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vermason

Workbench

February 17, 2017 16:29

Effective ESD Control in a Service or Repair Centre

The best-equipped service bench in your shop can be a real money-maker when set up properly. It can also be a source of frustration and lost revenue if the threat of ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD) is ignored.

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pevans9463

Internet of Things

February 17, 2017 16:16

Creator at Embedded World

Meet the Creator team at Embedded World next month, we'll be at booth 4-629. You can grab a sneak peek at what we're showing or book a meeting. Alternatively bring your Creator Ci40 board and show us what you're doing

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PanelPilot

Tool Centre

February 17, 2017 15:49

PanelPilotAce University

Your one-stop shop for all the tools needed to turn your conceptual display design into a fully functioning App.

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HARTING

Connectors

February 17, 2017 15:47

Expanded circular connector family meets the growing demands of the railway sector

HARTING has expanded its family of M12 PushPull circular connectors with a number of new versions designed to meet the growing needs of today’s railway sector.

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recantha

Raspberry Pi

February 17, 2017 15:43

Pi Wars - the Raspberry Pi Robotics Challenge Competition

On 1st-2nd April in Cambridge, UK, the third Pi Wars will take place. Over 70 teams will compete over 7 challenge courses to win prizes and the right to call themselves Champions!

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jjmeeks

Development Kits

February 17, 2017 10:53

Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon deployment is gaining

Bluetooth BLE beacons will provide proximity awareness to a growing population that carry smartphones. Silicon Labs offers a BGM11x Bluetooth BLE module family and development kit for designers of BLE beacon applications.

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Connector Geek

Marine and Offshore

February 17, 2017 09:19

Weight Saving in the Marine Environment

The marine environment might seem like an odd place to talk about weight saving technologies, but the quest to save weight and space is key to designers. In this article we talk about the approach that TE Connectivity have taken.

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GreigRS

New Products From RS Components

February 17, 2017 09:09

Telemecanique OsiSense XCKW Wireless Limit Switches

Check out the XCKW range of Wireless Limit Switches, they provide a simplified machine communication solution where wiring is not physically or economically possible. Discover how wireless opens up a whole new range of application possibilities.

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pevans9463

Development Kits

February 15, 2017 15:01

How to add an external power switch to your Creator Ci40

Passive and active options for remotely controlling the DC power supply to a Creator Ci40 IoT hub.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

February 15, 2017 14:41

LoRaWAN Innovation Programme available to Calderdale Businesses

Access to prototyping hardware, training, a public LoRaWAN network and support

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Ten22

Articles

February 14, 2017 14:40

Designed In-Sync with PPL

Recently Russell Johnson, Director of Hitomi Broadcast had a tricky problem to solve with one of his new designs, PPL came to the rescue...

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GreigRS

Robotics

February 14, 2017 14:18

Shopping with robotics

Nice piece from Rory Cellan-Jones on BBC News, features the impact of automation on employment and how robotics and artificial intelligence are being used in modern distribution centres. Well worth reading.

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