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Actum Group remains resilient and optimistic for 2020
Running a profitable business in South Africa is not for the fainthearted. With the national treasury downgrading this year’s growth forecast from 1,5% to 0,5%, and state-owned entities like Eskom negotiating ...

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Secure element for IoT authentication
The Microchip ATECC608A secure element from Microchip Technology integrates ECDH (Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman) security protocol, an ultra-secure method to provide key agreement for encryption/decryption, ...

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Smart meter chipset with RF and power-line comms
STMicroelectronics is facilitating smarter city and industry infrastructures through the combination of powerline and wireless communication in its market-proven smart meter chipset. Already widely used ...

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Latest articles

Boom, doom and gloom, or something completely different?
Technews Publishing, News, Editor's Choice

As the end of 2019 looms, it’s time to look ahead to what next year might have in store, and reflect on the year gone by. And what a year it’s been.
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SmartServer IoT by Adesto
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Adesto Technologies announced general availability of its next-generation edge server for building automation and industrial IoT applications. SmartServer IoT is the industry’s first truly open, full-featured ...
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Electronics news digest
Electronic News Digest

Overseas    Business • Texas Instruments reported third quarter revenue of $3,77 billion, net income of $1,43 billion and earnings per share of $1,49. Overall, revenue decreased 11% from the same quarter ...
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Design considerations for powering remote Bluetooth beacons
Avnet South Africa, Power Electronics / Power Management, Editor's Choice

One of the most exciting low-power wireless technologies to emerge in the last couple of years is Bluetooth beacon technology, which involves placing small electronic beacon devices at points of interest that broadcast packets of information via Bluetooth low energy to the smartphones of passers-by.
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Additive manufacturing developments powered by RAPDASA
News

Over the past two decades, South Africa has seen significant advancements in Additive Manufacturing (AM), otherwise known as 3D printing. As a key player in enabling and developing the fourth industrial ...
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Bits to beams: RF technology evolution for 5G millimetre-wave radios
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

When the wireless industry embarked on the creation of 5G, 2020 seemed so far away. Now we are quickly closing in on 2020 and this will most certainly be the 5G decade. Every day there are announcements ...
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Lattice AI stack for edge devices
Future Electronics, Programmable Logic

Lattice Semiconductor received a number of industry awards for sensAI – a complete technology stack combining modular hardware kits, neural network IP cores, software tools, reference designs and custom ...
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Events
Events

Semicon Japan    11-13 December 2019 Tokyo, Japan One of the largest events for microelectronics in Japan, with more than 750 exhibiting companies from Japan and other regions, showcasing innovative solutions ...
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Neuromorphic memory solution for AI
Altron Arrow, DSP, Micros & Memory

As artificial intelligence (AI) processing moves from the cloud to the edge of the network, battery powered and deeply embedded devices are challenged to perform AI functions – like computer vision and ...
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New edition of Altium Designer announced
EDA Technologies, Design Automation

Altium recently announced the newest version of Altium Designer, a complete software environment for the design and realisation of printed circuit boards (PCB). The latest release, Altium Designer 20, ...
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Cellular modules for LPWA applications
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

u-blox debuted the SARA R5 series of LTE M and NB-IoT modules for low-power wide-area (LPWA) IoT applications. The secure element is compliant with EAL5+ High common criteria certification, which makes ...
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Automotive-compliant linear regulators
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

Diodes Incorporated introduced the company’s first low-dropout (LDO) linear regulators compliant to AEC-Q100 Grade 1. The AP7315Q and AP7343Q deliver 150 mA and 300 mA respectively and are suitable ...
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Xilinx Versal ACAP platform
EBV Electrolink, Programmable Logic

Xilinx began shipping Versal AI Core series and Versal Prime series devices to multiple tier-one customers. Versal is the industry’s first adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP), a new category ...
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Secure microcontrollers for IoT
Altron Arrow, DSP, Micros & Memory

Cypress Semiconductor announced a new line of its PSoC 6 microcontrollers (MCUs) designed to give Internet of Things (IoT) designers confidence in the security of their applications. The PSoC 64 Secure ...
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Battery charger for medical and personal electronics
Avnet South Africa, Power Electronics / Power Management

Texas Instruments introduced a new switching battery charger IC that supports a termination current of 20 mA. Compared to competing devices, which typically support a termination current higher than 60 ...
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Silent switching converter from Analog Devices
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

The LTC3310S from Analog Devices is a very small, low-noise, monolithic step-down DC-DC converter capable of providing up to 10 A of output current from a 2,25 V to 5,5 V input supply. The device employs ...
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Solderable grounding seal
Würth Elektronik eiSos, Interconnection

With the WE-SMGS, Würth Elektronik offers solderable seals for surface mounting. The WE-SMGS consists of a temperature resistant foam material, which combines the conductive seals with high elasticity. ...
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High-power chip resistors
TRX Electronics, Passive Components

Panasonic has released a line of resistors to help engineers produce cheaper, smaller and more efficient designs. The legacy resistors of the ERJ series have been made smaller while handling the same ...
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