Wireless Communication LSIs Compatible with the Wireless M-Bus Standard for Smart Meters in Europe
LAPIS Semiconductor has recently developed a wireless communication LSI compatible with 868MHz Wireless M-Bus, the European smart meter communication standard. Signal processing functions required for each mode are built in, reducing microcontroller load by about 20% and contributing to lower power consumption of the entire system along with longer operating time and reduced maintenance for battery-operated smart meters.
NXP Delivers Industry’s First Ultra-Wideband Doherty Amplifiers
NXP Semiconductors today announced the availability of its ultra-wideband Doherty reference design using the BLF884P and BLF884PS – the industry's first wideband Doherty power amplifiers capable of broadband operation (470 to 806 MHz).
u-blox Unveils The World’s Smallest Multi-Band 4G LTE-Only Modules
u-blox has today announced the introduction of the TOBY-L1 series, a new line of ultra-compact LTE modules. TOBY-L100 and European variant TOBY-L110 are ideally suited for tablets, mobile routers and set top boxes, as well as high-speed M2M applications such as digital signage, mobile health, and security systems.
AVX Introduces the Smallest Thin-Film 10W 3dB Directional Couplers for Wireless Communications
AVX has introduced the smallest thin-film 10W 3dB directional couplers available in today's market. Based on AVX's proven thin-film technology, the new 0603 3dB 90° couplers exhibit excellent high-frequency performance in ranges spanning 800-6,000MHz and are currently unique in their ability to provide 10W continuous power handling.
Intel And u-blox Collaborate On 3G-Only HSPA Module
u-blox has reveal;ed today that the company is collaborating with Intel Corporation to bring a small, cost-effective 3G-only HSPA module to the market. Based on Intel's XMM 6255 HSPA modem platform, the chipset will be packaged in a compact, low-cost module that maintains layout compatibility with u-blox' SARA 2G and LISA 3G module series.
IDT Introduces Industry’s First Low-power Quad 16-bit DAC with JESD204B for Multi-carrier Broadband Wireless Applications
Integrated Device Technology today announced the industry's first low-power quad 16-bit digital-to-analog converter featuring the JESD204B high-speed serial interface. IDT's new quad DAC enables wide bandwidth support and eases board routing requirements in multi-carrier broadband wireless applications.
connectBlue Unveils a Dual-band Ethernet Port Adapter with External Antenna
connectBlue today launched the Ethernet Port Adapter RWE251s which features Wireless LAN dual-band functionality and an omnidirectional external stub antenna. These features give the RWE251s a versatile use for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz ISM bands as well as the possibility to freely select where to position the Ethernet Port Adapter.
Broadcom Unveils World's Most Highly Integrated Processor SoC for 5G WiFi Enterprise Access Points
Broadcom today announced a highly integrated processor system-on-a-chip for enterprise access points. Designed to optimize 5G WiFi, the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard, the ARM-based StrataGX BCM58522 Series Series combines up to 10x more processing power with advanced architectural features to enable a secure, application-aware unified wired and wireless enterprise network.
TRENDnet Releases AC1200 Wireless Adapter with a USB 3.0 Port
TRENDnet today announces the availability of the AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter, model TEW-805UB—a Wireless AC adapter with a USB 3.0 port which maintains high speed wireless transmissions to a Windows-based computer.
ORing Industrial Networking Launches The IGAR-1062(+)-3G
In the new generation of 3G and WIFI, IP communication becomes the main stream of the industry. ORing Industrial Networking is pleased to release the latest multi-function cellular router － IGAR-1062(+)-3G.
Microchip Expands Embedded Wireless Portfolio With New Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee Products
Microchip Technology today announced a major expansion of its embedded-wireless portfolio from the DESIGN West/Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose. The Bluetooth additions include the PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit, featuring modules, stacks and CODECs, and XBee footprint-compatible socket modules with integrated stacks.
Industry’s First Dual-Mode Wireless Power Receiver IC Compatible With Both WPC And PMA Standards
Integrated Device Technology has today unveiled the industry's first dual-mode wireless power receiver IC that provides compatibility with both the Wireless Power Consortium and Power Matters Alliance standards. IDT's innovative receiver bridges the technology gap between competing transmission standards, empowering mobile device and accessory OEMs to use a single bill-of-materials to support both WPC and PMA standards.
NXP and ALIOTH Drive Smart Card Convergence
NXP Semiconductors today announced with ALIOTH the launch of a contactless smart card solution product called SCOne. It combines banking, transport ticketing and eGovernment applications on just one secure microcontroller, NXP's industry-leading SmartMX2.
Agilent Technologies Unveils Beidou GNSS Signal Simulation at International Wireless Symposium
Agilent Technologies today announced that it has enhanced the capabilities of its Signal Studio for Global Navigation Satellite Systems software and added real-time multi-satellite simulation of China's Beidou system.
Infineon Introduces SiGe Transceiver Family for Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul
Infineon Technologies today introduced a new transceiver family that simplifies system design and production logistics by replacing more than 10 discrete devices. Due to their low power consumption the single-chip high-integration transceivers also help to reduce fixed expenses in high data rate millimeter wave wireless backhaul communication systems.
