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ICASA doles out provisional RF spectrum

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has concluded its analysis of applications for provisional assignment of radio frequency spectrum under the new ICT Covid-19 National State ...
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Cable management the Samtec Flyover way
Spectrum Concepts, Multimedia, Videos

Using twinax cable with ultra-low skew to route signals over a board is a key performance enabler as signal reach and integrity needs continue to become ever more important in high-speed applications. ...
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Signal chain implementation for condition monitoring systems
Altron Arrow, Editor's Choice, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Like all system designs, there are many choices to be made when it comes to designing a condition monitoring system, each of which comes with various trade-offs and can drastically alter the DAQ signal chain design.
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Clearing the Static: ESD training and compliance in the workplace
Actum Group, Circuit & System Protection

ESD (electrostatic discharge) can change the electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device by degrading or destroying it entirely. ESD can potentially damage electronic systems, causing equipment ...
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eBook explores surge protection design challenges
TRX Electronics, Technical Literature

Mouser has joined forces with Bourns as the title sponsor of a new eBook titled ‘How to choose the right surge protection technology’.
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Warehouse staging area capacity solution
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Taoglas, better known for its antennas, has furthered its drive to be an enabler of digital transformation through IoT with its new Taoglas EDGE Vision technology, which aims to streamline processes for ...
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Electronics News Digest

South Africa Altron Arrow has signed a partnership to distribute Teltonika Networks’ products in sub-Saharan Africa. This will help Altron Arrow to bring an even wider range of professional network connectivity ...
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Company profile: Hiconnex
Hiconnex, News

Hiconnex offers after-sales, design and technical support, backed by a deep understanding that the difference between winning and losing business lies in putting customers’ needs first.
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Host of updates rolled out to Samtec’s website
Spectrum Concepts, Interconnection

Samtec added a slew of updates and new features to its website ( in October, as several projects wrapped up and were pushed live to the site. These included a new design for its ‘tech specs’ ...
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Ruggedised precision VNA test cables
Hiconnex, Interconnection

The TestPro VNA series provides customers with a reliable, ruggedised solution for lab and production vector network analyser (VNA) testing. With options for 50 GHz and 67 GHz, these cables offer cost-leading ...
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Ultra-miniature coaxial connectors
Otto Marketing, Interconnection

Hirose Electric has released its X.FL coaxial wire-to-board and board-to-board series. The ultra-miniature wire-to-board versions offer a low profile of 0,94 mm combined with high performance to meet ...
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200 MHz MCUs backed by TrustZone security
Hi-Q Electronics, DSP, Micros & Memory

Renesas Electronics now offers a 200 MHz RA6E1 microcontroller (MCU) which uses a high-performance Arm Cortex M33 core and TrustZone. The device is built on a highly efficient 40 nm process and supported ...
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World-first demo of wireless-powered 5G base station
Editor's Choice, News

Ericsson and PowerLight Technologies are exploring the possibility of delivering safe wireless power-beaming capabilities to enable cleaner and more sustainable operations for mobile networks.
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Adaptor sleeves for heavy-duty connectors
Phoenix Contact, Interconnection

HC-CES adaptor sleeves from Phoenix Contact enable the easy and time-saving connection of a large range of conductors in the company’s Heavycon heavy-duty connector series. The new adaptors replace ...
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Modular, portable 5G RF spectrum analyser
Test & Measurement

EXFO recently introduced the 5GPro spectrum analyser, representing what it claims is the only modular, field-focused RF testing solution providing accurate visibility into 4G/LTE and 5G NR environments ...
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Tiny Bluetooth module fit for industrial applications
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The newly released ANNA-B4 is u-blox’ smallest Bluetooth module to date, packed with features tailored to the needs of industrial applications. This comes at a time when smart factories have matured from ...
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Multi-mode LTE Cat. 4 module
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The SC200R-EM is a new-generation multi-mode LTE Cat. 4 smart module measuring 40,5 mm × 40,5 mm × 2,8 mm with built-in Android OS, based on Qualcomm’s ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit quad-core processor and built-in ...
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Configurable dual IO-Link and SIO transceiver
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

STMicroelectronics is bringing extra flexibility to IO-Link connections with the L6364 transceiver, which features dual communication channels that allow configurable output doubling for extra drive strength, ...
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