What is the first step in PCB design?

Posted on January 22, 2022January 22, 2022Categories UncategorizedTags , ,   Leave a comment on What is the first step in PCB design?

The process of PCB designing includes different phases, and each stage comes with specific processes and checklists. For a successful PCB design, it is crucial to follow the steps and go through the checklist each time you reach a milestone. The first step in PCB design imparts foundation to overall PCB as we very well know the importance of PCBs in every walk of our lives. This article will go through the first step involved in designing PCBs using Altium … Continue reading “What is the first step in PCB design?”

Untold Differences between the Input and Output Devices

Posted on January 17, 2022January 17, 2022Categories Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Untold Differences between the Input and Output Devices

In general, input and output devices are considered to be a communication tool which by using specific technology for processing information (like that of a microcontroller) delivers additional information to users. The signals or data that microcontroller receives from the source and is referred to as input, whereas the information and data that are generated in response that are processed in reaction to these inputs and then transmitted to a particular destination is referred to as output. For example, when … Continue reading “Untold Differences between the Input and Output Devices”

What is Membrane Keypad?

Posted on December 22, 2021December 23, 2021Categories Membrane Keypad, UncategorizedTags , , ,   Leave a comment on What is Membrane Keypad?

The membrane keypad and membrane switch can be described as an electric keypad that turns an electrical circuit on or off. It is different when compared to mechanical keypad that is typically constructed of plastic and copper; a membrane keypad is an electronic circuit that is printed on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) as well as Indium Tin Oxide (ITO). The ink used for screen printing is typically silver / copper or graphite-filled and thus a conductor. Membrane keypads are interfaces for user equipment … Continue reading “What is Membrane Keypad?”

Facts about Graphic Overlay Material for Membrane Keypad

Posted on December 18, 2021December 22, 2021Categories Membrane Keypad, UncategorizedTags , ,   Leave a comment on Facts about Graphic Overlay Material for Membrane Keypad

Graphic Overlay as the name suggests is that non-metallic (made out of polymer) part that is the topmost part of Electronic Controller. You may have noticed the graphic overlay for membrane keypad while using the microwave oven push button. This kind of graphic overlay is a part of our daily lives. They have served various industries, and they can meet customers’ specific needs, which have been happening for decades. This article focuses on Graphic overlays for membrane keypad, but you … Continue reading “Facts about Graphic Overlay Material for Membrane Keypad”

Crucial Customizations for Accurate Membrane Keypads

Posted on December 2, 2021December 22, 2021Categories Membrane Keypad, UncategorizedTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Crucial Customizations for Accurate Membrane Keypads

A variety of industries across every field have adopted membrane keypads. The reason behind this is the reliability of the keypad as well as the highly flexible design. How do you customize the membrane keypad? It will help if you remember particular aspects. The environments in which the membrane keypad operates and functions have many underlying possible issues during the manufacturing process. Specific working conditions, wherein the input devices are exposed to moisture, fluid spill, dirt, debris, and dust; membrane keypads are effective. This implies they are suitable for outdoor applications. These issues require … Continue reading “Crucial Customizations for Accurate Membrane Keypads”

Enhancing Effectiveness of Membrane Keypad by Backlighting

Posted on November 24, 2021December 22, 2021Categories Membrane KeypadTags , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Enhancing Effectiveness of Membrane Keypad by Backlighting

A backlit membrane keypad is a type of membrane keypad incorporated as an internal layer that allows light to travel across the keypad areas without losing the keypad’s tactile feel on the user. In tactile feel, there is improved feeling of touch and the feel is perceived with clarity due to the button pops back up after pressing. This feature is not incorporated in non-tactile switches. Know more about the difference between tactile and non-tactile feedback systems in customized input … Continue reading “Enhancing Effectiveness of Membrane Keypad by Backlighting”

IoT supported Foot Pressure Sensor for Posture Correction

Posted on November 22, 2021November 23, 2021Categories Force Sensing Resistor, Printed ElectronicsTags , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on IoT supported Foot Pressure Sensor for Posture Correction

Analyzing the distribution of pressure on the plantar foot is a key aspect that is being considered in the area of healthcare and as well as in the sports world. Physical rehabilitation for the lower body has a connection with the sports world. To prevent long-term harm to the affected area and speed up the healing process in the affected part, it is essential to watch the patient’s rehabilitation programs at the hospital and the home. Multiple Techniques have been created for the analysis of gait patterns, but they are not quantitative. The … Continue reading “IoT supported Foot Pressure Sensor for Posture Correction”

Printed Electronics – A Boon to Healthcare Innovation

Posted on November 9, 2021November 22, 2021Categories Printed ElectronicsTags , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Printed Electronics – A Boon to Healthcare Innovation

Printed Electronics – A Boon to Healthcare Innovation The health sector is one of the segments that have the potential for printed and flexible electronics. The devastating COVID-19 scare continuously hovering over our minds has forced the Governments and Health Organizations to adopt innovative technology that can relieve pressure on medical professionals and improve treatment. Since 2020, there have been notable examples of new products launched as a response to the pandemic; products that offer new opportunities soon for healthcare and enhanced patient comfort.  The … Continue reading “Printed Electronics – A Boon to Healthcare Innovation”

Tactile and Non-Tactile Feedback Systems in Customized Input Devices

Posted on November 8, 2021November 8, 2021Categories Customized Input DevicesTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Tactile and Non-Tactile Feedback Systems in Customized Input Devices

Tactile VS Non-Tactile Products Numerous products can be made with a tactile or non-tactile feature. Some particular products can be made in two different ways, while others can be made just a single way or the other. Products, for example, membrane switches can be made utilizing either tactile or non-tactile feedback system. Capacitive touch, Resistive touch, and Force Sensing resistors (FSR) are examples of products that must be made with a non-tactile feature. While every item enjoys its own benefits, … Continue reading “Tactile and Non-Tactile Feedback Systems in Customized Input Devices”

Force Sensing Resistor- It’s working as Input & Force Mapping Device

Posted on October 21, 2021October 21, 2021Categories Force Sensing ResistorTags , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Force Sensing Resistor- It’s working as Input & Force Mapping Device

Force Sensing Resistor(FSR) or Printed flexible sensors which are identified physically as thin and lightweight sensors are slowly but steadily gaining momentum. They are a favorite among design engineers for a couple of years. This is due to the fact that apart from Printed Flexible Sensors being physically feasible, they are smart and power-efficient in their own way. Know-how about FSR to the product designers is mandatory as these can prove an unparalleled option and cannot be ignored at any … Continue reading “Force Sensing Resistor- It’s working as Input & Force Mapping Device”