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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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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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Personality profile: Dereck Styane
25 November 2020, Phoenix Contact, News
“We do try and develop people and promote them from within the company, so I savour people’s personal growth that I’ve overseen.”

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Products of the Year 2020
25 November 2020, News
A selection of some of the best products to hit the South African electronic engineering market this year.

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Why you don’t take ‘touch’ for granted
30 September 2020
The key criteria for choosing the right sensor control IC          Touch has become an incredibly intuitive way for people to interact with high-tech devices. In just a few short years after the first ...

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Ask your PCB supplier about reliability, not just capability
28 October 2020, Elmatica, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
Make sure to discuss combinations and how your solution affects risk of failure with the multiple heat cycles required to assemble the product, and the risk of failure in the final application.

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How you can help your EMS partner
28 October 2020, Jemstech, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
If you want a good quality, reasonably priced product in a quick turnaround time, always communicate your assembly requirements effectively with your EMS partner.

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Practical experience with PCB robotic soldering processes
28 October 2020, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
Over the past few years there has been a lot of discussion over the need for higher temperature materials and expanding the use and knowledge of high temperature assembly techniques.

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TRX welcomes Hannes Taute as new MD
28 October 2020, TRX Electronics, News
We delve into his background, what his plans for TRX Electronics are, and how he envisions what the future of the local electronics industry will look like.

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Personality profile: Hosia Matlou
28 October 2020
“To make a success in the very niche electronics manufacturing market, I believe it’s important to have experience in both engineering and business management.”

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Stability in turbulent times
28 October 2020, Omnigo
Omnigo’s Pieter de Nysschen discusses the importance of staying positive and motivated during these hard times when the whole world seems to have been turned upside down.

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Women taking the lead in engineering
31 August 2020, News
Alaris Antennas is an engineering company specialising in the design and production of (often) customised antennas for electronic warfare. This is not an industry that typically attracts women to steer ...

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Smoke detection matters
30 September 2020, Altron Arrow, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI
Smoke detection regulations are critically important when the value proposition is as basic as human life itself.

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Personality profile: Mervyn Stocks
30 September 2020, Denver Technical Products
Mervyn Stocks, the founder and MD of Denver Technical Products, started his career as a learner technician, worked at some well-known companies in the industry before setting out on his own.

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Forbatt SA invests in South Africa
30 September 2020, Forbatt SA, News
Forbatt SA is set to offer an improved service to the industry by making sure it has the products and solutions the industry needs, as well as a new showroom.

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