Author: Graham Gibson

QA Technology adds a new extraction tool

QA Technology is pleased to announce an expansion of our probe extraction tool selection by adding our new PER100-PL tool. This version offers a wider slot to hook under 100mil headed tips greater than Ø.055” [1.40mm] from their sockets to make it easy for you to remove 100-05 probes from your fixtures. Call our customer service team at (603) 926-0348 or EMAIL for pricing.…

Price Electronics Replaces Older-Generation SMT Lines with ASM Equipment, Exponentially Increases Output and Expands Technology Range

ASM Assembly Systems (ASM) today announced that Canadian-based Price Electronics has installed a high-flexibility ASM SMT production line to support the EMS company’s growth ambitions and facilitate its customers’ increasingly advanced PCB assemblies.  The new line includes a DEK NeoHorizon stencil printer, two SIPLACE SX1 placement platforms and a SIPLACE SX2, allowing Price Electronics to significantly improve throughput and accommodate a diverse component range that spans metric 0201s and micro-BGAs up to large, odd form devices. “Our customers’ applications cover…

Comtree Now Distributes Y.I.C. in Canada

Y.I.C. Technologies is a Leading Developer of Visual Real Time EMC/EMI Pre-Compliance Test Solutions for Antenna Designers, PCB Designers, Integration and Verification Engineers. Y.I.C. Technologies help developers achieve EMC Certification first time, every time.  Our products rapidly diagnose and solve EMC/EMI problems with real-time, emissions analysis without having to leave your office.  These products are of a high quality, and we strive to accelerate time to market, increase designer productivity and reduce project costs. Watch this space for further information…

Upcoming 2022 Trade Shows

Finally, with COVID restrictions relaxing in many countries and provinces, trade shows and conferences are staring to schedule some firm in-person dates. In our industry, conferences and trade shows are vital for networking and peer to peer learning. Comtree Inc. is pleased to support our industry by exhibiting or attending at the following Trade Shows. Please come by and see us at our booth. IPC/APEX San Diego, Eptech Vancouver, Eptech Markham, SMTA ICEHET Toronto, Eptech Montreal, Eptech Mississauga, Eptech Calgary.…

AIM Celebrate 85 Years of Excellence

Founded by Peter Black, AIM’s humble beginnings started in 1936 as a scrap metal recycling company located in Montreal, Canada, and remains privately held by the Black family today. What started as a small, family-owned operation has evolved into a world-leading, multi-faceted manufacturing company of virgin-grade materials for the electronics industry, with production facilities located throughout the world. "We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our team members and the customer-centric culture that exists throughout…

Price Electronics Expands with ASM

Part of the Price Group of Companies, Price Electronics provides full turnkey contract manufacturing services forCanadian and United States customers. Based in Winnipeg, Canada in a modern facility, weemploy the latest lean principles in the manufacture of high reliability products for our customers. Ourcurrent customer base includes companies from the HVAC, industrial automation, medical, energyand communication sectors. The products we manufacture are often expected to operate in harshor hostile environments where quality and reliability are critical. After an exhaustive review…

Listen Inc. Algorithm Accurately Measures Free Field Response without an Anechoic Chamber

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, many engineers are forced to work at home without the availability of an anechoic chamber. Listen have re-introduced an algorithm for their SoundCheck software that allows engineers to accurately measure speaker response by splicing the near-field bass response with a time windowed far field response. Results are extremely accurate. The algorithm is based on an AES paper co-written by Steve Temme of Listen Inc. www.listeninc.com This Month’s Voice Coil Magazine features an article explaining the concept,…

Comtree to Represent Testability Analysis Software from Aster Technologies

ASTER Technologies is the leading supplier in Board-Level Testability analysis tools, which capitalizes on proven expertise in board testability and strong customer relations. Founded in 1993, ASTER Technologies develops a suite of complementary products in electronics design and PCBA production markets. www.aster-technologies.com The ASTER Technologies Portfolio consists of a fully integrated suite of Computer-aided Engineering (CAE), Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Product Lifecyle Management (PLM) software solutions. These enable electronic manufacturers to optimize their design to test flow. The TestWay™ family of…

Simple Aperture Mod to Minimize QFN Voiding

Stop Tweaking Ground Pad Prints; Start Tweaking I/O Prints. Would you believe QFN ground pad voids could be cut by over 50% with a zero-cost, super-simple stencil aperture modification? Not a mod to the ground pad apertures where the voiding is problematic, just to the I/O apertures? Neither did we. That’s why we did some deeper digging into what we are now calling the “AIM I/O” aperture modification before introducing it. In our Tech Tips, we reported a dramatic reduction…