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  From the editor's desk: Split decisions
Technews Publishing, News

The 18th of April 1930 (Good Friday, as it happened) is a day that will forever live in infamy at the BBC. The evening news bulletin on BBC Radio that day was short, succinct and typically Anglo-centric: ...

  Electronics news digest
Electronic News Digest

South Africa • The CSIR’s Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) has taken the top prize in the international Student Cluster Competition held at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) ...

  Jemstech has relocated to larger premises
Jemstech, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Jemstech, well known in the South African industry as a quality PCB assembly house, has relocated from its original home at the CSIR, to Route 21 Corporate Park in Irene, Centurion. The company’s dedicated ...

  Solder joint inspection of automotive connectors
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The X-ray inspection system X Line 3·D from Göpel Electronic enables reliable inspection of THT and pin-in-paste solder joints in compliance with the IPC quality standard, through a unique combination ...

  Circuit cleaning aerosols
Truth Electronic Manufacturing, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

MicroCare has introduced three new aerosol-packaged circuit cleaners with novel chemical formulations: Universal Flux Remover, Universal Contact Cleaner and Polar Flux Remover. The Universal Flux Remover ...

  Sandboxing apps in IoT deployments
Arrow Altech Distribution (AAD), Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

Adding new features or third-party apps to an IoT device can be risky, since new functions can make it harder to predict in-field performance, maintain security, and retain data privacy. Sandboxing is ...

  Bluetooth LE modules
Avnet South Africa, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

Two new Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solutions have been released by Microchip, featuring an easy-to-use ASCII-style command interface that makes them easy to configure and eliminates any complicated code ...

  GaN power amplifiers
RF Design, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Qorvo has three new gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers (PAs) that achieve what it claims are industry-leading power, power added efficiency (PAE) and gain. Optimised for use in military radar, communications ...

  MLCCs for automotive applications
RS Components (SA), Passive Components

Available from RS Components is the new HOTcap series of radial-leaded multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) from Vishay that meets the extreme operating conditions demanded by automotive applications. ...

  1000-core processor developed
DSP, Micros & Memory, Computer/Embedded Technology

A microchip containing 1000 independent programmable processors has been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis’ department of electrical and computer engineering. The energy-efficient ...

  Altium update focused on documentation
EDA Technologies, Design Automation

Altium announced the release of an update to its flagship PCB design platform, Altium Designer 16.1. With several new features that enhance design documentation and high-speed design workflows, the update ...

  GSM router with QoS
Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

Metacom’s MC412 intelligent router platform builds on its MC402 remote router with the inclusion of quality of service (QoS), custom developed SNMP OID’s, multiple VPN instances, together with more powerful ...

  ISM-band transceiver
Arrow Altech Distribution (AAD), Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

Digi International announced the release of XBee SX, a powerful embedded wireless module for applications running in the unlicensed 900 MHz ISM band. Optimised for secure and reliable wireless performance, ...

  RF image reject mixer
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

Peregrine Semiconductor announced the addition of the UltraCMOS PE41901 image reject mixer into its growing portfolio of high-frequency RF SOI products. The monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) ...

  Battery fuel gauges
CST Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

Implementing pack-side battery gauges in portable devices is now easier and more secure with the ModelGauge m5 portfolio of MAX17201/MAX17205 and MAX17211/MAX17215 from Maxim Integrated Products.    They ...


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