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Locally designed gang battery charger
Made by Seven Labs Technology, the JuiceBar has 10 individually configurable chargers, each of which can be configured to charge the battery with a charge current of up to 2 A. What really makes the JuiceBar ...

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Regenerative power system integrating two instruments
The IT-M3600 regenerative power system from ITECH integrates two instruments in one, those being a bidirectional power supply and a regenerative electronic load. When used as a load, its energy recovery ...

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New precision RF products from Samtec
In the build-up to this year’s IMS Microwave Week in June, Samtec’s Danny Boesing shared some of the new and upcoming products from the company’s stable of precision RF and millimetre-wave products. (Note: ...

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Latest articles

From the editor's desk: Where monsters, viruses and technology meet
Technews Publishing, News

I clearly remember the moment it really sank in that the world as we know it has become almost unrecognisable from a year ago. It would be hard not to remember really, because it happened only two days ...
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Production Logix appoints new business development manager
Production Logix, News

KwaZulu-Natal based electronics contract manufacturer, Production Logix, is broadening its scope and sharpening its focus as it expands its footprint across South Africa and into southern Africa. As part ...
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Battery manufacturer enters South African market
Power Electronics / Power Management

Energon, a leading battery manufacturer based in Russia, has expanded its global presence to include new subsidiaries in Turkey (as the centre of a new cluster for eastern Europe, the Middle East and ...
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Nordic supports development of Amazon Sidewalk devices
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Nordic Semiconductor is cooperating with Amazon to develop Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) solutions for Amazon Sidewalk. Amazon Sidewalk is a neighbourhood network designed to help customer devices ...
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The difference between RF limiters and attenuators
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Both RF limiters and attenuators reduce the power of an RF signal. However, they do so in different ways that are key to understanding their use. These components are often used to protect sensitive RF ...
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Antenna selection and design for small IoT devices
Avnet Abacus, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

IoT devices are typically small and often have a severely limited power budget to operate for long periods from a small energy source such as a primary coin cell. While careful selection of ICs and modules, ...
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Connectivity for IoT devices with SoftSIM platform
Otto Wireless Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

IoT device vendors are facing more and more complex cellular connectivity issues these days. Manufacturing is often outsourced to third-party factories and finished devices are being distributed to many ...
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Antennas from Linx available from RS
RS Components (SA), Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

RS Components is now stocking a comprehensive range of antennas from wireless technology specialist, Linx Technologies. Linx, headquartered in Oregon, USA, produces antennas that enable design engineers ...
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Successful first year for Hensoldt South Africa
News

It has been a year since the establishment of Hensoldt South Africa, and in that time the new company has celebrated numerous achievements in spite of the coronavirus pandemic – from brand building, to ...
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Buy a Fluke, get one free
Comtest, News

Comtest, Fluke’s official South African importer, is offering one free Fluke for every Fluke purchased from any South African-based, authorised Fluke dealer. Fluke is a world leader in the manufacture, ...
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High-reliability power connectors
Hiconnex, Interconnection

Nicomatic’s AMM series of 1,0 millimetre pitch connectors is designed for demanding space-constrained applications in harsh environments such as military, aerospace, and industrial equipment. The connectors ...
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Antenova adds high-performer to its 5G antennas
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Antenova has added a high-performing 5G SMD design to its array of 5G antennas. The brand new Lepida SR4L054 is a wideband antenna in surface-mount form, designed to achieve high efficiency and performance ...
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China launches 6G test satellite
Multimedia, Videos

No sooner has 5G cellular technology started to be rolled out, than China has launched what has been described as “the world’s first 6G satellite” into space to test the technology. With the telecoms ...
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GNSS module with dead reckoning and RTK
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Featuring a concurrent multi-constellation GNSS receiver on dual GNSS bands with an integrated 6-axis sensor, fusion with RTK (real-time kinematics) and dead-reckoning algorithms, Quectel’s LC29D can ...
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3-axis accelerometers with selectable ranges
Altron Arrow, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

The analog output ADXL354 and the digital output ADXL355 are low noise density, low 0 G offset drift, low power, 3-axis accelerometers with selectable measurement ranges. The ADXL354B supports the ±2 G ...
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Double the power output from new Tadiran battery
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

Tadiran has developed the latest in its PulsesPlus HLC battery range, doubling the power output of its previous offering. Recently the company launched the C-type HLC which represented a huge improvement ...
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High power-density TVS diodes
Hi-Q Electronics, Circuit & System Protection

Today’s modern high power-density electronics are more vulnerable to electrical stresses than ever due to component miniaturisation. High-demand, scalable electronics such as smart meters require highly ...
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Battle-tested power and data hubs
Hiconnex, Interconnection

Ruggedised soldier-worn electronics have revolutionised mission effectiveness, but the ongoing evolution of Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) missions, including precision targeting, ground and ...
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