What Happened to Africa’s Newest Nation?

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200 pensioners benefit from feeding programme

first_imgSome 200 pensioners who turned up at the New Amsterdam Post Office on Monday last to receive their monthly pensions were treated to a delicious early morning meal by the New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council.The Mayor of New Amsterdam, Winifred Heywood, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the feeding programme is an ongoing initiative by the municipality’s social committee; the meals and services were prepared to targetMayor of New Amsterdam, Winifred Heywoodmore pensioners as part of the town’s anniversary celebrations.Heywood said while this month’s outreach was executed solely by the municipality, they have collaborated before with business owners and stakeholders in New Amsterdam to fund the initiative.“Our senior citizens look forward to it and it’s a pleasure providing for them. This organisation will continue to work towards meeting the needs of the citizens of New Amsterdam,” Heywood reiterated.The Mayor thanked the New Amsterdam Prison Service for providing barbering services for the elderly. The senior folks also received skin care, manicure and pedicure treatments; compliments of students pursuing cosmetology at the Vrymens Erven Training Centre.Mayor Heywood further added that as part of the town’s anniversary activities, onSenior citizens receiving manicures from cosmetology students of the Vryman’s Erven Training CentreWednesday, a church service will be held at the New Amsterdam Town Hall and on Friday an inter-department domino tournament is expected to be hosted. She also disclosed that a brunch will be held on September 21, and the monies garnered will go towards offsetting expenses for other feeding programmes.last_img read more

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Arrow Electronics introduces reference kit for Intel Cyclone 10 LP

first_img Continue Reading Previous Candera announces membership in the Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation networkNext Axiomtek: IP65-rated 7-inch fanless touch panel computer for intelligent HMI Arrow Electronics has introduced a full-featured reference kit based on the low-cost and low-power Intel Cyclone 10 LP FPGA family. The Cyclone 10 LP reference kit reduces time to market and development costs by enabling users to start work immediately with an end product qualified platform.The kit, which is the first available for this device family, includes a 55kLE Cyclone 10 LP FPGA and a large selection of common interfaces and peripherals. It can address a wide range of applications in the industrial, automotive, vision, test and measurement, and consumer sectors. Arrow developed the kit together with Trenz Electronic. The FPGA and all peripherals are powered by the cost-optimized and high-efficiency Enpirion DCDC modules that are well suited for FPGA applications and many other electronic designs.The board comes with two 10/100 Ethernet PHYs to support normal network connectivity as well as industrial Ethernet protocols. Arrow worked with Softing Industrial Automation GmbH to provide an industrial Ethernet implementation for most common real-time protocols, such as PROFINET (RT and IRT), EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. Also, Modbus TCP is supported. All protocols are integrated using Softing’s modular subsystem architecture with its uniform software interface that allows for easy integration and exchange of the supported protocols.Data storage, transfer and modifications can be achieved with a variety of memories on the board, including 64 MBit HyperRAM, 256 MBit SDRAM and 64 MBit Flash. To expand the connectivity and adapt other boards with sensors and additional interfaces, there are six PMOD connectors and an Arduino header. A display output is available with a VGA connector and an 8-channel ADC / DAC / GPIO expander gives maximum flexibility on IO signals.The Cyclone 10 LP reference kit is a useful tool also for universities and other educational establishments. Simple applications can be generated using its LEDs, switches and a 7-segment display, and new FPGA engineers can be trained on VHDL basic programming. Arrow will be offering several training labs on the boards to demonstrate interaction with all the interfaces and peripherals.For programming and debugging of the FPGA, the Arrow USB Programmer2 is implemented together with the Intel Quartus Prime FPGA design software. An integrated UART channel in the USB connection allows easy data communication between the application and a PC.A step-by-step starter guide and a complete FPGA software package is available to address all components directly with the Cyclone 10 LP. A schematic and bill of materials can be used to investigate the details of the board or as a reference for a new FPGA design.The Arrow Cyclone 10 LP Reference Kit supports all development phases, from the first prototype through to direct use in an end product. A full customization of the board is also possible on request, to achieve an efficient and optimized design for a specific application. The Arrow Cyclone 10 LP reference kit is available with order number C10LP-REFKIT.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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