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STM32CubeMonitor for runtime variable monitoring
The STM32CubeMonitor family of tools helps to fine-tune and diagnose STM32 applications at runtime by reading and visualising their variables in real time. In addition to specialised versions (power, ...

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BTU supports Hermes standard
BTU International announced that it now supports the Hermes standard, officially referred to as IPC-HERMES-9852. Hermes links individual machines together with a direct form of horizontal communication. The ...

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Tip-heater cartridge soldering iron
PACE Worldwide’s new TD-100A ergonomic soldering iron maintains the comfort and feel of the original TD-100 handpiece yet contains many enhancements. The TD-100A’s Cool Touch design features all-aluminium ...

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Latest articles

From the editor's desk: Yes, it’s that thing everyone’s talking about
Technews Publishing, News

Call me a pessimist, but I’m absolutely, 100% certain that I’m going to catch COVID-19 (or the ‘novel coronavirus’ if you prefer to call it that) – if I haven’t done so already. At least the mortality ...
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Electronics news digest
News

Overseas    Business • ams reported record revenues and results for full year 2019, with revenues up 32% year-on-year, and fourth quarter revenues exceeding expectations with strong adjusted operating ...
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Testerion to represent ITW EAE in SA
Testerion, News

ITW EAE announced a new extended partnership agreement with Testerion South Africa to represent and distribute all ITW EAE equipment including MPM printers, Camalot dispensers, Electrovert soldering systems, ...
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IPC revises five standards
News

IPC announced the release of five newly revised standards covering several areas of the supply chain:       · IPC/WHMA-A-620D, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. · IPC-2223E, ...
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Antenna switch with receive limiter
RFiber Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The MASW-010370, made by Macom Technology Solutions, is a fully integrated 10 W PIN diode antenna switch assembled in a lead-free 3 mm 16-lead PQFN plastic package. This module is designed to handle 10 W ...
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Thick film resistors with wide terminals
TRX Electronics, Passive Components

High reliability and enhanced terminal strength are essential in power designs. KOA’s wide-terminal resistors offer several advantages compared to standard footprints. The 0612 chip size allows a 6 times ...
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Drivers for 3-phase BLDC motors
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

STMicroelectronics’ STSPIN drivers for 3-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motors includes power drivers in a 3-phase bridge configuration and integrated solutions with built-in decoding logic for Hall-effect ...
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Robotics and coding essential for SA youth
RS Components (SA), News

To many, robotic and computer coding are reserved for techies, geeks and sci-fi movies. Nowadays these terms are fast becoming the norm in society and households alike. There is no denying the fact that ...
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CSI’s impact on 4IR
News

With enormous potential to better human lives, the dawn of the connected technological age has placed telecommunications companies at the foreground of advancement of society. The onus is on companies ...
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Synchronous step-down silent switcher
Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management

Analog Devices’ LT8653S is a dual-channel, 2 A, synchronous step-down regulator with a 3 V to 42 V input voltage range. Silent Switcher 2 technology enables the LT8653S to simultaneously operate at high ...
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Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy module
Avnet South Africa, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

An output power of up to +8 dBm and the high sensitivity of the nRF52840, in combination with the LE coded PHY, make the module very attractive for applications that require a long range. The Bluetooth ...
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Wi-Fi 6 modules in automotive grade
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

u-blox has announced the JODY W3 series, multiradio modules featuring Wi-Fi 6 with 2 x 2 MIMO and dual mode Bluetooth 5.1. Supporting the latest IEEE 802.11ax standard, also known as Wi-Fi 6, JODY W3 ...
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Modular DIN rail enclosure range
Vepac Electronics, Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products

The CNMB range of DIN rail enclosures from CamdenBoss provides a diverse selection of modular housings which are available in eight set lengths, optimised for a wide range of electrical and electronics ...
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Embedded IoT solutions for rapid prototyping
Avnet South Africa, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Due to the fragmented nature of the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace, increasing project complexity and costs, today’s developers face more challenges in design decisions than ever before. These challenges ...
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5G NR antenna subsystem
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Taoglas and MixComm announced a technology partnership and their co-development of a 5G new radio (NR) mmWave smart antenna subsystem covering the 26,5-29,5 GHz band. The new mmWave antenna subsystem ...
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Silicone heat transfer compound
Vepac Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Electrolube’s HTSP provides enhanced thermal conductivity together with the very wide temperature range obtained by using silicone-based oils. Available in 50 ml tubes for easy application, it is a modified ...
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Ultra-low pressure sensor
Electrocomp, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Bourns’ Sensors & Controls product line is introducing a new series of pressure sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. The Model BPS125 is 3,3 V capable and is calibrated for ...
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Power supply in 3U VPX format
Conical Technologies, Power Electronics / Power Management

SynQor announced its new universal 85 to 264 Vrms a.c. input VPX power supply with long holdup capabilities, compliant to MIL-STD-704F for critical military, aerospace and shipboard applications. This ...
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