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Forbatt SA invests in South Africa
Forbatt SA is set to offer an improved service to the industry by making sure it has the products and solutions the industry needs, as well as a new showroom.

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Digital storage oscilloscope for STEM learning
RS Components is now stocking the Tektronix TBS1000C digital storage oscilloscope. Affordable, compact and easy to use, the TBS1000C comes with enhanced user interface and courseware, proving a great ...

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Rigol extends RF portfolio
Rigol Technologies has announced the new RSA3000N and RSA5000N Spectrum Analysers, which extend the flexibility and capability of the UltraReal platform with a new Vector Network Analyser measurement ...

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Latest articles

From the guest editor's desk: Augmented reality: a new reality
Technews Publishing, News

Augmented reality (AR) in various forms has been around for a while, an example is Pokemon, but its application on the factory floor is only now starting to take off. At the last Electra Mining Expo I ...
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Electronics news digest
News

South Africa • The Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Industrial Development Corporation have committed project development funding to Mitochondria Energy Company, a South African business that ...
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Personality profile: Mervyn Stocks
Denver Technical Products, Editor's Choice

Mervyn Stocks, the founder and MD of Denver Technical Products, started his career as a learner technician, worked at some well-known companies in the industry before setting out on his own.
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Webinar: What is a good solder joint – how to test your joints
Events

OEM and CEM electronics assembly companies buy components and printed circuit boards but they make solder joints, so they need to get it right first time. Design plays a key role in making a solder joint ...
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Supercapacitors usurping batteries, says IDTechEx
Passive Components

A new IDTechEx report shows that supercapacitors have started to replace 10% of lithium-ion batteries and also help to kill lead-acid.
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BC200 Boxed Rugged Industrial Configurable PC
Rugged Interconnect Technologies, Computer/Embedded Technology

• Based on proven 3U CompactPCI.Serial technologies • The system is user configurable for unlimited solutions supporting: • 4HP/8HP Processor boards configured with I/O side cards • 4HP/8HP Peripheral ...
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New GaN-on-SiC power amplifiers
RFiber Solutions, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

MACOM Technology Solutions, a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, recently announced at the virtual International Microwave Symposium the introduction of its new gallium nitride on silicon carbide ...
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Connectors for automotive applications
RS Components (SA), Interconnection

RS Components has launched the A Series of high-specification automotive connectors from Amphenol, one of the world’s leading makers of interconnection devices suitable for a huge diversity of markets ...
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Promoting women in the smart meter sector
News

Trade careers have traditionally been more male dominated, but they are also a fantastic opportunity for women and this should be a focus of the smart meter market.
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Energy harvesting for wireless sensor nodes
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The concept of energy harvesting has been around for over a decade; however, the implementation in real-world environments has been cumbersome, complex, and costly.
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Cosel expands microprocessor controlled power supplies offering
Vepac Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

Cosel has announced the addition of a 3000 W AC/DC enclosed power supply for industrial and demanding semiconductors applications. Designed with advanced built-in digital microprocessor technology, the ...
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Rittal’s range of compact and small enclosures
Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

After more than 50 years and 35 million enclosures sold, Rittal has introduced its small and compact enclosures in the form of the AX and KX series. According to managing director of Rittal South Africa, ...
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New compact internal PCB antenna
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The IoTa 868 915 MHz PCB antenna is a compact solution for internal mounting into LoRA, LPWAN and other licence-exempt band devices. Measuring just 80x10 mm, the IoTa 868 916 MHz antenna is ground ...
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Skyriders assists with genset project at Helen Joseph
News

Rope-access specialist Skyriders assisted leading standby power solutions provider, Diesel Innovations, with the installation of ducting required for a genset project at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. ...
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High accuracy inclinometer with machine learning core
Avnet Silica, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

The IIS2ICLX from STMicroelectronics is a high accuracy, low power, 2-axis digital inclinometer for use in applications such as industrial automation and structural health monitoring. It features a ...
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Bluetooth modules for COVID-19 track-and-trace wearables
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Ticking all the boxes in terms of size, power budget and breadth of functionality. u blox ,a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, has confirmed ...
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Renesas expands wireless power portfolio
Hi-Q Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced the P9415-R wireless power receiver with its exclusive WattShare technology as the newest member of its wireless power solutions portfolio. The new 15 W ...
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Connectors for automotive applications
RS Components (SA), Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

RS Components has launched the A Series of high specification automotive connectors from Amphenol, one of the world’s leading makers of interconnection devices suitable for a huge diversity of markets ...
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