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  Cwele upbeat on digital migration, post office

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services minister addressed business executives to reiterate his position on the department’s policies and goals.

  Solar cell efficiency faces hybrid revolution
Power Electronics / Power Management

A team of researchers at the UK’s University of Cambridge may have unlocked the potential for solar cells to reach efficiency levels far higher than any technology currently available. They have developed ...

  IGBT power modules
EBV Electrolink, Power Electronics / Power Management

Vishay introduced four new IGBT power modules designed specifically for string solar inverters and medium-power uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). Combining Ultrafast Trench IGBTs, high-efficiency ...

  Tough PSU and battery charger
Current Automation, Power Electronics / Power Management

As more demanding requirements are placed on industrial applications, the need for power supplies capable of working reliably under harsh conditions keeps growing. From Mean Well comes a 600 W power ...

  Powerline communication SoC
Hi-Q Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

Renesas Electronics announced a new powerline communication (PLC) modem – an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) solution designed for smart metering applications, with broad-based support ...

  Contactless position sensor
NuVision Electronics, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

The new AS5601 contactless rotary position sensor from ams gives designers a reliable replacement for conventional rotary encoders, while providing a software-compatible incremental quadrature output. ...

  Silicon avalanche photodiodes
Hamamatsu Photonics UK, Opto-Electronics

Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced a wide range of silicon avalanche photodiodes (APD) designed for applications requiring high sensitivity in the 800 nm wavelength band. Their design makes them particularly ...

  Temperature sensors on flexible film
Avnet Kopp, Test & Measurement

Murata will soon commence mass production of a range of surface-mounted NTC (negative temperature coefficient) temperature sensors packaged on a flexible printed circuit (FPC) film. With an FPC thickness ...

  Integrated PCB test system
Test & Rework Solutions, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

BoardMaster 8000 PLUS is a self-contained printed circuit board (PCB) test system from ABI Electronics. It comprises a comprehensive set of test instruments, complete with built-in Windows PC, for testing ...

  Thermal profiler with companion app for mobile devices
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

KIC recently débuted its new thermal profiler, the K2, at NEPCON China. It builds on KIC’s philosophy of compact and robust hardware that measures profiles accurately, even in harsh environments. The ...

  Soldering station
Allan McKinnon & Associates, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Weller has modified its popular WSD 81 soldering station for easier operation and a modern housing design. The result – WSD 81i – covers most soldering applications with a total power output of 95 Watts. The ...

  Panel mount cable assembly
Avnet Kopp, Interconnection

Samtec recently released a new panel-mount, discrete-wire cable assembly as part of its Mini Mate product family. Ideal for in-line connections required to pass through a panel, the assembly accommodates ...

  Freescale eager to adopt new ARM core
News, DSP, Micros & Memory

Freescale Semiconductor has become one of the first microcontroller makers to back the brand new Cortex-M7 core architecture developed by ARM. While specifics are not available at this time, Freescale ...

  Tiny lithium-ion battery
Uniross Batteries, Power Electronics / Power Management

Panasonic has developed a pin-shaped lithium-ion battery with a diameter of 3,5 mm and a weight of 0,6 g suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices. This product, on top of being the ...

  Semi-shielded power inductors
Electrocomp, Passive Components

The semi-shielded SRN series, recently released by Bourns, combines the features of non-shielded and shielded inductors, making it ideal for use in DC-DC converters which provide power management to mobile ...


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