Wireless & Communications

Casambi unveils new Bluetooth wireless module enabling easy-to-use smart lighting control systems

Casambi, the world’s leading provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies, has announced the introduction of a new Class 2 embedded Bluetooth 4.0 module that is designed for LED lighting control applications, light fixtures and LED bulbs. The CBM-002A/B provides an upgrade on the company’s CBM-001 module, as the new …

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Cypress streamlines wireless design for smart home applications with addition of iCloud support to IoT development platform

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., the leader in wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced an updated version of its turnkey development platform for the IoT that simplifies the integration of wireless connectivity into smart home applications. The Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Studio platform now …

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Wire-speed packet filter and capture on 10 Gbps Ethernet Networks

GL Communications Inc., has announced its enhanced 1G/10G Dual Port Ethernet Tester referred to as PacketExpert 10G. The Record Only application on PacketExpert 10G has been enhanced with advanced filtering options that provide improved packet capture capability on 10 Gbps Ethernet Networks. Speaking to the press, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia, a senior manager …

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New combined and secure Bluetooth low energy and NFC PAN1761 Series from Panasonic for low power Bluetooth applications

Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems Europe is launching a new short-range, Bluetooth low energy and NFC combo module for implementing Bluetooth functionality into various electronic devices. ...

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IDT Teams with Samsung to Integrate Wireless Charging

Integrated Device Technology, Inc.  today announced that IDT teamed with Samsung to deliver wireless charging for its Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 smartphones, wireless charger, and Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch charging pad. The highly flexible IDT technology includes all of the semiconductor hardware and associated software required to support mobile devices to be charged without a wired connection. IDT also joined with Samsung for the Galaxy S6 wireless charger.

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Wireless Standard harmonisation creates a problem where none previously existed

As more and more wireless devices come to the market, concerns have emerged within the standards body responsible for managing the radio spectrum allocation and wireless device conformance that more guidance is needed to help ensure spectrum sharing. Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology Ltd reviews the situation.

The standards body, ETSI (European Telecommunications Standard Institute) has a new harmonised standard, EN 300 328 V1.8.1, which comes into force on 1 January 2015. Unfortunately, this has thrown the wireless community into something of a turmoil, not because of more onerous testing procedures, but principally because of the way the draft standard specifies that wireless devices should operate.

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