We are beginning of September and suspect that your Summer Holidays are over. Hope it brought you all the rest you needed and the necessary energy to be creative with Printed Circuit Boards for the remaining of 2017.
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Share your technical insights with us and we will publish it on our website.
Since our call for papers on the 25th of July, we received some great stories from you. As we suspected electronic designers are very enthusiastic about sharing their technical insights with their colleagues of the Eurocircuits customers design community.
What better platform than our’ community: more than 600.000 visitors to our .com website, 60.000 subscribers to our newsletter (English and German) and many followers on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. All our technical papers whether they are published as webpage or BLOG are communicated through these various channels to our European electronic designer community.
After screening all incoming papers for relevant content, copyright and legal issues we published the following:
How to Prevent Emission Problems on Board Level – NEW Posted on behalf of CNRood, active in the BeNeLux & Sweden. For many, the result of an EMC test comes as an unpleasant surprise. Large amounts of money and time are spent in re-designing the product, which causes heavy delays. The main cause of these additional costs and delays can be related to the designer’s opportunities, knowledge and desire to perform an EMC test on the product as early as possible. In this article, the author will give some simple advice and examples of test methods useful for avoiding undesired emission.
Suitability of an enhanced low melting point alloy for a handheld device – NEW Posted on behalf of Interflux Electronics NV. Current lead-free soldering temperatures can damage temperature sensitive components. Moreover they can cause a shift in the properties of some components which can impact the functionality of sensitive electronic devices. An easy way to solve this problem is to use a soldering alloy with a lower melting point that allows for lower soldering temperatures. Currently however these alloys have limitations in shock and vibration resistance.
Intelligent Power Switch for Raspberry Pi – NEW Posted on behalf of Peter Boxler. A Raspberry Pi does not have an On/Off switch and there is no easy way to shutdown the Pi while keeping the file system intact. This Intelligent Power Switch brings a clever solution to this problem: Power-On the Pi by pressing a pushbutton and also properly Power-Off the Pi with another press on the same button.
Low-cost calibrator delivers -5V to +10V DS with 70-µV error– NEW Posted on behalf of Jordan Dimitrov. Calibration, the stage of truth in the design of every test and measurement device, is done with calibrators, sophisticated highly accurate multifunctional instruments, which cost thousands of dollars. In many cases however you do not need to go to the edge of technology.
If you are an active Eurocircuits’ customer and you feel like you have some interesting story to share with our Eurocircuits community, then please send it to us by e-mail. We will evaluate the content and if it fits the scope of what we publish then we will take it on board and inform you of it.
Furthermore there are some nice new Eurocircuits BLOGs and Student Team stories to be explored in their sections here below.
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