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915 MHz radio module for long-distance connections
Würth Elektronik has rolled out its new Themisto-I radio module featuring high output power and ranges of up to 10 km. Proprietary network solutions for IIoT/M2M (Industrial Internet of Things/Machine-to-Machine) ...

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Cellular FPC antenna
The Antares antenna, made by Synzen Precision Technology, is a flexible antenna for 5G LTE, 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, NB-IoT, and CATM applications. Ideal for designs that require an internal, integrated antenna, ...

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Inline inspection system for vacuum reflow
KIC and SMT Thermal Discoveries have partnered to integrate KIC’s market-leading technology into SMT’s multiple award-winning vacuum reflow oven (as well as its standard reflow solutions). The SMT ...

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Latest articles

Modern LIDAR systems promise sensing for every industry
Altron Arrow, Editor's Choice, Opto-Electronics

As is always the case in human endeavours, it is impossible to know exactly what creative and useful ways people will come up with to use technology such as LIDAR.
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Nordic partnership bonds AI to IoT
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Nordic Semiconductor announced that, further to entering into a partnership with Edge Impulse, a leading provider of what’s termed ‘tiny machine learning’ or ‘TinyML’ tools designed to run on resource ...
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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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Soldering process measurement pallets
Electronic Industry Supplies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

ECD announced the addition of SelectiveRIDER to its portfolio of soldering process measurement pallets, effectively closing the loop to deliver a complete line of automated verification technologies for ...
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ESD shielding bags
Hot Tools, Circuit & System Protection

Available in different sizes according to requirements, ESD shielding bags supplied by Hot Tools can protect sensitive components from potential static damage. Their main use is for packaging various ...
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Bluetooth-enabled smart torque wrenches
RS Components (SA), Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Facom’s E.516ST range of smart torque wrenches makes for greater precision and safety in critical fastening applications. The digital tools leverage Bluetooth connectivity, enabling fast and accurate ...
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1200 V SiC MOSFETs
RS Components (SA), Power Electronics / Power Management

RS Components now stocks ON Semiconductor’s latest 1200 V-rated MOSFETs. Based on silicon carbide (SiC) technology, these power discretes are able to push the performance envelope. The new N-channel ...
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Compact transformers for DC/DC converters
Electrocomp, Passive Components

New from TDK is the EPCOS E10 EM series, a range of insulated SMT transformers that are suitable for various DC/DC converter topologies and gate driver circuits in e-mobility and industrial electronics. ...
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High-speed, stable screen printer
Quamba Technologies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

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
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

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
Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

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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