Radiometrix to Exhibit at Radio Solutions 2010
London-based wireless solutions manufacturer Radiometrix will be taking part in this year's Low Power Radio Association (LPRA) Radio Solutions event. Consisting of a series of high level workshops and presentations, as well as a focussed exhibition, this will be held at Robinson College, Cambridge, between the 2nd and 4th of June.
Avago Technologies Develops Complete RF Front-End Solution for Point-to-Point Radio Markets
Avago Technologies announced early prototypes have been manufactured of Avago's proprietary five-chip family that targets the expanding 38 GHz and 42 GHz cellular radio infrastructure and backhaul point-to-point radio markets. Based on market demand and customer feedback, Avago designed the millimeter wave products for high performance in SMT (Surface Mount Technology) packages.
Saelig Debuts Bluetooth Wireless Serial Printer Adapter
Saelig Company, Inc. announced the availability of a printer-specific version of the world's smallest Bluetooth Class 1 RS232 adapter - especially suited to POS applications, where the printer can be up to 100m distant. LM048SPA is designed to replace standard RS232 serial cables connected to printers made by manufacturers such as Casio, Toshiba, Star Micronics and Sharp, and includes the out of paper warning - a unique feature in the industry. Patented new firmware means that only LM048SPA adapters have authentic signal response with smooth dataflow, matching the performance of an actual RS232 Cable.
Perfect Wireless Interconnect announced by ITT Interconnect Solutions
A new Perfect Wireless Interconnect for hand-held devices which boasts improved signal transmission and reception and no field failures has been launched by ITT Interconnect Solutions. An additional challenge on such wireless applications is to provide a high specification interconnect to fit into extremely limited board space – in the case of an antenna interconnect, the available space measured only 0.3mm by 1.0mm and had a working height of 0.90mm.
RFID Card Reader Writer offers multiple tag capability
DAILY RFID has launched 13.56MHz RFID card reader writer designed as a desktop, OEM version with USB and RS232 Interface. It is engineered to offers multiple tag capability, including ISO 14443 and 15693 protocol RFID tags, such as I-CODE, Mifare-One S50.
CSR wireless audio platform chosen by LG Electronics for ultra-slim headset and new car speakerphone design
CSR announced that LG Electronics's new HBM585 ultra-thin Bluetooth mono headset and HFB320 hands-free car kit both utilise CSR's audio platform incorporating Bluetooth wireless connectivity and fifth-generation CVC noise and echo reduction.
Murata starts shipping smallest Bluetooth module in the world; reaches 500 million Bluetooth modules produced
Murata has begun shipping the latest version of its LBMA series Bluetooth module, which at 3.5 by 3.5 by 1.0 mm is the smallest in the world, 30% smaller than Murata's previous version. Additionally, in the ten years since initiating mass production of the original LBMA series in March 2000, Murata has produced in excess of 500 million units, the highest cumulative production volume of Bluetooth® modules in the world. The original LBMA Bluetooth module was 14 x 10 mm, so today's version represents a 90% reduction in footprint in the last 10 years.
Libelium opens access to Wireless Sensor Networks from portable computing devices with new Waspmote platform Bluetooth module
Libelium, a technology leader in distributed wireless networks, announces a new Bluetooth module for its Waspmote wireless sensor network (WSN) platform. This module enables wireless sensor networks to be directly linked to portable devices such as smart phones, PDAs and laptop computers. This capability is particularly useful for medical applications and for industrial diagnostics. Additionally, when combined with the Meshlium multi-protocol router, it supports the deployment of hybrid ZigBee- and Bluetooth-based wireless sensor networks.
UHF Gen 2 Laundry Tag for Industrial Laundry Conditions
DAILY RFID has released new UHF Gen 2 RFID laundry tag for industrial laundry environment. This UHF RFID laundry tag is specially designed for use in retail, garment rental and laundry operations to improve efficiencies, as well as high inventory accuracy.
Antenova Announces DATANOVA 4G Nine-band Global LTE Mobile Broadband Antenna
Antenova announced its new DATANOVA 4G high performance nine-band antenna with LTE and GPS for the new generation of lightweight notebooks and netbooks. Antenova's full diversity DATANOVA 4G nine-band antenna covers LTE bands 4, 7, 13 and 17, and provides 3G cellular and WWAN, convenient next-generation WiMAX and Wi-Fi connectivity plus embedded GPS for location aware applications.
