Top 5 communications product stories in November

30th November 2021
Sam Holland

Electronic Specifier takes a look at the top communictions product stories to have been released in November 2021.

Laird connectivity dispatched NXP Edge processor

NXP Edge processor with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have been added to system on module itsSOM portfolio.

Laird Connectivity, have based the Summit SOM 8M Plus on the NXP Semiconductors i.MX 8M Plus applications processor and 88W8997 wireless SoC. The Summit SOM 8M Plus is a highly-integrated and comprehensive hardware and software solution that combines NXP’s multi-core applications processing with NXP dual-band 2x2 Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity for a broad range of advanced IoT applications. 

The Summit SOM 8M Plus is Laird Connectivity’s most versatile, feature-rich, and secure SOM to date, truly perfect for serving as the core platform for advanced wireless IoT applications.

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Renesas expands satellite communications portfolio

New F61 ICs deliver low-power, high-integration for phased array antennas in satcom, radar, and point-to-point communications systems

Renesas, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has expanded its portfolio of mmWave LNAs and Tx BFICs with the introduction of three new dual-beam active beamforming ICs:

  • F6121 for Ku-band Satcom
  • F6122 for Ka-band Satcom and
  • F6123 for Ku-band radar and line-of-sight communications

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u-blox extends 'bring your own SIM' approach

u-blox, a provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, has introduced a service that provides IoT sensor network developers and the flexibility to combine any cellular connectivity with all the benefits of MQTT communication.

The u-blox MQTT Flex service lets any SIM-based connectivity leverage MQTT-SN communication​ at predictable cost with on-demand scalability. MQTT Flex is built on top of the foundation of a scalable, high-performance MQTT broker and powerful data flow manager, making it simple to communicate data between IoT devices and the enterprise. The service is optimised for asset tracking, sensor networks, and monitoring applications, especially those that need little bandwidth and must operate at low power.

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ShowMeCables releases line of fiber optic transceivers

ShowMeCables, an Infinite Electronics brand and supplier of connectivity solutions, has announced its line of fiber optic transceivers.

ShowMeCables is an eCommerce brand that specialises in providing a large portfolio of in-stock IT, voice, video and data network cables and connectivity products.

The range of fiber optic transceivers is designed to meet the needs of telecom service providers, the data communications industry and IT departments.

These fiber optic transceivers are MSA-compliant and therefore compatible with most switch and router platforms.

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Combo module supports Bluetooth and WiFi

The Type 1XA WLAN and Bluetooth-enabled combo module from Murata is now being shipped by distributor Mouser Electronics.

The module supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO RSDB with a PHY data rate up to 866 Mbps and Bluetooth 5.2 BR/EDR/LE PHY data rate up to 3 Mbps.

The WLAN section supports PCIe v3.0 Gen 1 interfaces while the Bluetooth section supports high-speed, four-wire UART interfaces and PCM for audio data.

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