Wireless & Communications

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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