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PCB LED Design for Safety

By Matric on Aug 12, 2020

At this point, we’re all familiar with light emitting diode (LED) lights. From the bright, efficient bulbs replacing the old filament lamps, to the flashy, colorful strips mounted behind TVs and monitors. 

Topics: Intrinsically Safe PCB Layout Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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‘Intrinsically Safe’ Design Guidelines for Electrical Devices

By Matric on Jul 16, 2020

When turned on, electrical equipment generates sparks. Some equipment generates heat that can lead to ignition, while electric arcing occurs between gaps in electrodes. 
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What Are PCB Functional Testing Services?

By Matric on May 13, 2020

Electronics manufacture and testing are like squabbling siblings. PCB testing is a necessary expense that, when done correctly, prevents much larger and more embarrassing damage control when your product goes to market.

Topics: Intrinsically Safe Electronic manufacturing services Components Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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5 Electronic Enclosure Design Guidelines

By Matric on May 12, 2020

Electronic devices are the sum of their parts, including the box in which you house them. 

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All About MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) Regulations

By Matric on Jan 30, 2020

Just about any piece of electronics can be dangerous when they’re manufactured poorly. But when you’re manufacturing for the mining industry, you’re in especially big trouble if your product is a liability in the field.

Topics: Intrinsically Safe Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric standards & certifications
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PCB Design Guide for Reverse Polarity Protection

By Matric on Aug 27, 2019

When user safety depends on equipment functioning reliably -- as is the case with many medical devices and handheld mining equipment, for example -- electronic components must be trustworthy.

Topics: Intrinsically Safe PCB Layout Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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Deadline Day: The RoHS 3 Directive Is Here

By Matric on Jul 22, 2019

For those in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, RoHS compliance is a big deal. Hopefully you’ve treated it as such well in advance of the July 22, 2019, RoHS 3 deadline.

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What Is Intrinsically Safe Equipment?

By Matric on May 20, 2019

In the constantly evolving world of technology, safety remains a top concern among engineers during development. Whether it’s a sensor in your car, your son’s handheld video game, or a surgically implanted medical device in your elderly neighbor, we need assurance that our products are intrinsically safe (IS) during use.

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Class 3 Electronics PCB Manufacturers: Zero Room for Error

By Matric on Dec 11, 2018

If you needed a pacemaker to keep your heart beating as it should, would you settle for the level of electronics quality you’d find in a cheap toy for toddlers? That’s the essential difference betweenIPC Class 1 assembly requirements and Class 3 electronics requirements.

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6 Questions to Ask Your EMS Supplier

By Matric on Nov 20, 2018

Choosing the right electronic manufacturing services (EMS) supplier can play a big part in the success of your company. Pick the right partner and you can rely support that helps you achieve optimal results from your new product introduction. Pick the wrong EMS supplier and you are in for:

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