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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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Continued success for Zetech’s stencils division
30 April 2019, Zetech, News, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
Best known for supplying SMT (surface mount technology) equipment and consumables for printed circuit board assembly for 33 years, Zetech is enjoying success with its more recently established stencils ...

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Avnet hosts another successful technical seminar
27 March 2019, Avnet South Africa, News
The event gave delegates the opportunity to learn about some of the latest technologies available from Avnet and its suppliers, and to network with representatives of the company and with each other.

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Load shedding’s toll on electronics manufacturing
27 March 2019, Technews Publishing, Barracuda Holdings, Phahama Systems Development, TraX Interconnect, Production Logix, News
Dataweek asked some of the local players how the week or so of load shedding in February this year affected them, as well as their forecasts for the future.

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How to analyse blind via hole failures
27 March 2019, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
It has become common practice to use blind, filled and stacked vias in many portable electronics products. Experience has shown that this method of interconnection is reliable, provided the fabrication process is well defined and controlled.

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PCB microsectioning – paying attention to detail
27 March 2019, Cirtech Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services
In our high-tech world, it’s easy to overlook the importance of the humble printed circuit board (PCB). Buried in each electronic gadget or appliance there’s always at least one PCB and each one has ...

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Sharing the power of digital twinning
27 February 2019, News
As organisations strive for digital transformation, a digital twin can present a virtual model of a process, product or service, with numerous roles being covered.

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Harvesting kinetic energy to power smart objects
27 February 2019, Avnet South Africa, Power Electronics / Power Management
As the world becomes increasingly smart and connected, batteries are not always the right choice in some of the emerging use cases.

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Identifying and remedying lead-acid battery failures
27 February 2019, Forbatt SA, Power Electronics / Power Management
Proper management and regular maintenance can extend the life of a battery, but what are the possible causes of failure and what should be done if a battery fails?

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Pros and cons of popular battery cell formats
27 February 2019, Uniross Batteries, Power Electronics / Power Management
Flat-cell designs are getting price competitive and battery experts predict a shift towards these cell formats, especially if the same performance criteria of the cylindrical cell can be met.

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How a global parcel tracker was brought to life in just three years
30 January 2019, Avnet South Africa, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
It took Avnet less than 1000 days to take Hanhaa’s concept, prototype it, refine it and get the first 20 000 units manufactured.

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Wireless charging set to pull the plug on wired technology
30 January 2019, TRX Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT, Power Electronics / Power Management
The technology will fully deliver on its promise when people can go about their everyday lives without ever worrying about carrying cables or power banks along with them.

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Overcoming the challenges of implementing IIoT technology
30 January 2019, Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
The fundamental technologies that will form the basis of IIoT implementations are connectivity, sensors and actuators.

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Where to for the SA electronics industry in 2019?
14 November 2018, News
There will be new challenges and opportunities, and this is what engineers thrive on, is it not?

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Optical networking and sensing with POF
14 November 2018, TRX Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
POF is bringing the advantages of optical networking to communication and optical sensing applications that cannot be satisfied using copper cable, wireless or glass fibre.

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