Laird Technologies Articles
Thermoelectric coolers efficiently preserve medical reagents
In reagent storage systems, thermoelectric coolers offer a more efficient, cost effective and reliable thermal control method compared to other thermal technologies. Thermoelectric coolers, like the CP Series, provide active cooling below ambient temperatures to extend the life of reagents, keep replacement costs down, and ensure laboratory and medical tests are accurate and reliable.
Designing for IoT security
Security is something everybody knows they need in their IoT products. But understanding the meaning of the word 'security' in context can be difficult.
Introducing the Sentrius BT510 sensor
Laird is introducing the latest in its line of IoT Sensors, the Sentrius BT510 Bluetooth 5 Multi-Sensor.
Thermal stability in smart DLP automotive headlights
Digital light processing (DLP) technology is now used in many smart automotive headlight systems to cast sharper and brighter light in front of a vehicle. These automotive headlight systems operate in temperature environments that can reach 110°C. However, the maximum operating temperature of a DLP is only 70°C.
Bluetooth 5 module delivers greater range
Laird Connectivity has announced the new BL654 PA (Power Amplified) series which delivers power and range performance in a single Bluetooth solution. Building on the success of the BL654 Series, the BL654 PA provides OEMs with maximum design flexibility and performance.
LoRa simplifies integration into long-range enterprise IoT networks
The massive network of connected devices and sensors known as the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at an increasingly swifter rate as new technologies provide unprecedented connectivity to more and more devices. By Jonathan Kaye Senior Director, Product Management at Laird Connectivity
Peltier cooling for refrigerated centrifuges
Centrifugation is a process that separates mixtures through centrifugal force. Centrifuges are commonly used in food processing and medical research for protein, genetic and cellular analysis. In medical laboratory settings, centrifugation involves spinning medical samples at a fast rate to filter or concentrate substances based on differing densities. Dense components migrate away from the centre axis, while less dense components migrate towards...
A look at 5G mmWave-focused absorber technologies
To enable the large increase in wireless data transfer needed for the new 5G wireless standard, spectrum in the millimeter wave range will be needed. There is simply not enough available spectrum in the sub 6GHz range. The millimeter wave range is largely unregulated with wide chunks of available bandwidth making it ideal for data transfer applications. By Paul Dixon, Staff Scientist, Laird Technologies.
Multi-wireless modem combines low power cellular LTE and Bluetooth
Laird Connectivity has announced a new multi-wireless modem that combines the benefits of low power cellular LTE connectivity and Bluetooth 5 technology into one fully-integrated solution. This combination enables new use cases using low cost, long range Bluetooth sensors all connected to the next generation LTE network in a much simpler and lower cost solution architecture.
Two-port MIMO ceiling mount antenna for 5G applications
A global specialist in wireless technology, Laird Connectivity has announced the CMD69423P, an indoor MIMO ceiling mount antenna, suitable for 5G deployments, that delivers high performance with low-profile aesthetics. Utilising patent pending technology, the CMD69423P is a two-port MIMO, omnidirectional, ceiling mount antenna that operates between 698 to 960MHz and 1,300 to 4,200MHz.
Thermoelectric cooling offers temperature control for incubators
Incubators are used for cell and tissue cultivation in hospital and laboratory settings. Accurate and precise control of temperature is important for cell growth, as excursions above or below the optimum mammalian body temperature of 37°C, by as little as 6°C, negatively impacts cell health and growth.
Imaging sensors keep machine vision systems cool
Machine vision technology is enabling sophisticated object detection, recognition and collision avoidance systems for next-generation autonomous vehicles, drones and robotics. Utilising temperature-sensitive imaging sensors and cameras, machine vision systems require active cooling to deliver optimal image resolution independent of the operating environment.
Automated solutions for all forms of thermal interface materials
Automation solutions for all forms of Thermal Interface Materials (TIMS) are offered by Laird Performance Materials (LPM). The company offers dispensable gap fillers, printed thin gap TIMs (TIM Print), ‘robotic motion control’ placed thick –gap TIMs (TIM Pick).
Automated solution to apply traditionally difficult materials
TIM Print is a novel method to apply Laird Performance Materials’ thermal management die cut pads while reducing total cost of ownership. It offers a more robust, reproducible and reliable application process as compared to traditional ‘peel and stick’ and dispensing methods.
Cost effective automated thermal pad application for die cut TIMs
A new method has been introduced to apply Laird Performance Materials’ thermal management die cut pads while reducing total cost of ownership, with the TIM Pick. It offers a more robust, reproducible and reliable application process as compared to traditional ‘peel and stick’. TIM Pick uses robotic motion control with an innovative ‘pick head’.
5G Protection for network infrastructure applications
A hybrid thermal and EMI absorber material that supports 5G handheld device and network infrastructure applications has been developed by Laird Performance Materials. CoolZorb 5G is specifically designed for the millimetre wave (mmWave) and microwave frequencies that 5G will implement.
Thermoelectric modules protect heat sensitive CMOS sensors
It has been announced that Laird Thermal Systems has expanded its Peltier thermoelectric module product family with the HiTemp ET Series, designed to protect critical electronic devices like CMOS sensors in high temperature applications. Recent advances in CMOS sensor technology have made these sensors practical and effective for use in a wide range of imaging applications.
BLE sensor features external probe for food safety
Laird Connectivity has developed a new sensor that features integrated antennas, an external temperature probe and rugged IP65 enclosure. The Sentrius RS1xx External Series probe allows customers to mount the sensor outside of a device and measure the temperature inside via the cabled sensor. Designed for a wide range of cold chain management applications like agriculture and food safety monitoring, the RS1xx External Series probe makes it easy t...
Thermoelectric assembly for refrigeration of medical storage
The global technology specialist, Laird Thermal Systems has developed a large capacity Direct-to-Air Thermoelectric Assembly (TEA) that offers greater cooling capacity than traditional thermoelectric based systems. Designed for refrigeration of medical chambers and analytical storage compartments, the DA-280 TEA is an alternate to smaller compressor based systems.
Remote control system enhances safety of industrial rail operations
Laird Controls has developed a portable remote control system that allows one rail operator to easily and efficiently move locomotives throughout the rail operation. By enabling a single worker to pilot a locomotive, as opposed to three people in a work crew, the Transport QC quick connect remote control unit bolsters worker safety, boosts productivity, and enhances rail operator profitability.