Antenova Provides Embedded GPS to Digital Camera Unit from Blackroc Technology
Antenova announced its M10264 GPS RADIONOVA RF Antenna Module has been selected by Blackroc Technology for their C32M/G 2 Megapixel Camera for the PsionTeklogix Workabout Pro range of rugged handheld computers. Antenova's M10264 GPS RF Antenna Module provides embedded GPS capability to the C32M/G camera for the capture of geotagged images.
MAGUS (PTY), CST and EMSS announce release of Antenna Magus, version 2.0 – the first antenna design software of its kind
MAGUS (Pty) Ltd, CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST), EMSS - EM Software & Systems-S.A. (Pty) Ltd announce the release of the second major version of Antenna Magus. The number of antenna topologies in the Antenna Magus database has almost doubled since the release of version 1.0. There are now 113 popular antennas available to be designed for a wide variety of objective values. Some of the more popular additions are the bi-quad, the axial choke horn, the travelling wave waveguide slot array, various patch arrays, the Vivaldi and the probe fed cheese.
Shortlink's radio module realizes complete custom solution without customer in-house RF or electronics expertise and offers quick time to market
Shortlink's SL4510 is a standalone wireless communications module for customers who require a wireless communication solution but do not have in-house RF or electronics expertise. Equally, the module is ideal for customers whose strategy is to buy turnkey. The whole wireless application can be integrated into the radio module with just a few external components.
RFID Parking Management System for fast, secure Access Control
DAILY RFID has launched a new RFID Parking Kit with high identification accuracy. The RFID Kit is designed for RFID parking management system via fast, secure vehicle access control in parking areas or gated communities.
Cambridge Wireless to focus on Semiconductor Opportunities in Connectivity 20th May 2010, Cambridge
Cambridge Wireless announced today the second meeting of the popular semiconductor Special Interest Group meeting taking place on 20th May in Cambridge where it is hosted by the Bluetooth giant company, CSR.
Cypress Envirosystems Invited to Demonstrate Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat at Sempra Energy-San Diego Gas and Electric Energy Showcase
Cypress Envirosystems, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), announced today that it is one of 75 companies invited to present advanced energy-efficient technology at the Sempra Energy-San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Showcase. Cypress Envirosystems will demonstrate its innovative Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat (WPT) at the event on May 18 at the San Diego Convention Center. The WPT retrofits pneumatic HVAC systems to provide the benefits of modern Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems, but at a fraction of the cost and with virtually no disruption to building occupants. Interested parties can register for the event at www.sdge.com/business/energyshowcase.
Maxim's DirectDrive II Headphone Amplifier Extends Audio Playback Time in Portable Devices
Maxim introduced the MAX97200, a dual-mode Class H headphone amplifier designed for battery-operated portable devices. This amplifier uses Maxim's proprietary DirectDrive(R) II technology to implement an extremely efficient Class H topology. Nearly 100% more efficient than Class AB amplifiers, the MAX97200 substantially extends audio playback time. Additionally, its glitch-free switching architecture and clickless/popless performance provide end customers with a richer audio experience. The IC measures just over 2mm2, making it the smallest stereo headphone amplifier on the market today. The MAX97200 is well suited for cell phones, portable media players (PMPs), netbooks, and other battery-powered audio applications.
Dialog Semiconductor licenses NXP's CoolFlux DSP and LifeVibes software for smartphones and next generation convergent portable devices
Dialog Semiconductor announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement to use NXP's ultra-low-power embedded digital audio signal processor (CoolFlux DSP) technology and accompanying firmware, including NXP Software's LifeVibes Voice speech enhancement engine.
HF Desktop RFID Reader with USB / RS232 interface
DAILY RFID has launched 13.56MHz (HF) Desktop RFID Reader to read and write ISO14443A/B or ISO15693 protocol RFID tags. The HF Desktop RFID reader delivers high performance with its RS232 or USB interface while enabling low power consumption.
Radiometrix to Introduce Latest Multi-Channel Transceiver at National Electronics Week
Radiometrix will again exhibit at National Electronics Week, showing its continued support of the British electronics design community. Visitors to this year's event, held between the 18th and 19th May in Hall 1 of Birmingham's NEC, will have the opportunity to learn more about the Radiometrix portfolio of wideband and narrowband low power radio modules.
125KHz RFID Long Range Reader for Industrial Applications
DAILY RFID has launched a new 125KHz RFID long range reader designed for access control applications. The 125khz long range reader enables users to read or write data to tags at long range of up to 100cm.
