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SIMcontrol leads the way in African SIM management
Managing data SIMs deployed across several African countries can be tricky for companies that operate across the continent. SIMcontrol is a revolutionary offering from Flickswitch, providing companies ...

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Bluetooth module for advanced applications
u-blox announced the NORA-B1 Bluetooth module, the newest member of its short-range radio portfolio. Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s latest nRF5340 Bluetooth low energy chipset – the first to host a powerful ...

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Flexible microwave absorber sheet
Withwave’s W-Absorber is a microwave absorber in thin sheet format made of a mixture of polymer resin and metal magnetic powder which is thin and flexible, excellent in terms of workability, and can be ...

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Latest articles

TRX welcomes Hannes Taute as new MD
TRX Electronics, Editor's Choice, News

We delve into his background, what his plans for TRX Electronics are, and how he envisions what the future of the local electronics industry will look like.
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SABS addresses dangers of power adaptors to consumers
Power Electronics / Power Management

The increased use of devices and appliances has resulted in the increased use of adaptors as well as adaptors-on-adaptors in South Africa. This creates a risk of fires, short circuiting and damage or ...
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Low-voltage battery monitor floats into high-voltage EVs
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

EV movers If you are not already driving an electric vehicle (EV) – hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), or all-electric vehicle – chances are, you may be soon. Range anxiety ...
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Coalition calls on European Commission to postpone SCIP deadline
News

A coalition of 40 industry organisations has written a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the EU Waste Framework ...
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Why you don’t take ‘touch’ for granted
Editor's Choice

The key criteria for choosing the right sensor control IC          Touch has become an incredibly intuitive way for people to interact with high-tech devices. In just a few short years after the first ...
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Global analysis of the solid-state battery market
Power Electronics / Power Management

The rapid growth of the electric vehicle market has driven the development, manufacture and sales of batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries. In the meantime, market research firm IDTechEx has identified ...
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High-reliability screening for PPI’s capacitors
RFiber Solutions, Passive Components

As typical electrical tests may not detect internal flaws such as voids, cracks, delaminations and electrode discontinuities, which can lead to latent and/or catastrophic failures in high-power applications, ...
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Battery Technologies Conference goes virtual
News

Vukani Communications is back again with the 6th edition of the Battery Technologies Conference, and this time around the gathering is virtual. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to: ...
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IPC teams up with PSMA on standards and more
News

IPC and the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) pledging to build a strong complementary relationship between the two entities with a focus on ...
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Data sciences harness full value of factory floor data
Omron Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Data is easily collected and stored, but in most cases the data pipeline stops here and there is hardly any value extracted from the data. The data pipeline is often not completed in a proper way so that ...
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AEC-Q200 compliant line filters
Electrocomp, Circuit & System Protection

Bourns Magnetics Product Line is introducing the Model DR334A line filter series. These filters are constructed with a ferrite toroid core delivering compact size and high impedance over a broad frequency ...
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Compact X-ray inspection system
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Nordson DAGE announced the launch of the Nordson DAGE Explorer one compact X-ray inspection system. Designed specifically for the electronics industry with Nordson DAGE’s unique integrated imaging technology, ...
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Follow this engineering journey of a 3D-printed boat
RS Components (SA), News

RS Components is releasing a 10-episode documentary series – titled SeaQuest – featuring members of its DesignSpark engineering community who embarked on a first-of-its-kind challenge to design, test ...
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Mouser revamps technical resource centre
TRX Electronics, News

Mouser Electronics has redesigned its Technical Resource Centre, which contains the global distributor’s ever-expanding collection of technical articles, blogs, eBooks, and Methods technology and solutions ...
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Maintaining backup battery systems for maximum usage and reliability
Comtest, Power Electronics / Power Management

Standby battery backup systems play a critical role in keeping essential operations functional in the event of a utility outage. Facilities like data centres, hospitals, airports, utilities, oil and gas ...
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Double the power output from new Tadiran battery
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

Tadiran has developed the latest in its PulsesPlus HLC battery range, doubling the power output of its previous offering. Recently the company launched the C-type HLC which represented a huge improvement ...
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Full-featured Ethernet test solution
Lambda Test, Test & Measurement

VeEX recently announced the MTX150x Dual 10G Ethernet installation and maintenance handheld test set. This packet switched networks (PSN) tester covers all data rates from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps and is the ...
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Thermal wire strippers
Vepac Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Hakko’s FT-802 thermal wire strippers satisfy the demands of the military, medical and aerospace industries. The new model ensures the precise, clean-cut removal of wire insulation, even through highly ...
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