Wireless and Portable
Caravan Alarm System Controlled by LPRS Wireless Keyfob and Receiver Module
LPRS, Europe's leading supplier of short-range radio devices is supplying their Duet wireless Keyfob and RX3 AM receiver module control to state-of-the-art alarm systems for caravan manufacturers and owners.
ADLINK Technology Announces Latest Industrial Mobile Handheld Device
ADLINK Technology announce the IMX-2000, the first ever industrial mobile handheld device utilizing the Android 2.3 operating system. Combining high-performance RFID, barcode scanner and 3G/WLAN wireless transmission functions to satisfy diverse application requirements, the IMX-2000 can be applied in a wide range of industries. Applications include fully supported logistics management, transportation and factory automation.
Marvell Powers china's Tier 1 Mobile OEM K-Touchs First Smartphone for China Mobile
Marvell today announced the entrance of China's Tier 1 mobile OEM, K-Touch, into the Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access smartphone market. The new K-Touch T660 is equipped with a large 4-inch screen that delivers superior performance at the 1,000 RMB price point. The T660, which features the Marvell PXA920H single-chip communications processor, will be available on China Mobile, the country's largest carrier with more than 650 million subscribers.
Fairchild Semiconductor's Enhanced Reset Timers Give Mobile Device Users a Simple Reset Solution for Hardware Lock Ups
As technology becomes more advanced, consumers are conducting more of their business and personal lives on mobile devices. With so much infrastructure being built into these devices, having simple solutions that resolve system freezes quickly is critical. Fairchild Semiconductor's newly expanded line of reset timers provide a better solution for mobile device lock ups and freezes.
UHF Narrow Band Telecommand Modules now available from LPRS
LPRS, Europe's leading supplier of short-range radio devices announces the availability of the multi-channel telecommand transmitter and receiver modules. In addition to the high performance narrow band FM (MSK) wireless design, the modules offer 4 selectable pre-programmed communication channels and 6 switch signal input/output processing circuits, allowing switch signals to be transmitted and received without the addition of external components. A simple control system may be quickly realised by connecting a switching board to the CDT-TX-02M-R transmitter.
Cambridge Wireless member, Hidalgo, revolutionises health monitoring with the launch of Equivital mobile EQ02 LifeMonitor
One of Cambridge Wireless' longest standing founder members, Hidalgo, has launched its next generation range of mobile products that monitor human health. The new Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor incorporates a miniaturised body-worn sensor designed on a 'wear and forget' principle that senses, records, processes and transmits data from the human body. Hidalgo has also launched its new eqView software for PC, web and mobile so the data can be viewed, analysed and acted upon in real time, and development kits to cater for their growing partner developer community.
Electronic Specifier launches new wireless site
Electronic Specifier is delighted to announce the introduction of Electronic Specifier Wireless, a new and comprehensive website dedicated in delivering the latest news and articles for the Wireless market. The new site can be found at http://www.wireless-electronicspecifier.com/
Fairchild Semiconductor’s Digital Microphone Series Converts ECM Outputs to Digital PDM Data Streams, and includes Temperature Compensation
Fairchild Semiconductor expands its high-performance analog mobile audio device portfolio with the introduction of the FAN3850x series of digital microphone pre-amplifiers, including the FAN3850A 16dB or 19dB gain and the FAN3850T with 15dB gain and added temperature compensation.
Hand held terminals optimised for retail and industrial applications
BVM Mobile has introduced three new handheld terminals that offer extensive functionality in the retail and industrial space. All three terminals run Windows Mobile operating system, include WiFi and Bluetooth communications and are each optimised for specific applications.
TE connectivity unveils passive embedded long term evolution antenna for mobile lte equipment
TE Connectivity has developed an embedded antenna element covering all long term evolution (LTE) bands without requiring tuning. In addition, TE offers a complete product line of standard antennas that meets various customer needs. "The new Square6 embedded LTE antenna is designed for use in mobile LTE equipment, especially tablet PCs and smart phones," says Christian Koehler, product manager at TE, "Its simple single feed layout can be adjusted to varied housing designs."
Wataniya Telecom and Huawei Deploy Industry’s First Nodal IP Microwave Network in Kuwait
Huawei announced that it is collaborating with Wataniya Telecom to deploy an IP-based microwave network with Huawei's OptiX RTN 980. The microwave network will serve as the foundation for an All-IP backhaul network for LTE mobile broadband networking.
