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SoCs and software for smart home and IIoT
Silicon Labs introduced the newest generation of its Wireless Gecko platform, Series 2. Building on the RF and multiprotocol capabilities of the Wireless Gecko portfolio, the initial Series 2 products ...

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External bracket-mount NFC antenna
The Radius NFR.03 antenna from Taoglas is an external bracket-mount NFC (near field communication) antenna for use with NFC readers, enabling a device to execute point-to-point data transmission without ...

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Tiny signal transformers for LAN interfaces
Würth Elektronik is expanding its extensive range of signal transformers. The new series of WE-STST (Super Tiny Signal Transformer) devices for LAN interfaces features a maximum component height of just ...

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Additional renewable energy development zones proposed
News

The second phase of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy in South Africa proposes three additional Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs) for wind ...
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Clearing the Static:Topic 9: Time to audit your ESD environment
Actum Electronics, News

Now that we are nearing the end of the year, it is a good time to audit your existing static control products and procedures. The first line of defence should be your antistatic floor, since this is the ...
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Wi-Fi 6 front end module
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The QPF4230 from Qorvo is an integrated front end module (FEM) designed for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) systems. It integrates a 2,4 GHz power amplifier (PA), regulator, single-pole three-throw switch (SP3T), ...
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28 V low-dropout regulator
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

STMicroelectronics’ ST730 is a 28 V, 300 mA LDO (low-dropout) regulator, designed to be used in several medium-voltage applications. Ultra-low quiescent current of 5 μA makes it suitable for applications ...
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Neuromorphic memory solution for AI
Altron Arrow, DSP, Micros & Memory

As artificial intelligence (AI) processing moves from the cloud to the edge of the network, battery powered and deeply embedded devices are challenged to perform AI functions – like computer vision and ...
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New edition of Altium Designer announced
EDA Technologies, Design Automation

Altium recently announced the newest version of Altium Designer, a complete software environment for the design and realisation of printed circuit boards (PCB). The latest release, Altium Designer 20, ...
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Safe, real-time automotive MCUs
EBV Electrolink, DSP, Micros & Memory

STMicroelectronics advanced safer, smarter automotive electronics and domain controllers with the introduction of its Stellar automotive microcontroller (MCU) family. The Stellar MCUs support next-generation ...
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Buck converter with lowest quiescent current
Avnet South Africa, Power Electronics / Power Management

Texas Instruments introduced an ultra-low-power switching regulator with what it claimed as the industry’s lowest operating quiescent current (IQ) at 60 nA. The TPS62840 synchronous step-down converter ...
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Boom, doom and gloom, or something completely different?
Technews Publishing, News, Editor's Choice

As the end of 2019 looms, it’s time to look ahead to what next year might have in store, and reflect on the year gone by. And what a year it’s been.
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SmartServer IoT by Adesto
Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Adesto Technologies announced general availability of its next-generation edge server for building automation and industrial IoT applications. SmartServer IoT is the industry’s first truly open, full-featured ...
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3 kW buck-boost converter
Brabek, Power Electronics / Power Management

The recently introduced Recom RBBA3000 buck-boost, non-isolated DC-DC converter features a maximum 3 kW output power rating in an industry standard half-brick baseplate-cooled package. Input range is ...
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BLE module featuring direction finding
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

u-blox has built its new NINA B4 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module series upon Nordic Semiconductor’s recently announced nRF52833 chip. The module enables a number of Bluetooth features including Bluetooth ...
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40 Watt DC-DC converters for industrial use
Conical Technologies, Power Electronics / Power Management

Traco Power announced the release of its new TEN 40WEI range of industrial converters. Due to a new design approach, it offers a cost-efficient solution with no concession on quality or reliability as ...
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Waterproof Micro USB connector
Electrocomp, Interconnection

As part of a new product line from GCT, the aquanex waterproof range brings together high-performance USB connectors with IP67 rated sealing. The first connector launched from the aquanex range, the USB3500, ...
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LTE beam-steering antenna
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Taoglas has developed an LTE beam-steering antenna system that is capable of dynamically adapting its antenna radiation patterns in real time to extend coverage in areas of low signal quality. The Shift ...
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Absolute pressure sensor
Würth Elektronik eiSos, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Würth Elektronik has developed a very compact MEMS-based (micro electro-mechanical system) absolute pressure sensor: the 2,0 x 2,0 x 0,8 mm sized WSEN-PADS measures pressure in the range between 26 and ...
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MPU for embedded AI solutions
Hi-Q Electronics, DSP, Micros & Memory

Renesas Electronics expanded its range of embedded artificial intelligence (e-AI) solutions for incorporating AI into embedded systems by bringing intelligence to endpoints. Its RZ/A2M microprocessor ...
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Actum Group remains resilient and optimistic for 2020
Actum Electronics, News

Running a profitable business in South Africa is not for the fainthearted. With the national treasury downgrading this year’s growth forecast from 1,5% to 0,5%, and state-owned entities like Eskom negotiating ...
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