From the editor's desk: This too shall pass
Technews Publishing, News
Things were tough enough for the South African electronics manufacturing industry before, but this year has thrown up unprecedented challenges that nobody could have foreseen and which are outside of ...
Fighting COVID-19 using TV white space spectrum
The CSIR has partnered with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) to enable local Internet service providers to deploy Television White Space (TVWS) networks, using the CSIR-developed Secondary Geo-Location ...
New low-power MCU from Renesas
Hi-Q Electronics, DSP, Micros & Memory
The RE01-256k is the newest member of Renesas Electronics’ RE microcontroller (MCU) family, implemented on the unique silicon on thin buried oxide (SOTB) ultra-low power process from Renesas. It offers ...
Rugged fibre connectors
TRX Electronics, Interconnection
TE Connectivity’s ruggedised fibre optics bring the benefits of optical technology to challenging environments, providing more bandwidth, more distance and more performance.
TE’s offering includes ...
Book on lead-free assembly
Indium’s Dr Ning-Cheng Lee (pictured), vice president of technology, has co-authored ‘Assembly and Reliability of Lead-Free Solder Joints’ with Dr John H. Lau. The book is a new source on lead-free solder ...
Letter to the editor
I take exception to the article ‘To fake or not to fake’ published in the June edition of Dataweek that is clearly based on the principle ‘guilty until proven innocent’.
I am by no means an expert ...
Mounting methods for high-power RF plastic devices
RFiber Solutions, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
Using this guide, customers should be able to develop mounting procedures that are compatible with their product design and manufacturing processes.
Zestron touts broad use of its cleaning agents
Electronic Industry Supplies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
The cleaning agents of the VIGON PE series for power electronics have been successfully established in the market and are qualified by leading power module manufacturers, according to Zestron.
Personality profile: Jean Mearns
WH Circuit, News
“No one works for me, they only work with me, for without each other our team will fail to exceed the expectations of our customers.”
IPC updates PCB acceptability standard
Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
IPC has released IPC-A-600K, ‘Acceptability of Printed Boards’, the definitive illustrated guide to printed circuit board acceptability. This companion document to IPC-6012, ‘Qualification and Performance ...
Smallest automotive maXTouch controllers
Altron Arrow, Avnet South Africa, DSP, Micros & Memory
To help enhance and ease today’s driving experience, automotive manufacturers are implementing additional touch displays beyond the centre infotainment display (CID). Supporting the application of these ...
New electromagnetic solutions range from Accutronics
Accutronics has been appointed as the reseller for the Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) range of products from API Technologies.
APITech offers a complete line of coaxial EMI solutions, ...
NuVision Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management
Silicon Labs announced a new line of energy-friendly power management ICs (PMICs) serving as dedicated companion chips for EFR32 wireless devices and EFM32 microcontrollers (MCUs).
The EFP01 PMIC ...
Low-voltage automotive buck converter
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management
Diodes Incorporated announced the AP61100Q, a 5,5 V, 1 A continuous output current, automotive-compliant, synchronous buck converter for point of load (POL) applications.
With a fully integrated 110 mΩ ...
Multimedia: Saving time routing in Altium Designer 20
EDA Technologies, Multimedia, Videos
Mark Ross is a long-time Altium Beta user and is Judy Warner’s guest in this OnTrack episode to share his insights and the value he gets from being a Beta user. He also chimes in on a long list of questions ...
Microtronix promises the personal touch
Microtronix Manufacturing, News
In times like this, surrounded by mostly bad news, we hoped the front cover of Dataweek this month would make you smile and you will appreciate some light hearted humour in these dark days of our struggling ...
Otto Wireless reveals RAD new product line
Otto Wireless, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
As a world leader in the telecommunications field with over 39 years of innovation, a significant worldwide presence in over 150 countries and an installed base of more than 16 million network elements, ...
Multi-sensor IoT module
Electrocomp, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
TDK announced worldwide availability of the InvenSense SmartBug, a compact, wireless multi-sensor solution designed for a plethora of commercial and consumer IoT applications. The out-of-the-box solution ...