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As technology has advanced over the years, Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) have emerged as transformative tools, empowering organisations to precisely track and manage the locations of people, assets, and equipment in real-time. This constant, up-to-date information significantly boosts operational efficiency, safety, and security across various industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, and logistics.
As our world becomes increasingly connected, the Internet of Things (IoT) plays a significant role in various industries.
In the realm of satellite-based positioning systems, Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) stands out as a game changer, delivering unmatched accuracy and efficiency in various applications. Building upon our previous whitepaper, which provided a thorough overview of RTK technology, this article will focus exclusively on the numerous advantages of RTK.
Automation has revolutionised the manufacturing industry, enabling companies to increase productivity, reduce costs, and enhance resiliency. In today's fast-paced business environment, businesses that fail to embrace automation risk falling behind their competitors.
The smart home market has seen significant growth in recent years, driven by the rapid development of connected devices and increasing consumer demand for convenience, efficiency, and security.
In the previous article Embracing the Latest Technologies for Next-Generation Connected Vehicles, we discussed the need to embrace the latest technologies for next generation connected vehicles and how they are able to provide a host of benefits to drivers
In the world of ever evolving technology, one of the most exciting arenas of innovation is the automotive industry.
Rapid prototyping is an agile strategy used by designers and engineers to improve the efficiency of the product development process.
The potential for telematics solutions has been growing by leaps and bounds, enabled by the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected technologies. This is especially so in the area of fleet management, asset tracking, as well as vehicle insurance.
As the world moves towards a future of electric and autonomous vehicles, telematics systems are playing an increasingly important role.
Security is one of the most important considerations when developing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Today’s 4G networks are already being used by some electronics manufacturers to connect devices and machines on the factory floor.
As the world heralds in Industry 4.0, a phase pivoted around the industrial internet of things and smart technologies, the face of electronics manufacturing is transformed.
Learn how a trusted electronics assembly and manufacturing partner can bring synergy to your company and how to choose a reliable partner with PCI.
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the network of everyday objects being connected to each other via the Internet. From smart thermostats to fitness trackers, these products are rapidly transforming our lives.
To protect IoT devices from cyberattacks, security must be implemented at all levels, from the device itself to the cloud infrastructure. Read on to learn more.
The different stages of manufacturing from product design to product assembly is a series of complex processes that requires meticulous planning.
Design for Excellence or DFX is a philosophy and set of guidelines used to improve the quality and efficiency of products.
The much-anticipated 5G era is in progress and it is expected to take no more than two to three years for the new network to acquire the billion-user mark.
No matter how advanced modern mobile network technology has become, there is always a desire for networks to be faster and more stable.
With rising labour costs and prices of raw materials on an upward trajectory, many industries are finding it harder to maintain cost-effective productions.
As mentioned previously, the electronics manufacturing industry has seen much transformation and disruptions over the years, with the most notable being the COVID-19 pandemic.
The electronics manufacturing industry has seen much transformation and disruptions over the years, and in response has evolved accordingly to keep up with the winds of change.
In the past decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most important technologies that various industry players are keeping a close watch on. From traffic light signals to vital signs of a patient, IoT is playing a very vital role regardless of industry or setting.
Engineering, as we all know, is the solution that forms an interface between the trifecta of design, implementation, and production. Taking this further is Sustainable Design Engineering, an engineering subset that’s based on principles that support the sustainable design and development of products.
Drawing from the fields of informatics and telecommunications, telematics is a nascent industry that harnesses the power of geolocation technology to make it easier for businesses to manage their assets.
Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) are organisations that design, test, assign, produce, and provide returns or maintenance for electronic parts and systems for original equipment manufacturers (OEM).
In this age of technological advancement, cloud-based solutions and telematics benefit from a perfectly symbiotic relationship. Telematics systems have evolved to incorporate empowering cloud functionalities that lead towards more sophisticated and cost-effective connectivity capabilities.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a network of devices that can collect and share data. This technology allows users to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interactions. It could be as simple as your alarm clock sending weather data to your phone or as complex as a car that can autonomously communicate with other vehicles on the road.
