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Only Connect: IP ratings on Connectors

This week’s blog post is all about IP ratings on Connectors and the differences between the standards.

So what are IP ratings and what do they mean?  Well the simple answer is it is the amount the connector / product can get wet.

For example, if you are designing a…

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16th Silicon Gorge Cup 2015 five-a-side football tournament

One for footie lovers, and we’re not talking jumpers for goal posts. This is is a serious tournament.

The 16th Silicon Gorge Cup 2015 five-a-side football tournament will kick-off on Thursday 2 July 2015 at the Goals Soccer Centre, Brislington, near Bristol.

It’s the biggest…

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Only Connect: IPC Standards and cable lengths

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.

When manufacturing cable assemblies I often see drawings with no specific length tolerance, and – as we all know – with anything made…

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IoT survey – We need your help

We need your help to find out more about the Internet of Things and its exact place in the electronics industry. Please take our Electronics Weekly IoT survey.

It will only take two minutes of your time, as there are just six questions!

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The full list…

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Win an oscilloscope in Electronics Weekly competition

Time for another competition. It’s well overdue!

How about a chance to get your hands on a HMO1002 Digital Oscilloscope. We actually have three of these scopes to give away, in association with Rohde & Schwarz.

And there are 25 Rohde & Schwarz branded power banks mobile phone portable…

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Only Connect: On medical-grade cable

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.

For those of us who are lucky to work in the higher ends of the electronics industry you will know what…

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IET searches for Apprentice and Technician Awards winners

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is looking for entries to find the most gifted apprentices and technicians. The Apprentice and Technician Awards consist of: IET Apprentice of the Year, IET Technician of the Year and IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year.

Now in their third year, the…

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Comment: Streamlining the protection of industrial designs

Streamlined global design rights protection becomes a reality as the US and Japan sign up to the Hague System writes Richard Worthington, patent attorney and head of designs at Withers & Rogers.

A streamlined system for protecting industrial designs globally has been bolstered by the addition of two major markets…

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