“Big Cat Cam” uses LPRS easy-Radio Modules for remote control of TV cameras
LPRS has provided ITV Technical Services with easy-Radio wireless modules to connect remote TV cameras used to film wild leopards in Namibia, Africa.
Narrowband VHF/UHF Multichannel Transmitter/Receiver Modules
Wireless solutions developer Radiometrix has announced the introduction of the CXT / CXR module family. This transmitter/receiver pair provides a complete remote control switch function in a module format, delivering reliable, long range operation in situations where existing wide band solutions cannot offer adequate range, or where band congestion requires multiple channel operation.
Laird Technologies Releases Two New Wideband Mobile Load Coil Antennas
Laird Technologies announced the release of its two new wideband mobile load coil antennas, the B1322W and the B1360W. The B1322W features a field tunable frequency range of 132-174 MHz. The field tunable B1322W allows the user to obtain a lower VSWR than 2:1 at a desired center frequency. The B1360W does not require tuning and covers 136-174 MHz span with a VSWR of 2:1 maximum. Both antennas have an omnidirectional pattern with vertical polarization, and a maximum power of 100 watts.
Laird Technologies Releases Maxblade Internal Wireless Device Antenna
Laird Technologies announced the release of its new Maxblade internal wireless device antenna. The antenna operates in the 2.3-6 GHz WiMAX frequency band with gains of 2.1 dBi and 4 dBi. Specifically designed to be embedded inside devices for aesthetically pleasing integration with high durability, the antenna features wide bandwidth that augments wireless applications with a single antenna design including 802.11 a/b/g, 802.16, and Bluetooth.
Laird Technologies Releases Enhanced WLM400/402 Wireless LAN Modules
Laird Technologies announced the release of its enhanced WLM400/402 802.11b/g Wireless LAN modules. The enhanced WLM400/402 802.11b/g Wireless LAN modules deliver a new level of performance to WLAN streaming video and high data rate applications. While the majority of wireless modules on the market offer effective throughput in the sub-megabit range, these modules offer real throughput many times that of the sub-megabit range. Based on the Marvell® 8686 WLAN chipset, they provide embedded designers both the data throughput and simplicity of a module with embedded drivers and an embedded industrial TCP/IP stack; saving months of embedded firmware development.
Laird Technologies Introduces New HDDA5W HD Series High Performance Dish Antenna
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced the introduction of its new HDDA5W HD Series high performance dish antenna.
Laird Technologies - 3.5 GHz Dual-Slant 90-Degree Sector Base Station Antenna for WiMax
Laird Technologies announced the introduction of its new J33016S00-90N 3.5GHz dual-slant 90-degree sector base station antenna for WiMax. The J33016S00-90N 3.5GHz dual-slant 90-degree sector base station antenna operates in the 3-3.8 GHz frequency band with a 16 dBi gain. The dual-slant construction of the antenna provides polarization diversity by maximal-ratio combining, which eases the impact of multipath interference that often results in poor coverage areas. The optimized beam shaper and well-controlled side lobes reduce interference, and provide coverage in high-density areas for fixed and mobile access. In addition, this WiMax antenna offers uniform energy distribution to all users within the coverage area.
UHF Gen 2 RFID Reader with Optimum Performance
DAILY RFID has released its UHF RFID Reader DL910 with long range up to 15m basing on different tags. Customized at 860MHz~900MHz, the Gen 2 RFID reader provides optimum performance for collecting, managing, and transferring information.
Atmel Targets Smart Energy, Building and Home Automation with Easy-to-Use BitCloud Profile Suite
Atmel announced the availability of Atmel BitCloud Profile Suite, a ready-to-use framework for rapid development of ZigBee-certified applications. The suite includes a complete set of fully functional reference implementations of the ZigBee Application Profiles for ZigBee Smart Energy (ZSE), ZigBee Building Automation (ZBA) and ZigBee Home Automation (ZHA). Atmel is also introducing the RZ600 evaluation kit, a tool accompanying BitCloud Profile Suite, and enables designers to prototype, develop and deploy ZigBee standards-compliant wireless applications for smart energy, home automation and building automation markets operating in both in 2.4GHz and the regional 700/800/900 MHz frequency bands.
