The LPWAN state of play in SA 25 August 2021, RF Design, Technews Publishing, Altron Arrow, Otto Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT To help give our readers the low-down on what to be aware of and what to expect for the future, we consulted a few leading minds on the subject to get some of their insights and opinions.
Modern trends are shaping new power connectors 25 August 2021, Interconnection While it may sound counter-intuitive to use smaller connectors, it is possible to obtain a better total current rating with connectors that use a larger number of smaller terminals.
The evolution of heavy-duty connectors 25 August 2021, Phoenix Contact, Interconnection Tomorrow’s smart production demands smart components that can be assembled quickly, easily and economically to create customised solutions that can be delivered from batch sizes of one upwards.
Optical design for ToF depth sensing cameras 25 August 2021, Altron Arrow Optics play a key role in time-of-flight (ToF) depth sensing cameras and the optical design dictates the complexity and feasibility of the final system and its performance.
Microtronix revives mothballed Anyview factory 28 July 2021, Microtronix Manufacturing, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services This state-of-the-art production line is a dual-lane Panasonic line with 16 heads capable of running at well over 1 million placements a day.
Component shortages persist, but hope is in sight 28 July 2021, Microtronix Manufacturing, Technews Publishing The worldwide semiconductor shortage will persist through 2021, but is expected to recover to normal levels by the second quarter of 2022.
Thermal profiling is integral to a process in control 28 July 2021, Electronic Industry Supplies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services Analysing and recording the thermal process through thermal profiling is essential to a well-documented operation in control.
Personality profile: Derick Smalberger 28 July 2021, News I was born in 1963 in the Johannesburg suburb of Orlando. My father, who was working at the nearby Orlando power station as an operator, bought a truck two years later and started a transport business. ...
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...