Ka band satellite transceivers for European space agency
EnSilica has announced it is developing a single-chip Ka band satellite transceiver IC for the European Space Agency. The mmWave IC will form a key component of next-generation, low-cost hybrid automotive communication terminals – enabling vehicles to always be connected.
Slant-polarised OMNI antenna covers 5,150 to 5,950MHz frequency range
KP Performance Antennas has released a new four-port OMNI antenna that is well suited for WISP, cellular and fixed wireless applications. KP’s new four-port, slant-polarised antenna delivers OMNI performance in a small form factor package. This 27” OMNI antenna limits the tower footprint and provides 360° coverage with 13 dBi pre-beamforming antenna gain, making it ideal for micro-pop deployments.
Are the Huawei security risks manageable?
The UK Government's decision to allow Huawei technology into the non-core aspects of the UK’s 5G networks will have surprised some. In fact, according to a poll by GlobalData, it will have surprised a considerable number, as 47% of respondents said that they thought the Chinese tech giant was a security threat.
Quartz RFSoC board for SOSA reference architecture
Pentek has introduced the Quartz Model 5550, an eight-channel A/D and D/A converter, 3U OpenVPX board based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC and aligned to the SOSA Technical Standard. The Model 5550 is ideal for many communications, electro-optical, electronic warfare, radar and signals intelligence applications.
Multi-service railway platform offers rich networking I/O
Designed as multi-service telematics and infotainment gateway for rolling stock application, the R6S series offers rich networking I/O including one GbE RJ45 ports and ten IEEE 802.3af standard PoE ports for IP camera or wireless access point connection. Built to be a rolling stock controller, R6S comes with one removable 2.5” HDD/SSD drive bay for dual storage of recorded footages.
Radiation-qualified devices enable Ethernet in space
Ethernet is becoming more common in spacecraft to enable hardwired communication speed, support higher data rates, and facilitate interoperability between satellites and other spacecraft. As Ethernet in space applications continues to expand, Microchip Technology has announced a space-qualified Ethernet transceiver.
M16 connectors are AISG-compliant for 5G roll-out
binder has announced an M16 connector that is ASIG C485-compliant and therefore suitable for application in the latest 5G wireless networks. binder has been producing M16 connectors for many years and is an established supplier of ASIG-compliant connectors for both 3G and 4G networks. The AISG (Antenna Interface Standards Group) defines the communication interface for “remote electrical tilt” (RET) of the mobile phone antenna.&nb...
Module covers multiple wireless protocols
Based on the SoC (System-on-Chip) nRF52840, Nordic’s most powerful short-range wireless microcontroller, Minew’s new MS88SF2 multi-protocol module can be operated with the wireless protocols Bluetooth 5.0, ZigBee 3.0, Thread and ANT, as well as with proprietary 2.4GHz stacks.
Latest wireless solutions for complex IoT applications
Nordic Semiconductor hosted a range of demonstrations highlighting the capabilities of its low power cellular IoT and low power, short range wireless products at CES 2020. At the booth, the Nordic Thingy:91 multisensor cellular IoT prototyping platform, formed the basis of a cellular IoT (LTE-M) asset tracker connected to nRF Connect for Cloud, Nordic's software tool for Cloud connectivity.
High-performance Bluetooth 5.0 low energy module for IIoT
With the new PAN1780 Panasonic Industry Europe has launched a new Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy module based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC single-chip controller. An output power of up to +8 dBm and the high sensitivity of the nRF52840 in combination with the LE coded PHY make the module well suited for applications that require a long range.