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What 5G Means For Electronics
Testing of the 5G standard by US telcos Verizon and AT&T has already begun, with the roll-out of the latest iteration of wireless signal likely to be a commercial reality by 2020.

As the name suggests, it will be the 5th generation of wireless signal, and along with it will come many features, the best being speed. How will this affect electronics? In many ways.

Worldwide, there is an estimated six billion devices connected to wireless technology. By 2020 the number is set to more than triple to almost 21 billion. Until recently the majority of wireless devices were smartphones, tablets, televisions and laptops. However, with home automation sales also set to increase by up $28 billion by 2020, there is plenty of scope for producers of electronics componentry.

Some products that will be taking advantage of 5G super speed include cars, door locks, home appliances, security cameras, gaming consoles, drones, wearables, and even things such as dog collars and virtual reality (VR) devices.

Although most of these devices exist in a manual form, as the growing middle classes in developing countries adopt the latest technologies, wireless appliances and gadgets will all need electronic componentry. With such a proliferation of products expected in such a short time frame, and well into the future, the electronics components industry has a chance to jump on what could be a lucrative bandwagon.
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igus ibow plastic angle adapters
Supplier news
29/08/17 - Treotham introduces the ibow, a new range of angle adapters developed by igus for quick and easy angling of cable plug connectors.
Arran LED floodlight
Supplier news
28/08/17 - JT Day Pty Ltd presents a reliable range of compact floodlights from Chalmit Lighting, designed for powerful lighting performance.
Hawke’s new PSG553/RAC barrier cable glands reduce installation time
Supplier news
27/08/17 - JT Day Pty Ltd presents a new range of barrier cable glands from Hawke International designed as a no-mess alternative to Ex d e cable gland installations.
QuickChain.100 allows customers to choose the right cable for their moving application
Supplier news
22/08/17 - Treotham presents QuickChain.100, a new online configurator designed for quick configuration and service life calculation of energy chain systems.
Promax HD Ranger ECO
Supplier news
08/08/17 - Measurement Rentals has added the Promax HD Ranger ECO to their extensive test and measurement rental fleet.
The new PT-TWIN Push-in contact inserts for heavy duty connectors
Supplier news
03/08/17 - Phoenix Contact has expanded their existing range of contact inserts featuring push-in technology for heavy duty connectors.
Supplier news
02/08/17 - Treotham announces the launch of a new CAN bus cable from Lapp Group ideal for installation in commercial vehicles thanks to its optimised fire behaviour.
SI-623-N digital signage player
Supplier news
31/07/17 - Backplane Systems Technology introduces a new Intel Core based fanless digital signage player from iBase Technology featuring three HDMI outputs.
pco.Panda compact camera
Supplier news
20/07/17 - Scitech introduces the pco.Panda camera featuring a customised sCMOS sensor and an ultra-compact size.
TRiCAM intensified camera
Supplier news
19/07/17 - Lambert Instruments has released a new compact intensified camera designed for scientific and industrial applications requiring low-light imaging.
LATAB LineLight
Supplier news
16/07/17 - Scitech announces the availability of an industrial LED lighting range from Swedish company, LATAB designed for machine vision applications.
Mean Well’s HLG-600H series 600W LED power supply
Supplier news
30/11/16 - Soanar Australia announces the availability of Mean Well’s HLG-600H series 600W LED power supplies featuring dual mode constant voltage and current output.

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