Wireless & Communications

New high sensitivity limiting post amplifiers from Micrel

Micrel has launched the SY88053CL and SY88063CL, limiting post amplifiers that are suitable for FTTH XGPON and 10GEPON OLT (Optical Line Terminal) applications supporting the build out of next generation PON networks. This product family is also suitable for use in fiber optic transceiver modules for multi-rate applications up to 12.5Gbps supporting Ethernet, Fibre Channel, OTN, and CPRI/OBSAI data rates.

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Contactless memory powers first NFC fridge from Dongbu Daewoo Electronics

STMicroelectronics has revealed that its NFC / RFID-enabled memory device has been integrated into the Classe Cube refrigerator from Dongbu Daewoo Electronics. The recently launched Classe Cube is able to offer a variety of innovative services to consumers and is being marketed as “Korea’s first NFC fridge.”

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Samsung security contactless RFID IC selected for transportation cards in Germany

Samsung Electronics has announced that its secure contactless smart card chip has been selected by the VDV-Kernapplikations GmbH & Co. KG (“VDV-KA”), the Association of German Transport Undertakings, to power eTicket Deutschland cards starting from mid 2013. eTicket Deutschland is VDV-KA’s electronic fare management standard in Germany and over eight million transportation cards are expected to be issued throughout Germany from 2013 to 2016.

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Wolfson Audio Hub adopted for Sharp’s latest smartphone and tablet devices

Wolfson Microelectronics has announced that the company’s WM5102 High Definition (HD) Audio Hub has been adopted by Sharp for its new range of AQUOS smartphone and tablet devices. The WM5102 provides for exceptional audio quality in the AQUOS PHONE ZETA SH-06E and AQUOS PHONE si SH-07E, as well as the upcoming AQUOS PAD SH-08E tablet, all from NTT Docomo.

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Portable, low-cost USB 3.0 surge suppressor protects computers in harsh environments

B&B Electronics, a developer of rugged wireless and wired M2M connectivity solutions for harsh environments, has expanded its family of industrial-grade USB port protectors with the small-form-factor, affordable USBSSP2 “USB Sentinel” USB 3.0 surge suppressor.

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MoD awards Link Microtek 4-year support contract for naval infra-red communications system

Link Microtek, a UK based manufacturer of infra-red, RF and microwave systems, has won a 4-year contract from the UK MoD for the provision of spares, repairs and other support services for the company’s Azdec mobile infra-red communications system. Installed on board various ships within the Royal Navy fleet, the Azdec system provides secure, wire-free, short-range voice communications, giving personnel the freedom to roam unhindered from their base positions.

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New long-range RFIC platform set to drive machine-to-machine (M2M) deployments

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors, has introduced the SX1272 the first product in a new long-range RFIC platform designed to bost the transmission range of the devices to up to 15 kilometers (km). This device integrates Semtech’s new LoRa (long range) modulation technology to enable drastic range improvements over alternative modulation methods.

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Murata launches wireless LAN and Bluetooth transceiver modules using TI WiLink 8.0 ICs

Murata has launched the LBEP series of wireless modules providing wireless LAN, Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity. These devices are based around the WiLink 8.0 solutions from Texas Instruments (TI), and the miniature modules measure just 8.8 x 9.9 x 1.3 mm and offer a low cost, integrated approach to providing wireless connectivity to a wide range of consumer, industrial and commercial applications.

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STMicroelectronics reveals new RF front end technology platform

In response to growing demand for faster wireless broadband connections STMicroelectronics is looking to address the demand for more complex circuitry by developing an advanced component process technology that is specifically optimised to increase performance and reduce the size of the RF (radio frequency) front-end of mobile devices.

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