When To Seccure A Full Service PCB Assembly Partner

If your product requires an assembled PCB (printed circuit board) and you don’t have the parts needed to build it, you’ll want to find a full-service PCB assembly partner. A full-service PCB assembly partner will take care of the entire PCB assembly for you. What will a PCB Assembly Partner do for you? Obtaining all of the individual parts need for your PCB assembly can be very inefficient, especially when you consider the fact that you will then have to put those parts together on your electronic assembly before integrating them into your final product. It’s more cost-effective to go through a PCB assembly partner, which will also help minimize the potential problems that can arise from working with multiple vendors. The only thing a PCB assembly partner will need… Continue reading

PCBWay PCB prototype service review

Full disclosure: These PCB were provided by PCBWay. Obviously I will try to take to a look at the good as well as the bad. A few images to start us off: PCBWay $5 PCB prototyping service PCBWays’ prototyping service as low as $5/10pcs for max 100 x 100mm size, FR4 double side custom PCB. As with many of Chinese PCB manufacturer you need to input the parameters: A choice of nine solder mask colors, white or black silkscreen and an array of thicknesses (0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1.0mm, 1.2mm and 1.6mm; thicker and thinner PCBs are available but will increase the price). The default minimum track/ spacing is 6/6mil (0.1524mm), but better tolerances of up to 4/4 mil can be ordered at a premium. The default minimum hole size is 0.3mm… Continue reading

Breaking Through: Is VR The Future of Entertainment?

For decades, writers and directors have envisioned the possibility of creating virtual realities where people can immerse themselves in a world different from their own. When reading or watching these stories people awed at the idea in disbelief that it would ever be conceivable. How wrong we were! As we proceed further into a technological age, what we could only have been imagined in books or movies is becoming more and more probable in the modern world. With all the major technology companies, such as Samsung, Sony, and Google, working relentlessly on developing these products for the common man to enjoy. A vast amount of money is already being spent on these services, with around 14.7 Billion spent last year on developing these products. This is already set to nearly double this year… Continue reading

Interesting Emerging Agricultural Technologies

Technologies used in natural manufacturing and agricultural manufacturing. As more and more technology is available for the public, like through the exapta.com website, we should take a look at the future to know what to expect. There are many interesting emerging agricultural technologies that can be mentioned, with the following gathering a lot of popularity in the past year. Sensors Air & Soil Sensors – These are fundamental additions to automated farming, sensors that can enable real-time understanding of the current water body conditions, forest conditions or farm conditions. The technology is already used and financially viable. Equipment Telematics – This is useful for mechanical devices, like tractors, to warn the mechanics that failure might soon happen. Using intra-tractor communication can lead to a really rudimentary but effective farm swarm… Continue reading

5G Technology: Leading the way to the fast and furious future

If you ask any IT solutions consulting service specialist about the potential of 5G, you won’t be surprised to hear a resounding approval of adoption to this networking standard that promises better and largely improved speeds. 5G technology promises a broad range of features that can benefit just about anyone- doctors, engineers, teachers, students- you name it. The technology is a conglomeration of all the previous network technologies and launches off from its predecessor- the 4th Generation (4G) technology. However, 5G is more than just speed, because it is, in fact, a platform of sorts for networking that is designed to be more dynamic, robust and responsive. Here are the most important advantages of 5G. Continue reading