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Steven J Goodman

Steven J Goodman
As the User Interface & Cable Assembly Product Manager, Steven works with customers to provide solutions to specific problems through design consultation, and where needed, the creation of a specific design. Additionally, Steven is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the quote process and resultant business success. Steven is a Mechanical Engineer with a BS and an MBA both from Northeastern. Most recently he was running a startup manufacturer’s representative firm servicing the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets representing first class manufacturers of interconnects, cables, wire harnesses, rack mounted equipment, and board level components. Prior to that, Steven was a Product Manager in the aerospace industry for two different companies for over seven years. His past responsibilities included driving sales growth and business development activities and leading the transition to production for development programs. Additionally, he has experience in implementing sales and marketing campaigns that introduced new sales tools and product literature for the outside sales staff as well as managing costing activities, quotes, proposal generation and submission, and working with customers to develop new products to meet their ever changing design requirements.

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Custom Cable Assembly Manufacturing During the Holiday Season

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on October 16, 2018 at 1:26 PM

The holiday season is truly an exciting time of the year for many Americans, but inadequate planning for your custom cable assembly can create some less than desirable commotion for your company. Christmas is closing in and manufacturers are already gearing up for the approaching holiday season.

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How-to Guide For Capacitive Touch Switches [Video]

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on August 10, 2018 at 11:10 AM

In this blog post you can view two videos that go into detail about the functionality of the human-machine interface (HMI) product sample and an overview of how capacitive touch membrane switches work. The transcription of both videos is also provided below. Take note that the transcriptions have been edited for better readability.

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Capacitive Touch HMI Overlay and Materials

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on July 17, 2018 at 6:00 AM

As capacitive touch human machine interface (HMI) assemblies become more popular, both designers and users are becoming more familiar with the technology as it replaces traditional mechanical HMI products. These capacitive touch HMIs can be used in extreme environments, with users wearing gloves, and can operate reliably for years.

Just as a mechanical HMI (membrane switches, tactile switches, etc.) relies on the overlay material properties to determine system function, capacitive touch HMIs rely on the overlay material properties to drive capacitive touch sensitivity and overall system performance.

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Firmware Development Basics For SMART HMIs

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on July 9, 2018 at 1:36 PM

When our customers are in the preliminary stages of launching a new SMART HMI project, they typically reach out seeking advice on the best way to start. With what can amount to a near infinite number of HMI design options and system feature combinations, brainstorming an embedded firmware project can quickly become overwhelming. Where does one begin? How does the firmware work? What level of detail is required now?

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The Right Way to Keep Costs Down For High Reliability HMI Devices

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 16, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Recently I spent the weekend at a family member’s home and experienced two failures of everyday human-machine interfaces (HMI) devices that truly perplexed me. One was a collapsed dome switch on a spa controller; the other was a graphical display error on a touchscreen coffee maker.

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Innovative HMI Technology and Design Advancements

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on September 12, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Over the last 25 years, the evolution of touch screen technologies has brought sweeping changes to how society uses human-machine interface (HMI) products. Originally touch screens were small, monochrome, and required a stylus and single touchpoint to operate.

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7 Advantages of Using a Full Service HMI Supplier

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on August 25, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Manufacturing complete human-machine interface (HMI) assemblies can be a complex and difficult journey, which is especially true if it involves more than one supplier. This blog post mentions a few of the great advantages of being able to work with a single full service HMI supplier.

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Using SMART Human-Machine Interfaces to Improve User Experience

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on August 7, 2017 at 3:23 PM

In all likelihood right now as you read this post, there is a smartphone somewhere on your person, on your desk, or otherwise within reach. These products have become much more than just a means to communicate with others.

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