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The UK is building their fastest ever AI supercomputer
AI & ML

Named Isambard-AI, it will consist of thousands of NVIDIA processors providing it with the capability to execute commands at more than 200 quadrillion calculations per second.
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General-purpose evaluation board
Altron Arrow, DSP, Micros & Memory

Based on the 32-bit Arm Cortex-M7 S32K3 MCU in a 172 HDQFP package, the S32K3X4EVB-T172 offers dual cores configured in lockstep mode, ASIL D safety hardware, and HSE security engine.
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Quectel increases its IoT antenna range
Quectel Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Quectel has expanded its IoT antenna portfolio with six new 4G and 5G antennas that cover a wide range of use cases.
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Analogue, digital and power in one connector
Spectrum Concepts, Interconnection

Adapting existing technology for RF applications, required the development of specific PCB stack ups and launch optimisations to achieve the differential crosstalk and return loss performance needed for frequencies up to 8 GHz.
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New handle for the XP Series joystick
Brabek, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The new MF handle meets market demands to combine a traditional compact design with multiple functionalities and customisation options.
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Demystifying quantum
Editor's Choice

Quantum, often called quantum mechanics, deals with the granular and fuzzy nature of the universe, and the physical behaviour of its smallest particles.
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Mouser sponsors NCP Cup 2024
News

The NXP Cup is an EMEA-based autonomous car competition, presented by NXP Semiconductors, which is designed to provide students with real-world experiences in autonomous vehicle programming and building.
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Qi2 dsPIC33-based reference design
DSP, Micros & Memory

Powered by a single dsPIC33 Digital Signal Controller, the Qi2 reference design offers efficient control for optimised performance.
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Analysis of switch-mode power supply: inductor violations
Altron Arrow, Editor's Choice, Power Electronics / Power Management

Common switch-mode power supply (SMPS) design errors are discussed, and their appropriate rectification is specified, with details on complications that arise with the power stage design of DC-DC switching regulators.
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Analog Devices’ digital storefront is live
News

Analog Devices has designed an improved digital experience with users in mind – a new analog.com website and eShop.
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Accelerating the commercialisation of the 5G IoT markets
Altron Arrow, Editor's Choice, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Fibocom unveils Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) module MA510-GL, enabling satellite and cellular connectivity to IoT applications.
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PCB connectors for power systems
Phoenix Contact, Passive Components

With the new PC 6 PCB connectors with screw connection, Phoenix Contact’s classic connection technology is available with enhanced touch protection for the new pin connector pattern.
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Polymer caps with very high ripple current capability
RS South Africa , Passive Components

TDK Corporation has released the B40910 series of hybrid polymer capacitors, which can handle up to 4,6 A at 100 kHz and 125°C.
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The impact of ML in robotics
Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The integration of machine learning into robotics has the potential to revolutionise many industries, and particularly the manufacturing sector.
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AC-DC brick PSU
Conical Technologies, Power Electronics / Power Management

These PSUs have a typical efficiency of up to 92%, and a power factor value of up to 0,99. They are available in 12, 24, 28, 48 and 54 V output versions.
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Compact PCB-mount SMPS
RS South Africa , Power Electronics / Power Management

Traco Power’s 5W PCB-mount switch mode power supply (SMPS) offers high efficiency, and is well suited for a variety of applications in the automation, electronics, electrical and mechanical industries.
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4G LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity reference design
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Developed around the industry-leading Nordic nRF9160 module, the platform comes complete with a newly-developed LTE antenna, ATRIA, which is pre-certified to operate over the full LTE-M and NB-IoT bands.
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Compact power relays
Future Electronics, Interconnection

The new HE-R Series power relays by Panasonic Industry are PCB-mounted relays for easy board assembly, with both two- and four-pole contact arrangement options.
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