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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
NB-IoT’s place in the South African LPWAN picture 14 November 2018, Quectel Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT At the start of 2018, there was much talk on the NB-IoT side but little design activity, however in the third quarter of this year we are seeing greater interest in the base line solution.
Top 10 development boards of 2018 10 October 2018, Altron Arrow, Computer/Embedded Technology In order to support the most innovative year yet in 2018, Altron Arrow presents its top 10 recommended development boards and kits.
EMS trends in 2018 and beyond 10 October 2018, Omnigo, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services The first nine months of the year have passed and it has become more apparent that Industry 4.0 and automation have been the leading trends so far.
Beat the exchange rate blues with local manufacturing 10 October 2018, Otto Wireless, Interconnection It is not uncommon for companies to be attracted to the relatively low cost of imported, complete cable assemblies, but how does this hold up against a weakening Rand?
Consider renting versus buying test equipment 10 October 2018, Coral-i Solutions , Test & Measurement Coral-i Solutions weighs the benefits of renting versus buying, and the equipment available within the company’s rental pool.
The future of energy-harvesting IoT applications 10 October 2018, News Energy harvesting offers significant advantages to the development and improvement of the Internet of Things (IoT). It is a critical component for creating an enhanced class of autonomous and mobile applications ...
How to make sure your designs are properly grounded 10 October 2018, EDA Technologies, Design Automation In the fields of electrical and electronic engineering the word ground is used to describe parts of systems or PCBs (printed circuit boards). The reason for using this word is to denote some part of a ...
A guide to manual cleaning of PCB assemblies 10 October 2018, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services Manual cleaning of soldering residues can be inconsistent across the industry. After rework or second-stage assembly, manual cleaning is difficult to guarantee that all residues have been removed and ...