The pandemic has upended manufacturing supply chains for businesses across the globe, including Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) providers. As countries begin to re-open, companies face the challenge of rethinking their EMS supply chains in a post-COVID world.
Over the past year, the term “supply chain” has entered the vocabulary of the everyman. A topic of boardroom and dinner table conversations, supply chain issues are one of the tangential areas associated with the various COVID-19 disruptions.
When design firms, semiconductor companies, and industry experts talk about IoT products, they always focus on the PCB and the firmware
In recent years, fleet management companies have been exploring telematics to improve reliability, customer service, and profitability.
Design engineering is used by innovative companies globally to develop products and systems that benefit from fusing design concepts and multi-disciplines engineering knowledge.
IoT products are a perfect example of embedded systems that must reconcile design needs from multiple perspectives.
Smart technology is opening new doors in modern farming, paving the way for increased productivity and worker safety while reducing waste and crop damage.
Production grade IoT designs are more than just simple plug-in modules that wire up to GPIOs or a bus interface; they are complete products that need a comprehensive manufacturing approach.
IoT design and development used to be seen as an advanced area of electronics, but today it is a standard design modality with millions of operational devices deployed in the field.
Your EMS partner can aid the transition from prototyping to full-scale production and should implement design for supply chain practices to reduce risk and maintain a go-to-market strategy.
As part of its commitment to continuous innovation and de-siloing of manufacturing operations, PCI recently implemented a mobile dashboard tool for employees as part of its larger Smart Factory program.
PCI has always strived to implement cutting-edge operations and processes with the goal of ensuring customers received the highest quality products.
Industry 4.0 has been in high gear in the electronics manufacturing space for years, with operations and assets increasingly going digital and implementing automation.
At PCI, we have been able to keep supply chain disruptions to a minimum throughout the pandemic by utilizing these tools. In this blog, we’ll discuss how in a little more detail.
PCI’s electronics engineering capabilities include advanced single board computer design and development. Choose an advanced innovation partner for single-board computer development.
Warehouse digitalization is an essential part of digital transformation for electronics manufacturers.
If your Cloud-enabled product isn’t multi-modal, multi-vendor, and multi-protocol, it’s not achieving peak connectivity performance. To get there, you need proper RF design.
Your EMS provider should implement design for supply chain practices to reduce risk and maintain a go-to-market strategy.
In the world of specialty equipment manufacturing, developers are working with complex, often one-of-a-kind product designs with innovative and unique features.
In summer 2021, PCI’s own David Chan (VP of supply chain and operations) sat down with Graham Kilshaw (CEO of Lectrix), to discuss the state of the supply chain and what to expect after an unusual 2020 and 2021.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market shows no signs of slowing down. A report from Meticulous Research estimated that the IIoT market will reach USD263.4 billion by 2027.
Your EMS company should help you with the finer design and development points of smart appliances for home, office, and commercial environments.
All electronics produce heat during normal function. But without an efficient way to cool down, that heat can cause dielectric materials in the components to break down, resulting in faulty performance and, eventually, product failure.
A proper understanding of the effects of electromagnetic interference, as well as a keen awareness of emissions and immunity/susceptibility, allows designers to prevent standards compliance difficulties later.
Modern vehicle telematics systems carry RF front-end and high compute requirements to operate in multiple bands with robust antenna designs.
Partnering with the right design team and EMS provider can help ensure HMI design success and high yield production.
A Recap of First Half 2021 and a Look Ahead
Single-board computers are convenient for development, but be careful deploying these as production hardware systems. Here are some important risks to using off-the-shelf single-board computers.
A design for manufacturing review will help you spot all the errors in your design and take steps to correct these before volume production.
Telematics systems are making autonomous trucking safer, more reliable, and more efficient. Read our guide to learn more about autonomous trucks and telematics.
Design for Procurement, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) and Design for Testing are all highly effective methodologies that address key production concerns during the early design phase, ensuring a smooth and successful launch.
Review five tests for printed circuit boards (PCB) that are critical for successful product design and follow Design for Testability (DFT) principles.
Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) are now combined into a single discipline: Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA).
So you’ve researched the numerous benefits and made the decision to team up with an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) partner. Now comes the next big decision: which EMS partner?