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Rack-mount Raspberry Pi gets large colour display

Rack-mount Raspberry Pi gets large colour display

Pi-Raq is an open-source 1U rack-mount Raspberry Pi computer with a 1,024x100pixel (10x1in, 250x25mm) LCD occupying much of the front.

The manufacturer is EarthLCD of California, which is using the design to promote its unique long thin LCD – the EarthLCD-10.4-1024100.

To be made…

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Finnish firm makes 3D electronic circuits

Finnish firm makes 3D electronic circuits

A Finnish company which specialises in injection-molded 3D structures is offering a reference designs for its 3D structural electronics circuits.

TactoTek claims that its manufacturing process makes it possible to incorporate electronics into structural plastics, including LEDs for sophisticated lighting, sensors, ICs, and printed touch controls in both rigid…

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Comment: Vodafone de-mystifies IoT

Comment: Vodafone de-mystifies IoT

Many companies are now struggling to understand what exactly is meant by the internet of things and how relevant is it to their businesses. Phil Skipper of Vodafone gives an operator’s view of IoT

The ‘internet of things’ (IoT) is one of the most important trends facing businesses today…

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Perforce Helix version management takes to the cloud Read More
Need four diodes at 225°C?

Need four diodes at 225°C?

Belgium firm Cissoid has released a quad 80V wide temperature range diode package.

Called CHT-ELARA, its isolated diodes operate across -55 to 225°C, handling up to 900mA at the highest temperature.

They come in a hermetic 5×5.5mm TDFP16 ceramic package with a heat slug to achieve 11…

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Unlicensed bands used to meet mobile data demand

Unlicensed bands used to meet mobile data demand

Mobile operators could soon be using unlicensed radio spectrum as a way of dealing with over-capacity on their licensed and expensive networks.

Usage of unlicensed frequency bands is effectively free to operators. Hence the attraction.

There were a number of demonstrations at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week…

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Rohde & Schwarz supports roll-out of ERA-GLONASS

Rohde & Schwarz supports roll-out of ERA-GLONASS

An accident alert system based on the Russian satellite-based positioning system called ERA-GLONASS is being used by car makers in Europe.

The ERA-GLONASS system works much like the European Union’s eCall system. When an accident occurs, the system in the vehicle connects with a public safety…

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MWC: Qi wireless power receiver from IDT

MWC: Qi wireless power receiver from IDT

Integrated Device Technology has introduced a magnetic induction power receiver for the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi charging standard that can be used in an 8W receiver with a 37mm2 footprint.

Called P9027, the magnetic induction receiver offers “80% peak system level efficiency”, said the firm. At the time of…

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Strong start to year for semiconductor sales Read More
FTDI Chip design ecosystem launched

FTDI Chip design ecosystem launched

FTDI Chip technology partner MikroElektronika has released development products to support the FT90X series of 32-bit application-optimized MCUs to enable engineers to harness the full potential of FT90X MCU devices for embedded system designs…

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Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide

Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide

Mobile World Congress
The annual Mobile World Congress highlights the latest trends in mobile technology and services. It runs from 2 – 5 March in Barcelona, this year, and is organised by the GSMA (GSM Association). The congress brings together mobile operators, equipment vendors as well as industry figures, and Electronics…

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