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Reverse Engineering – More Than Meets The Eye

Electrical transformers probably weren’t on the minds of the comic artists and TV producers in 1984. It’s likely pure coincidence that Transformers actually have a lot in common with electrical transformers. Yes, the Transformers are cartoon robots in disguise, but consider; they come in all shapes and sizes, and can

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Hamilton’s Finest- Mohawk College & ENA

Written by the Mohawk Team: ENA Electronics Laboratories (ENA) collaborated with Mohawk College’s Energy & Power Innovation Centre (EPIC) to support the design and development of a short-circuit finder brush. This electronic brush is a key tool to simplify the detection of electrical conductivity between two points in printed circuit

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Reverse Engineering – What’s In A (Part) Name?

Would a Part by Any Other Name Work as Well? Like Everything in Engineering, it Depends.  In the fast-paced world of electrical design, technology improves, manufacturing techniques change, and parts become obsolete at a rate unparalleled in most other fields of engineering. But there’s so much more to it than

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Annual ENA Electronics Ornament Competition

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Those of you who follow our social media accounts on Instagram & Facebook know that every year some of our electronics technicians are involved in an ornament competition. All contestants final product ends up on our office lobby tree for all our

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PCB Repair – Only Mostly Dead

The iconic line from The Princess Bride holds true when it comes to electronic repair and PCB repair: there’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. And often it just so happens that your circuit board is only mostly dead. How Can Electronics that Look so Badly Damaged

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Wind Turbine Repair

Ever Wondered What it’s Like to Repair Electronics at 100M in the Air? Recently we were contracted to do repair and engineering work in the HUB of a wind turbine. The wind farm was in a remote location two hours north of Sault Ste. Marie. Once the equipment was hoisted

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Moving Notice

ENA Electronics is pleased to announce that our head office has officially relocated to: 1527 Upper Ottawa Street Unit 8, Hamilton This conveniently places us directly across from our Electronics Laboratory. Now almost double the size of our previous office, this move embodies the growth ENA has experienced over the

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Improving or Modifying Firmware

Improving or modifying the existing firmware to add extra features is difficult without providing the source code (the original program in its original language), this is because, when a compiler compiles code for a programmed IC the compiled output is translated into machine code which is then downloaded into the

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Servo Motor Repairs – Repair or Replace?

Here at ENA we can repair various servo motor brands. Typically, and almost always a repair is less expensive than a replacement. Our Technicians undergo strict testing procedures that vary based upon the brand, model, features and firmware. First, we assess and inspect for aesthetic damage. Photos are taken, and

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