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Lead-acid batteries: quality versus cost
While many battery technologies have come to the forefront, lead-acid has remained the most well-known and cost-effective chemistry. Gel and AGM technologies have revolutionised this technology even further. ...


Solution to battery theft from cell towers
In South Africa and other parts of the world, the theft of batteries from communications infrastructure sites costs the operators millions of dollars every year.Many solutions have been implemented with ...


DIN-rail mounting DC-DC converters
Shortly after unveiling the brand-new DIN-rail mounting DC-DC converter family, the DDR-15/30/60/120/240 series, Mean Well has announced the DDR-480 series (480 W) to enable integration into higher-power ...


Latest articles

Not the end, but a journey
ExecuKit, News

ExecuKit’s Renita Fleischer and Elizna Classen offer local companies a route to help them navigate their way through what has become the ‘new normal.’
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To fake or not to fake

Prof. Johan Meyer explores the complex and controversial topic of the potential link between the global rollout of 5G networks and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Backplanes for various computing architectures
Vepac Electronics, Computer/Embedded Technology

Verotec designs, supplies and integrates bus-based products and systems. Its extensive standard range consists of open-architecture backplanes and extender boards for VME, VME64x, VXI, VPX, VXS, CompactPCI, ...
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Cellular chipset for global low-power IoT
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The UBX-R5 Series from u-blox is a global multi-band cellular chipset that supports LPWA, LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies. It is optimised for IoT applications such as smart metering, telematics, tracking, ...
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Wi-Fi-based fixed wireless access solutions
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Wi-Fi recently marked its 20th anniversary. The modern digital lifestyles rely on Wi-Fi so heavily, it is hard to imagine life before or without it. Our usage is spread across various aspects of our life ...
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From the editor’s desk: Are electromagnetic waves culpable in making us sick?
Technews Publishing, News

When I started writing my column for this issue, I was determined to come up with a topic and a way to avoid mentioning the ‘C’ word. I came close – you will only find ‘COVID-19’ mentioned once or twice ...
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Company profile: Rittal
Rittal, Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

Rittal was founded by Prof. Friedhelm Loh in 1961 in Herborn, Germany. The enclosure specialist forms part of a larger family-owned group called the Friedhelm Loh Group. Today, the company has 10 000 ...
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USB Type-C power delivery controller
CST Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

The MAX77958 from Maxim Integrated is a robust solution for USB Type-C CC detection and power delivery (PD) protocol implementation. It detects connected accessories or devices by using Type-C CC detection ...
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Clearing the Static: Safe storage and transportation of components
Altico Static Control Solutions, News

During product transportation or storage, humidity can lead to excessive moisture inside of packaging, which can potentially damage electronic components by causing corrosion and mould-attack. Apart from ...
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EMI/RFI shielding cable ties
Actum Electronics, Interconnection

BAND-IT EMI cable ties have been designed and manufactured to excel in mission-critical applications, such as Mil/Aero EMI/RFI (electromagnetic interference/RF interference), for the past 30 years.  ...
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How are IR cameras calibrated and how does ambient temperature affect readings?
Instrotech, Test & Measurement

Infrared thermometers are calibrated with the help of reference radiation sources, so-called ‘black bodies’. These radiant sources are able to produce different temperatures with a high stability.  ...
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New range of Tektronix DSOs
Comtest, Test & Measurement

Comtest has released Tektronix’s new TBS2000B series of digital storage oscilloscopes (DSOs) that was developed to meet the performance, usability and affordability needs of both engineers and educators. ...
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Contactless ESD testing and access control unit
Actum Group, Test & Measurement

In the electronics manufacturing industry, an electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause irreparable damage to electronic components. This micro-lightning bolt can burn holes through insulating layers and ...
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Surface mount resistors and terminations
RF Design, Passive Components

Smiths Interconnect announced the release of its extended CXH series of surface mount chip resistors and terminations. The CXH series uses a patented layout to provide improved power handling over conventional ...
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PCIe Gen 4 switches
Avnet South Africa, Computer/Embedded Technology

To support cloud, data centre and hyperscale computing that facilitates advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), Microchip Technology released to production its Switchtec ...
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Cable assemblies for stable phase testing
RFiber Solutions, Interconnection

The W-Test series from With-Wave is a complete line of high-precision cable assemblies, designed especially for stable phase testing. They are based on optimised microwave interconnection technologies. ...
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Circular connectors for power, signals and data
TRX Electronics, Interconnection

Standardised circular connectors have become the industry standard across a wide range of applications. Customers can find the right option for their most innovative designs with Phoenix Contact’s PLUSCON ...
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EBV Electrolink, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

NXP Semiconductors announced its new MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC that ushers in next-generation performance, advanced security and seamless integration of mobile services for a new era of security and connectivity ...
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