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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, 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, 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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