A Internet das Coisas (Idc)

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A Internet das Coisas (Idc) é a conectividade da Internet com dispositivos e objetos do cotidiano.

Um dispositivo IoC é algo com dispositivos eletrônicos integrados, conectividade à Internet e outros tipos de hardware (como detectores ou controladores).

Estes dispositivos podem comunicar e interagir entre si através da Internet.

Isso torna-os fáceis de monitorar e controlar remotamente.

A tecnologia IoC fez grandes mudanças na maneira como controlamos os nossos dispositivos domésticos todos os dias, como o aquecimento, iluminação, segurança e até eletrodomésticos (frigorifico, congelador etc.).

Estes agora podem ser controlados com smartphones, tablets e PCs, não importa onde esteja.

O primeiro dispositivo de IdC foi uma máquina de venda automática da Coca-Cola em 1982, foi conectada à Internet e transmitiu informações sobre o inventário e se as bebidas estavam frias ou não.

Essa tecnologia oferece grandes benefícios, como o monitoramento constante de idosos que moram sozinhos. Por exemplo, um dispositivo pode avisar os profissionais de saúde se a temperatura ambiente cair abaixo de um nível seguro.

Na assistência médica, por exemplo, você pode fornecer feedback ao vivo para pessoas com doenças com risco de vida, mesmo quando estão em casa.

Outro exemplo são as campainhas com câmera, senão está em casa quando alguém toca à campainha, mas o smartphone toca e vpode ver e se comunicar instantaneamente com quem está lá.

Existem tantos aplicativos para a tecnologia IdC que apenas arranhamos a superfície.

À medida que novos dispositivos de IdC são criados todos os dias, uma dinâmica completamente nova esta a iniciar-se no mundo do desenvolvimento da electrónica.

O objetivo agora não é criar sistemas grandes, mas adaptar os sistemas existentes para conectar-se à rede e comunicar com outros dispositivos.

Indo do do ponto do consumidor para aplicações industriais e Indústria 4.0.

Essa evolução multiplicou o número de novos desenvolvimentos de produtos eletrónicos com aplicativos de menor dimensão.

Estes devem estar prontos para o mercado antes de ontem e isso pressiona mais os engenheiros de desenvolvimento e seus fornecedores.

Como pode ajudar Eurocircuits?

Investimos fortemente nesta tendência para oferecer suporte aos nossos clientes, oferecendo serviços mais rápidos e dinâmicos da seguinte maneira:

  • PCB proto – entrega em 3 dias úteis como padrão, abaixo de 7 WD que tienhamos anteriormente ajaneiro de 2019.
  • STANDARD pool, RF pool and IMS pool – 5 dias úteis da entrega padrão, em vez de 7 WD.
  • Grupo DE IMPEDÂNCIA DEFINIDA – um novo serviço com entrega em 5WD como padrão que oferece um acúmulo específico para requisitos específicos de 50Ω / 90Ω.

Para todos os nossos serviços, oferecemos nossas ferramentas eC-Smart online gratuitas, o PCB Visualizer e o PCBA Visualizer.

Isso permite que nossos clientes garantam que os seus projetos estejam “À PRIMEIRA VEZ PRONTOS PARA FABRICAÇÃO”.

Tendo a vantagem de que os seus PCBs serão entregues (sem ou com montagem) “A TEMPO” e “DENTRO DO ORÇAMENTO”.

Garanta que seu projeto atenda às suas expectativas e do “TEMPO DE MERCADO”

 

 

 

Internet de las cosas (IoC)

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Internet de las cosas (IoC) es la conectividad de Internet a dispositivos y objetos cotidianos.

Un dispositivo IoC es algo con dispositivos electrónicos integrados, conectividad a Internet y otros tipos de hardware (como detectores o controladores).

Estos dispositivos pueden comunicarse e interactuar entre sí a través de Internet.

Esto los hace fáciles de monitorear y controlar de forma remota.

La tecnología IoC ha realizado cambios masivos en la forma en que controlamos nuestros dispositivos domésticos cotidianos, como calefacción, iluminación, seguridad e incluso electrodomésticos (refrigerador, congeladores, etc.).

Ahora se pueden controlar con teléfonos inteligentes, tabletas y PC, sin importar en qué parte del mundo se encuentre.

El primer dispositivo IoC fue una máquina expendedora de Coca-Cola en 1982, estaba conectado a Internet y transmitía información sobre el inventario y si las bebidas estaban frías o no.

Esta tecnología ofrece grandes beneficios, como el monitoreo constante de las personas mayores que viven solas. Por ejemplo, un dispositivo podría advertir a los cuidadores si la temperatura ambiente cae por debajo de un nivel seguro.

