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NVIDIA-powered computing for AI at the edge
The AI revolution is transforming industries, reaching products that are smaller and more affordable than ever before. Many companies have been constrained by the challenges of size, power, and AI compute ...

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Waterproof touchscreen keyboard console
The industrial IP65-rated keyboard console from Digisign features a high-performance fanless processor and a user-friendly IP65 touch monitor, making it a modern solution for industrial automation and ...

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915 MHz radio module
Würth Elektronik’s new Themisto-I radio module features high output power and can attain ranges of up to 10 km. Proprietary network solutions for IIoT/M2M applications can be implemented in a short ...

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Our 5G world in 2025: what to expect, how to make it happen
Lambda Test, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The complexity of 5G exacerbates known challenges and introduces challenges of a different nature to the network lifecycle approach, while the significance of investment and regulation should not be overlooked either.
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Process defect guide on QFN/LGA and bottom mounted components
Editor's Choice, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

A guide by Bob Willis of assembly defects that can occur with these components, which should help newcomers and expert users alike.
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Next-gen UV cure conformal coatings increase performance and speed up production
Vepac Electronics, Editor's Choice, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Electronic circuits are becoming ubiquitous in modern life. Everywhere one looks, more and more processes that were once isolated and manual in nature, are being automated and now connected as the Internet ...
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Actum Group merges its brands under one roof
Actum Electronics, News

Over the years, Actum Group has been built through partnerships, collaborations and acquisitions of leading companies with a long history and rich legacy in the industry. These companies include Actum ...
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Silicon Labs makes µC/ RTOS open source
NuVision Electronics, Computer/Embedded Technology

Silicon Labs has announced a new open-source licensing model for the Micrium µC/ family of RTOS (real-time operating system) components. By adopting permissive licence terms for the µC/ components, the ...
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USB Micro B power adaptors
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

Available in versions for USA, EU and UK, the AA10x-050A series from Phihong offer a 5 V output, barrel or USB Micro B output connector and meets the European Union’s new Ecodesign and the US Department ...
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SAAB Avionics approves Elmatica auditor for PCB subcontractors
Elmatica, News

Expanding on its international relationship with SAAB Avionics, printed circuit board supplier Elmatica’s Jan Pedersen successfully completed the Part 21, Subpart G training, regarding auditing of printed ...
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Thingstream extends LoRaWAN support
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

It is now possible to add LoRaWAN gateways and LoRaWAN devices to Thingstream, giving developers quick, easy on-boarding, and the full power of Thingstream’s MQTT broker, and Data Flow Manager. This new ...
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Wideband GaN power amplifier
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Qorvo introduced what it claims is the world’s highest-performance wideband power amplifier (PA). Designed for electronic warfare, radar and test instrumentation applications, the TGA2962 boasts 10 W ...
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Wi-Fi 6 front-end module
Hi-Q Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Skyworks has introduced the SKY85772-11, a new addition to its family of front-end modules (FEMs) that are designed for growing retail, carrier and enterprise Wi-Fi 6 applications. The 5 GHz FEM offers ...
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Front end module for RF range extension
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The nRF21540 is a ‘plug and play’ range extender offering enhanced link robustness with an integrated power amplifier (PA)/low noise amplifier (LNA) for use in Nordic Semiconductor’s low-power, short-range ...
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FFC/FPC connectors
Otto Marketing, Interconnection

Hirose Electric has introduced the FH67 series of robust, flat flexible cable/flat printed circuit connectors (FFC/FPC). The FH67 series can withstand higher operating temperatures than standard FFC/FPC ...
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Modular board-mounted contacts
TRX Electronics, Interconnection

Bourns modular contacts are off-the-shelf spring interconnect devices offering a low-profile design with proven reliability to 50 000 mated cycles. Presented in the form of 70AA, 70AB, and 70AD male ...
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USB Type-C port protector
Altron Arrow, Circuit & System Protection

Designers can easily migrate small electronic devices from legacy USB Micro-A or Micro-B interconnects to the latest Type-C style with the STMicroelectronics TCPP01-M12 port protector, which satisfies ...
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Company profile: ETION Create
ETION Create, News

ETION Create is an original design manufacturer (ODM) that has been in operation for more than 25 years. Originally known as Parsec, the company was founded in 1993, focusing on the design, development ...
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PCB manufacturing analytics software
ASIC Design Services, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Valor IoT Manufacturing Analytics is an enterprise big-data business intelligence analytics platform designed for capturing, storing and analysing large amounts of manufacturing data. The platform provides ...
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Upgraded flagship selective soldering machine
Quamba Technologies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

With the aim of making the electronics manufacturing production process more efficient and to reduce production costs sustainably, SEHO Systems has completely redesigned its selective soldering flagship, ...
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Conformal coating system
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The Nordson Asymtek Select Coat SL-940 conformal coating system is designed to provide the highest quality and productivity for automated coating processes. The system is available in batch, in-line, ...
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