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Wireless signals from ceiling lighting for connected manufacturing

WLAN and Bluetooth have limited bandwidth, making conventional wireless communication problematic in the production environment. Nevertheless, numerous components such as sensors and robots need to be wirelessly connected. To overcome this challenge, a team of researchers at Fraunhofer IOSB-INA in Lemgo is working on solutions with help from the Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL) University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Soon, it is hoped that machines in factory buildings will communicate with one another using light pulses. This technology is not new, but now it needs to be adapted for use in industry.


Marelli Boosts Investment in Electric Vehicle Technologies Through Partnership With Us Technology Firm, Transphorm Inc.

Leading automotive supplier, MARELLI, today announced a strategic partnership with US-based, Transphorm Inc., a semiconductor company focused on redefining power conversion. This partnership will enable Marelli to gain valuable access and insights into cutting edge technologies for the development of electric vehicles, in particular power converters, onboard chargers and inverters for electric and hybrid vehicles.


Taking USB-C™ PD Charging to the Next Level by Increasing Integration and Efficiency

USB-C is becoming a household term with regard to electronics and charging. For years, most homes have a variety of charging cables floating around and it seems someone is always misplacing “the one they need”. According to IHS Markit data, the penetration of the USB-C™ connector is expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 74.1% from 2016-2021.

Beijer Electronics Products AB News

Beijer Electronics launches X2 web HMIs

Beijer Electronics launches X2 web HMIs within the X2 pro and X2 extreme families, perfect for enterprises and users who wants to utilize HTML5 web technologies in industrial environments.

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