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Electronic Components Features

Rugged Stäubli connectors assist in success of Antarctic solar power project

Uruguay's Artigas Base in Antarctica is home to 10 research scientists and 15 crew members in summer. 

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Connectivity solutions contribute to the success of COSMO-SkyMed programme

Smiths Interconnect provided Thales Alenia Space with high performance microstrip circulators embedded into the active antenna Transmitter/Receiver modules, as well as low profile solderless interposers for the core electronics of the satellite.

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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020 on course for the record books

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough from February 11-13, 2020. The exhibition, which is the longest running annual engineering exhibition in the UK, is expected to completely fill the 20,000m² Farnborough International Exhibition Centre and the organisers are confident of topping the record-breaking 9,000 visitors to the show in 2019.

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Batteries for test and measurement

In early 2019, scientists across the globe voted in favour of modernising the traditional definition of a kilogram. Historically, it had been based on the weight of Le Grand K – a cylinder of platinum and iridium stored in a locked Parisian vault. Here, Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager at Accutronics, explains why design engineers specifying batteries for test and measurement equipment should care.

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