binder M12-A connectors combine power, signal contacts

The circular connector specialist binder has announced a new range of overmoulded M12 A-coded connectors, for industrial applications involving constrained spaces. Its hybrid design means the single-cable solution contains both power and signal contacts, highlights the company. Designed specifically for demanding outdoor applications, the connectors protect to IP67 when mated and the operating temperature range ...

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Charcroft extends board after acquisitions

Vicky Mellor has joined Charcroft as a director of Powys distributor and manufacturer Charcroft. “This is an exciting time to join Charcroft Electronics,” said Mellor. “Despite the challenges posed by Covid, Charcroft has continued to flourish. With the recent acquisition of ICW and growing market share in existing sectors, I am looking forward to becoming ...

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TME adds Microchip IoT dev kits

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth IoT modules from Microchip, based on 8- and 16-bit PIC or AVR microcontrollers are available from TME. The distributor offers six modules with smart, connected or secure functionalities implemented using a dedicated microcontroller, comms module or authentication chip. The AVR-based or PCI-based modules have a debugger for use with the IDE for ...

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STMicroelectronics joins Zeta Alliance for access to its LPWAN

STMicroelectronics has joined the Zeta Alliance, which promotes the Zeta low-power wide area network (LPWAN). Zeta is a competitor to LoRa, Sigfox and NB-IoT, and came out of Shanghai-based ZiFiSense. “ST is actively engaged with the industry bodies for all leading LPWAN standards for IoT connectivity and offers a portfolio of solutions,” according to ST. “Zeta ...

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Nitrogen doping helps make a stable anode for sodium ion batteries

Sodium-ion technology would be a cheaper alternative to lithium-ions for batteries, if only its propensity to self-destruct could be tamed. Advances are being made in small steps, the latest of which is an anode material from the Korea Maritime and Ocean University which has kept working through 11,000 charge-discharge cycles at 100A per gram. One ...

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U-blox shrinks cellular plus GNSS module

U-blox has combined LPWA (low-power wide-area) connectivity and GNSS (satellite navigation) into a single 14 x 14 x 1.5mm package – half the size of the company’s functionally-similar Sara-R5 module (16 x 26 x 2.2mm). Called Alex-R5, it is based on u-blox’ secured UBX-R5 LTE-M and NB-IoT, plus its M8 GNSS chip. “By bringing all ...

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Graphcore democratises the datacentre

Graphcore and Cirrascale Cloud Services are harnessing the full power of AI in the cloud with the first publicly available Mk2 IPU-POD scale-out cluster, offering a simple way to add compute capacity on-demand, without the need to own and operate a datacentre. Graphcore recognises that the tremendous opportunity offered by AI brings with it a unique set ...

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SEMI asks US government to align export restrictions with other countries

Ajit Manocha, CEO of SEMI the chip manufacturing equipment trade body, has written to the US Department of Commerce asking that it should agree common rules with the governments of other equipment exporting countries instead of putting unilateral export restrictions on US companies. Manocha said that non-US competitors were tagging their equipment  as “free from ...

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Imperas updates RISC-V verification software

The latest addition to the Imperas RISC-V Verification IP (VIP) software has Floating-Point architectural validation test suites covering the RISC-V Specifications for 32bit Single-Precision (32F), 64bit Single-Precision (64F), and 64bit Double-Precision (64D). These tests extend the current Imperas range of tests for ratified and near-ratified specifications tests. The latest RISC-V verification ‘step-and-compare’ methodology can be ...

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