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High-speed, stable screen printer
The US-X range of screen printers, made by ESE, has a printing table featuring four ball screws and three LM guides. This design precisely and firmly positions and supports the print table, allowing even ...

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G-Titan solder paste printer
As electronics manufacturing is getting more and more involved with the advent of Industry 4.0, it is understood that customers are also expecting to transform their operations, yielding higher productivity ...

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Reflow ovens with waterless/ filterless flux separation
The 1936 and 2043 Mark5 (MK5) systems from Heller deliver high levels of repeatability with very low delta-Ts. The latest breakthroughs associated with the MK5 reflow system now provide you with an even ...

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Latest articles

From the editor's desk: We must now gather nuts, not hibernate
Technews Publishing, News

Throughout recorded history and across many cultures, winter has often been associated with misery, sorrow and death. And rightly so. Ever since biblical times, pestilence and plague have taken their ...
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A comprehensive guide to X-ray inspection
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

With every new model of an electronic device, the internal components get smaller and smaller with more and more demand. Not surprisingly, this miniaturisation, coupled with increasing power throughput ...
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Personality profile: Bossie Coetzer
Rugged Interconnect Technologies, Editor's Choice, News

“Understanding product knowledge is power. I started reading any magazine that was available with articles discussing embedded products, including microprocessor technologies and bus architectures.”
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Electronics news digest
Electronic News Digest

South Africa • In an investor presentation on 12 February, Altron CEO Mteto Nyati announced that it plans to sell non-core subsidiaries Altron Arrow (which currently has 4 interested parties), Altron ...
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5G and IoT in 2021
Gemalto IoT (Cinterion Wireless Modules), Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

We are on the brink of an exciting leap in innovation that is changing the very fabric of our society. 5G and IoT technology is more than just a new generation of wireless technology. It represents a ...
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Cloud platform to securely manage and connect edge devices
Avnet Silica, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Brand new from NXP Semiconductors is its EdgeLock 2GO IoT service platform for easy, secure deployment and management of IoT devices and services. The new IoT security platform is integrated with NXP’s ...
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ST ups the ante with new high-end MCUs
Altron Arrow, DSP, Micros & Memory

STMicroelectronics has revealed record-breaking STM32 microcontrollers (MCUs) with embedded Flash that bring high-end features such as rich graphics, AI, and state-of-the-art cyber-protection to cost-sensitive ...
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Smart home webinars on demand
NuVision Electronics, Events

Silicon Labs has made recordings available of the sessions from a virtual conference it held recently for those interested in smart home automation. With presenters from Silicon Labs’ ecosystem of partners ...
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From the editor's desk: Should I stay or should I go?
Technews Publishing, News

Observant readers will have noted that, for most of the latter half of last year, we stopped publishing our regular events column. There just didn’t seem much point when industry events were being cancelled ...
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Events
Events

Embedded World 1-5 March 2021 Virtual To be held in a purely virtual format, this year’s event will feature new products and innovations, the embedded award, product presentations and lectures on various ...
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Award-winning reflow soldering monitoring system
Electronic Industry Supplies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

OvenSENTINEL, ECD’s distinctive reflow soldering continuous monitoring technology, was honoured with a Global Technology Award just as its second-generation version is set to hit the market. The award ...
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Lead-free soldering station
Truth Electronic Manufacturing, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The Quick TS1200 is an intelligent lead-free soldering station. Utilising a 120 W power supply, this system is suited for meeting the everyday challenges of most soldering applications and offers consistent ...
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Low-spatter flux-cored solder wire
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Indium is now offering CW-232, a uniquely formulated flux-cored wire that combines superior wetting speed and spread with extremely low-spatter performance. CW-232 is a highly activated rosin flux-cored ...
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RTLS anchor for integrators and OEMs
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Inpixon unveiled its next-generation chirp RTLS anchor board, delivering significantly reduced size, newly integrated antennas, and more robust operating temperature tolerances than the previous generation. ...
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Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 module
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Feasycom’s FSC-BT691 is Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.1 module integrating a 2,4 GHz transceiver and an ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontroller with RAM of 48 KB and one-time programmable (OTP) memory of 32 KB. ...
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Beamforming transceiver RFIC
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The TRX BF/01 from Sivers Semiconductors is a 16+16 channel beamforming transceiver radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) that operates from 57 to 71 GHz. This WiGig/802.11ad compliant transceiver ...
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Closed-loop MEMS accelerometer
Electrocomp, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

TDK announced the release of Tronics AXO315, a miniature, 1-axis closed-loop MEMS accelerometer with a 24-bit digital SPI interface and SMD package that reaches quartz sensor performance, outperforms ...
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5G eMBB M.2 modem card with GNSS
Gemalto IoT (Cinterion Wireless Modules), Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Thales’ Cinterion MV31-W IoT modem card delivers high- performance 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) for IoT applications such as industrial routers and gateways, digital signage, industrial computers, ...
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