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High-Temperature Adhesives for Military and Aerospace Keypads

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on December 15, 2021 at 9:21 AM

One of the most critical design requirements for military and aerospace user interface devices is the ability to withstand high temperatures. Everything is relative, especially when it comes to what it means to be high-temperature resilient.

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How to Properly Select LEDs for Your Keypad - Q&A

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on November 29, 2021 at 9:51 AM

At the conclusion of our webinar, How to Properly Select LEDs for Your Keypad, we had several questions submitted to our presenter, Steven J. Goodman, User Interface and Cable Assembly Product Manager at Epec. We have compiled these questions into a readable format on our blog.

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User Interface Design with Biocompatible Silicone Elastomer

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 2, 2021 at 11:04 AM

Silicone is one of the most common materials used for elastomeric technologies today. Silicone elastomer is utilized across numerous industries and applications, from o-rings to cable jacketing, to cookware, to even your child’s fidget toy, silicone elastomer is chosen for its exceptional mechanical properties and low reactivity.

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Flex Circuit Board Design Considerations for Dome Switch Applications

Written by Paul Tome
Posted on October 28, 2021 at 9:13 AM

Dome switches are a very popular solution for use as a momentary switch. They are a good solution that provides tactile feedback that the switch has been depressed and an event registered. Many applications require a dome switch mounted to a flexible circuit board.

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Resistive Touchscreens: Low-Cost Solution vs. Capacitive Screen

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on October 19, 2021 at 10:43 AM

Touchscreens are everywhere. From the coffee maker in the breakroom to the smartwatch on your child’s wrist to the in-flight entertainment system on your commuter flight, touchscreen technologies are a part of our everyday lives. As touchscreens continue to become intertwined in our culture, they help make everyday tasks that much simpler and improve the ease of use for all kinds of electronics.

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Human-Machine Interface Design Options to Meet MIL-STD Requirements

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on September 20, 2021 at 10:19 AM

Our nation’s warfighters demand the highest reliability vehicles, weapons, and communication systems that exist. Lives depend on these products working the first time and every time. They rely on the quality and reliability of the electronics behind their state-of-the-art systems.

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Supply Chain Challenges on the Electronics and Manufacturing Industry

Written by Kendall Paradise
Posted on August 23, 2021 at 10:13 AM

The last 18 months have been some of the most challenging that many of us have had to deal with both personally and professionally. It has often felt like we were riding waves, coming closer to things getting a little more normal, only to have them change radically. Looking forward to the next 18 months, I don’t see those changes getting any easier for us or our industry.

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Membrane Switch Material for Sterilization and Autoclave Application

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on July 29, 2021 at 9:13 AM

Specific to medical devices, handheld electronics, rack-mounted equipment, and other instrumentation utilize membrane switches as a low-cost and high-reliability solution for keypad and button technologies. There are countless button and switch options available for the plethora of design requirements that exist. Medical professionals use these buttons as the primary way to interface and operate the device.

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Incorporating Low-Cost NVIS Materials into Your Avionics Bezel

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on January 27, 2021 at 9:15 AM

There are many forms of Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) that help our nation’s warfighters, pilots, and other professionals. Known as Night Vision Goggles (NVG), these devices are highly specialized and amplify various wavelengths of light allowing the user to “see” in darkness.

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The Pros and Cons of Building a Prototype HMI for Electronic Devices

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on October 20, 2020 at 9:13 AM

It is not often we build an electronic device without any sort of prototyping, but it can happen given the nature of the project and the deadlines being met. If a customer needs a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) to hit the floor in 2 months, the time to develop and build a prototype is strained as both the customer and design engineers will want to test it and provide feedback.

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