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PCIe Gen 4 switches
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 ...


Cable assemblies for stable phase testing
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. ...


Circular connectors for power, signals and data
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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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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Comtest trading for 15 years
Comtest, News

Comtest, one of South Africa’s leading providers of test, measurement and communications equipment, is proud to mark its 15-year trading milestone in 2020. CEO Barend Niemand says, “Comtest has representation ...
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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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Ventilated sensor enclosures
Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

The new 1551V miniature ventilated sensor enclosures from Hammond Manufacturing are designed to house sensors and small sub-systems installed in the manufacturing environment as part of IoT (Internet ...
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Fanless 600 W power supplies
Vepac Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

XP Power has released a new series of convection cooled, 600 W AC-DC power supplies. The ultra-compact power supplies deliver full load power under a wide range of conditions without additional cooling. ...
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IGBT for 1500 V PV string inverters
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

The solar power market is undergoing a trend towards 1500 V solutions, which allow for more series connections, less cable, fewer generator connection boxes and fewer inverters. The new EasyPACK 3B ...
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Proof of concept for geofencing around nature reserves
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Nordic Semiconductor recently announced that ‘Code of Conscience’, an initiative that hopes to help non-governmental organisations (NGOs), governments and communities around the world monitor and restrict ...
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Bridge the gap to 5G IoT with LPWA
Gemalto IoT (Cinterion Wireless Modules), Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

One of the first IoT applications emerged in the 1980s when programmers at Carnegie Mellon University hooked up a vending machine to the Internet and checked in remotely to see if a cold soda was available. ...
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DC-DC converters with 10-year warranty
Vepac Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

Addressing a large range of demanding applications, the MGxx40 series is available in three input voltage ranges: 4,5 V to 13 V, 9 V to 36 V and 18 V to 76 V. A single-output version (MGFS40) is available ...
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High-isolation converter for medical and industrial applications
Conical Technologies, Power Electronics / Power Management

Traco Power announced the release of the latest addition to its DC-DC converter range, the TRV 1M series. The TRV 1M is a series of 1 Watt DC-DC converters in a compact SIP-9 package with reinforced isolation ...
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