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Choosing the right approach for power supply selection and design
23 June 2021, Power Electronics / Power Management
Close analysis of the requirements will reveal which point along the curve, from fully off-the-shelf to fully custom, best meets the needs of the application.

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Electronics light the road ahead for the agriculture sector
23 June 2021, Technews Publishing, Opto-Electronics
Many horticultural installations are now moving away from traditional sources to LEDs, not only due to their high efficacy but because one can dynamically change the spectrum of the same luminaire without swapping the lamp source.

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Intel Agilex FPGAs deliver flexibility and agility for the data-centric world
26 May 2021, Altron Arrow, Programmable Logic
The Agilex FPGA fabric and innovative chiplet architecture delivers an extensible FPGA platform that scales across a wide range of device densities and brings key features and benefits to the table.

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Preparing for a 5G world
26 May 2021
The 5G network will be able to slice flexibly parallel connections, sized to best fit the level of service users request, and offer the best cost/performance compromise.

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Reliable grounding methods for high-voltage power supplies
26 May 2021, Vepac Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management
Proper ground connections between a power supply, AC mains input and the application’s load are essential for stable, reliable operation, but for HV (high voltage) supplies this is even more crucial. ...

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From the editor’s desk: The continued relevance of Moore’s Law in the IoT age
26 May 2021, Technews Publishing, News
The end of Moore’s Law (which famously posits that the number of transistors in a dense IC doubles about every two years, assuming an optimal price/performance ratio) has repeatedly been predicted, yet ...

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Personality profile: Tau Ndhleleni
23 June 2021, News
Being competitive in the industry is something that every company will need to focus on. This can be done in a variety of ways, with one trend pointing toward the supply chain as more businesses aim to avoid constant price reduction.

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The dangers of gut-feel engineering
23 June 2021, Spectrum Concepts, News
The human brain is very good at understanding the world around us. An everyday example can be found when driving a car. An experienced driver will be able to judge how large their car is and how close ...

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Designing better comms systems, from factories to operating rooms
23 June 2021, Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
At the base of Industry 4.0 is reliable communications infrastructure. This infrastructure enables decision makers to extract data from machines, field devices and factories. Ensuring reliability in ...

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From the editor's desk: All fall down
23 June 2021, Technews Publishing, News
The Internet of Things (IoT) can help mitigate the consequences of load shedding, but paradoxically it could also be one of the biggest victims of the knock-on effects.

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How do fusion splicers work?
26 February 2021, Lambda Test
Fibre-optic fusion splicers are highly accurate machines which are able to automatically align and join fibre-optic cores with sub-micron accuracy.

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The current state of GaN use for RF technology
26 February 2021, RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Challenges for predicting the growth and penetration of GaN technology in certain markets come from the extent of the research and development being invested in.

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Modern LIDAR systems promise sensing for every industry
26 February 2021, Altron Arrow, Opto-Electronics
As is always the case in human endeavours, it is impossible to know exactly what creative and useful ways people will come up with to use technology such as LIDAR.

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Personality profile: Bossie Coetzer
26 February 2021, Rugged Interconnect Technologies, News
“Understanding product knowledge is power. I started reading any magazine that was available with articles discussing embedded products, including microprocessor technologies and bus architectures.”

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From the editor’s desk: We’re still just circling the problem of e-waste
28 April 2021, Technews Publishing, News
Until we have many more recycling points and, ideally, weekly pickups like we do with paper recycling, most South Africans are probably just not going to bother.

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Personality profile: Renato Martins
28 April 2021, Altron Arrow
“Spending more locally will create jobs, which in turn will have more people paying taxes, which in turn will create more opportunities.”

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Preparing IoT designers for next-generation cyberattacks
28 April 2021, NuVision Electronics
Even with some of the ambiguity in requirements, protection profiles and certifications, it is clear that IoT security is no longer a ‘nice to have’.

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What is device management and why should you care?
25 November 2020, Trinity IoT, 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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The A to Z of A2B applications
25 November 2020, Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
An A2B device’s support for up to 32 channels of downstream audio and upstream audio on the network facilitate the distribution of multiple channels of different audio content within a single system.

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What makes good connector design?
25 November 2020, IPD Electronics, Interconnection
It’s important to remember that your connector may have physical design constraints like a minimum wire gauge or number of contacts, so it’s vital to consult with your connector supplier early in the process.

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