Rogers Corporation New RO4500(tm) High Frequency Circuit Laminates Enable Cost-Effective Antenna Designs
Rogers Corporation announced today, its RO4500(tm) laminates, a new addition to Rogers' RO4000(r) product family of high performance antenna-grade materials. RO4500 glass reinforced hydrocarbon/ceramic laminates provide the controlled dielectric constant, low loss and passive intermodulation (PIM) response required by the wireless infrastructure market. They are designed for high volume commercial antenna applications, including communications ce...
Anglia signs up Telegesis for its ZigBee modules
Anglia has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Telegesis, which produces ZigBee modules based around both Ember and STMicroelectronics chips. The Telegesis modules are designed to meet the needs of engineers who need the functionality of ZigBee but lack the resources or expertise to develop chip level solutions, and of those requiring a fast track to market.
RF620 Smart Radio modules provide simple low cost ‘plug and play’ solution
RF Solutions is announcing the immediate availability of its RF620 Smart Radio transmitter and receiver modules. These items provide low cost, reliable wireless data communications within a range of up to 100 metres. The RF620 Smart Radio modules enable a simple ‘plug & play’ solution, providing a direct radio link for either a serial data stream (CMOS/TTL) or up to 2 remote control telemetry lines.
ISM-Band RF Transceiver Platform Delivers Industry’s Lowest Power Receiver
Semtech Corp has announced the SX1211, a UHF radio frequency transceiver with the industry’s lowest receiver (RX) current consumption (<3mA), significantly increasing battery life in wireless sensor network applications. The SX1211 is optimized for asynchronous sensor network designs in the unlicensed industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) frequency bands (868-870 MHz and 902-928 MHz) where low RX power consumption is critical to batte...
HDMI transmitter simplifies portable HDMI product design
Analog Devices’ ADV7520NK is a low-power HDMI v1.3 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) transmitter for portable media and DVD players, video recorders, and other mobile multimedia devices capable of supporting high-definition audio and video content. The ADV7520NK is the first HDMI transmitter to incorporate a CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) buffer on-chip, which reduces component count, eases design complexity and speeds time to market fo...
Rugged Convertible Notebook and Tablet PC with Intel Core Duo Processor
Kontron has announced the new fully rugged Kontron NotePAC Duo equipped with a flip-and-rotate display to instantly convert the notebook into a tablet PC. With the 1.2 GHz Intel Core Duo U2500 processor, Intel 945 GMS chipset and up to 2GB DDR-RAM, the dual-core and dual-use convertible rugged PC, Kontron NotePAC Duo, offers outstanding mobile performance and an operation time of up to nine hours with only one lightweight battery pack.
Sub 1GHz RF Transceiver for Low-Power Wireless Applications
Texas Instruments has introduced a sub-1GHz RF transceiver featuring low-power consumption, high integration and excellent RF performance. The CC1101 targets low-power wireless applications in alarm and security, automatic meter reading, industrial monitoring and control, and home and building automation. The CC1101 is an improved performance, code-compatible version of TI’s successful CC1100 sub-1GHz RF transceiver.
CMOS RF Transceiver simplifies 3G radio design
Analog Devices has announced the latest addition to its award-winning family of Othello direct conversion radios and its broad TD-SCDMA product portfolio, the Othello-3T AD6552. Expanding on the company's legacy as a leading provider of solutions for TD-SCDMA wireless handsets, the Othello-3T AD6552 is ADI's second-generation radio designed specifically for the 3G TD-SCDMA standard and complements all of the company's TD-SCDMA baseband chipsets, ...
Low-cost embedded GPS antennas
CTi Ltd has launched a series of low-cost GPS antennas for embedded applications. Available in five different sizes, from 12mm square to 25mm square, the new PA series of ceramic patch antennas provide electronics designers and system integrators with an inexpensive, ready-made solution for GPS satellite signal acquisition. All five antennas offer a choice of standard 4mm or ultra low 2mm profiles, and can also be supplied as a module with a buil...
PIC Microcontroller ‘Toothpick’ and DARC combination: immediate standalone operation and reliability
RF Solutions has announced the availability of its Toothpick 2.0 transceiver, a module combining a PIC microcontroller and LinkMatik (Bluetooth 2.0) radio which is preloaded with Toothpick Services firmware, providing FlexiPanel user interface server, wireless field programming and Toothpick Slave for optional external host control.