TI’s new 6LoWPAN sub-1GHz solutions deliver mesh wireless Internet connectivity to metering, security, street lighting, building automation and other spaces
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced new sub-1 GHz 6LoWPAN solutions, aimed at providing a gateway for remote, low-cost wireless sensors to connect to the Internet and a wireless extension of wired IPv6 infrastructures. By operating in the sub-1GHz band, TI's 6LoWPAN solutions offer longer wireless range at lower power levels than traditional 2.4 GHz-based 6LoWPAN offerings. The 6LoWPAN solutions support large-scale mesh networks and are suitable for applications such as Smart Grid, security, home and building automation, street lighting and other wireless sensor networks. The new product family includes the CC1180 network processor, CC430 complete system-on-chip (SoC) microcontrollers, 6LoWPAN software stack, and CC-6LOWPAN-DK-868 development kit.
Toshiba Launches Wireless IC Compliant with TransferJetTM Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Technology
Toshiba announced it will launch a single chip IC that is compliant with the TransferJet standard for close proximity wireless transfer technology. Samples will start shipping at the end of January 2012 and mass production is scheduled to begin in the second quarter (April-June) of 2012.
Broadcom Introduces First NFC Chips in 40 NM to Drive Next Generation of Mobile Payments and Consumer Electronic Connectivity
Broadcom Corporation unveiled a new family of NFC chips designed to drive the mass deployment of NFC in consumer electronics devices. With a powerful combination of power, size and functional requirements, the new chips provide the advanced capabilities required by OEMs to ignite NFC adoption in consumer electronics. Visit Broadcom.com for more news from the show
Brings Cypress Quality to High-Volume Market; Offered in Tiny Packages as well as Bare Die and Wafer Form for Chip-on-Board Manufacturing
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. have introduced its next-generation 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB™ Radio-on-a-Chip. The new WirelessUSB NL gives manufacturers Cypress's renowned quality and robust performance along with very low power consumption for wireless keyboards, mice, remote controls and other Human Interface Devices (HIDs). The new devices are offered in 4 x 4 mm QFN packages, in bare die, and in wafer form, enabling low-cost chip-on-board manufacturing.
NTAG203 with improved sensitivity enables smaller tags, higher read range
NXP Semiconductors N.V. introduced the NTAG203 NFC Forum-compliant Type 2 tag, the newest family of integrated circuits to enhance the deployment of NFC tags for OEMs, inlaycustomers and end users. As customer interest in NFC continues to grow,NXP has responded with the NTAG2 family of NFC tag solutions to effectively deploy NFC in emerging use cases. Applications such as smart posters, social media, service discovery, andelectronicenhancement of printedmediacan all leverage the simplicity of a tap of the NTAG203-based tag to seamlessly retrieve data.
TI introduces the industry’s smallest High-Speed USB protection device for portable applications
Texas Instruments Incorporated have introduced the industry's first device to integrate four types of USB 2.0 chip protection in a single package. The TPD4S014 provides a high level of protection against electrostatic discharge and is the industry's smallest USB protection device for all four USB channels, measuring only 2 mm x 2 mm. Should the device junction temperature exceed 150 degrees Celsius, the switch turns off to the power rail, thus protecting against over-temperature conditions. To protect the power rail from a moving voltage line, the load switch in the TPD4S014 immediately opens, preventing under- or over-voltage if the power supply rail drops lower than 2.8 V or higher than 6.15 V.
Ultra-high Performance Amplifiers for OEM Systems
LASER COMPONENTS are pleased to introduce FEMTO's new LCA-Mini series current amplifier range, specifically designed for the OEM market as a bi-spoke, ultra-compact and high-performance off-the-shelf unit. The unit can be optimised for your application with factory set bandwidth, gain, input connector and other ways; the unit is flexible.
Kontron Provides Airborne Equipment for Lufthansa Systems
Kontron announced it will be a supplier for BoardConnect, the wireless onboard in-flight entertainment solution from Lufthansa Systems. The core equipment from Kontron includes an ACE Flight 600 airborne video server and a Cab-n-Connect cabin wireless access point with integrated Wi-Fi antenna. In addition, Kontron will provide a wireless Inseat Display that is also available for airline carriers.
New Industry Leading Wideband PLL with Integrated VCO- Low Phase Noise & Low Spurious Characteristics are Ideal for Software Defined Radios
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced the HMC829LP6GE , an industry leading, low noise, wide band, Fractional-N Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) that features an integrated Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) with a fundamental frequency of 2800 MHz to 4200 MHz, and an integrated VCO output divider (divide by 1/2/4/6.../60/62).
Murata Develops Front End Modules for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Applications
Murata announced the launch of its latest frontend modules for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth applications. Murata's Microwave Monolithic Integrated Devices integrate the company's power amplifier, low noise amplifier and switching product into single packages for both the 2.45GHz and 5GHz bands (respectively numbered MDFE2PFA-022 and MDFE2PFA-023). The modules can be combined with a highly integrated, single chip radio - such as the Broadcom BCM4330 chipset - to provide a connectivity solution for the cellular phone, portable device, and person computer markets
Cambridge Consultants and Iridium continue to innovate with introduction of Iridium Extreme
Cambridge Consultants, worked with longstanding partner Iridium Communications Inc., to develop the core technology of Iridium's newest satellite phone, Iridium Extreme™. The phone is part of a new force in communication, putting innovative capability into the hands of people everywhere.
