Wireless & Communications

Wolfson partners with Audyssey to revolutionise audio recordings on mobile devices

Wolfson Microelectronics and Audyssey Laboratories have announced a strategic partnership to improve audio capture on mobile devices. Wolfson is the first partner to bring Audyssey’s AudioFrame advanced audio recording technology to market with its low-power Audio Hub product portfolio, including the WM8280 Audio Hub solution, which delivers outstanding audio to mobile devices.

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Freescale expands RF mobile radio portfolio targeting handheld applications

Freescale Semiconductor has launched a new 6W device for handheld mobile radio applications called the AFT05MS006N. With this latest addition to its flagship Airfast RF power solutions portfolio, Freescale is the only supplier capable of supporting all power levels of relevance to the mobile radio space, from 5W handheld units to 75W digital mobile radios and base stations.

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Secure IR naval comms system offers peer-to-peer capability

Link Microtek, a manufacturer of infra-red, RF and microwave products, has expanded its Azdec secure infra-red naval communications system with the addition of new peer-to-peer headsets that allow two mobile operators to speak directly to each other in areas where there is no IR antenna coverage.

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NXP unveils ultra-small DSP-based 5V Qi wireless charger device

NXP Semiconductors has developed a ‘revolutionary’ new Qi wireless charging transmitter device, which integrates all the circuits for a 5V mobile phone charger in an extremely small package measuring only 5-mm square. Using the NXP solution, fewer than 10 external components are needed to build a complete low-power 5V Qi A5/A11 wireless charging transmitter, alongside the Qi coil and resonant capacitors.

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Analog Devices unveils software-defined radio platform solutions

Analog Devices has unveiled two software-defined radio (SDR) platform solutions and ecosystems. The announcement brings its portfolio to four platform solutions that simplify rapid SDR system prototyping and development in applications ranging from defence electronics, RF instrumentation, communications infrastructure and open-source SDR development projects.

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Game-changing Bluetooth Smart solution enables smartphone home control

CSR has launched, what it describes as, ‘a technically disruptive new Bluetooth Smart solution’ designed to place the smartphone at the centre of the Internet of Things (IoT). CSR Mesh has been designed to allow for an almost unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be simply networked together and controlled directly from a single smartphone, tablet or PC for the first time.

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IDT unveils dual-mode wireless power receiver

Integrated Device Technology has announced the industry’s first dual-mode wireless power receiver compatible with both the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC) 1.1 Qi standard, as well as the Power Matter’s Alliance (PMA) 1.1 standard. As a result OEMs will be able to use a single wireless power receiver IC to develop mobile devices fully compatible with the latest versions of both Qi and PMA charging bases.

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Latest Bluetooth IC promotes adoption of low energy communications

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched a low power consumption Bluetooth IC that supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communications. The IC, the TC35667FTG, is to be targeted at various wearable and healthcare-orientated smart devices, sensors, as well as smartphone accessories, remote controllers and toys.

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