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      Obituary: George English, an electronics industry stalwart, 1935-2020 (18/07/2020)

      The Leadership Group of electronics industry trade association, the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) was saddened to learn of the death of George English, founder of G. English Electronics Ltd. (GELEC). George died in the ‘Hospice in the Weald’ (Kent) on 1st July 2020, aged 85, after a short illness. George will be sadly missed by his wife, Elizabeth, and children, Susan, David & Tracy, and his six grandchildren.

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      Analog Devices to acquire Maxim Integrated, strengthening its analogue semiconductor leadership (14/07/2020)

      Semiconductor company specialising in data conversion, signal processing & power management, Analog Devices (ADI) has announced that it is to acquire Maxim Integrated Products, which focuses on IC technologies to make systems smaller & smarter, with enhanced security & increased energy efficiency, in an all stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at over $68 billion.

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      EnOcean & Aruba partner to accelerate enabling of smart buildings – wirelessly (08/07/2020)

      Aruba joins EnOcean Alliance, opening new opportunities to rapidly enable 'hyperaware' smart buildings & accurate digital twins – without cabling or batteries. EnOcean adds IoT starter kit to product portfolio, offering a simple solution for testing EnOcean wireless sensors with Aruba Wi-Fi access points.

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      How to COVID-19-proof your electronics design projects (01/07/2020)

      It’s fair to say that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of work will probably never be quite the same again. The coronavirus crisis has brought about challenges for electronics design teams – whether in-house or among partners. And while there are plenty of tools & resources for office workers in terms of remote working, communications & collaboration, what about challenges & solutions more specific to design engineers & electronic product development?...

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      Overcoming implementation challenges in predictive equipment maintenance (01/07/2020)

      As a powerful element within the industrial IoT (Internet of Things), predictive maintenance of industrial assets in the field can help operators of equipment such as such as turbines, refrigerators, machine tools and HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning) to avoid downtime-related losses.

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      HoverGames 2: NXP robotics competition challenges developers to "Help Drones Help Others" (18/06/2020)

      Robotics & coding competition challenges engineers & developers to leverage NXP’s industrial, automotive & IoT portfolio to develop drone/UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or rover small autonomous vehicles for pandemic support.

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      EPDT June 2020 issue (inc. ElectroMech & Comms features + Distribution supplement) now available online (03/06/2020)

      This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Electromechanical & Enclosures technologies and Communications applications, plus EPDT's twice-yearly Electronics Distribution supplement.

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      ecsn Chairman’s intro: Keeping this show on the road (01/06/2020)

      The primary concern for members of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic has been the avoidance of infection for the people they employ, their families & the wider community. Here, ecsn Chairman, Adam Fletcher discusses how the UK electronic components sector has reorganised during the current crisis – and outlines the measures ecsn members have taken to date to “keep the show on the road”...

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      Measuring LoRaWAN capacity in dense urban environments (01/06/2020)

      Much has been written about wide area networks (WANs) relying on wireless technology to transfer data across long distances. However, just how reliable are they in dense urban environments? What packet success rate can be achieved and is interference a problem? Or is gateway density an issue – and what happens when multiple sensors interact with multiple gateways?