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Personality profile: Renato Martins
Altron Arrow, Editor's Choice

“Spending more locally will create jobs, which in turn will have more people paying taxes, which in turn will create more opportunities.”
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Hensoldt and CSIR sign radar development agreement
News

A new generation of tactical 3D surveillance radar systems is being developed for naval and land deployment, which will modernise one of Hensoldt’s key radar product lines and further enhance its extensive ...
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From the editor’s desk: We’re still just circling the problem of e-waste
Technews Publishing, News, Editor's Choice

Until we have many more recycling points and, ideally, weekly pickups like we do with paper recycling, most South Africans are probably just not going to bother.
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Electronics news digest
News

South Africa Nordson DAGE announced the appointment of Techmet Equipment, a division of SMT Afritech, as the distributor for its X-ray inspection equipment for southern Africa. Commenting on the news, ...
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Wireless comms and positioning solutions for eMobility
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

iCorp Technologies is one of the largest independent distributors of electronic components in southern Africa, with a formidable line card for IoT solutions. The company offers advanced product technology ...
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LoRa transceiver modules for ranging applications
Avnet Silica, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Avnet Silica announced the availability of Miromico's FMLR-8x-x-STLx LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT modules. Based on Semtech's LoRa 2,4 GHz technology, Miromico partnered with danalto to enable location services. ...
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Potensa is born, finding solutions to custom energy needs
Power Electronics / Power Management, News

Just Batteries is proud to announce its rebranding and the birth of its new company name: Potensa. Established in 2004 and offering 65 years of combined expertise in creating customised energy solutions ...
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Farnell to host free webinar on 2021 IoT trends
Events

This Friday (30 April 2021) Farnell is hosting a free webinar on IoT trends based on information gathered in its third annual global IoT survey. More than 2000 respondents provided first-hand insights ...
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Events
Events

PCIM Europe    3-7 May 2021 Virtual The world’s leading exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy, and energy management. The conference programme features live ...
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How Fujikura developed arc fusion splicing machines with PAS
IC Logistix, Interconnection

In the early days of fibre communication, distance was important and voice communication was the number one consideration. Today speed plays a pivotal role and fibre is used for voice and petabytes ...
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Electronic warfare: Vying for control of the electromagnetic spectrum
Concilium Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Future systems will move from being adaptive to using new AI and machine learning capabilities to decipher constant changes in spectrum use.
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Bayonet connectors for harsh environments
IPD Electronics, Interconnection

Waterproof, shockproof and UV resistant, the UTGX series from Souriau can withstand continuous underwater immersion, routine pressure washing, dirt and dust and other harsh conditions. Ideal for both ...
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Right-angle SMA connectors and assemblies
TRX Electronics, Interconnection

Amphenol SV Microwave’s right-angle SMA connectors and cable assemblies offer true broadband 40 GHz performance and a space saving design. The design reduces stress on solder joints and accommodates .047 ...
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Ethernet to Wi-Fi/serial converter
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The HF9610_HF9610C unit from Hi-Flying is a complete solution for serial port device connection to a network. This powerful device supports a 10/100BASE-T Ethernet connection, a reliable and proven operating ...
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Spectrum analyser with 10,4-inch display
RFiber Solutions, Test & Measurement

Known as one of China’s leading test and measurement manufacturers and suppliers, Owon has released the XSA1000TG Series spectrum analyser with digital IF technology that offers a minimum bandwidth of ...
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Baseplate cooled 75 W AC-DC power supplies
Vepac Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

The availability of a new range of low profile, half-brick, baseplate cooled AC-DC power supplies, which require no external circuitry for operation or EMC compliance, has been announced by XP Power. ...
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32-bit MCU for IoT edge applications
NuVision Electronics, DSP, Micros & Memory

Silicon Labs announced the launch of the EFM32PG22 (PG22) 32-bit microcontroller (MCU), a low-cost, high-performance solution with an optimised combination of energy efficiency, performance and security. ...
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SP4T PIN diode switch
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The PE71S5006 from Pasternack is an absorptive, SP4T PIN diode switch that operates from DC to 20 GHz. It has an insertion loss of 3,8 dB, a switching speed of 17 ns and provides isolation of more than ...
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