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AREI’s plans for 2020
29 January 2020, News
Erich Nast, chairman of AREI, discusses what the association’s plans are to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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Check out Dataweek’s new-look website
29 January 2020, Technews Publishing, News
Our technical design elves have been locked away in our basement for months, improving the visual design and functionality of the Dataweek website.

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V2X: The future of vehicle communications
29 January 2020, Avnet South Africa, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
A recent report by Juniper Research forecasts that more than 62 million vehicles will be capable of vehicle-to-vehicle communication by 2023; up from just over 1,1 million in 2019.

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High-performance IoT SoCs with dual processors
29 January 2020, RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Nordic Semiconductor’s new nRF5340 high-end multiprotocol system-on-chip (SoC) is the first member of its next generation of nRF5 Series SoCs. The nRF5340 builds on Nordic’s proven and globally adopted ...

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Low-noise electronic circuitry enables low-intensity light detection
29 January 2020, Vepac Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management
When it comes to low-intensity light detection, performance requirements often lead to selecting devices with greater sensitivity than common photodiodes or even charge coupled devices (CCDs).

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Design considerations for powering remote Bluetooth beacons
25 November 2019, Avnet South Africa, Power Electronics / Power Management
One of the most exciting low-power wireless technologies to emerge in the last couple of years is Bluetooth beacon technology, which involves placing small electronic beacon devices at points of interest that broadcast packets of information via Bluetooth low energy to the smartphones of passers-by.

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Battery Technologies Conference 2019
25 November 2019, News
Batteries are a critical enabler of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, powering technology in products from laptops and handheld devices to electric vehicles and renewable energy storage.

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Boom, doom and gloom, or something completely different?
25 November 2019, Technews Publishing, News
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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Locally developed electronic circuit builder for students
25 November 2019, K Measure, News
K Measure, creator of the award-winning Seebox engineering education solution, has created a new innovation to enable quick and easy electronic circuit-building. The SeeBlocks electronic circuit creator ...

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AI on a chip
26 June 2019, News
Researchers have created a machine learning library programmed in C that can run on microcontrollers, and on other platforms such as PCs, Raspberry PI and Android.

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Better thermal management enabled by advances in semiconductor packaging
26 June 2019, TRX Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management
Beyond the realm of traditional thermal management solutions, the latest IC packaging technologies are making a significant contribution to satisfying the exacting thermal demands of modern electronic designs.

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Solar-powered bakery developed at UJ
26 June 2019, Power Electronics / Power Management
When used as a tool for community development, the Solar Bread Box becomes a self-sustaining, economy stimulating, job creating and skills development platform.

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How to design AC-DC power supplies for long life
26 June 2019, Accutronics, Power Electronics / Power Management
There are many things that impact the life of a power supply, overstressed components being the main one. All components have a life that is affected by temperature; some components are more strongly ...

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The ultimate wireless mesh for Industrial IoT in SA?
29 May 2019, Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Analog Devices’ SmartMesh could help with predictive maintenance of the largely metal and concrete buildings which include industrial plants, data centres, commercial buildings, bridges and tunnels.

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Passive RFID using UHF delivers long-range benefits in the IoT
29 May 2019, Avnet South Africa, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
In order to support the use of UHF RFID as an IoT solution, a global alliance was formed in 2014 by Google, Intel, Impinj, Smartrac and AIM.

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To ICASA or not to ICASA wireless modules?
29 May 2019, Otto Wireless, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
When selecting a wireless module, purchasing an ICASA approved device or module from the approved supplier is critical.

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Using a COTS-based SDR platform for streamlined 5G development
29 May 2019, Rugged Interconnect Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
The latest SDR products offer solutions with integrated I/O, ARM processors, and large FPGAs that include intellectual property (IP) for accessing, routing and processing digital data.

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Is the supply chain broken?
30 April 2019, Electrocomp, Diel Met Systems, ExecuKit, NuVision Electronics, RF Design, News
The world’s insatiable demand for electronic goods has created a monster: a supply chain that spans the globe and relies on the entirety of our collective knowledge and experience in the pursuit of industry.

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Choosing the right connector for harsh environments
30 April 2019, TRX Electronics, Interconnection
While connectors are sometimes left to last in a system design, they are essential components, and you need to get their selection right.

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Taking control the easy way
30 April 2019, Otto Wireless, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
As a wireless supplier, Otto Wireless Solutions is very often drawn into assisting clients when it comes to integrating our routers into final products. There are a few common questions we get asked, ...

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