Wireless & Communications

Aeroflex introduces the 3920B digital radio test set

Aeroflex has introduced the 3920B Digital Radio Test Set for Analogue AM and FM, Digital P25, P25 Phase II, DMR, NXDN, dPMR, TETRA and TEDS technologies. The 3920B features a new low phase noise RF signal generator and is the direct replacement for all versions of the Aeroflex 3900 Series, including the 3901, the 3902, and the 3920.

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Silicon Labs supplies Robulink with advanced metering solutions

Silicon Labs is providing sub-GHz wireless connectivity technology to Robulink, a leading supplier of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions to utility companies in China, Southeast Asia and Australia. Incorporating Silicon Labs’ advanced EZRadioPRO transceivers, Robulink’s AMI solutions are intended to help quickly and economically implement next-generation smart meters that communicate wirelessly through intelligent mesh networks.

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Microsemi unveils highest density timing devices for wireless infrastructure and backhaul applications

Microsemi Corporation has launched a new highest density family of single-chip timing card devices with support for both Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and IEEE 1588-2008 packet networks including 4G and LTE applications. The highly integrated ZL30361, ZL30362 and ZL30363 provide all of the key elements required for wireless network synchronization including support for phase and frequency. These devices are currently available and are being designed into wireless backhaul products where phase synchronization performance is crucial.

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SEA launches modules directly linking into new NI CompactRIO module

S.E.A. Datentechnik, a National Instruments Alliance Partner, has launched a series of mobile communication modules that have been designed specifically for the NI CompactRIO platform and are equipped with the new Zynq-based NI cRIO-9068 controller. The SEA 9751 and SEA 9754 modules enable users developing monitoring and measurement systems based on CompactRIO to access the entire application remotely.

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STeP8 MultiSwitch devices address complex carrier aggregation and data rate challenges

Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RF ICs), is expanding its family of MultiSwitch STeP8 dual single-pole, seven throw (SP7T/SP7T) UltraCMOS antenna switches which have been optimised to handle the significant carrier aggregation challenges of 4G mobile wireless applications as adopted by leading RF front-end module suppliers. The PE42128x devices have been designed to support simultaneous multi-band operation of up to 14 frequency bands while delivering exceptional linearity, insertion loss performance and small size.

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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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