Single-chip FM radio transceiver family
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has announced what it says is the first single-chip FM radio transceiver family. The digital architecture of the Si472x transceiver combines the functionality of the Si470x FM radio receiver with the Si471x FM radio transmitter in a single 3x3x0.55 mm package. Competing solutions require at least two chips, more than 50 external components and up to five times more board space.
Big six to jointly develop platform for 3G mobile phone handsets
NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Renesas Technology Corp., Fujitsu Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Sharp Corporation, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, today announced that they plan to jointly develop a next-generation mobile phone platform1 for dual-mode handsets supporting HSDPA2/W-CDMA (3G) and GSM/GPRS/EDGE (2G). Development of the platform is targeted to complete during Q2, FY2008.
Integrated 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth 2.1 and FM Single Chip from TI
Texas Instruments has announced two new devices built on the company's leading DRPT single-chip technology designed to drive affordable WLAN, Bluetooth® and FM technologies into mass market handsets. The first product is WiLinkT 6.0, a single chip that is the latest member of TI's mobile WLAN (mWLAN) family, and is the industry's first device to integrate a complete offering of mobile WLAN, Bluetooth and FM, with support for IEEE draft 802.11n f...
2-megapixel camera subsystem from STMicroelectronics is aimed at high volume camera-phone market
STMicroelectronics has announced a new 2-megapixel camera subsystem intended for the high-volume mainstream camera-phone market. The new VS6724 is the latest in ST’s camera-on-chip family, joining the successful 1.3-megapixel VS6624 and VGA-resolution VS6524 modules. It combines a high-quality multi-element lens with a 1/4-inch CMOS sensor and on-chip processing, in a tiny industry-standard package, to deliver superb UXGA-resolution (1600 x 12...
Texas Instruments First to Launch ZigBeeT 2006-Compliant Platform
Texas Instruments has announced the industry's first ZigBee 2006-compliant platform. TI achieved compliance for its Z-Stack, the leading ZigBee solution on the market today, which is certified for the CC2420 transceiver and the CC2430 System-on-Chip (SoC).
New 2.4 GHz antenna ideal for discrete wireless deployments
EAD has today introduced the Z-Top antenna - a very low profile external 2.4 GHz antenna for applications where a discrete antenna solution is required.
Texas Instruments OMAP™ 2 Platform Powers Latest NEC 3G FOMA® Phone
Texas Instruments Incorporated today announced that its OMAP™ 2 platform has been selected to provide compelling multimedia functionality for one of NTT DoCoMo’s newest FOMA® 3G handsets, the FOMA N903i from NEC. Based on TI’s OMAP2430 processor, this handset delivers a wide range of entertainment and productivity functions, packaging some of the most desirable multimedia applications into a single handset supporting DVD-quality video and...
TDC Announces New EnOcean Trial Pack
TDC is delighted to announce its latest addition to its wireless control product portfolio - the Trial Pack 3 from EnOcean. The EnOcean Trial Pack 3 contains everything required to try out the EnOcean batteryless and wireless technology in an existing light fitting or mains operated device. The Trial Pack 3 contains a single rocker switch and an RCM250 mains receiver used to switch mains power.
Jennic ships 1000th IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee evaluation kit
As Jennic announces it has shipped 1000 of its IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee wireless microcontroller evaluation kits, it says the company is seeing uptake in building and industrial automation as well as parking meters, AMR (automatic meter reading), street lighting, audio and other applications
ZigBee large network evaluation product
Jennic has announced the commercial launch of the first large ZigBee network evaluation product. It allows customers to rapidly evaluate and deploy wireless sensor networks of 100 nodes or more in real-world industrial, office, and home environments. By combining wireless sensor nodes, software and network monitoring tools the evaluation product is ready to use out of the box.