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October 2016
October 07, 2016
by Markus Wille
Schoeller Electronics Systems GmbH Wetter, Germany

This paper describes various techniques for dissipating heat from heat generating electrical components on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Small copper coins that are matching the shape of the electrical components are located underneath the component and are integrated into the PCB construction. The heat from the component will be dissipated by the copper coin to a heat sink or cold plate. The thermal conductivity of such kind of copper coin is about 10 times higher than usually achieved with so called thermal via arrays. Several different methods of integrating copper coins into the construction of PCBs have been developed and will be discussed.

New developments such as the “Chip-on-Coin” technique are providing solutions for highly miniaturised electronic circuits and micropackaging. The integration of copper coins into PCBs is suitable for all common substrates including RF and microwave substrates as well as for conventional PCB substrates.

Key words: PCB, heat dissipation, thermal via, copper coin, press-fit, bare die attach.
September 2016
September 19, 2016
More than 3,500 Commercial Drone Professionals from 54 countries Showcase UAV Market Growth at InterDrone 2016

Attendance up 26% and exhibit space up 48% at world’s largest commercial drone show

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 19, 2016 — BZ Media LLC announced today that InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Sept 7-9 drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents. The event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 230 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave the Grand Opening Keynote speech to thousands gathered on the first day.

“The second year of InterDrone leapt over every high bar that the first show had set,” said Ted Bahr, Chairman of InterDrone. “Its success reflects the exciting growth in the commercial drone market and the strong desire of businesses to take part in it. Attendance grew 26% and we had 58% more exhibitors and sponsors than last year. More than 260 media and association partners have helped build InterDrone into the largest dedicated commercial UAV event in the world.”

“InterDrone 2016 took Vegas by storm. Enthusiasts from every state and over 50 countries gathered together to geek out over the latest products and services.  I found myself mesmerized,” said Nathan Tennant, a Blogger and Instructor with UAV Ground School. Anthony Merlino, CEO, Verge Aero added, “We heard such great feedback on the opening day, we literally bought plane tickets and flew across the country to be here for the final days!”

Exhibitors and sponsors included a cross section of the entire commercial drone industry including AeroVironment, PrecisionHawk, Yuneec, Intel, SenseFly, Insitu, Parrot, NovaTel, 3D Robotics, eHang, Autel, AUVSI, Hubsan, C-Astral, Brother, Airbus, SlantRange, Kodak, Flir, Parrot, AEGis Technologies, Sentera, and pavilions from Iowa, North Dakota and Nevada.

“InterDrone has been a great show for us. Traffic has been really good. The people who were coming by were knowledgeable and asking great questions. We feel like the show definitely paid for itself and we’ll be back in 2017,” said Adam Sloane, Founder, BirdsEyeView Aerobotics. John Ferguson, CEO of Saxon Remote Systems added, “Our staff was absolutely exhausted. There were nine of us working the booth and not one person had five minutes to sit down the entire show. The traffic was overwhelming. We were definitely making sales, getting tremendous contacts and generating a lot of interest.”

39 companies announced or showed new products at InterDrone, including Yuneec, PowerVision Robotics, Parrot, Intel, Epson, Flir, Insitu, Lidar USA, Hubsan, Leptron, and Kodak. The showstopper was displayed by Japanese robotics company Prodrone, making its first appearance in the United States, with a large hexacopter sporting two robotic arms with claws capable of carrying 44-pound loads for a flight time of up to 30 minutes.

InterDrone featured the second annual Women in Drones Luncheon networking event which was sponsored by Intel and tripled attendance to more than 180 participants. The show debuted a special session called Diversity Rising: Opportunities for Minorities in the Commercial Drone Industry, sponsored by the State of Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), and held a STEM session called Drones, Software, and Data Analysis in STEM Education – Tomorrow’s Workforce.

The InterDrone Film Festival received more than 300 submissions from 21 countries and winners in six categories were announced at a reception. Frank Shroth, Editor, Dronelife.com said, “There is a tremendous amount going on at the InterDrone trade show!  Exhibitor and attendance numbers were both up substantially and a persistent excitement and enthusiasm level was omnipresent at the conference.”

The technical conference featured 121 classes and panels that were led by 183 speakers. Christopher Karody, Editor, DroneBusiness.center said, “[InterDrone] brought together a ‘who’s who’ from every corner of the drone industry. The very considerable expertise and brainpower was showcased in a non-stop smorgasbord of sessions, keynotes and neat events.  This was one amazing conference and I am proud to have been part of it.”
The InterDrone 2016 Photo Gallery URL is

InterDrone 2017 will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 6-8, 2017.

More information about the show is at www.InterDrone.com . For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Ted Bahr at ted@bzmedia.com or +1 631-421-4158 x101.

BZ Media LLC is a 17 year-old high-tech media company producing industry-leading technical conferences and expositions and SD Times , the leading magazine for the software development industry.


Media Contact:
Martin Levy
Martin Levy Public Relations, Inc.

September 18, 2016
Tech Source’s Tyton VS1 Rugged H.264 Video Encoder Delivers Dual HD-SDI Inputs and Bypass Video Outputs
• MIL-STD-810 and IP67 compliant Tyton VS1 features CoT & KLV metadata insertion, power and Ethernet redundancies, and SNMP/Web configuration
Altamonte Springs, Florida, September 15, 2015 – Tech Source, Inc., an independent supplier of high performance embedded video, graphics, and high-end computing solutions, has introduced the Tyton VS1 H.264 video encoder. Designed for Military, Aerospace and Harsh Environment C4ISR markets, it provides a ruggedized small form factor box-level video encoding and streaming solution. The product features a hardware implementation of CoT (Cursor on Target) and KLV (Key Length Value) metadata insertion supported via RS-232 or Ethernet. Control of encoding settings and retrieval of Tyton health information are all performed using an API built around SNMP for simple and secure communication.
The MIL-STD-810 and IP67 compliant Tyton VS1 is capable of encoding and streaming two 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs simultaneously using the highly versatile H.264 video encoding standard (MPEG-4 Part 10). It also features an internal video (3G-SDI) bypass to overcome the need for an external video splitter. The low power, low latency Tyton VS1 is an operating system independent, hardware agnostic, stand-alone rugged video encoding system. A control API is available for Windows XP/7/8 and Linux users to permit feature customization and IP address setting.
Selwyn L. Henriques, president and CEO of Tech Source Inc., commented, “The Tyton VS1 is a feature-rich, versatile and extremely cost-effective encoding and streaming solution. It was developed for easy field integration in harsh environments following significant customer involvement and feedback.”
“Streaming capacity and cost are key drivers in the defense and avionics market. So, we included two HD-SDI inputs in the Tyton VS1,” added Mr. Henriques. “We also added an internal video bypass feature – a market first – and thereby did away with the need for an external video splitter.”
For more information on the Tyton VS1 or any other product from Tech Source, please visit www.techsource.com, email tollive@techsource.com or call +1 (321) 263 8424.