Laird Technologies Releases New Bluetooth® BTM 440/441/442/443 Wireless Data Modules
Laird Technologies, Inc., announced the release of its new BTM 440/441/442/443 Bluetooth® Enhanced Data modules. Meeting full FCC, CE and Bluetooth SIG approvals, the new modules comply with the Bluetooth 2.1 standard. They are also available in either AT command or Multipoint API modes by default. The enhanced Multipoint mode supports up to seven simultaneously connected slave devices; making the modules an ideal embedded solution for more than just point-to-point Bluetooth connections.
Dialog semiconductor launches smartpulse world's first dect ule wireless sensor network devices
Dialog Semiconductor plc., has announced SmartPulse™, the world's first family of IC based devices interoperable with the DECT ULE (ultra low energy) wireless standard. SmartPulse has been created for home automation, healthcare, security and energy monitoring consumer applications. End products integrating SmartPulse wireless sensors self configure to connect with a home's DECT ULE enabled hub device or IP gateway. End users will also be able to manage SmartPulse systems remotely via a smartphone, laptop or tablet PC.
Small Low Power Complete WiFi Module
The RN-171 from Roving Networks is an low cost, comprehensive networking solution that includes a 2.4 GHz radio, baseband processor and a host of networking application features. Measuring 26 x 18 x 3.1mm the RN-171 is 34% smaller than its predecessor, the RN-131. Its small size and low power is perfect for embedded WiFi devices such as remote sensors and asset tracking devices.
‘Starman’ Multiplexing Communications Unit Utilises CML Microcircuit’s Data Modem Design
In-Taxi dispatch control systems have traditionally consisted of mobile data units, which exchange dispatch information with the central office using Public Mobile Radio (PMR). Although GPRS can be used as an alternative communication solution, PMR remains the preferred solution as it offers more reliability in a localised area, and is more cost effective for medium and large scale fleets. In such fleets, PMR is used as the primary method of data communications, with GPRS fall-back or out of range.
TI introduces Qi-compliant, single-chip wireless power transmitter IC to lower implementation cost
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced its next-generation bqTESLA wireless power transmitter integrated circuit (IC). The bq500210 lowers the transmitter bill of materials cost by more than 50 percent, compared to existing solutions, by integrating the transmitter and supporting components into a single chip. The small, highly intelligent IC integrates the functionality required to safely and efficiently control wireless power transfer in a contactless charging base station. By utilizing Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)-compliant inductive power transfer, the transmitter provides power to Qi-compliant portable devices, such as smart phones, portable gaming systems, digital cameras and Bluetooth® low energy systems, as well as medical and industrial equipment.
Huawei Launches the World's First LTE TDD Wireless Broadband Router
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced the commercial availability of the world's first LTE TDD wireless broadband router, the Huawei B593, through Saudi Arabian operator Mobily in October this year, in conjunction with the commercial availability of large-scale LTE TDD networks worldwide. The Huawei B593 supports LTE TDD and FDD, features a download speed of up to 100M and provides access to up to 32 WiFi devices as well as desktop computers through an Ethernet cable. The Huawei B593 represents yet another LTE-first for Huawei, after the launch of its LTE FDD wireless broadband router in Germany in Dec. 2010, underscoring Huawei's leadership in the LTE arena.
Software Enables R&D Teams to Improve Performance of Emerging/4G Wireless Systems
Agilent Technologies Inc has announced the newest release of its W1716 Digital Pre-Distortion Builder (DPD) software, designed to enable the high levels of wireless performance necessary for emerging wideband standards such as LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.11ac
Laird Technologies to Attend 2011 Shenzhen International Internet of Things Technologies and Applications Exhibition Company to Showcase RFID Antennas for High-Performance Reader Applications
Laird Technologies has announced it will be attending the 2011 Shenzhen International Internet of Things Technologies and Applications Exhibition (2011 IOTE). The exhibition will take place at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China, September 15-17, 2011. Laird Technologies can be found at booth #B39-B40. Laird Technologies will showcase its current RFID antenna portfolio, including its DCE RFID HD RooTenna™, S9028PCL Circular Polarity RFID Panel Antenna, and PA9-12 Directional Flat Panel Antenna. The company is the leading provider of RFID antennas for high-performance reader applications throughout the world. With end-to-end system knowledge, Laird Technologies adds value to their customers in every RFID antenna application by employing advanced and proprietary design tools, including Artificial Intelligence Optimization (AIO), bringing novel designs to market with unmatched performance.
