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New benchmark in low-cost LTE to be released soon
SIMCom, represented locally by Otto Wireless Solutions, has expanded its family of SIM7600, LTE Cat. 1 devices, and is due to unveil a new flagship product, which is expected to take the 4G market by ...


BAW bandpass filter
The QPQ1905 from Qorvo is a BAW (bulk acoustic wave) bandpass filter with a passband from 2402 to 2427 MHz. It can handle up to 28 dBm of average input power, has an insertion loss of 1,1 dB and provides ...


Antenna for next-gen POS solutions
As the POS (point-of-sale) market readies itself for the adoption of 5G technology, a new family of high-performance, low-cost antenna products is being brought to the market by Otto Wireless Solutions.  ...


Latest articles

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Book on lead-free assembly
Technical Literature

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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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.           ...
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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.”
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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 ...
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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 ...
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New electromagnetic solutions range from Accutronics
Accutronics, News

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, ...
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Energy-friendly PMICs
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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