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Products of the Year 2021
24 November 2021, News
A selection of some of the best products to hit the South African electronic engineering market this year.

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From the editor's desk: Weather forecast – partly sunny, moderately windy, opportunities on horizon
24 November 2021, Technews Publishing, News
Be it wind or solar, new business is on the horizon for the South African manufacturing sector to support REI4P, and new opportunities are in the offing for companies including those in the electronics industry.

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Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink
27 October 2021, Omnigo, CZ Electronics Manufacturing, Deman Manufacturing, Jemstech
In light of the ongoing severe shortage of semiconductors globally, Dataweek asked a few local contract electronics manufacturers to share their experiences, but also for any positive spin they can give to the current state of affairs.

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Thermal management in high-performance RF and microwave PCBs
27 October 2021, Conical Technologies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
One of the many roles that a PCB has to perform is to channel heat from the underside of semiconductor devices through to the chosen heatsinking scheme as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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Omnigo’s TestBench offers a reliable test base to meet a multitude of test requirements
27 October 2021, Omnigo
Ensuring that another product is ready to be part of our technologically driven world, functionally tested in an economical and timely manner.

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Prototype chip decodes any type of data sent across a network
29 September 2021, News
The silicon chip can decode any error-correcting code through the use of a novel algorithm known as Guessing Random Additive Noise Decoding (GRAND).

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Personality profile: Hannes Taute
29 September 2021
"You need to have energy and the right attitude to succeed – electronics distribution is all about building customer relationships and making sure your customers are taken care of."

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Construction of world’s largest radio telescope arrays green-lighted
29 September 2021, News
In addition to delivering exciting and revolutionary science, the construction of the SKA telescopes will produce tangible societal and economic benefits for countries involved in the project.

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A technical overview of three top LPWAN architectures
29 September 2021, Technews Publishing, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Hopefully one day soon, enough broad network rollouts will come online that it will become a simple case of choosing the one that fits your application, and your pocket, just right.

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Wits researchers turn Jozi into live lightning research lab
29 September 2021
The research involves installing a custom-built DEHNdetect lightning current measurement device – intended for measuring lightning currents to wind turbines – on the Sentech Tower in Brixton, Johannesburg.

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Improving precision ADC signal chain design time with CTSDs
29 September 2021, Altron Arrow
Signal conditioning circuits with stringent requirements need to be designed and tailored around specific and individual ADC technologies to ensure that ADC data sheet performance can be achieved.

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Personality profile: Daniel Haywood
25 August 2021
I find pockets of inspiration from the engineers and entrepreneurs that keep their businesses going and work hard to grow their companies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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From the Editor's desk: Sustainability in an unsustainable world
28 July 2021, Technews Publishing, News
It is probably the case that almost every generation of humans has believed it faces ‘unprecedented’ challenges of one kind or another. Partly this can be put down to us having relatively short ‘cultural’ ...

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How to ensure end-to-end security for embedded systems
28 July 2021
In order to provide the level of defence required, design engineers must choose wisely from the wide selection of techniques, protocols and products on offer rather than relying on a single component.

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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.

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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.

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