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    Increases in demand for electronic components cause pressure in the manufacturing sector

    At BitBox we have seen an increase in enquiries over the last 12 months from entrepreneurs with electronic product ideas through to established manufacturers who are looking to develop their products to create competitive advantage or exploit the opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT).

    As a manufacturer using components that are manufactured globally we have seen the impact that this growth in demand has had on lead times

    Using Low Power Radio to enable the 'Internet of Things'

    For devices that need to transmit data across large distances, such as sensors monitoring performance or reporting faults, it is often assumed that WiFi connectivity is needed. Where devices are in remote locations it is often desirable to have battery powered sensors - often with a requirement.....

    Choosing a design partner for your product

    If you have an idea for a new product or an enhancement for an existing product that requires electronic components how do you choose the best design partner to help you bring your product to market?

    Here are four things you should consider when choosing a design partner....

    The four key skills that make engineering candidates stand out at interview

    As an electronics design and manufacturing company the quality of the engineers who work for us is a key element of our success. When recruiting, however, we often find that candidates lack that special quality that makes them stand out as an exceptional candidate.

    So what is that engineers need do to stand out at interview.....

    Does my device need WiFi?

    Does my device need WiFi?

    Over the last few years there has been an explosion in the Internet of Things (IoT) – defined as the interconnection of physical or smart devices which can communicate with each other, exchange data and, via a wireless access point such as a router, connect to the Internet.

    This has been very popular with home automation applications....