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Tech Articles

Going the extra mile for the medical market

Jul 21, 2015

By Phil Gee, Director, Corporate OEM/CEM at Farnell element14   Integrity is key in the medical industry when it comes to electronics components distribution.  Organisations in the medical market demand franchised distributors, direct buying and full traceability.  Therefore, anticipating and responding to this complex market with a comprehensive suite of solutions is critical to success.
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IoT Global Cellular Networks – one step closer to 5G

Jul 14, 2015

Guillaume Crinon – Business Development Manager, AVNET MEMEC   What if the IoT big numbers were not too far-fetched? What if expanding the market of the connectable “things” was simply crunching the cost of connecting them? What if we had the technology and business-model available? What if IoT Telecom Operators were already offering new global
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User acceptance of the smart home

Jul 8, 2015

Global business communities have set energy efficiency as one of their major goals and building automation is a key factor in the drive for more sustainable energy use. Numerous related products and solutions already exist on the market, increasingly also for the smart home. However, although these solutions achieve enormous savings of up to 30 percent,
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Five key questions to ask your rental provider

Jun 9, 2015

George Acris Director of Marketing, Europe, Microlease   One of the great advantages of renting a test instrument is that you benefit from the rental company’s expertise and market knowledge. A good rental company will hold in stock a very wide portfolio of instruments from all of the leading manufacturers, and in dialogue with them
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Addressing Reliability Issues in QR Induction Cookers

May 26, 2015

By Dominic Li, Senior Application Engineer at ON Semiconductor   Induction cooker units are growing in popularity all the time. They offer a far more efficient method by which to cook food products – with approximately twice as much converted heat being delivered to food in a pan compared to cooking via gas. Induction based
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NFV Technology and the Transformation of Network Architectures

May 19, 2015

Glenn Seiler, VP, Networking Solutions, Wind River   Explosive growth in data traffic driven by the demand for video, the increasing use of mobile devices and cloud-based services is overwhelming the capabilities of today’s networks. The challenges for service providers are to handle this massively increased demand for bandwidth while also reducing capital and operating
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An introduction to ionizer and ozonizer modules for electronics engineers

May 5, 2015

By Michio Miyazaki, senior product engineer, Murata Manufacturing Company   Mention ozone in a conversation and one might reasonably assume you are referring to the delicate state of the Earth’s ozone layer. However, extremely small amounts of ozone are usefully employed to reduce the spread and removal of germs and to eliminate odours in a
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Efficiency Clarifications By Jonathan Wilkins, marketing manager of European Automation

Apr 14, 2015

There is some debate as to who originally invented the incandescent light bulb. Some say Thomas Edison whilst others say Sir Joseph Swan. There are also those who claim both of these great minds were merely tweaking existing devices. What is certain is that the incandescent light bulb is going the way of anyone that
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FPGAs Help Characterize Massive-MIMO Channels

Apr 7, 2015

Multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) is a wireless communications technique that leverages multiple antennas at infrastructure nodes, like basestations and access points, to serve many clients simultaneously. MU-MIMO is an integral part of upcoming wireless standards and is expected to deliver significant improvements in the performance of busy networks. Article by Patrick Murphy, President Mango Communications,,
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Industrial displays on the cusp of a revolution – David Potts, Divisional Marketing Manager, Anglia Components Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

We are surrounded by LCD displays. There are large ones in public places with advertising and other information. Smaller ones grace the front panels of almost all the electronics we use personally and for work. Further screens entertain and inform us at home, provide the interfaces to our PCs etc. LCD Limitations LCD is so
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