How will 5G impact IoT product development?

Source: Bridgera Ontario’s IoT product development industry got hit with some exciting news Monday: a $400M research boost to create, the super-fast, next generation of 5G wireless networks. Termed the “5G Corridor,” the public-private partnership plans to make Ontario a contender on the global stage for IoT development through access to a pre-commercial 5G network.  But to understand how the 5G announcement will impact product development now and into the future, we need to answers some questions: What is 5G? What are Canada's goals for new 5G Corridor? Will Canada be the […]

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Filed under: Electronics Design

The 4 Challenges of Voice UI Design

Google Voice User Interface Display at CES 2018 One of the main themes at CES 2018 is the maturation of technologies using voice as the primary user interface. Key players like Amazon and Google are leveraging their cloud infrastructure and AI software to position themselves as fundamental cogs in the upcoming voice-activated world. In this blog post, Peter Cottreau, VP of Electronics at Design 1st, discusses the underlying architecture of Voice User Interface (VUI) and what it means for VUI prototyping and hardware developers. What is Voice User Interface Architecture? […]

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Filed under: Electronics Design

Three Tech Trends at CES 2018

Design 1st VP of Electronics Peter Cottreau and VP of Operations Ian Kayser outside CES 2018 in Las Vegas The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the global stage where new hardware products are introduced and technology trends are defined. This year was no different — we came away from CES with a clear picture of where the future direction of technology is headed, and how consumers, hardware products and development teams will be impacted. In this blog post, Ian Kayser, VP of Operations at Design 1st, discusses three of technology […]

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Filed under: Electronics Design

Adding Electronics to Mechanical Product Design

Looking back 10 years, electronics were essentially there own product category, now more so that Now more so than every eletronics are being integrated into more and more products. For companies exisitng companies looking to venture into this product cateogry and new startups looking to build this product it can poses challenages. Especially when firms look for outside help with their product design. For example, this could ha 10 years ago product cateogry all on theire ow now integrated into everything for example, a fridge has to be more than […]

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Filed under: Electronics Design, Mechanical Design, New Product Development, Product Design

Keep the James Webb Space Telescope Launch on Track

Helping Keep the James Webb Space Telescope Launch on Track In a crunch, COM DEV, the company responsible for a key guidance system component of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, relied on a member of Design 1st's electronics engineering team to troubleshoot and repair a crippling control system problem. In October 2018, NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, and the European Space Agency are set to launch the James Webb Space Telescope. Billed as the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, Webb will be the most complex and powerful telescope ever […]

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Filed under: Design 1st News, Electronics Design, Mechanical Design

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