Solid State Supplies wins franchise for Quectel low-cost GSM and GPS embedded wireless modules
Solid State Supplies has won a UK and Ireland franchise with Quectel Wireless Solutions, a Chinese manufacturer of wireless communications modules for M2M applications. The modules, which cover 2G, 2.5G and 3G wireless standards, are competitively priced, starting at under £10 each for data-only GSM versions. Founded by Patric Qian, formerly of Simcom, Alcatel and Motorola, Quectel has focused on delivering high quality cellular modules to major OEMs worldwide. Many of the GSM and GPS modules are form-and-function compatible with products from more established brands
Sub10 Systems to take over HUBER+SUHNER’s SENCITY Link product line
UK-based millimetre waveband and wireless Point-to-Point specialists, Sub10 Systems, today confirmed it had reached an agreement with HUBER+SUHNER, a leading global supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, to take over production and sales of its SENCITY Link 100, 160, 320 Mbps product line. HUBER+SUHNER's sales will not be materially affected by this deal.
Laird Technologies Expands Phantom Antenna Product Line
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, has announced the expansion of its patented Phantom antenna product line (U.S. Patent Nos 5.977,931 – 6,292156 and 7,209,096).
u-blox GPS chip selected for Samsung 3D navigator family
u-blox' latest-generation GPS chip UBX-G6010-ST has been chosen for the entire line of the award-winning Samsung SEN car navigation devices. This includes the SEN-410, Samsung's most sophisticated multimedia navigator with 3D display and high-definition 7-inch touchscreen.
Cattron - LRC-LO Radio Remote Control for Shunting Vehicles
Laird Technologies announced the release of its new LRC-LO radio remote control. As part of the CattronControl series of remote control systems, the LRC-LO is a versatile radio controller specifically designed for controlling low speed shunting vehicles used at loading stations. It employs advanced, dual-processor electronics that are protected in a lightweight, impact-resistant, ergonomic Lexan EXL® housing.
Rutronik - Smallest GPS antenna module from Fastrax
The Fastrax UC430 is a combination of a complete high-performance GPS receiver and an integrated chip antenna packed in a miniature form factor. At a size of only 9.6mm x 14.0mm x 1.95mm, the UC430 module also includes an antenna which is classifies it, according to Fastrax, as the world's smallest GPS antenna module. The product is designed for handheld computers, digital cameras, mobile phones, asset tracking devices, and other applications with space and power restrictions. Samples of the Fastrax UC430 are available at Rutronik now. The volume production of the module will start in the fourth quarter 2011.
easyRadio Advanced innovative embedded wireless Solution from LPRS
LPRS is delivering production quantities of its latest generation of wireless modules, easyRadio Advanced (eRA). Manufactured in the UK, eRA offers significant improvements over earlier generations of easyRadio products and incorporates the latest version of LPRS's unique easyRadio software protocol. This removes the complexities of developing a software interface to the wireless modules, significantly reducing end product development times. The many existing users of easyRadio version 02 will find eRA pin-compatible and can easily upgrade their products to the new "advanced" versions as required. Free flash firmware upgrade tools are available to allow customers to quickly install any required updates making easyRadio a truly future-proof wireless solution.
RF Solutions grows market share with ‘HORNET’ Remote Control Systems for all key-fob activated remote switching applications
RF Solutions Ltd, a leading supplier of robust remote control systems for commercial, industrial and domestic applications has seen growth in its business with its 'HORNET' Range of key-fob activated Remote Control Systems. These highly reliable remote control systems are suitable for a very wide variety of switching applications and are capable of controlling either mains or low voltage appliances.
Spectrum's Patch Antennas Now Meet Iridium Compliance and Testing Requirements
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced today that its patch antenna elements have successfully fulfilled Iridium Satellite Communications' Iridium Compatible Equipment (ICE) Certification requirements. This certification offers Spectrum's customers the ability to save time when using Iridium-certified antennas in their applications by eliminating the need for re-certifying equipment when using the patch antennas according to Iridium's guidelines.
TI unveils low-cost Sub-1 GHz Value Line product family
Texas Instruments the industry leader in highly integrated wireless connectivity solutions and low-power sub-1 GHz radio frequency (RF) technology, today introduced a new Sub-1 GHz Value Line family, offering developers low-cost connectivity solutions for sub-1 GHz RF applications such as remote controls, toys, home and building automation, and security systems. The Sub-1 GHz Value Line family launched with the CC115L transmitter, CC113L receiver and CC110L transceiver, all available immediately. In high volume, the Sub-1 GHz Value Line offers a complete, one-way RF link for less than USD $1. The new devices are based on TI's Sub-1 GHz CC1101 RF technology, and are pin-, register- and code-compatible, as well as backwards compatible with existing sub-1 GHz systems. For more information, see www.ti.com/rfvalueline-preu.