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UK or International PCB Prototyping – Which Is Best?

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Before printed circuit boards (PCBs) are manufactured in high volumes, engineers will typically create a prototype to check that their design works and performs efficiently. PCB prototyping allows an engineer to detect any errors or flaws at an early stage of development, saving time, money and sleepless nights in the long run. For some advanced […]


Making Your First PCB Prototype

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Making your first PCB prototype is no easy task – but it’s incredibly rewarding once you’ve completed the final connection. You don’t have to have a degree in engineering or years of experience working as an electric engineer. All you really need is a clear set of guidelines, a small amount of perseverance and, of […]


Why Choose Electric? Benefit In-Kind Explained

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The last few years have seen a remarkable rise in demand for, and mainstream adoption of, electric cars. Spearheaded by renowned automotive manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes and the increasing ubiquitous Tesla vehicles, it’s safe to assume that electric cars have sparked the imagination of consumers across the UK and the world over. As a […]


Hi5 Electronics 2019 Engineering Design Show

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Once again. we will be exhibiting at this year’s Engineering Design Show, held, of course, at the fantastic Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  We will be there over Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October. Please come down and say hello, meet some of our engineering team and check out our extensive experience and capabilities in electronics […]


USB4: The Future of Connections?

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The computing industry seems to continually accidentally – or perhaps more accurately, deliberately – shoot itself in the foot, by manufacturing machines with new connections that don’t link up with old peripherals. My own MacBook comes with USB-C ports only, for instance, so that it is impossible to connect to older devices, such as external […]


What is LED and PCB jewellery?

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You may think that the twin spheres of electronics and fashion might have little in common.  Agreed, the German band Kraftwerk looked pretty stylish behind their four synthesisers, and David Bowie managed to combine electronics and looking fabulous in his own Berlin period… but overall, these two spheres tend to stay far removed from one […]


Manchester breakthrough brings flexible screens one step closer

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Flexible televisions, tablets and phones, plus high-performance wearable smart technology have come one step closer thanks to a new nanoscale transistor created by researchers at The University of Manchester and Shandong University in China. These products, which might have seemed like a pipedream a few years ago, are now close to becoming a reality thanks […]


Hi5 At The 2017 Engineering Design Show 18th & 19th October

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Hi5 Electronics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting again at this year’s Engineering Design Show, kicking off on the 18th October for 2 days at Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The venue is conveniently located close to Junction 3 of the M6. and this year we are at Stand J40. It’s a great opportunity  to come […]


These graphene products were all developed in Manchester

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Since it was first isolated by two professors working at the University of Manchester, graphene has been hailed as a kind of wonder material. The 2D material is just one layer of atoms thick. Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov first isolated the material by peeling individual layers off graphite using Scotch Tape. Their work, […]


See our new Insulated Metal Substrate boards at the Electronics Design Show this week

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We’ll be exhibiting an exciting new printed circuit board with a thermal-regulating substrate at the Electronics Design Show in Coventry this week. This Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS) is a relatively new advancement in the UK electronics industry, particularly in the LED sector. The dielectric substrate is electrically insulating but thermally conductive. This means it is […]