En la atención médica, por ejemplo, puede proporcionar retroalimentación en vivo para aquellos con enfermedades que amenazan la vida, incluso cuando están en casa.

Otro ejemplo son los timbres con cámaras, no estás en casa cuando alguien toca el timbre pero suena el teléfono inteligente y puedes ver y comunicarte instantáneamente con quien esté allí.

Hay tantas aplicaciones para la tecnología IoC que solo hemos arañado la superficie.

A medida que se crean nuevos dispositivos IoC todos los días, se ha iniciado una dinámica completamente nueva en el mundo del desarrollo de la electrónica.

El objetivo ahora no radica en crear sistemas grandes sino en adaptar los sistemas existentes para conectarse a la red y comunicarse con otros dispositivos.

Esto va del consumidor a las aplicaciones industriales y a la Industria 4.0.

Esta evolución ha multiplicado el número de nuevos desarrollos de productos electrónicos con aplicaciones más pequeñas que grandes.

Los proyectos deben estar listos para el mercado antes de ayer y esto ejerce más presión sobre los ingenieros de desarrollo y sus proveedores.

¿Cómo puede ayudar Eurocircuits?

Hemos invertido mucho en esta tendencia para apoyar a nuestros clientes ofreciéndoles servicios más rápidos y dinámicos de la siguiente manera:

  • PCB proto – entrega en 3 días hábiles como estándar por debajo de 7 WD en enero de 2019.
  • STANDARD pool, RF pool and IMS pool – 5 días hábiles de entrega estándar de 7 WD.
  • Grupo de IMPEDANCIA DEFINIDA – un nuevo servicio con entrega 5WD como estándar que ofrece una acumulación específica para requisitos específicos de 50Ω / 90Ω.

Para todos nuestros servicios, ofrecemos nuestras herramientas eC-Smart en línea gratuitas, el Visualizador de PCB y el Visualizador de PCBA.

Esto les permite a nuestros clientes asegurarse de que sus diseños sean “A LA PRIMERA VEZ CORRECTOS y listos para la FABRICACIÓN”.

Esto tiene la ventaja de que sus PCB se entregan (sin placa o pobladas) “A TIEMPO” y “DENTRO DEL PRESUPUESTO”. Y asegurarse de que su proyecto cumpla con sus expectativas y del “TIEMPO DE MERCADO”.

 

 

 

Internet of Things

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The Internet of things (IoT) is the Internet connectivity to devices and everyday objects.

An IoT device is something with embedded electronics, Internet connectivity and other types of hardware (such as detectors or controllers).

And these devices can communicate and interact with each other via the Internet.

This makes them easy to monitor and remotely control.

IoT technology has made massive changes to the way we control our everyday household devices such as heating, lighting, security and even home appliances (fridge, freezers etc).

These can now be controlled by smartphones, tablets and PC’s no matter where you are in the world.

The first ever IoT device was a Coke vending machine in 1982.

It was connected to the internet and relayed information on the inventory and whether the drinks were cold or not.

This technology brings great benefits such as, constant monitoring of elderly people living alone. For example, a device could warn carers if the room temperature falls below a safe level.

In medical care for example, it can provide live feedback for those with life threatening illness even when they are at home.

Another example is the door bells with cameras, you’re not home when someone rings your bell but your smartphone rings and you can instantly see and communicate with whoever is there.

There are so many applications for IoT technology that we have only just scratched the surface.

As new IoT devices are being created every day it has initiated a whole new dynamic in the world of electronics development.

The focus now does not lie with creating large systems but in adapting existing systems to connect to the net and communicate with other devices.

This goes from consumer to industrial applications and into Industry 4.0.

This evolution has multiplied the number of new electronic product developments with smaller rather than bigger applications.

They have to be market ready by yesterday and this puts more pressure on the development engineers and their suppliers.

How Does Eurocircuits Help?

We have invested heavily in this trend to support our customers by offering them faster and more dynamic services as below:

  • PCB proto – 3 Working Days Delivery as Standard down from 7 WD in January 2019.
  • STANDARD pool, RF pool and IMS pool – 5 Working Days Delivery as Standard down from 7 WD only 3 weeks ago.
  • DEFINED IMPEDANCE pool – a new service with 5WD Delivery as Standard offering a specific build-up for 50Ω/90Ω specific requirements.

For all of our services we offer our free to use online eC-Smart tools the PCB Visualizer and PCBA Visualizer.

These allow our customers to ensure their layouts are “RIGHT FIRST TIME for MANUFACTURE”.

