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Design for manufacturing
Omnigo, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

In the highly competitive electronics manufacturing industry, every second or Rand saved can mean the difference between success and failure. DFM is the process of designing products or components to ease the manufacturing process, which will result in a cost or time saving and/or improve the quality, repeatability and consistency of a product.
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Going beyond with HONOR
MyKay Tronics, Editor's Choice, News

The tempo of business in China is lightning fast. But if you are responsive and go a step beyond, the rewards can be great. In just 15 days, Mycronic delivered 30 dispensing systems to HONOR.
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Wireless charging IC solution
TRX Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

The WLC1115 transmitter controller IC is the first highly integrated product of the new WLC family of controllers from Infineon for applications in inductive wireless charging.
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5G-CARMEN project creates 600 km corridor
Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The project has demonstrated the capability of autonomous vehicles to leverage the 5G cellular network to provide a multi-tenant platform with the goal of enabling self-driving cars.
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Electronics news digest
Technews Publishing, Electronic News Digest, News

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced global semiconductor industry sales were $51,8 billion in the month of May 2022, an increase of 18,0% over the May 2021 total of $43,9 billion ...
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Quectel masterclass: IoT device application development
iCorp Technologies, News

Quectel has announced the latest masterclass in a series of technical webinars titled “Accelerate wireless IoT device application development with Azure RTOS on STM32 MCUs”.
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How to build an uninterruptible power supply for home devices
Altron Arrow, Editor's Choice

With the frequent load shedding in South Africa, finding an offline source of power at home has become a necessity. Simon Brumble, staff engineer at Analog Devices shows how to build a home UPS using a car battery as a backup source.
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Indium earns Allegro MicroSystems excellence award
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Indium Corporation has earned an excellence award from Allegro MicroSystems for the efforts of its Asia-Pacific operations in delivering quality, on-time products during the 2021 fiscal year.
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Actum Group leads in the interconnect industry
Actum Electronics, News

Actum Group is a specialist importer and distributor of industrial and electronic products in Southern Africa and a leader in the interconnect industry.
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New series of high-power pure sine wave inverters
Current Automation, Power Electronics / Power Management

The NTS/NTU-2200/3200 series pure sine wave inverters by Meanwell now have the ability to use lithium batteries as well as lead acid as the DC power source.
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Earn helium when devices connect to your hotspot
Otto Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Otto Wireless Solutions has announced the A150000 RAK Hotspot Helium Miner v2 which earns helium when devices connect as well as for validating wireless coverage delivered by peers on the network.
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Automated industrial dispensing for a rugged world
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Life isn’t easy for industrial electronics. Although the environmental conditions vary, all these sensitive electronics share the need for long-lasting protection from the harshest operating environments.
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Modular component placement platform
Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Panasonic has released the NPM-D3A component placement machine, featuring speeds of up to 46 000 components per hour (cph) and boasting placement accuracy of ±37 µm.
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Soldering unit combines fluxing, preheating, soldering and inspection
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

1 Click SMT Technology Company has introduced its new Unit-i1 latest generation compact inline selective soldering machine as a full-function station with fluxing-preheating-soldering-inspection capabilities.
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New online DFM analysis enables better products, faster.
ASIC Design Services, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Introducing PCBflow, a new cloud-based tool for collaboration between PCB designers and manufacturers.
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Multi-mode LTE Cat 4 module for global coverage
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The LARA-L6004D module supports 18 LTE bands plus 3G/2G fallback, and has an uplink data rate of up to 50 Mbit/s and a downlink data rate of up to 150 Mbit/s.
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Programmable Bluetooth low-energy wireless SoC
EBV Electrolink, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The next-gen BlueNRG-LPS SoC, a Bluetooth low-energy 5.3 enabled device, can precisely estimate movement and location with centimetre accuracy.
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Traco TIB 240-EX ATEX certified power supply
Conical Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The u-blox SAM-M10Q antenna module is tailored to the needs of applications such as industrial tracking and telematics, automation and monitoring and small UAVs.
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