Power integrity: identifying possible sources of supply noise

  Thanks to the continued fulfilment of Moore’s Law and the explosion of the affordable microcontroller we all enjoy a wide variety of electronic products packed with ever increasing functionality and features. These modern feature-rich products require better quality DC power to operate than their predecessors did. One of the burdens that designers of these […]

Complaint to ICASA against SA Post Office drags on and on…

  Some eight months after a formal complaint was lodged on 11 December 2014 by a concerned group of specialist magazine publishers with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) against the South African Post Office (SAPO), the matter is dragging on and on, without an end in sight. The complainants are asking ICASA […]

From fragile to agile – an Africa oil and gas review

  Africa’s share of global oil production has dropped marginally since last year, moving from 10,1% to 9,6% of the world’s total. Untapped proven oil reserves on the continent are estimated to be around 8% of the global total, which is nearly the same as the previous year, and these reserves are projected to increase […]

Brighter Africa: the growth potential of the sub-Saharan electricity sector

  Sub-Saharan Africa is starved for electricity. The region’s power sector is significantly underdeveloped, whether we look at energy access, installed capacity, or overall consumption. The fact that sub-Saharan Africa’s residential and industrial sectors suffer electricity shortages means that countries struggle to sustain GDP growth. The stakes are enormous. Indeed, fulfilling the economic and social […]