New 6400 MHz Coaxial Resonator Oscillator from Crystek
Crystek's new CVCO55CXT-6400-6400 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator is a coaxial-based VCO with an internal proprietary frequency doubler. The CVCO55CXT family's frequency doubling, 2X fundamental technology reaches new performance levels of lower phase noise and much lower harmonics over the competition, while achieving lower current consumption in the process.
Lowest-Power AISG Modem Transceiver Announced By Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments introduce a fully-integrated, on-off keying modem transceiver that is compliant with the Antenna Interface Standards Group v2.0 specification. The SN65HVD62 reduces power consumption by up to 50 percent compared to the competition. The transceiver modulates and demodulates signals between the logic (baseband) and a frequency suitable for long coaxial media such as AISG coaxial links between base station and tower- mounted equipment, tower-mounted amplifiers, remote electrical tilt units and control links on microwave towers.
The World’s First Single-Chip Indoor GPS Solution From imec And BlinkSight
BlinkSight has released the first single-chip 'indoor GPS' solution for real-time location systems and wireless sensor network applications. Based on ultra-low power impulse radio technology by imec and Holst Centre, the new chip delivers real-time information to track and trace people and objects in indoor environments. Its unique combination of high accuracy, long range and low power consumption is ideal for both business and consumer applications.
Honeywell Introduces Limitless Wireless Non-Contact Switch
Honeywell has today revealed that it has expanded its Limitless Wireless Solutions portfolio with the introduction of its new Limitless Non-Contact Switch WLS Series. The new WLS Series switch uses non-contact technology, enabling the device to actuate based on the presence or absence of magnets installed on a customer's device – making it suitable for harsh operating environments.
Korenix Announces the New Wireless Serial Device Server Jetport 5804 / 5804i
Korenix is pleased to launch its latest product - JetPort 5804, the Industrial 4-port RS232/422/485 Wireless Redundant Serial Device Server as well as JetPort 5804i, the industrial 4-port isolated RS-422/485 Wireless Serial Server, which benefits flexibility of configuration-wiring to other devices by auto switching between wire and wireless in the field, such as mobile sites and hard-to-wired environments.
Broadcom and SK Telecom Announce Industry's First 5G WiFi Hotspot Router
Broadcom Corporation and SK Telecom today announced the industry's first 5G WiFi hotspot router. By integrating Broadcom's BCM4708 and BCM4360 into its newest platform, SK Telecom will ensure more reliable connectivity to its customers by offloading data traffic to an IP network via a fast and robust 5G WiFi connection.
TE Connectivity Launch ARISO Contactless Connectivity Platform
TE Connectivity announce the launch of a new technology platform that will allow the delivery of robust power, signals and data without any physical connectors or contact, in virtually any environment. With the ARISO contactless connectivity solution, issues typically affecting connectivity in harsh environments, such as water, dust or vibrations, will no longer impact the reliable delivery of power, data and signal. This is thanks to the seamless integration of wireless power and RF technology.
RFM Announces Four Channel Wireless Sensor Nodes With Data Logging
RF Monolithics introduce the next generation of their wireless sensor networking platform products -- the SN-4 series battery powered wireless sensor nodes. The SN-4 provides 4 channels of sensor inputs and transmits the data back to access points, Ethernet, or Cellular gateways. The SN-4 series allows any combination of up to 4 sensors to be read by a single unit as well as supporting 4 of a single sensor type.
R4 and F4 Series GPS Modules Offer a Simple Solution for GPS Applications
The new R4 and F4 Series GPS modules from Linx make it cost effective to add GPS capability to new and existing applications through a simple serial interface. Designed with the SiRF-IV chipset, the R4 and F4 Series offer enhanced GPS solutions over older SiRF-III, with improved accuracy to 2.5 meters, 2X faster cold start times using CGEE 3 day satellite prediction, built-in jammer remover, and better reliability by tracking up to 48 satellites simultaneously.
connectBlue Wireless LAN Modules Now Type Approved in Japan
connectBlue today announced that its Wireless LAN modules have passed type approvals in Japan which expands the use of these products into the Japanese market. Already passed for usage in Japan are connectBlue Classic Bluetooth modules.
Toshiba TransferJet Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Technology to be Deployed with Antix Game Service
Toshiba Electronics Europe and Antix Labs have announced a collaboration that will enhance user experience and extend the monetization potential of games for content owners and distributors. As part of the cooperation, Toshiba can demonstrate how its recently announced TransferJet based accessory adapters work with the Antix Games Service to enable the fast and easy sharing of mainstream games across platforms and between users in a transparent, secure manner.
Shaping The Wireless Future With Low Energy Applications And Systems
With the increased use of mobile devices and the increased need for information exchange with small devices such as sensor nodes, new requirements are placed on connectivity options. The below paper covers the new trends with Internet of Things, the demands on low power and mobile connectivity, wireless technology options, wireless coexistence and potential low energy applications. Written By Rolf Nilsson, CEO and founder of connectBlue with over 30 years of thorough insight and know-how from industrial automation and communication.
