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From the Editor's desk: Hacking sure ain’t what it used to be
Technews Publishing, News

There was a time when the idea of security exploits involving the Internet of Things (IoT) amounted to little more than amusement over someone having managed to hack into their home network through a ...
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Innovation Summit 2021 showcases SA’s top tech entrepreneurs

The bar for tech innovation was set high when investors, industry experts and entrepreneurs from all corners of the globe joined the Innovation Summit’s first ever three-day hybrid event, held at the ...
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Wits researchers turn Jozi into live lightning research lab
Editor's Choice

The research involves installing a custom-built DEHNdetect lightning current measurement device – intended for measuring lightning currents to wind turbines – on the Sentech Tower in Brixton, Johannesburg.
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Altium Designer component creation webinar
Design Automation

Component creation is a necessary evil when it comes to design and it’s something we all need to do. But instead of spending hours creating your components and having them turn into a complete roadblock, ...
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Company profile: Trinity IoT
Trinity IoT, News

Sensing the massive potential of GSM for businesses in South Africa, our founder and CEO, Ross Hickey, grabbed onto this opportunity to become a telco service provider. Initially this entailed importing ...
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Deep learning APIs for Espressif SoCs
iCorp Technologies, Design Automation

ESP-DL, recently introduced by Espressif Systems, provides APIs for neural network (NN) inference, image processing, maths operations and deep learning (DL) models. With ESP-DL, developers can use Espressif's ...
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Integrated transformer module technology maximises EV drive time
Power Electronics / Power Management

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced what it acclaims as the industry’s smallest and most accurate 1,5 W isolated DC/DC bias-supply module. The UCC14240-Q1 uses a proprietary integrated transformer technology ...
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Personality profile: Hannes Taute
Editor's Choice

"You need to have energy and the right attitude to succeed – electronics distribution is all about building customer relationships and making sure your customers are taken care of."
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Postponed TUKS Robot Race Day winners announced
RS Components (SA), News

Nine finalist teams of engineering students took to the track for the ultimate robot showdown as the highly anticipated annual TUKS Robot Race Day took place recently after being postponed from 2020 due ...
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Electronics News Digest

South Africa The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) hosted the signing of the first South Africa-Ethiopia memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the expansion of cooperation in science, technology ...
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Locally produced LoRa pressure node
Otto Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

LoRa devices and wireless RF technology are making it easy and economical for consumers to dive into the Internet of Things (IoT). The affordable sensors and gateways can also experience the same IoT ...
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Broadband SMT conical inductors
RF Design, Passive Components

Coilcraft’s BCR Series comprises conical inductors available in nine inductance values ranging from 0,22 to 8,0 µH. They are designed specifically for broadband and high-frequency applications across ...
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Power modules for electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Phoenix Contact, Power Electronics / Power Management

With its Charx power fast-charging DC modules, Phoenix Contact offers efficient DC power electronics for fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations. The new 30 kW modules are available as AC/DC converters ...
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Locally made, price-competitive SMC enclosures
Allbro, Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

The majority of electrical enclosures used in South Africa are coated with mild steel. Standard off-the-shelf sizes used to be locally manufactured but the tide of low-cost imported steel products has ...
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Wall-mounting enclosures in mild steel
Elen Enclosures, Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

Elen Enclosures recently added a new range of wall-mounting mild steel enclosures from Italian metallic enclosure manufacturing specialist ETA. The new ECOR-Fe range is built to Industry 4.0 standards ...
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Plastic electronics housings made to custom specs
Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

Based in Pretoria, NewElec boasts production capabilities that are ideally suited for making customised plastic electronic housings using computer-controlled manufacturing equipment. The process is quick, ...
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GNSS ceramic antenna
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

As a high-performance solution for embedded designs, Synzen’s Sirius b is an optimal solution for GNSS (global navigation satellite system) applications that simplifies the design-in process and allows ...
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LoRa – Where is the network?
Otto Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT, News

According to the LoRa Alliance’s official website, there are currently 156 LoRa network operators in 171 countries across the globe, with over 208 million LoRa devices deployed. Officially, we do have ...
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