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Raspberry Pi 5 announced
25 October 2023, RS South Africa, DSP, Micros & Memory
The R-Pi 5 comes with new features and is over twice as fast as its predecessor, the R-Pi 4, thanks to an upgrade to the main processor.

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Dead-reckoning GNSS module
25 October 2023, Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
STMicroelectronics’ Teseo-VIC3D module is an easy-to-use dead-reckoning global navigation satellite system (GNSS) standalone module, embedding TeseoIII single-die standalone positioning receiver IC.

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Quantum leap in battery technology
25 October 2023, Power Electronics / Power Management
A German start-up has developed a solid-state battery ready for series production with outstanding properties: no cobalt, ten times longer service life, and non-flammable electrolyte.

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Simplify your USB-C PD design using a standalone controller
25 October 2023, Altron Arrow
USB PD poses new power requirement challenges because of the variety of voltage and current combinations available to supply the wide range of power the USB PD standard must provide.

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Advanced graphite embedding capability for PCB thermal management
25 October 2023, Conical Technologies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
Teledyne Labtech has announced a major new capability, allowing the embedding of layers of synthetic graphite within RF and microwave PCBs. This provides weight savings for applications where size, weight, and power (SWaP) are key.

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The importance of interference hunting in 5G network deployment and operation
27 September 2023, Lambda Test, Test & Measurement
Identifying the source of interference signals within mobile network deployments and operations, and then mitigating or completely removing them, is an expensive and time-consuming task.

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Analogue compute platform to accelerate Edge AI
27 September 2023, Altron Arrow, AI & ML
Microchip has teamed up with Intelligent Hardware Korea to develop an analogue compute platform to accelerate Edge AI/ML inferencing using Microchip’s memBrain non-volatile in-memory compute technology.

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IoT made easy
27 September 2023, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
With its new generation of SIM technology, and collaboration with mainstream carriers worldwide, Links Field Networks offer turnkey connectivity solution to global IoT enterprises.

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Using a voltage converter to improve battery efficiency
27 September 2023, Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management
How to extend the battery life of a device by adding a nanopower converter to an existing system, providing an increase in battery life of up to 20%.

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From the editor's desk: A ray of sunshine
27 September 2023, Technews Publishing
On Monday morning, I was making my way very slowly across town to my office. The drive was – even by Monday morning standards, which is usually busier than other days with everyone trying to get an ...

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Empowering women in the SA tech sector
30 August 2023
In South Africa’s tech industry, significant strides have been made in recent years to drive innovation through diversity. However, the journey towards cultivating a truly inclusive and supportive environment for women is far from complete.

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Where are the youth?
30 August 2023
During the month of July, I attended the excellent KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition in Durban. Walking around the show and chatting to various exhibitors, I was suitably impressed both ...

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Precise non-invasive monitoring of vital signs
30 August 2023, News
Scientists at Sydney Nano and the School of Physics have developed a new photonic radar system that delivers contactless, high-definition detection of vital signs.

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How to multiplex a 1-Wire host into multiple channels
30 August 2023, Altron Arrow, DSP, Micros & Memory
1-Wire networks with many 1-Wire nodes can require dedicated 1-Wire channels. This article discusses a method for using only one 1-Wire host in a network while having numerous 1-Wire channels.

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The switch to 400G Ethernet
30 August 2023, TRX Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
The key drivers behind the adoption of 400G Ethernet will be the demands created by data-intensive applications, such as AI, cloud computing, big data analytics, and high-definition video streaming.

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IEEE 802.11be: What’s the fuss?
30 August 2023, Otto Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
The next amendment to the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard is known as IEEE 802.11be EHT (extremely high throughput), or by its common name, Wi-Fi 7.

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Tracing the development of geolocation
30 August 2023, RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
We have come a long way in the thousands of years since the innovation of physical maps based on surveying, triangulation, cartography, and other methods used to understand location.

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Women in engineering: growth through influence
30 August 2023
Stepping into the footprints of compassion as we celebrate the heroines in engineering who paved the way for growth, upliftment and visionary thinking.

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Mobile devices in hazardous areas
26 July 2023, Extech Safety Systems, Circuit & System Protection
Five areas where the requirements of IS are important and substantial to avoid ignition via mobile devices have been selected, with all references to SANS 60079-11:2012.

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Case study: material handling system
26 July 2023, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
To promise customers short design-to-production cycles with an expansive product mix, material handling was a constant challenge, with parts being difficult to locate.

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