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13th January, 2020

Details of 3GPP Release 16 and introduction to 3GPP Release 17

3GPP Release 16 - also called as “5G Phase 2” - is focussed on improving the gaps in R15 and has key focus on industry verticals. The R16 specification will be completed in June 2020. The webinar presents details of this 3GPP Release. Also in addition there will be introduction to 3GPP Release 17.

High-performance multi-band wireless MCU

The CC1352R device from Texas Instruments is a multiprotocol and multi-band Sub-1 GHz and 2.4-GHz wireless microcontroller (MCU) targeting Thread, Zigbee , Bluetooth 5 Low Energy, IEEE 802.15.4g, IPv6-enabled smart objects (6LoWPAN), proprietary systems, including the SimpleLink TI 15.4-Stack (Sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz).


Pulse-width-modulation control circuit on a single chip

The TL494 device from Texas Instruments incorporates all the functions required in the construction of a pulse-width-modulation (PWM) control circuit on a single chip. Designed primarily for power-supply control, this device offers the flexibility to tailor the power-supply control circuitry to a specific application.

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How to improve speed and reliability of isolated digital inputs

Digital Input receivers are used in AC and servo motor control to interface various 24-V signals to the control module of the drive. These signals include inputs from field sensors and switches, position and speed feedback encoded as 24-V signals, clock or PWM inputs for speed control, and emergency stop signals, such as STO.

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Automotive industry? Piece of cake!


The UK automotive industry has a turnover of more than £82bn, employing more than 186,000 individuals within the manufacturing process, and a further 700,000 in the wider field. Accounting for 12% of total UK good exports, there is no denying that this sector is of significant importance in regard to economy.

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How can automation reduce cable assembly leadtime?

In this week’s video igus showcases its automated assembly line for readycable at its UK facility in Northampton. The new line uses fully-automated machines and lean manufacturing methods to streamline its assembly process to deliver fully-harnessed drive cables shipped within 24 hours of order placement.

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Trends in drone applications in the oil and gas industry

Latest advancements in sensing and imaging technologies are enabling drones to be deployed in a wide range of settings in the oil and gas industry. The company’s latest report, ‘Drones in Oil & Gas – Thematic Research’, revealed how drones are being used to perform inspection and predictive maintenance.

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Power Module 1.5A 28V Input 5V Output 3-Pin SIP Module Tray

Trans MOSFET N-CH 60V 17A 8-Pin SON EP T/R

Inverter 2-Element CMOS 6-Pin SC-70 T/R

SN74LVC1G373 Single D-Type Latch with 3S Output


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