element14 community launches Project14 Recycle & Retrofit challenge

element14.com has announced its latest Project14 design contest, themed around reducing electronics waste by upcycling vintage electronics. Members of the online community will have the opportunity to repurpose any unused appliance to make it into something new, unique and useful. By upcycling electronics that no longer serve a purpose, members …

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Renesas launches new “Sustainability at Renesas” website

Renesas has launched a new sustainability website, “Sustainability at Renesas”, that provides all stakeholders with information on Renesas’ commitments and initiatives on realising a sustainable society. Visit http://www.renesas.com/sustainability to view the company’s new sustainability reporting website and learn more. “In the midst of the current COVID-19 global pandemic, Renesas remains …

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STMicroelectronics and Quanta Computer collaborate on reference design for AR smart glasses

STMicroelectronics and Quanta Computer have agreed on a joint effort to develop a reference design for augmented-reality (AR) smart glasses. Based on ST’s Laser-Beam Scanning technology and Quanta’s AR eyewear design and manufacturing capabilities, the AR-glasses reference design will enable faster development of OEM products. Together, ST and Quanta are …

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Securing sensitive manufacturing data

There was a time when securing sensitive information was as simple as putting a lock on a filing cabinet. But with the rapid development of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud computing technologies, industrial data protection has become much more complex. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at …

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Farnell stocks TBS1000C digital storage oscilloscope from Tektronix

Farnell has added the Tektronix TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope to its test and measurement portfolio. Designed to meet the needs of today’s educational institutions, embedded design engineers and makers, this new oscilloscope offers an upgrade in performance over the popular TBS1000B. Farnell customers also benefit from a special new product …

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Strategic supplier partnerships reduce medical device project timelines

Medical device companies are under extreme pressure to deliver new or improved products ahead of the competition. Brandon Steinberg, business development manager at Portescap, explains how engaging with specialist suppliers at the very earliest stages of product design can help medical OEMs maintain a competitive edge. While the overall R&D …

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Farnell now stocking MegiQ’s high-quality RF and microwave development tools

Farnell has added Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave development tools from MegiQ to its extensive test and measurement portfolio. Farnell is the only high service distributor to offer the full MegiQ range of Vector Network Analysers and Antenna Measurement Systems widely used by designers to develop, test and verify wireless communication …

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Schaeffler shapes the fully-electric future of the DTM

At the final German Touring Car Masters (DTM) race weekend of 2020, Schaeffler is showing what the future of the DTM will look like: it is green and electric. As the new Series and Innovation Partner of the DTM, Schaeffler and the umbrella organisation, ITR (Internationale Tourenwagen Rennen e.V.) are …

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How to deliver optimum IT cooling in the food and beverage sector

Food and beverage manufacturing creates specific challenges for IT cooling, as Karl Lycett, Rittal UK’s product manager for Climate Control, explains… The food and beverage industry gives us some of life’s most defining and uplifting moments – from exotic feasts to simple every-day pleasures (who can walk past a bakery …

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Farnell signs agreement with Industrial Shields to distribute open-source automation devices

Farnell has announced a new global franchise with Industrial Shields. Industrial Shields is the leading developer and manufacturer of industrial automation devices (PLCs and Panel PCs) based on open source hardware from Raspberry Pi and Arduino. The use of open source hardware provides many benefits to design engineers, including the …

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