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Eptech 2018

More than makers adopting Raspberry Pi into designs

The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is increasingly being adopted for volume production by small and medium-sized OEMs, recognizing the modular computing device for its suitability in professional designs of an end product.

Canada’s 5G communication highway gets fast-tracked

An exciting new initiative was recently launched that will lay the groundwork for the first fifth generation wireless, abbreviated 5G, pre-commercial network platform in Canada with ENCQOR (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation).

‘Body on a chip’ could improve drug evaluation

MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are tested in humans.

BlackBerry, Microsoft partner to empower the mobile workforce

BlackBerry Ltd., Waterloo ON, and Microsoft Corp., Redmond WA, announced a strategic partnership to offer enterprises a solution that integrates BlackBerry’s expertise in mobility and security with Microsoft’s unmatched cloud and productivity products.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Medically Approved Power Supplies at Mouser.

Rated at 30W and 60W, TDK-Lambda CUS30/60M Single-Output Medical Power Supplies are single output 2" x 3" (50.8 x 76.2mm) footprint AC/DC power supplies with outputs ranging from 5V to 48V. Both have IEC60601-1 3rd Edition/IEC60950-1 medical approval and are compliant with EN60601-1-2:2015 Edition 4 immunity requirements. These compact power supplies meet class B conducted and radiated EMI in either a Class I or Class II (double insulated) construction without the need for external filtering. >> Learn more

Quantum computation center set to radically alter our data perceptions

Every person on the planet will create 1.7MB of data per second by 2020, according to an IDC report. That’s 40 total zettabytes in a year, where a zettabyte is 1 with 21 zeroes following it. For comparison, that same report estimated global data to grow to 2.7 zettabytes – in 2012. » Read More

Heat dissipating extruded aluminum enclosures house pcbs

HAMMOND 1455NHD Series heat dissipating extruded aluminum enclosures are designed to house printed circuit boards or equipment. » Learn More

Pcb drill kit speeds manufacture of double sided boards

VOLTERA V-One Drill automated drilling attachment mounts directly on the V-One printed circuit board (pcb) printer. Device reduces the number of machines and interfaces required in the production workflow, bringing CNC drilling to firm’s existing platform. » Learn More

Modular terminal blocks deliver custom-fit control panel solution

WEIDMULLER Klippon Connect A-Series Application Range modular terminal blocks with push-in technology, provides users custom-fit control panel solutions to help increase productivity and significantly reduce cabinet space » Learn more

Non-proprietary solder paste analysis toolkit simplifies processes

HENKEL Non-proprietary solder paste analysis toolkit provides holistic solder paste process analysis, evaluating the many material properties – from print characteristics and stencil behavior to reflow performance and reliability. » Learn more

Ontario SMTA Chapter Meeting

April 5
Location: Celestica Inc.
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NAB Show

April 7 - 12
Location: Las Vegas
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FITC Toronto

April 8 - 10
Location: Toronto
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