Transparent Flexible Heater: Ideal for Automotive Industry

Posted on June 7, 2021June 8, 2021   Leave a comment on Transparent Flexible Heater: Ideal for Automotive Industry

What is a transparent flexible heater? A heater is a device which is used to raise the temperature of air inside a room or any vehicle or of any equipment by maintaining a temperature in which people are comfortable and all the machinery are functioning smoothly. Often, in regions where the temperature goes below 0 degree Celsius various electronic devices need to be heated up to a certain degree so that all the unwanted snow or condensation is removed. This … Continue reading “Transparent Flexible Heater: Ideal for Automotive Industry”

Force Sensing Resistor – Quick review of the technology

Posted on June 3, 2021June 3, 2021Tags ,   Leave a comment on Force Sensing Resistor – Quick review of the technology

Demand for smart, light-weight and power efficient products have led to the development of printed electronics. There are various inventions in printed electronics. In this article we’ll share about one of the most important invention – Printed Force Sensor also known as Force Sensing Resistor. Force Sensing Resistor (FSR) is a thin material whose resistance varies continuously with respect to the applied force.  Hence they are also known as Force Sensitive Resistor. FSRs are basically devices which change its resistive … Continue reading “Force Sensing Resistor – Quick review of the technology”

How do instruments communicate with microcontrollers?

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Have you ever wondered how do instruments communicate with microcontrollers? Communication between electronic components is similar to that between humans. Both the components need to speak in the same language in order to understand each other. For electronic components, these languages are known as communication protocols. Communication protocols are rules required to exchange information between computers and instruments. Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), Inter- Integrated Circuit (I2C), Universal Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter (UART), Controller Area Network (CAN) and Universal Serial Bus … Continue reading “How do instruments communicate with microcontrollers?”

Importance of Printed Circuit Boards – An Overview

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Most of the technology and electronic products we use today would not be possible without the invention of Printed Circuit Board (PCB). PCBs not only helped in reducing the size of the electronic product but it also helped in making the product cost effective. Printed Circuit Board is the most commonly used name but it may also be called as Printing Wiring Boards or Printed Wiring Cards. A Printed Circuit Board is the most vital element in an electronic circuit. … Continue reading “Importance of Printed Circuit Boards – An Overview”

Printed Electronics – A new world of Opportunity

Posted on March 30, 2021March 30, 2021   Leave a comment on Printed Electronics – A new world of Opportunity

Printed electronics is a set of printing methods used to create electrical devices on various substrates. Printed Electronics is a fast growing technology that has grown with an increased demand for wearable electronics. As people tend to use thinner and more lightweight products, the need for smaller and more flexible PCBs grow and printed electronics technology helps in developing such thin and lightweight products. There are various industries that can benefit from printed electronics: consumer goods, healthcare, mobility, electronics, media … Continue reading “Printed Electronics – A new world of Opportunity”

How does one make a membrane switch visible only when lit?

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Have you ever wondered how you can make your membrane switch visible only when you want it to glow. Dead front technology is the answer. In this technology, the Dead Front Panel illuminates and draws attention to the icons and alpha-numeric indicators as required. When non-backlit i.e. when the keys are not pressed, the icons remain hidden and the panel retains a more monochromatic and streamlined look. Dead front membrane switches can be created with either printed inks or by … Continue reading “How does one make a membrane switch visible only when lit?”

How to paste a Membrane Switch on the enclosure?

Posted on March 13, 2021March 13, 2021   Leave a comment on How to paste a Membrane Switch on the enclosure?

Sometimes we find that even the best designed and produced membrane switches do not work as intended due to errors in handling and installation in the final product. Common errors can lead to sub-optimal performance or even complete failure. Therefore, care must be taken to ensure successful membrane switch installation. Improper handling of the membrane switch is the number one reason for switch failures. Steps to correctly mount a Membrane Switch to a surface From the opposite side of the … Continue reading “How to paste a Membrane Switch on the enclosure?”

Which are the available HMI solutions for machines and why are they important?

Posted on March 8, 2021March 8, 2021   Leave a comment on Which are the available HMI solutions for machines and why are they important?

Human Machine Interface (HMI) is any interface that allows humans to interact with machines. It enables a user to communicate with the machine. A properly designed HMI solution enhances productivity for the operator. HMI devices can be as simple as a switch controlling a motor or can be as complex as multi-touch-enabled control panel. With the development of modern technologies, the way we interact with devices has also changed. Various HMI solutions for machines Membrane Keyboard Membrane keyboards are characterized … Continue reading “Which are the available HMI solutions for machines and why are they important?”

Why EMI / ESD shielding is important in a membrane keyboard?

Posted on March 3, 2021March 3, 2021   Leave a comment on Why EMI / ESD shielding is important in a membrane keyboard?

The trend to miniaturized electronic devices has made appliance controls more vulnerable to electrostatic discharge (ESD) from human operators. Membrane switches increase the chances of damage since the thin membrane provides less isolation than traditional full-travel switches. As the membrane keyboard is an interface between man & machine, there is a good chance that the static energy from human body will discharge while operating the keyboard. The body is charged with negative electrons. When these electrons come into contact with … Continue reading “Why EMI / ESD shielding is important in a membrane keyboard?”

How to protect your communications using AES Encrypted devices?

Posted on January 27, 2021March 1, 2021Tags , , , , , , 2 Comments on How to protect your communications using AES Encrypted devices?

It may be a season of flu, but not all viruses are biological. Many of the most damaging bugs in the offices are not only digital in nature, but are completely undetectable. We may think that cyber security only involves strong passwords and a good firewall guarding the router. Once upon a time, that’s all it took. But now in 2021, you need much more than just a strong password to handle all the clever cybercriminals. One of the most … Continue reading “How to protect your communications using AES Encrypted devices?”