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New content platform for automotive electronics design
Technical Literature

Mouser Electronics and the Yageo Group of companies have partnered to create a new content stream devoted to new products and trends in the automotive industry. The Yageo Group includes Kemet, Pulse ...
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Nordic launches cloud location services
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Nordic Semiconductor announced the launch of its nRF Cloud Location Services, a cloud-based product enabling customers to access detailed, fast and accurate commercial location services for nRF9160 System-in-Package ...
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New range of miniature RF filter banks
RFiber Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Atlanta Micro announced the product release of three new miniature filter banks, the specifications for each of which are detailed below.       AM3186 – 6 to 26,5 GHz sub-octave fixed bandpass filter bank...
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Single/dual-output DC/DC power module
NuVision Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

The MPM3690-20 from Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) is a dual 13 A output or single 26 A output power module that offers a complete power solution, with excellent load and line regulation. It supports ...
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ICASA bows to pressure over spectrum licencing
Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Having failed to reach an out-of-court settlement with telecommunications companies over its wireless spectrum auction process, ICASA has now decided to consent to a High Court order so as to avoid a ...
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Indium expert to host tin whiskers webinar
Events

Tin whiskers are thinner than a human hair, but these electrically conductive structures have been known to cause sudden failures and intermittent problems due to their ability to short closely-spaced ...
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Manual variable attenuator for DC-3 GHz
RFiber Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Broadwave Technologies’ Model 751-005-080 is a 50 Ω manual variable attenuator that covers the DC-3 GHz frequency range. This device features 80 dB of attenuation in 1 dB steps. The attenuation accuracy ...
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Solid-state power amplifier for X-band
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The SGN-X4-50 from Kratos General Microwave is a solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) that operates in the X-band. It delivers peak saturated output power of 50 W with a gain of 50 dB and has an efficiency ...
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Wits PhD student cracks high-dimensional quantum code
News

The emerging South African talent in the study of quantum optics was part of an international study that revealed the hidden structures of quantum entangled states.
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Women launch market-ready innovations with help of TIA
News

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), has launched five market-ready innovations developed by women innovators in South Africa. The five ...
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Cross-polarised antenna for 5G/4G
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The TGX.45.A.BI.01 from Taoglas is a cross-polarised omnidirectional antenna that operates in sub-6 GHz cellular bands from 450 to 6000 MHz. It consists of two dipole antennas that are orthogonally positioned ...
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Network synchronisation chip for 5G radio access equipment
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

5G technology requires time sources to be synchronised throughout a packet-switched network 10 times more accurately than 4G requirements. Microchip Technology now makes it possible to achieve 5G performance ...
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Wi-Fi 6 front-end module
TRX Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The QPF4526 Wi-Fi 6 front-end module (FEM) from Qorvo comes in a tiny 3 mm x 3 mm form factor to minimise layout area in Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) applications such as Internet of Things (IoT) client devices, ...
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MLCCs with new low-resistance soft termination
Electrocomp, Passive Components

TDK has expanded its CN series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) that are the first of their kind. The new products – 10 µF capacitance in 3216 size (3,2 x 1,6 x 1,6 mm) and 22 µF capacitance in ...
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Liquid flow sensor evaluation kits
Electrocomp, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

The LD20 single-use liquid flow sensor series from Sensirion is suitable for fast, precise and reliable measurements of the lowest flow rates in biomedical applications. An evaluation kit for the LD20-0600L ...
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70 W brushless DC motor drivers
Power Electronics / Power Management

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the industry’s first 70 W brushless DC (BLDC) motor drivers to provide code-free, sensorless trapezoidal and field-oriented control (FOC). The devices enable engineers ...
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Non-isolated step-down converters
Accutronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

Capable of operating from an input voltage of 18 V to 32 V, the non-isolated step-down converters of TDK-Lambda’s i7A series deliver an output voltage that can be adjusted from 3,3 to 18 V with an output ...
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Power supplies and electronic loads for testing fuel cells
Vepac Electronics, Test & Measurement

In response to demand for growing hydrogen fuel cell development and testing, EA Elektro-Automatik offers a series of powerful bidirectional DC power supplies and regenerative DC loads ideal for fuel ...
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