Antenova Announces DATANOVA 4G Nine-band Global LTE Mobile Broadband Antenna
Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced its new DATANOVA 4G high performance nine-band antenna with LTE and GPS for the new generation of lightweight notebooks and netbooks. Antenova's full diversity DATANOVA® 4G nine-band antenna covers LTE bands 4, 7, 13 and 17, and provides 3G cellular and WWAN, convenient next-generation WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi connectivity plus embedded GPS for location aware applications.
Texas Instruments’ proven Bluetooth solution now enables new product designs on MSP430 microcontrollers
Furthering its efforts to enable wireless connectivity technologies in portable designs, Texas Instruments has announced it has coupled its seventh-generation Bluetooth® offering, the CC2560, with an embedded Bluetooth stack running on TI's ultra-low power MSP430™ microcontroller (MCU). Two development kits, the EZ430-RF2560 development tool and PAN1315 evaluation module (EMK), are immediately available to new and existing customers for evaluations and upgrades. These development kits accelerate customers' Bluetooth integration process from months to weeks, reduce design barriers associated with RF implementations, and place fully functional Bluetooth technology in customers' hands within minutes of unpacking the development kits.
Synapse and Silicon Labs Introduce Complete Solution for Wireless Mesh Networking
Synapse Wireless, Inc. and Silicon Laboratories today introduced a jointly developed wireless mesh networking solution that combines the award-winning Synapse SNAP network operating system with Silicon Labs' Si1000 wireless microcontroller (MCU). The combined software/hardware solution - the Synapse RF Engine® module - makes it easy to deploy scalable, ultra-low-power, small-footprint wireless mesh networking for a wide range of applications including smart metering, building automation, commercial lighting control, personal medical devices, asset tracking systems and more.
Yageo Introduces Small PIFA GPS Antenna for Handheld Devices
Yageo Corporation, a leading global passive components supplier, announced today the release of the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications. The new PIFA GPS antenna is an advanced design of the 2.45GHz PIFA antenna that was released last year. Although the same size, it can now reach the same efficiency on lower frequency. This antenna is specifically designed for use in high-end handheld GPS devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, portable navigation devices, notebook computers, and mobile internet devices. Samples were sent to customers earlier this year while mass production began in March.
TrueTouch now supported by Windows Phone 7 Series
Cypress Semiconductor today announced that the TrueTouch touchscreen solution is natively supported in the soon to be released Windows(r) Phone 7 Series mobile handset platform. This support allows handset manufacturers using the Windows Phone 7 Series to implement exciting capacitive touchscreen interfaces without the need for developing external drivers or custom software development.
Z-Focus Demonstrates Bluetooth Low Energy Connectivity on Multiple Platforms at Bluetooth All Hands Meeting
Z-Focus Technology Group, an independent software stack provider for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), will demonstrate BLE connectivity enabled by their software stack running on the Freescale JM FlexisTM and ARM CortexTM-M0 platforms at the Bluetooth All Hands Meeting in Seattle, WA on April 21, 2010.
Mobile RFID Reader with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPRS function
DAILY RFID has released a new mobile RFID Reader DL710, designed as a compact and rugged LF or HF device. This PDA-based handheld RFID Reader is ideal for outdoor applications with its WiFi, Bluetooth and GPRS wireless transfer functions.
Avago Technologies ALM-2712 - GPS Front-End Module With Lowest Noise Figure for Mobile Applications
Avago Technologies announced the expansion of its market leading ultra low-noise GPS front-end modules for mobile GPS applications. The ALM-2712, which has the lowest noise figure of any GPS filter-LNA-filter modules in the industry, integrates pre- and post-high rejection FBAR filters to provide superior performance. This integrated FBAR filter provides low insertion loss in GPS band frequencies and exceptional out of band rejection at cellular, DCS/PCS and WLAN band frequencies, making it an ideal device for use in simultaneous GPS (S-GPS), voice and data operations in today's mobile handsets.
Yageo Introduces PIFA GPS Antenna for Handheld Devices
Yageo Corporation announced the release of the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications. The new PIFA GPS antenna is an advanced design of the 2.45GHz PIFA antenna that was released last year. Although the same size, it can now reach the same efficiency on lower frequency. This antenna is specifically designed for use in high-end handheld GPS devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, portable navigation devices, notebook computers, and mobile internet devices. Samples were sent to customers earlier this year while mass production began in March.
2.4GHz RFID Active Reader ideal for RFID Asset Management
DAILY RFID has released RFID Active Reader DL3800, with a long read range of up to 100 meters to cater for for asset management. The advanced 2.4GHz RFID Reader is ideal for inventory management as its fast read rate.