• Tactile Switches: Understanding Actuation Force Characteristics - Panasonic Industrial Devices
    June 17, 2015
    One of the first things to understand about tactile switches is the value and limitations of actuation force specifications.
  • SD Cards: Memory Types Explained - Panasonic Blog
    June 03, 2015
    In our last blog post, we briefly touched on the different NAND memory types that are used in Panasonic SD card products.  In this post, we’ll be looking at each option with a little more depth. 
  • 2 key factors when selecting industrial SD cards
    April 20, 2015
    You’re choosing an SD card for your industrial application, but are not sure if it’s going to get the job done.  Sound familiar?  You’re not alone.  Most SD cards on the market are designed for purely consumer usage (think digital cameras).  Because of this, they’re generally made to handle different stresses than those found in industrial applications.  Data integrity is important, of course, but not nearly as critical as in industrial usage.  So, these cards tend to prioritize storage volume and price over long-life performance. 
  • Benefits of IP 67 Approved Electronic Switches
    April 01, 2015
    A nice switch feel won’t matter much if the switch doesn’t work reliably for the life of the device. The best tactile switches will typically offer a life expectancy measured from 100,000 to more than a million press-and-release cycles. Like force and travel specifications, the predicted lifecycle for every electronic switch is readily available on its datasheet.
  • Industrial SD Cards Use Case Analysis
    March 25, 2015
    The Cost of Wear and Tear on SD Cards Not all SD Cards are created equal. Differences in memory type and controller features can have a major impact on the card's lifetime, so if you have an application that involves a significant number of read/write cycles, it may not be a good idea to go with a standard, low-cost card.
  • Understanding Bluetooth® Special Interest Group (SIG) Fees - Panasonic Industrial Devices
    March 18, 2015
    As of February 2014, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has instituted a new listing process (click here) that requires companies to declare compliance with the terms and conditions in the Bluetooth Trademark License Agreement and Bluetooth Patent/Copyright License Agreement.  Each declaration must contain a Qualified Design ID (QDID), Declaration ID, and a list of product(s) using the qualified design.  
  • Using the Grid-EYE Sensor in Building Management Systems - Panasonic Industrial Devices
    March 10, 2015
    The Grid-EYE
  • Improving Tactile Switch Actuation and Lifecycle Whitepaper
    February 11, 2015
    Advanced manufacturing methods have created new switch designs that set themselves apart from the pack.