ByteSnap’s 6 Electronics Industry Predictions for 2017

2018-10-09T12:15:14+00:00

With the new year now upon us, the award-winning consultants here at ByteSnap Design cast their eyes to the future - and share their thoughts on what may emerge as dominant trends in the months ahead. Check out their top six electronics industry predictions for 2017...   Top six electronics industry predictions for 2017 from ByteSnap Design   GPRS designs phased out in favour of LTE For decades GPRS has been the go-to communications choice for low cost, low bandwidth long-distance comms. But with GPRS shutdown now on the horizon in many territories, it makes sense for future product designs to use an alternative communications technology. Cat M is a new narrowband category of LTE [long term evolution] which is split between two releases - Cat M1 and M2. [...]

ByteSnap’s 6 Electronics Industry Predictions for 20172018-10-09T12:15:14+00:00

Electronics Product Development: 3 Tips for Detecting Touch Controller Failures

2018-10-09T10:41:19+00:00

In electronics product development, touchscreens can be difficult to stress test; and whilst there are several sophisticated systems available for touchscreen stress testing, there are other ways to get the job done – like a low-tech approach… For example, take a look at this rig built from a child’s toy.  Our engineer built it as part of the debug process to try to fix a failed touchscreen unit. Thanks to our brightly-coloured debugger, we discovered that the touchscreen controller chip itself was unreliable.  The rig kept tapping the screen over and over and over again.   However, what the debug process uncovered was that it took slightly more than a mere tap-tap-tap motion to uncover the bug.  So: Tap-tap-tap motion = unit functioning normally. Tap-slide-and-up motion (closer to an actual [...]

Electronics Product Development: 3 Tips for Detecting Touch Controller Failures2018-10-09T10:41:19+00:00