across almost every industrial sector are not short of guidance when it comes to designing, developing and deploying an industrial internet that is interoperable, safe and secure. In particular, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Working Group for Industry 4.0
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Expanding outside broadcast horizons

Oct 31, 2017

HARTING expanded beam fibre-optic cable assemblies prevent transmission loss for television outside broadcasts in harsh environmental conditions   As the demand for high-definition broadcasting signal transmissions has increased and the transition to DTV/HDTV has been fully realised, the role of fibre optics as the signal transmission medium continues to grow. Fibre-optic infrastructures offer the advantage
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Advances in Capacitive Touch Panels

Oct 24, 2017

By Mike Logan, Display and Input Technology Manager, andersDX   Although capacitive touchscreens can normally respond when the user is wearing thin latex or rubber gloves, demand is now growing for touchscreens to offer an acceptable user experience for wearers of thicker gloves, such as cut-resistant industrial gloves worn to comply with safety regulations, or
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Chip resistor is cheaper than a grain of rice, but supply is now the issue

Oct 17, 2017

Steve Rawlins, CEO, Anglia Components   With a chip resistor now cheaper than a grain of rice, the only problem is making sure your bowl is always full.  The frustrating thing is that despite it costing less than 400ths of a penny, it can still cost thousands in lost orders should it not be available
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