Wireless & Communications

Alpha Micro launches TOBY-L1 for superfast 4G M2M applications

Alpha Micro customers who are looking to make their M2M applications 4G capable can now use the new TOBY-L1 series of ultra-compact LTE modules from u-blox. Offering 4G download speeds that are 5-7 times faster than its 3G counterpart, the TOBY-L1 has been designed for high-speed bandwidth hungry M2M applications such as digital signage, mobile health, traffic management and security system applications.

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B&B Electronics expands 10G fibre media converter family

B&B Electronics has expanded its 10G (Gigabit) fibre media converter family with the iMcV-10G-Converter SFP+, featuring 10G speed in an SFP+ (small form pluggable) modular form factor. The converter allows operators of high-bandwidth, mission-critical networks, such as ISPs, Telecoms, municipalities, medical facilities and large campuses, to convert between different fibre types within a network, and to move enormous amounts of data over long distances.

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Murata introduces ultra small Bluetooth Smart wireless module

Murata has announced the LBCA series of ultra compact and ultra low power consumption Bluetooth Smart modules. Measuring only 5.4 x 4.4 mm (LBCA2BZZFZ without antenna), these surface mount devices are a quarter of the size of previous models and are aimed at the increasingly wide range of wearable devices, especially wristband-type applications, such as fitness monitoring, smart watches and remote controllers.

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Loctronix advances indoor/outdoor location, navigation and communications development

Loctronix Corporation, a provider of unified positioning solutions for GNSS-challenged environments, has announced the availability of its new software-defined radio (SDR) module, the ASR-2300, for developing high-performance positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) and communication applications. The device is a multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) transceiver module incorporating two wideband Field Programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers (300 MHz to 3.8 GHz), 10-axis accelerometer/gyro/compass/barometer sensors, and a large programmable FPGA.

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Future computing interfaces with paper-thin wireless touch surface unveiled by CSR

Bluetooth Smart innovator CSR has unveiled the world’s thinnest wireless touch interface in order to demonstrate the revolutionary potential of the technology for computing interfaces. The flexible device, which is less than 0.5 mm thick, is able to turn any area into a touch surface. Combining CSR’s low-power wireless technology with the latest in printable, flexible electronics and touch screen sensing, the device can be used to extend the touch interface of tablets and smartphones.

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Peregrine’s UltraCMOS boosts antenna efficiency to enable longer battery life

Peregrine Semiconductor has unveiled a single-pole, single throw (SPST) antenna tuning switch for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphones. This latest addition to Peregrine’s series of tuning devices leverages Peregrine’s UltraCMOS process using the HaRP and DuNE enhancements to deliver improved performance and integration to 4G wireless platforms.

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Nujira delivers record 40 MHz bandwidth for 4G Envelope Tracking PA

Nujira Ltd, a leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has successfully demonstrated in its latest lab tests that it is able to support 40 MHz channel bandwidths for 4G LTE-Advanced signals, using its NCT-L1300 ET modulator IC and a commercially available handset RF Power Amplifier. Enabled by Nujira’s ET technology, it is the first time that an ET system has delivered 40 MHz bandwidth, while meeting stringent regulatory compliance standards.

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Vishay releases IR emitter for gesture remote control applications

Vishay Intertechnology has broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new high-power, high-speed 940 nm infrared emitter for gesture remote control applications. Offering high radiant power of 40 mW at 100 mA, the VSLB9530S is offered in a clear molded, leaded TELUX package with an oval lens designed to support an angle of half intensity of ± 18° in the vertical direction and ± 36° in the horizontal direction.

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New RF switch optimises performance of broadband cable systems

Peregrine Semiconductor is making available the PE42720 75-Ohm RF switch for broadband cable systems. Manufactured on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, the HaRP-enhanced single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch features high linearity, leading isolation performance and excellent video feedthrough making it suitable for supporting higher data rates.

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