This has the advantage that your PCB’s are delivered (bare board or populated) “ON TIME” and ‘WITHIN BUDGET”.

Making sure that your project meet your “TIME to MARKET” expectations.

 

 

 

 

eC-reflow-mate v4 Promotion

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Have you ever needed to build a prototype PCB at the last minute, the first one failed but you’ve identified the problem and with a small manual modification to the circuit on your spare PCB you could prove it works!

The problem is soldering the components to the PCB, you could send it out but that would take time and as time-to-market is critical it’s would be faster and easier to do it in-house, but how?

Eurocircuits are all too aware of this problem and that’s why we developed our range of compact Benchtop PCB Assembly equipment, designed to give you the flexibility when you most need it, at that critical point in your development process.

The range of eC-equipment developed by Eurocircuits allows you to take a bare board and assemble it easily in house, there is even a hand held functional tester available, the eC-test-mate.

We have launched a promotion for our best seller the eC-reflow-mate oven.

The eC-reflow-mate oven gives an even temperature across the board with full user control throughout the soldering process.

It is controlled by the eC-reflow-pilot software which allows the user to define and store an unlimited number of temperature and time profiles, it also allows for the monitoring of the exact process for each board.

Separate sensors can be used to measure and display the temperature profile on the actual board.

It is a great solution for your in-house benchtop assembly requirements.

Order the eC-reflow-mate now and combine it with any additional eC-equipment and receive a 10% Discount on these items. This discount will also apply to any other Off the shelf items (we have a range of accessories and consumables available) that are checked out at the same time (as in one order).

Below is the full range of our eC-equipment, just click on the links to find out more.

This promotion will run from now until 31-07-2019.

Read what our users say about our eC-equipment just click here.

 

 

 

PCB Prototypes on a 5 Day Delivery for a 7 Day Price

We have changed our standard delivery terms for our PCB Proto and NAKED Proto services from, 7-days to 5-days and the best part is, you now have a 5-day delivery of your PCB Prototypes at the same price as a 7-day delivery.

Why not check out our prices now, its quick, easy and free.

 

Tips and Tricks – Solderpaste Editor

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Solder Paste Editor – another smart tool available in your customer account

It has long been established that the quality of your assembled product has many influencing factors, design layout, material quality, component accuracy etc but many process engineers will argue that the first process is the most critical, the solder paste application.

For many years now we have offered our customers Solderpaste stencils, the layout of these being created by your CAD package or we create the paste layer during the data preparation stage and providing accurate paste to PCB application using both our eC-stencil-FIX and eC-stencil-mate.

Until now this has been effective, but as we design with more and more fine pitch and odd shaped components the more critical this solder paste application process becomes, requiring further need for control over the solder paste apertures themselves.

For this reason, our clever developers at Eurocircuits have extended our PCB Visualizer toolbox, enabling you to resize, offset, add or delete and split paste apertures across the design with an easy to use solder paste layer editor.

Why not take 4 mins and let Wim, our head of development, guide you through the new Solder paste layer Editor below

Should you have any questions about any of our services, please feel free to get in touch via email, telephone or instantly with our online chat during office hours. We will be more than happy to help.

Why not follow us on our social media, keeping up to date with all of our latest news?

           

News & Information

For many years Eurocircuits have provided you with important News & Information about our services, products, free to use smart tools and the Electronic Manufacturing World. Take a peak at what we offer:

  • Eurocircuits company update.
    This section contains updates and information about the Eurocircuits Group. As a valued partner you will receive updates and news covering our company activities, team news and business developments etc.
  • Events & Workshops.
    Eurocircuits is an active participant of events and exhibitions, it also organises events, seminars and workshops, especially concerning technical topics
  • Tips & Tricks.
    The electronic value chain starts with a design and then converting it to a digital form. This section covers all design related issues, their influence on manufacturing.
  • Electronic Manufacturing Technology.
    Eurocircuits goal is to inform all Electronic Designers about Electronic Manufacturing Techniques and processes. Whilst, this may start with PCB manufacturing it also covers the Assembly, Testing and Housing etc…
  • Online Smart Tools – Services & Products.
    All Eurocircuits customers have access to an online customer account and through this, access to our Smart Tools and services. This section covers User Guides, updates and new features and tools etc. It will help you to optimise your knowledge, use of these tools and the electronic manufacturing services and products we offer.
  • Customer Applications & Student Projects.
    Eurocircuits actively encourages its customers to share their experiences with other customers. In addition to this, we support many student projects and inspire them to write about their adventures and the technology they have designed.
  • eCvelo.
    Next to being an Electronics Manufacturing Company, Eurocircuits also has a heart for clean mobility. As result we have developed and are building trike and quad cycles with a covered frame. Keep updated by opting in to this section.
Eurocircuits TV

Eurocircuits TV is Eurocircuits’ media channel bringing electronic designers and others video news and VLOGs about our electronic manufacturing world.
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IMS pool now with enhanced base material

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We have upgraded the Insulated Metal Substrate type we use in our IMS pool service

More powerful LED applications demand an increased focus on thermal management. More powerful LEDs produce more heat and temperature rise has an impact on the short-term function of a LED part such as colour shift and reduced light output.

