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Thermal camera for detecting abnormal body temperatures
Because measuring a person’s body temperature is a major issue in the news at the moment, Chauvin Arnoux is launching the CA 1900 thermal camera, a new health tool for identifying anyone with an excessively ...


DIN-rail power supplies for harsh conditions
Available from Traco Power is a dedicated series of DIN-rail power solutions for harsh industrial applications. The TSP series’ high immunity against electrical disturbances and rugged metal casing ...


SiC diodes for electric vehicles
As vehicle electrification continues rapid growth worldwide, innovative power technologies such as silicon carbide (SiC) are required for high-voltage automotive systems ranging from motors to on-board ...


Latest articles

Otto Wireless Solutions’ evolution into a wireless connectivity powerhouse
Otto Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Otto Wireless Solutions, established in 2010, has gradually evolved into a South African powerhouse of industrial wireless connectivity, offering solutions which cover multiple industries with its suite ...
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IoT innovation award for Digi XBee Tools
Avnet Silica, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Digi International was named a winner of Connected World’s 2020 IoT Innovations Awards for its Digi XBee Tools. The IoT Innovations Award programme recognises out-of-the-box, transformative IoT products, ...
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SA project receives international energy award

South Africa’s largest energy efficiency initiative, the SA Industrial Energy Efficiency Project, has won the highest international accolade for an energy programme – the International Energy Project ...
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Products of the Year 2020
Editor's Choice, News

A selection of some of the best products to hit the South African electronic engineering market this year.
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Personality profile: Dereck Styane
Phoenix Contact, Editor's Choice, News

“We do try and develop people and promote them from within the company, so I savour people’s personal growth that I’ve overseen.”
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Otto scoops Gemalto distribution partnership
Otto Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Otto Wireless Solutions has added Gemalto’s range of terminals and gateways to its product offering, effectively bridging existing gaps in Otto Wireless Solutions’ product portfolio to ensure that more ...
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What is device management and why should you care?
Trinity IoT, Editor's Choice, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

When device management is implemented alongside a centralised interface, companies can update firmware or software, without the need to manually perform each update in the field.
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FPGAs for embedded vision and edge AI
Future Electronics, Programmable Logic

Lattice Semiconductor announced the first FPGA developed on its new Lattice Nexus FPGA platform, the CrossLink-NX. This new FPGA provides the low power, small form factor, reliability, and performance ...
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From the editor's desk: Where monsters, viruses and technology meet
Technews Publishing, News

I clearly remember the moment it really sank in that the world as we know it has become almost unrecognisable from a year ago. It would be hard not to remember really, because it happened only two days ...
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Production Logix appoints new business development manager
Production Logix, News

KwaZulu-Natal based electronics contract manufacturer, Production Logix, is broadening its scope and sharpening its focus as it expands its footprint across South Africa and into southern Africa. As part ...
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Single-cell battery charger
iCorp Technologies, Power Electronics / Power Management

The SGM41511 is a battery charger and system power path management device with integrated converter and power switches for use with single-cell Li-ion or Li-polymer batteries. This highly integrated 3 A ...
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The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to Process Validation
Quamba Technologies, Technical Literature

Given the current trends toward smart infrastructures, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and connected and electric vehicles, electronic circuit boards are deployed into humid and potentially corrosive ...
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LoRa module for numerous use case
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The RAK4270 LoRa module from RAKwireless includes an STM32L071 microcontroller and an SX1262 LoRa chip, which supports eight spreading factors (SF5 - SF12) and signal bandwidth that can be adjusted between ...
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Ultra-low-power GNSS platform
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

u-blox has announced the u-blox M10, its latest highly integrated GNSS (global navigation satellite system) platform for ultra-low-power, high-performance positioning applications such as sport watches ...
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Li-MnO2 and Li-ion batteries
Surn Technologies, Power Electronics / Power Management

COROS Battery, which is located in Korea, has launched new 3,6 V Li-SOCl2 (lithium thionyl chloride) and 3,0 V Li-MnO2 (lithium manganese) batteries. The company’s key members have extensive experience ...
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Locally designed gang battery charger
Seven Labs Technology, Power Electronics / Power Management

Made by Seven Labs Technology, the JuiceBar has 10 individually configurable chargers, each of which can be configured to charge the battery with a charge current of up to 2 A. What really makes the JuiceBar ...
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Regenerative power system integrating two instruments
Conical Technologies, Power Electronics / Power Management

The IT-M3600 regenerative power system from ITECH integrates two instruments in one, those being a bidirectional power supply and a regenerative electronic load. When used as a load, its energy recovery ...
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New precision RF products from Samtec
Spectrum Concepts, Interconnection

In the build-up to this year’s IMS Microwave Week in June, Samtec’s Danny Boesing shared some of the new and upcoming products from the company’s stable of precision RF and millimetre-wave products. (Note: ...
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