Navigating GPS Alternatives for Custom Tablets and Handheld Devices

Custom tablets and other handheld devices, whether used for consumer, military, commercial, or medical purposes, frequently include GPS (Global Positioning System) to assist in determining current location and time. Specifically, GPS refers to the US owned and Air Force operated network of 24+ middle-earth orbit satellites. This global system has reliably been supplying location and […]

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Supply Chain Issues Of Long Life Electronic Products

Companies that design and manufacture electronic products such as tablets, handhelds, and other devices must fully understand how supply chain issues can impact the manufacture and sale of high-tech products. Problems with supply chain and logistics can be cataclysmic, as missing a single part will prevent product from being assembled and sold. Until the part […]

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Incorporating GPS into Production Test, A Review of Test Methodologies

Co-Authored by Willy Negrete, InHand Director of Quality Assurance/Test  Portable devices that incorporate a Global Positioning System (GPS) have become a mainstay feature in most modern, handheld devices. While GPSs are a great feature, they can be tough to design-in to devices and they are equally as tough to test in a cost-effective and robust […]

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Designing an Intrinsically Safe Handheld Device: A Multi-Disciplined Approach

InHand Electronics designs and manufactures portable and handheld electronic devices, specializing in product that inherently requires low-power operation, user interaction, and high computational performance. Particularly challenging is an application area known as intrinsic safety (IS). An intrinsically safe product  is designed to operate in hazardous, potentially explosive areas by limiting the energy available for ignition of […]

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