Broadcom Introduces World's Fastest and Lowest Power 100G Transmitter PHY
Broadcom Corporation today announced the world's fastest CMOS transmitter PHY for long-haul, regional and metropolitan data transport. Broadcom's BCM84128 100G transmitter achieves an aggregate data rate of 128 Gbps at the industry's lowest power of two watts, enabling high-capacity, 100G optical modules and line-card designs.
Wireless charging soon available for devices smaller than mobile phones
Wireless charging will soon be available for more and more mobile phones. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is working with the industry's leading technological companies and standardisation bodies to expand the scope of application of wireless charging technology to other, smaller portable devices, such as mobile phone accessories, wrist devices, wireless mice and sensors.
NXP Launches Industry’s First Dual-Modem AISG Transceiver for Wireless Base Stations
NXP Semiconductors today introduced a groundbreaking family of programmable AISG transceivers for wireless base stations and antenna line devices (ALDs) such as tower-mounted amplifiers (TMAs) and remote electric tilt (RET) antennas.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New PIN Limiter Diode for S-Band and L-Band Applications
M/A-COM Technology Solutions continues to serve the diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices with the release of a new Limiter Diode designed for passive limiter control circuits in L- and S- Band applications.
Connect One Delivers Versatile, Industrial-Grade SMT 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
Connect One has released Nano WiReach MAX-SMT module to support b/g/n WiFi over an industrial temperature range of -30°C to +85°C. Nano WiReach MAX-SMT offers 3G routing, WiFi client and access-point capabilities.
White Paper: Wireless Technologies for Industrial Applications
Wireless communication has been used in industrial applications for more than 30 years. Among the first applications where wireless was used was in wireless control of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and cranes in warehouses where proprietary radios where used to achieve flexible control of the moving devices. During the last 13 years, standardized radio technologies like Wireless LAN / WLAN (IEEE 802.11), IEEE 802.15.4 and Bluetooth technology (IEEE802.15.1) have become the dominating technologies for industrial applications.
Connect In A Flash With Radiall AEP Cables And Connectors For LMR Applications
Radiall has introduced a new range of AEP cables and LMR-compatible connectors. AEP cables are constructed to be halogen-free, fire retardant, and capable of operation to frequencies of 6 GHz or higher. They are intended for use in a variety of applications including telecommunications, aerospace, test and measurement, defense, and other wireless applications.
NVIDIA Announces Its First Integrated 4G LTE Mobile Processor
NVIDIA have unveiled its first fully integrated 4G LTE mobile processor, the NVIDIA Tegra 4i, which is significantly faster yet half the size of its nearest competitor. Previously codenamed "Project Grey," the Tegra 4i processor features 60 custom NVIDIA GPU cores; a quad-core CPU based on ARM's newest and most efficient core— the Cortex-A9 r4 CPU— plus a fifth battery saver core; and a version of the NVIDIA i500 LTE modem optimized for integration.
Crystek Introduces New 5270-5375 MHz Coaxial Resonator Oscillator
Crystek's new CVCO55CXT-5270-5375 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator is a coaxial-based VCO with an internal proprietary frequency doubler. The CVCO55CXT family's frequency doubling, 2X fundamental technology reaches new performance levels of lower phase noise and much lower harmonics over the competition, while achieving lower current consumption in the process.
Silicon Labs and Sigfox Collaborate to Unleash the Potential of the Internet of Things
Silicon Labs and SIGFOX today announced a first-of-a-kind collaboration for the rapidly emerging IoT market. The combination of Silicon Labs' EZRadioPRO wireless transceivers and SIGFOX's unique Ultra-Narrowband technology enables long-range wireless Internet connectivity solutions for a wide array of devices such as smart meters, patient monitors, security devices, street lights and environmental sensors.
TI And Sub10 Systems Collaborate On New Backhaul Solution For Small Cell Base Stations
Texas Instruments and Sub10 Systems have today revealed their collaboration on a differentiated and future-proof backhaul solution for small cell base stations. By using TI's KeyStone-based TMS320C6678 multicore digital signal processors in their new Liberator V100, Sub10 Systems is able to more effectively and rapidly meet the operators' challenges of improving resilience in hostile radio conditions.
Atmel Announces Ultra-low Power Transceiver to Support Phase-Difference Technology Complementing IEEE 802.15.4 Standards
Atmel Corporation today announced its recently launched AT86RF233 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver supports distance measurement between two radios, also known as ranging. This novel technology uses the measurement of phase differences between radio signals and enables items to be tracked within a wireless network for industrial and consumer applications.
Broadcom Expands Offerings For Metropolitan And Enterprise 3G/LTE Multi-Mode Small Cell Networks
Broadcom launch the first dual-mode small cell family of system-on-a-chips. The three devices in the BCM617xx Series help cellular providers deliver better mobile experiences and faster data rates to end users while improving 3G/4G LTE network performance by offloading data traffic from macro base stations into small cell nodes.