Laird Technologies Articles
PowerCycling PCX thermoelectric coolers for PCR tests
Point-of-care testing allows medical staff to accurately achieve real-time diagnostic results within an hour, rather than days. PCR-based point of care testing is considered the gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19 because it provides the fastest and most accurate test results. Portable point of care testing (POCT) equipment requires a sophisticated thermal management solution that can withstand mechanical stresses induced by rapid temperat...
The future of Bluetooth is faster, more flexible and sounds great
With many engineering teams now working regularly with Bluetooth 5.0, it may be overwhelming to think about having to also get up to speed on Bluetooth 5.1 and 5.2. After all, point releases don’t usually warrant this much fanfare, but 5.1 and 5.2 have exciting new features you should certainly familiarise yourself with. Jennifer Gibbs, Field Applications Engineer at Laird Connectivity.
PCX thermoelectric cooler series to increase reliability
Laird Thermal Systems has announced the launch of the PowerCycling PCX series of thermoelectric coolers designed to meet demanding thermal cycling applications found in molecular diagnostics, PCR and point of care test devices.
5G CBRS functionality on rugged infrastructure antennas
Laird Connectivity has launched the latest model in the OC Series of rugged infrastructure antennas. The OC69421 offers expanded bandwidth omnidirectional coverage of the global cellular bands including 4G, 5G, and CBRS frequencies (698-4200 MHz). This is backed by Laird Connectivity’s five-year warranty on all antenna products.
Thermoelectric coolers deliver precise spot-cooling
The new UltraTEC UTX Series thermoelectric cooler from Laird Thermal Systems delivers precise spot cooling to maintain peak performance of lasers and optoelectronics. Because of its solid-state operation, the UltraTEC UTX Series provides low maintenance and long-life operation.
Thermoelectric coolers for laser projector performance
Offering precise temperature control, ambient liquid cooling systems featuring thermoelectric coolers are well suited for spot cooling of laser projector applications. The new Ultra TEC UTX product series offers a ten percent boost in heat pumping capacity, greater temperature differential and higher efficiency than standard thermoelectric coolers.
Laird HiTemp ETX series using next gen thermoelectric materials
Laird Thermal Systems has developed a thermoelectric module series that is rated for high temperature in emerging optoelectronic applications. The HiTemp ETX Series thermoelectric cooler has a robust construction that allows it to survive in temperatures up to 150°C, exceeding most outdoor applications.
Laird launches eco-friendly recirculating chillers
Laird Thermal Systems has released its next generation of eco-friendly recirculating chillers for precise temperature control of analytical, medical and industrial equipment. The Nextreme Recirculating Chiller platform features high-quality components, environmentally friendly refrigerants, low-noise components and a user-friendly operator interface at a standard price.
Free Application Note Download from Laird Thermal Systems
Industrial lasers are used for a wide range of applications including cutting, welding, micro-machining, additive manufacturing and drilling. No matter the application, industrial laser systems generate a significant amount of heat. There are several different types of industrial laser technologies, ultimately distinguished by the power density of the laser and its use. The commonality of every laser system is the need for advanced cooling o...
New generation of high-performance thermoelectric coolers
Laird Thermal Systems has launched a new generation of high-performance thermoelectric coolers that offer a ten percent boost in heat pumping capacity, greater temperature differential and higher efficiency than standard thermoelectric coolers.
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.