Cellular modules bring security and GNSS technology
u-blox has extended its SARA-R4 family of LTE-M / NB-IoT and EGPRS cellular modules to include variants with the hardware and software features necessary to enable end-to-end security features and services for Internet of Things (IoT) data, devices, and ecosystems.
Connected navigation for advanced driver assistance
Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), today announced that its easy-to-use connected navigation has been chosen to feature in the new Alfa Romeo GIULIA MY20 compact saloon and the Alfa Romeo STELVIO MY20 SUV as part of a global deal, which includes China and Japan.
Ultra-wide band RF module for precision applications
Insight SiP, the specialist in ultra-miniature RF modules, is introducing the ISP3010 RF module, which combines smart Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capabilities with MCU (microcontroller unit), each with its own antenna. Both antennas are integrated into the module.
WiFi 6 module in automotive grade
u-blox has announced the JODY-W3 series, multiradio modules featuring WiFi 6 with 2x2 MIMO and dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1. Supporting the latest IEEE 802.11ax standard, also known as WiFi 6, JODY-W3 is designed for the increasing number of wireless high speed connections that will be required in the vehicle.
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.
L-band receiver enables centimetre-level positioning for mass market
u-blox had announced an affordable approach to bringing centimetre-level accuracy to GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receivers. Its new NEO-D9S GNSS correction data receiver module receives GNSS correction data from correction service providers broadcast on the L-band (at 1,525 to 1,559MHz).