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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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How 5G will influence autonomous driving systems
1 September 2020, Concilium Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Wireless communication technologies like 5G offer three major benefits: safer roads, more efficient traffic routing and more in-vehicle convenience.

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The pivotal role of supercapacitors in powering IoT
30 September 2020, Avnet Abacus, Power Electronics / Power Management
With tens of billions of IoT nodes now in the process of being deployed across the globe, there are concerns about how all this hardware can be powered in a practical and environmentally friendly manner.

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Company profile: Omron Electronics
30 September 2020, Omron Electronics, News
Omron Electronics can trace its history back to 1933 and the company has been represented in South Africa since the 1960s, promoting the vision of Enabling Innovation in Manufacturing through Automation.

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What place is there for electronics in horticulture/agriculture?
29 April 2020, Technews Publishing, OSRAM Opto Semiconductor SA, Altron Arrow
Dataweek takes a look at what place there is for electronics in horticulture and agriculture, what roles they are serving and what their uptake is in the South African market.

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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 Silica, 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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What differentiates EMS companies
EMP 2020 Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook, Omnigo, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
One of the major factors that differentiate electronics manufacturers from each other is the quality of the product that they deliver to the client and the time frame that they deliver the product within.

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How to use spot mask for wave soldering and conformal coating
EMP 2020 Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook, Testerion, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
Mask is applied over the open through-holes on a circuit board in the wave soldering process to make sure they stay open. This is necessary because without mask, any contact area on the bottom of the PCB will be fluxed and subsequently soldered.

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Next-gen UV cure conformal coatings increase performance and speed up production
EMP 2020 Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook, Vepac Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
Electronic circuits are becoming ubiquitous in modern life. Everywhere one looks, more and more processes that were once isolated and manual in nature, are being automated and now connected as the Internet ...

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Implementation of environmentally sound cleaning
EMP 2020 Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook, Quamba Technologies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
The number of cleaning machines to be acquired was estimated based on the substrate surface that would need to be cleaned in the course of one year, adding a safety margin of 30%.

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Process defect guide on QFN/LGA and bottom mounted components
EMP 2020 Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
A guide by Bob Willis of assembly defects that can occur with these components, which should help newcomers and expert users alike.

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Design considerations for powering remote Bluetooth beacons
25 November 2019, Avnet Silica, 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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