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Telkom litigates against spectrum licencing auction, again
News

The state-owned company has once again cemented its odious status as the South African telecommunications sector’s most prolific serial litigator and thorn in ICASA’s side.
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Head of Altron stepping down in June
News

Altron has announced that Mteto Nyati will step down from his role as group chief executive at the end of June this year. The company said in a statement that this decision was informed by Nyati’s impending ...
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Samtec acquires fibre-optic component manufacturer
Spectrum Concepts, News

Samtec announced the acquisition of Ultra Communications, a manufacturer of high-speed digital and RF fibre-optic components based in California, USA. Ultra Communications’ core competencies include ...
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Voltage conversion at low energy levels
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

Part of a new class of DC-to-DC converters, the LTC3336 only consumes about 65 nA of current in standby mode, making it ideal for battery-operated systems.
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Bulk of top 25 chipmakers set for 2021 revenue boon
News

Included in IC Insights’ November update to The McClean Report were several year-end forecasts for semiconductor sales, capex, and a ranking of top sales leaders. Among the data was a projected ranking ...
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Positioning module with untethered and automotive dead reckoning
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The first u-blox positioning receiver to offer both untethered dead reckoning (UDR) and automotive dead reckoning (ADR), NEO-M9V is an ideal fit for fleet management and micromobility applications that ...
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Port protection IC for MCUs tailored to USB-C dual-role power
Future Electronics, Circuit & System Protection

The STMicroelectronics TCPP03-M20 USB Type-C port protection IC is tailored for Dual-Role Power (DRP) applications, simplifying the design of products that can act as a power source for connected devices ...
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CSIR Learning Factory supports skills development and innovation in 4IR
News

The CSIR has established a Learning Factory to support South African industries in acquiring the skills needed to maximise the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The first online course ...
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VITA 42.0 XMC updates: A refreshed standard and new optical XMC modules
Spectrum Concepts, Computer/Embedded Technology

Open standards simplify system design while offering robust ecosystems of solutions providers. Even as open standards are adopted across industries and platforms, updates are needed from time to time. ...
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Keysight delivers easily accessible e-learning content
Concilium Technologies, Test & Measurement

Recently premiered by Keysight Technologies, Keysight University is an interactive online platform for engineers to learn about test and measurement fundamentals, engineering design tips and best practices ...
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Obituary: Steven James Meyer
January 1957 - January 2022

Technews Publishing, News

It is with deep sadness and shock that we announce the sudden death of SA Instrumentation & Control Editor, Steven Meyer. Steven joined Technews in October 2007 in the position of Deputy Editor. His ...
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High-linearity, multi-octave RF mixers for up to 40 GHz
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Two new SMT-packaged multi-octave RF mixers featuring high linearity and broad bandwidths have been added to Marki Microwave’s stable of products. The MM1-1040HPSM is an ideal choice for 5G signal ...
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Very compact X2 capacitors
Electrocomp, Passive Components

A recent introduction by TDK is a new series of very compact EPCOS X2 capacitors for noise suppression. They are rated for 275 V a.c. and cover a capacitance spectrum from 33 nF to 1 µF. Depending on ...
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Optional inner panels for IP68/66 plastic enclosures
Electrocomp, Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

Hammond Manufacturing’s 1557 family has proved to be very popular since it was launched some two years ago and is increasingly being used as a housing for electromechanical components as well as PCB-mounted ...
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4xMIMO cross-polarised antenna
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The TGX.04 from Taoglas is a 5G/4G 4xMIMO dipole antenna that operates from 450 to 6000 MHz. It supports worldwide sub-6 GHz cellular bands including 5G NR, LTE, NB-IoT, etc. This cross-polarised ...
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MCU with enhanced security and innovative sensing features
EBV Electrolink, DSP, Micros & Memory

Enabled with Bluetooth Low Energy wireless connectivity, onsemi’s new low-power RSL15 microcontroller (MCU) addresses the growing demand of connected industrial applications for security without sacrificing ...
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Digital humidity sensor withstands harsh conditions
Electrocomp, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Sensirion is expanding its series of fourth-generation humidity sensors to include the SHT4xI-Digital sensor platform, which has been designed specifically for challenging industrial applications. The ...
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High-voltage semiconductor-based capacitors
RFiber Solutions, Passive Components

MACOM Technology Solutions’ KV CAPS are high density, high working voltage silicon capacitors which employ a novel topology that essentially folds the parallel plates of the capacitors into three-dimensional ...
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