Wireless & Communications

Europractice partners with Lime Microsystems to take flexible RF technology to EU universities

Universities and research establishments across the EU are to gain access to the open source RF hardware platform, MyriadRF, and configurable transceiver technology following a deal between Lime Microsystems and Europractice, a project of the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

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Peregrine Semiconductor extends RF tuning IC portfolio with new digitally tunable capacitors

Peregrine Semiconductor has released four new DuNE Digitally Tunable Capacitors (DTCs), in a move that creates the industrys broadest integrated RF tuning IC portfolio. The PE64906, PE64907, PE64908 and PE64909 DTCs feature a wide capacitance range of 0.6 7.7 pF and support power handling up to 34 dBm into 50 Ohms (30 Vpk RF).

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Dialog SmartBond Bluetooth low energy wireless connectivity chip unveiled

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of integrated power management, audio and short-range wireless technologies, has launched SmartBond, said to be the world’s lowest power and smallest Bluetooth Smart System-on-Chip (SoC), which is able to more than double the battery life of an app-enabled smartphone accessory or computer peripheral in comparison to competing solutions currently on the market.

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New Triplexer LC filter supports PMR communications between emergency services

Link Microtek, a RF and microwave specialist, has unveiled the LF9287 triplexer LC filter, which has been designed to support private mobile radio (PMR) real-time communications between different branches of the emergency services. Manufactured by US company MtronPTI, the triplexer provides radio-system designers with a space-saving solution for connecting a single transceiver to multiple antennas in vehicle-mounted PMR systems.

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Peregrine Semi introduces SPDT RF switch for harsh space environments

Peregrine Semiconductor, the fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), is making available a new SPDT RF switch for harsh environment and space applications. Manufactured on the company’s UltraCMOS technology, the PE95421 switch is highly resistant to total dose and single event radiation effects.

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SPDT switch designed to increase network capacity and higher data rates

Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), has launched the industry’s highest-isolation SPDT RF switch for the wireless infrastructure market. The UltraCMOS based PE42420 RF switch has high isolation of 64 dB @ 4 GHz—an approximately 20% increase over competing devices on the market.

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NXP raises the bar for high-performance silicon TV tuners

The new TDA18275 is NXP Semiconductors latest high-performance silicon tuner for worldwide terrestrial and cable TV reception. The device features a fully integrated RF tracking filter as well as an integrated FM filter, and is available in a small 5-mm x 5-mm 32-pin HVQFN package, significantly reducing bill of materials costs.

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Microsemi releases ultra low-power sub-GHz radio with extended frequency range

Microsemi Corporation has announced the launched of the ZL70251, an ultra low-power (ULP) radio frequency (RF) transceiver with an extended temperature operating range of -40 degrees centigrade (C) to 85 degrees C for short-range wireless sensor products used in industrial applications. This next-generation transceiver can also be used in unlicensed frequency bands ranging from 779-965 megahertz (MHz), which helps to broaden the scope of operation from the previously supported North American (915 MHz) and Europe (868 MHz) bands to include China’s 779-787 MHz radio frequency spectrum.

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TI extends remote control portfolio with new Bluetooth low energy solution

Texas Instruments (TI) has extended its remote control solutions offering with a new Bluetooth low energy advanced remote control kit. As a technology, Bluetooth low energy allows for remotes with mouse-like pointing and keyboard functionality as well as gesture-, touch- and motion-based input controls so users can take their viewing and gaming experience to the next level.

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