Laritech specialises in engineering design services and quick-turn printed circuit board assemblies. Laritech founder Bill Larrick explains how the Lynx EVO has aided the inspection process for rigid/flex PCBAs used in medical devices as well as meeting exacting IPC standards.
Infineon Technologies has released the XMC4700 Relax, Relax Kit for 5V Shields and Relax Lite evaluation kits. The kits are designed to evaluate the capabilities of the XMC4700 microcontroller and Infineon's free-of-charge, Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), DAVE.
The use of aluminium paste in photovoltaic and electronics applications is set to boost the aluminium powder, flakes and paste market to 332,000 metric tons in shipments by 2019, according to a new research study from Technavio.
Aerotech has introduced a series of Z-axis piezo nanopositioning stages for extreme-precision research and industrial requirements. The QNP-Z stages provide the resolution, linearity, repeatability and high dynamics required for the most demanding applications, from microscopy to optics alignment.
The bq50002 is a highly integrated wireless power transmitter analog front end that contains all of the analog components required to implement a WPC-compliant 5 V transmitter. It integrates a full-bridge power driver with MOSFETs, a variable-frequency oscillator, a two-channel communication demodulator, a linear regulator and protection circuits.
The latest NXP Freedom development board, FRDM-K82F, can be used with the Kinetis K82, K81 and K80 series of high-performance, low-power, security-enabled microcontrollers built on the ARM Cortex-M4 core.
The BODY-CASE series of wearable enclosures is suitable for applications on or near the body. Due to its small, compact format, it can be worn on the arm, around the neck, in shirt and trouser pockets or carried loose in an article of clothing.
Hammond Electronics has extended its family of design-specific plastic enclosures for housing small form factor development boards with the introduction of the HAMAR, configured for the Arduino LEONARDO, M0 PRO, UNO or YÚN, and the HAMBB, optimised for the BeagleBone Green.
The NXP LPCXpresso43S67 and LPCXpresso4367 boards enable development and prototyping on the LPC43xx and LPC43Sxx series MCUs.
ADLINK Technology has announced the IMB-M43 industrial ATX motherboard. With robust device compatibility, durable connectivity and environmental readiness, the product is suitable for motion/vision-integrated applications.
Arrow Electronics has announced the SmartEverything Internet of Things (IoT) development kit. The SmartEverything Fox board is an Arduino-form-factor IoT system-on-module that comes with a multitude of factory-bundled I/O ports and sensors, plus energy-efficient wireless connectivity technology.
Axiomtek has announced the MANO300, a low-power, high-performance Mini-ITX motherboard built with the latest Intel Celeron processor N3150 SoC with integrated Intel Gen 8 graphics supporting up to 4K resolution. The product offers good processing and graphics for intensive multimedia and high computing base applications.
As the competition in the PCB manufacturing industry intensifies, engineers and purchasing officers are spoilt for choice but selecting the right supplier is not easy. Below are some points to consider when choosing a PCB manufacturer.