Certification for V2V and V2X automotive comms tech
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has announced the inclusion of LTE-based vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technologies within its certification programme. The specific technologies covered by this certification are based on 'LTE sidelink' - an adaptation of core LTE standards as defined in 3GPP release 14, allowing for communication between two or more nearby devices.
Dual sector antennas reduce tower space while providing higher gain
KP Performance Antennas has announced a line of high-gain, dual-band sector antennas for use in wireless networks. KP’s line of dual sector antennas is made up of seven models, each consisting of two or more sector antennas inside a single, rugged radome. The single mounting point of these antennas reduces inches on the tower, halves the tower rental costs and lowers wind resistance.
Automotive supplier takes on new Over-the-Air platform
The eSync Alliance has announced that HELLA has become its latest member, joining existing Alliance members to build an industry wide bi-directional pipeline to electronic devices in the automotive market.
Benchmark with 30cm secure localisation solution based on Bluetooth
Imec has announced at its Imec Technology Forum, ITF2018, taking place in Antwerp on 23rd to 24th May, that it has developed a new secure proximity technology that enables an accuracy as good as 30cm. This IoT technology, that was developed by imec researchers in Holst Centre (the Netherlands) and researchers from COSIC, an imec lab at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), sets a new benchmark in localisation accuracy using a standard Bluetooth r...
Antenna chip simplifies phased array radar for avionic designers
Analog Devices has introduced a highly integrated, active antenna beamforming chip that allows designers to quickly replace bulky, mechanically steered antenna platforms with a compact, solid-state solution for phased array radar and communications systems. The ADAR1000 chip simplifies design and significantly reduces the size, weight and power of phased array radar systems for defence, surveillance, air traffic control, communications and w...
Partnership to advance communications over LTE
Expway and Softil have jointly announced that they have integrated their technologies to bring to market the most advanced 3GPP standards-compliant mission-critical communications (MCC) voice, data and video solution. The MCC over LTE solution will have widespread applications in first responder networks such as those of police, fire and medical services.
Scalable module for secure mobile connectivity in and outside vehicles
Over the next five years, the global connected car market is expected to skyrocket. With that on the horizon, technology company, Laird has launched a fully integrated and scalable module for secure mobile connectivity and automotive Ethernet for reliable Internet use inside and outside the vehicle.
Compact transmitter for economic Memosens-Modbus integration
Expanding its slim Memosens transmitter series MemoRail, Knick Elektronische Messgeräte has designed it for control cabinet installation with a Modbus interface version. The MemoRail Modbus A1405N is the first multi-parameter analyser that provides operators with an economic, compact transmitter for full-featured integration of Memosens monitoring stations into the fieldbus standard. Up until now, operators could only choose between com...
Connecting devices wirelessly
Two new Anybus WLAN Access Points have been introduced by HMS Industrial Networks as industrial-grade infrastructure hubs for long range Wireless LAN connectivity. The products are suitable for collecting data wirelessly from any machinery or system, especially those equipped with Anybus Wireless Bolt or Bridge The Anybus Wireless LAN (Local Area Network) Access Points allow users to set up an industrial wireless infrastructure for multiple wirel...
Multi-band receiver delivers centimetre-level accuracy
u-blox has announced the ZED-F9P multi-band GNSS module with integrated multi-band Real Time Kinematics (RTK) technology for machine control, ground robotic vehicles, and high precision unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) applications. The ZED‑F9P measures only 22x17x2.4mm and uses technology from the recently announced u‑blox F9 platform to deliver robust high precision positioning performance in seconds.