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Only Connect: Soldering Terminology Guide

Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.

If you want to pick up the lingo of the soldering community and impress your colleagues by throwing in a couple…

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Dyson creates new electronics development centre

In Dyson is on fast electronics trajectory, Richard Wilson interviews Claudio Zizzo, global head of electronics at Dyson, about the launch of the Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner.

The interview centres on on how electronics hardware and software design has become an important element in product development at Dyson…

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Giving your Raspberry PI a boost for home automation

Time for another Gadget Master competition. It’s well overdue!

The Raspberry Pi always proves popular, so how about a chance to get your hands on a PiFace Relay+ and PiFace MotorControl Extra. We have fifty of these pairs of kit to give away, in association with Farnell element14.

Enter…

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Guest Post: Optimism for securing quality US software patents

Andrew Thompson, of Withers & Rogers, finds optimism for those pursuing patent protection for software-related innovation in the US. New guidance, he says, could encourage investment and innovation in the technology sector.

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released its Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility…

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Only Connect: A guide to common Coax connector types

Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.

Many people find Coax connectors confusing – with so many different types it’s hard to know what they all look like…

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What caught your eye this week?

The Electronics Weekly team share their picks of the week, in terms of announcements, developments, product releases, quotes or anything else in the wider world that caught their eye in the last seven days…

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Guest Post: The engineering skills shortage

Rob Phillips, managing director of Accutronics, gives his thoughts on a report published by Cranfield University in partnership with the Higher Education Academy.

The engineering skills-shortage debate has been raised again as the result of a recent report published by Cranfield University in partnership with the Higher Education Academy…

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Top Ten mobile devices visiting Electronics Weekly

Mobile devices are a significant and growing source of traffic for websites these days, of course, and Electronics Weekly is no exception.

I thought it might be interesting to share the top ten mobile platforms recorded for visits in the month of December, according to Google Analytics’ best measurement.

Apple…

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