Wireless & Communications

Kontron unveils new version of its Cab-n-Connect wireless access point

Kontron has expanded its ranges of Cab-n-Connect cabin wireless access points (CWAPs) with a new 28VDC version. Designed for use in business jets and regional aircraft that utilize 28VDC power instead of AC power, the enterprise class wireless access point takes advantage of the IEEE 802.11n specification, which increases maximum throughput to 300 megabits per second (mbps) for wireless clients. It is also backwards compatible to 802.11 a/b/g standards, and is based on Motorola"s advanced access point technology.

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B&B Electronics extends its family of serial isolators and repeaters

B&B Electronics Manufacturing has expanded its family of serial isolators and repeaters with the 485OPDR-HS high speed, isolated repeater. Developed for use in high speed fieldbus systems like Profibus, as well as Modbus and other asynchronous serial applications, the 485OPDR-HS extends and protects RS-422 or RS-485 serial networks at speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps and ranges of up to 4000 feet (1.2 km), depending upon the data rate.

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New software looks to opens door to energy harvesting wireless technology

EnOcean Link from EnOcean is the first middleware for energy harvesting wireless technology. According to the EnOcean OEMs will now be able to integrate EnOcean technology easier and faster into a wider range of applications and systems, such as those in smart homes. The software provides a universal interface for wireless communication and automatically interprets information from EnOcean telegrams.

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First Myriad RF interface board launched for USB / DE0-Nano FPGA board connection

Azio has launched the first interface board for Myriad RF, a non-profit, open-source RF hardware project. The DE0-Nano interface board connects to the Myriad-RF1 allowing users to easily connect to Altera Cyclone IV FPGAs (on Terasic"s DEO-Nano board). The DE0-Nano also provides a USB connector to link Myriad directly to PCs and Raspberry Pi to set up the board.

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ADLINK unveils latest industrial mobile handheld computer

ADLINK Technology, a manufacturer of industrial computing products, has launched the IMX-9000, an industrial mobile handheld computer using the Windows CE 6.0 R3 operating system. Combining high-performance RFID, a barcode scanner and GPRS/WLAN wireless transmission functions to meet diverse working requirements, the IMX-9000, with resistance to impact, water, and dust, can be applied in a variety of industries, including fully supported logistics management, transportation, retail and factory automation.

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Murata and Beta LAYOUT offer PCB service with free embedded UHF RFID

Murata and their RFID partner Beta LAYOUT have launched a prototype trial service for their MAGICSTRAP-based PCB RFID devices. Using Murata’s MAGICSTRAP devices, Beta LAYOUT will embed the UHF RFID component for a regular prototype order of up to 50 PCBs without extra charge. This allows electronics equipment manufacturers to investigate the ease with which this PCB identification approach can be implemented.

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Peregrine’s UltraCMOS RFICs flying in Globalstar communication satellites

Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), has announced that its UltraCMOS Phase Locked Loop (PLL) frequency synthesizer and prescaler devices were designed into six Globalstar mobile communication satellites that were launched into orbit on February 6. Built by Thales Alenia Space in France, the low-Earth orbit satellites transmit audio and data communications for Globalstar’s mobile voice and data customers worldwide.

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Link Microtek wins major order for filters to prevent TV interference from 4G signals

Link Microtek Ltd has secured a significant order to protect TV channels on Freeview from interference when next-generation mobile phone networks are rolled out across the UK later this year. The order covers several types of mitigation filter, which will be used to prevent the new 4G LTE signal at 800MHz from affecting digital terrestrial TV reception.

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Digi adds Android support for the ConnectCard for i.MX28 wireless module

Digi International is to offer Android support for the ConnectCard for i.MX28 module, a compact wireless system-on-module for developing connected devices based on Freescale Semiconductor technology. Embedded application development kits will include drivers and Digi software extensions. Through the iDigi Device Cloud, developers will have immediate access to a Web applications development platform and device management functionality.

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TransferJet close proximity wireless transfer technology deployed with Antix Game Service

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) and Antix Labs are collaborating in a move designed to enhance user experience and extend the potential monetisation of games for content owners and distributors. As part of the co-operation, Toshiba is demonstrating how its TransferJet based accessory adapters work with the Antix Games Service to enable the fast and easy sharing of mainstream games across platforms both securely and transparently.

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