LC3 code implemented for Bluetooth LE audio
An implementation of the Low Complexity Communications Codec (LC3) that is expected to be compliant with LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio, is available now for Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSPs and has been delivered to a lead customer.
High performance parabolic antennas in two sizes
KP Performance Antennas, an Infinite Electronics brand and a manufacturer of wireless network antennas, has just released a new series of ProLine 11 GHz parabolic antennas that are ideal for high-density, point-to-point backhaul applications or client-premises. KP’s new high-performance ProLine parabolic antennas operate in the 10.7GHz to 11.7GHz frequency range.
Automotive Ethernet withstands temperatures up to 150°C
Murata has announced the release of the DLW32MH201YK2 common mode choke coil (CMCC) for Automotive Ethernet (100BASE-T1) applications. The choke coil is able to withstand extreme temperatures and is AEC-Q200 compliant.
The next generation of Bluetooth audio
Twenty years ago, Bluetooth cut the audio cord and created the wireless audio market. Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the upcoming release of LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. Not only will LE Audio enhance Bluetooth audio performance, it will add support for hearing aids and enable Audio Sharing, an entirely new use case that is poised to once again transform the way we experience audio and c...
RF components market to be shaken by active antenna systems
“The RF FE market for telecom infrastructure is estimated to be worth $1.47bn in 2018 and is forecasted to reach $2.52bn in 2025,” announced Antoine Bonnabel, Technology and Market Analyst, RF Electronics at Yole Développement. “This industry will see an unexpected growth thanks to the penetration of higher cost active antenna systems, leading to 8% CAGR between 2018 and 2025.”
Multi-operator 4G coverage launched on Berlin’s U-Bahn
Cobham Wireless has announced that its idDAS (intelligent digital Distributed Antenna System) is now providing 4G coverage in Berlin’s U-Bahn for subscribers of all three of Germany’s major mobile operators. This follows an initial deployment with Telefónica, which involved replacing legacy equipment with Cobham Wireless’ idDAS, and delivering 2G, 3G and 4G cellular coverage for passengers using Berlin’s histor...
Race against time: 4G antenna ensures every second counts
The margin between success and failure couldn’t be finer in the most prominent sports endurance events. There are often just fractions of a second between a competitor finishing in first or second place – which is why a highly accurate race timing and management solution is critical for successfully capturing endurance sports results. Andy Bird, Managing Director at GTT Wireless, explains how race organisers must look to adopt compreh...
Environmental asset tracker combines cellular IoT and Bluetooth
Nordic Semiconductor has announced that Norwegian asset tracking specialist, Meshtech, is employing both a Nordic multi-mode LTE-M/NB-IoT nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) and Nordic nRF52811 Bluetooth System-on-Chip (SoC) in the world's first environmental asset tracker to combine cellular IoT and Bluetooth wireless technologies with a five year battery life (road mapped to 10 on the same tracker hardware).
Ultra-small high performance Bluetooth 5.0 module
u-blox has announced its latest ultra-small, high performance Bluetooth low energy 5.0 module, the BMD-380. Measuring only 7.5x9.5mm including the ceramic antenna, it features Bluetooth 5.0 specifications, with its long range protocol suitable for implementing communication in harsh radio environments. It also supports IEEE802.15.4 (Thread and Zigbee).
Upgrading South Korea’s police communications systems
MCX communications enabler, Softil, has announced that Seoul-based communications provider Hanswell will use its BEEHD technology to build a 21st century mission-critical communications (MCC or MCX) system for Korea’s National Police Agency (NPA).