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Embedded IoT solutions for rapid prototyping
Due to the fragmented nature of the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace, increasing project complexity and costs, today’s developers face more challenges in design decisions than ever before. These challenges ...

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5G NR antenna subsystem
Taoglas and MixComm announced a technology partnership and their co-development of a 5G new radio (NR) mmWave smart antenna subsystem covering the 26,5-29,5 GHz band. The new mmWave antenna subsystem ...

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Silicone heat transfer compound
Electrolube’s HTSP provides enhanced thermal conductivity together with the very wide temperature range obtained by using silicone-based oils. Available in 50 ml tubes for easy application, it is a modified ...

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Testerion to represent ITW EAE in SA
Testerion, News

ITW EAE announced a new extended partnership agreement with Testerion South Africa to represent and distribute all ITW EAE equipment including MPM printers, Camalot dispensers, Electrovert soldering systems, ...
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IPC revises five standards
News

IPC announced the release of five newly revised standards covering several areas of the supply chain:       · IPC/WHMA-A-620D, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. · IPC-2223E, ...
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Antenna switch with receive limiter
RFiber Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The MASW-010370, made by Macom Technology Solutions, is a fully integrated 10 W PIN diode antenna switch assembled in a lead-free 3 mm 16-lead PQFN plastic package. This module is designed to handle 10 W ...
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Thick film resistors with wide terminals
TRX Electronics, Passive Components

High reliability and enhanced terminal strength are essential in power designs. KOA’s wide-terminal resistors offer several advantages compared to standard footprints. The 0612 chip size allows a 6 times ...
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Drivers for 3-phase BLDC motors
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

STMicroelectronics’ STSPIN drivers for 3-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motors includes power drivers in a 3-phase bridge configuration and integrated solutions with built-in decoding logic for Hall-effect ...
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Robotics and coding essential for SA youth
RS Components (SA), News

To many, robotic and computer coding are reserved for techies, geeks and sci-fi movies. Nowadays these terms are fast becoming the norm in society and households alike. There is no denying the fact that ...
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CSI’s impact on 4IR
News

With enormous potential to better human lives, the dawn of the connected technological age has placed telecommunications companies at the foreground of advancement of society. The onus is on companies ...
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Synchronous step-down silent switcher
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

Analog Devices’ LT8653S is a dual-channel, 2 A, synchronous step-down regulator with a 3 V to 42 V input voltage range. Silent Switcher 2 technology enables the LT8653S to simultaneously operate at high ...
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5G NR antenna portfolio showcased
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Taoglas’ leading portfolio of 5G new radio (NR) antennas for both sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequencies covers global cellular technology bands with both embedded and external antennas, as well as combination ...
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Connector integrity is vital in all situations
TRX Electronics, Interconnection

Purchasing the right connector or connector system for your application takes a clear understanding of your application, the environment it will be working in, and any additional environments it might ...
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Ultra-low pressure sensor
Electrocomp, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Bourns’ Sensors & Controls product line is introducing a new series of pressure sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. The Model BPS125 is 3,3 V capable and is calibrated for ...
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Power supply in 3U VPX format
Conical Technologies, Power Electronics / Power Management

SynQor announced its new universal 85 to 264 Vrms a.c. input VPX power supply with long holdup capabilities, compliant to MIL-STD-704F for critical military, aerospace and shipboard applications. This ...
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Spring finger stocks and contact gaskets
Vepac Electronics, Circuit & System Protection

Kemtron’s beryllium copper (BeCu) spring finger stocks and contact gaskets are manufactured by punching or etching a thin BeCu strip which is pressed and formed into the required final shape and then ...
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Waveguide electromechanical relay switches
RF Design, Switches, Relays & Keypads

Pasternack has just launched a new series of double ridge waveguide electromechanical relay switches which perform over broader frequency bands, making them ideal for applications involved with electronic ...
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Yamaha to feature latest surface-mount automation
Truth Electronic Manufacturing, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section will highlight its next-generation machine platform with the new YRM20 surface mounter for data-intensive intelligent manufacturing at SMTconnect 2020 in Nuremberg, due ...
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Inspection system powered by machine learning
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Vi Technology’s new NEO platform for the K series 3D AOI (automatic optical inspection) system embeds a machine learning based technology that drastically reduces the programming time while maintaining ...
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Water-based decoating of coating frames
Electronic Industry Supplies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

ATRON DC, made by Zestron, is the market’s first and only water-based decoater for conformal coating frames. Its unique formulation guarantees both a high level of worker safety and very strong cleaning ...
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Benchtop soldering robot
Allan McKinnon & Associates, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Weller’s WTBR 1000 benchtop robot aims to synergise precision, reliability and productivity of soldering tasks. It is equipped with Weller‘s high-performance ‘Technology Line’ soldering tools, ensuring ...
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