The long-term effects shouldn’t be neglected either. Higher operating temperatures result in a reduced life time.

To reduce the operating temperature and thus the impact of the temperature on LED applications or power converters, we decided to make an upgrade on the IMS material. The former used Polytherm TC-Lam 1.3 is now succeeded by Polytherm TC-Lam 2.0 of which you can find the spec sheet on our Download page.

The main difference is the dielectric. This thermally conductive layer has better properties:

  • Thermal conductivity: 2.0 W/mK (upgrade from 1.3 to 2.0)
  • Thermal resistance: 0.50 K/W (lowering from 0.77 to 0.5)

The thick Aluminium (alloy 5052) layer remains unchanged and is responsible for the heat dissipation.

The Cu foil, on the opposite side, is still 35 microns thick. This Cu layer forms the base Cu for the circuit. Other service parameters remain unchanged and can be found here.

“How do we make IMS boards?”, explained on Eurocircuits TV.

Should you have any questions about any of our services, please feel free to get in touch via email, telephone or instantly with our online chat during office hours. We will be more than happy to help.

Why not follow us on our social media, keeping up to date with all of our latest news?

           

Blogs

Customer papers

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.

Production

Eurocircuits TV has made an informative piece on how copper is deposited on the PCB in the galvanic process.

All the details about our movie can be read in text form in our BLOG.

eC-tools

We publish articles as tip & tricks or videos on Eurocircuits TV to help our designer customers to maximise their efficiency by using our tools. We also publish seminars on how to use our smart tools. Here is one: “Introduction to Eurocircuits’ smart tools: PCB Configurator, PCB Visualizer”

eC-equipment

Here we release articles about our eC-equipment and their use.

If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology or PCB soldering, e-mail us at euro@eurocircuits.com

Interact with us

Come and meet us at

The best way to share ideas and knowledge is face to face. Check out our eC-calendar

Eurocircuits meets students

Supporting student projects is a top priority for Eurocircuits as students are our tomorrows customers. Learn how creative these students are and what they have accomplished.

Eurocircuits offers a solution to Via’s in Pads

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Eurocircuits offers a solution to Via’s in Pads

Since the beginning electronic designers and production have always locked heads, designers wanting to making everything smaller and smaller and more and more cost effective, unfortunately this is sometimes counterproductive to both the PCB manufacturer and assembler, resulting in a comprise on both sides and often affecting the quality and electrical stability.

One such issue which often arises is finding a suitable solution to utilising the pad as a through hole connector without causing production and quality issues with solder wicking away through the via and causing insufficient, unstable or even unsoldered joints.

Eurocircuits have the solution, we now offer a Via filling and conductive capping service to enable designers to increase board density without reducing reliability.

We have create a small blog here about the service and how it can benefit you.

As always we have listened to our customers’ needs and invested in a solution that can meet both their demands and budget.

Should you have any questions about any of our services, please feel free to get in touch via email, telephone or instantly with our online chat during office hours. We will be more than happy to help.

Why not follow us on our social media, keeping up to date with all of our latest news?

           

Blogs

Customer papers

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.

Production

Eurocircuits TV has started to capture the production steps one by one. How do we register multilayers?

eC-tools

We publish articles as tip & tricks or videos on Eurocircuits TV to help our designer customers to maximise their efficiency by using our tools. We also publish seminars on how to use our smart tools. Here is one: “Introduction to Eurocircuits’ smart tools: PCB Configurator, PCB Visualizer”

eC-equipment

Here we release articles about our eC-equipment and their use.

If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology or PCB soldering, e-mail us at euro@eurocircuits.com

Interact with us

Come and meet us at

The best way to share ideas and knowledge is face to face. Check out our eC-calendar

Eurocircuits meets students

Supporting student projects is a top priority for Eurocircuits as students are our tomorrows customers. Learn how creative these students are and what they have accomplished.

eC-reflow-mate-V4 – a nice Christmas gift for an electronics engineer