Centimeter-level GPS sensor fusion for precise positioning
u-blox has released a firmware update for its ZED-F9R positioning module, bringing robust centimeter-level positioning to slow moving use cases such as robotic lawnmowers, e-scooters, and shared bicycles. Based on the ZED-F9R high-precision sensor-fusion module, the u-blox ZED-F9R-02B was designed for use in autonomous and industrial applications that require simple and efficient implementation and where rapid access to highly accurate positionin...
SkyLab to use LoRa edge for new prototyping board
Semtech has announced that SkyLab will utilise Semtech’s LoRa Edge asset management platform (LR1110) to develop its small form-factor prototyping board, for indoor and outdoor asset management of valuables, vehicles, vessels, containers, and more. The low power nature of the LoRa Edge platform enhances the SkyLab prototyping board by helping to extend battery life, therefore making the solution cost-effective for large-scale depl...
SPOT Gen4 tracking for sailing races worldwide
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services has announced that TracTrac, specialist provider of hardware and software solutions for tracking of competitive sailing and adventure sports, is deploying SPOT Gen4 devices to support race events on land and sea.
Tools enable ultra-wideband applications for Apple
NXP Semiconductors has announced that it now offers beta Ultra-Wideband (UWB) development tools from its NXP Trimension portfolio that interoperate with the U1 chip in supported Apple products. The beta development tools will allow developers to kick-start the design of innovative applications that interact with UWB enabled Apple products including iPhone and Apple Watch, unleashing the ability to create more precise, directionally aware app expe...
Modules deliver low-power Wi-Fi and BLE functionality
In stock now at distributor Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the DA16600 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy modules from Dialog Semiconductor.
Certified chipset for G3-PLC hybrid powerline
STMicroelectronics’ ST8500 and S2-LP chipset has become certified according to the G3-PLC Hybrid communication standard that defines connectivity over powerline and wireless media. The G3-PLC Hybrid specification allows smart-grid, smart-city, industrial, and IoT equipment to select the best available wireless or powerline channel at any time, automatically and dynamically, according to network conditions.
Trimension ultra-wideband tech finds misplaced belongings
NXP Semiconductors announced that its Trimension Ultra-Wideband platform now offers fine ranging for new tagging use cases. UWB and Bluetooth Low Energy solutions have been combined to deliver spatial awareness to the new Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+, providing an enhanced experience to the Samsung SmartThings Find service.
PAN9520 WiFi module for secure networking
The new PAN9520 is based on the Espressif ESP32-S2 microcontroller, which includes a high-performance 32-bit Xtensa LX7 CPU, a high sensitivity wireless radio, a baseband processor, bootloader and 320kbytes of SRAM. An encryption unit supports a range of security and encryption protocols, including CCMP, TKIP, WAPI, WEP, BIP, and AES.
PAN1781 Bluetooth 5 low energy module launched
The PAN1781 is a Bluetooth 5 Low Energy module based on the Nordic nRF52820 single chip controller and is, in a way, the lightweight version of the PAN1780. Bluetooth 5 features additionally a higher symbol rate of 2 Mbps using the high speed LE 2M PHY or a significantly longer range using the LE coded PHY at 500kb/s or 125kb/s.
Plastic mmWave system for ultra-low latency
As part of its broad focus on millimeter-wave (mmWave) data transfer applications, CEA-Leti has developed a hybrid, ultra-fast, ultra-low latency technology that guides mmWave radio signals through flexible plastic tubing.