Wireless & Communications

Cypress’s Gen4 TrueTouch touchscreen solution drives Pantech’s Vega R3 smartphone

Cypress Semiconductor, a leading supplier of touch-sensing, has revealed that Pantech has selected the company’s Gen4 TrueTouch touchscreen controller for its flagship Vega R3 smartphone. The Gen4 solution enables dynamic multi-finger tracking along with leading signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to deliver a highly responsive and accurate touch performance in any operating environment.

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Latest wireless sensor networking products significantly cut power consumption

Linear Technology’s Dust Network product group has introduced the SmartMesh LTC5800 (system-on-chip) and LTP5900 (module) families, said to be the industry’s lowest power IEEE 802.15.4E compliant wireless sensor networking products. SmartMesh ICs and modules enable tiny sensor “motes” to be designed with a battery life of over 10 years, while companion network manager components enable the development of highly robust and secure wireless sensor networks (WSN).

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MCU-based RF transceiver IC family targets long-range car access and smart RF systems

The Atmel Corporation has developed a new family of low-power, high-performance microcontroller-based RF transceivers designed specifically for the automotive and smart RF markets. Offering the industry"s lowest power consumption, high sensitivity and high output power, the three new devices (ATA5831, ATA5832 and ATA5833) are suitable for automotive applications including remote keyless entry (RKE), passive entry go (PEG), remote start (RS) and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS) systems.

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ON Semiconductor supports PCI Express applications with new components

ON Semiconductor, a supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has introduced a range of new components that significantly strengthens its portfolio of products to address Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) applications in communications systems such as routers, servers, networking equipment and ATE. The new devices include the NB3N1XXK family of differential clock and data fanout buffers, the NCN3411 4-channel and NCN3612B 6-channel differential switches, and the ESD7004 and ESD7008 transient voltage suppressors.

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Nujira samples low noise second-generation Envelope Tracking chip for smartphones

Nujira, the specialist in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has said that it is now sampling its next generation ET IC for mobile handsets, the NCT-L1200, to lead partners. The second product in its Coolteq.L ET product family, the NCT-L1200 has already been delivered to several key platform chipset vendors, and is the only product currently available on the market that supports the maximum 20MHz channel bandwidth of LTE.

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New LTE advanced carrier aggregation software provides first call-based test capability

Anritsu has unveiled the industry’s first call-based LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation testing capability that can be integrated into its MD8430A LTE Signalling Tester. The software-only upgrade leverages the four available RFs in the MD8430A, and provides 300 Mb/s downlink throughput using two 2x2 MIMO Component Carriers (CCs). When configured with this option, the MD8430A can test advanced wireless services at twice the rate currently available on today’s most advanced LTE networks.

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Banner develops self-contained, battery powered wireless photoelectric sensor

Banner Engineering has developed the first self-contained wireless photoelectric sensing solution for multiple monitoring and control applications. The SureCross Wireless Q45 includes a sensor, radio and internal battery power supply in a single compact and robust housing. A variety of sensing modes are available in the self-contained wireless series which allow for functions including presence/absence, alignment, position, counting, monitoring and detection. Battery life is up to five years depending on sensor model and application, and the housing is IP67/NEMA 6 rated.

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Toshiba expands TransferJet wireless technology with three ‘industry firsts’

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced three new additions to its portfolio of solutions supporting the TransferJet close proximity wireless technology transfer standard. Theses additionas include the smallest TransferJet-enabled SDIO module, the first TransferJet-enabled microSDIO card and the first TransferJet-enabled USB adaptor module which will simplify deployment of TransferJet technology for high-speed wireless transfer of large multimedia files between computers, tablets, phones and a wide variety of consumer electronics products – simply by touching two devices together.

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Acal BFI samples Lantronix PremierWave XC hybrid application/device server

Acal BFi is now offering the first samples of the Lantronix PremierWav XC hybrid GSM/GPRS and Ethernet dual-port serial device server which enables remote management and control of virtually any serial device via a GSM/GPRS or Ethernet network. The combination of the Linux-based application server, with secure cellular communication, offers M2M applications the advantage of easy implementation, robust server functionality, and GPRS connectivity, in an excellent value/performance package.

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Molex develops track-it traceability pad for product identification in high-volume PCB assembly lines

Molex Incorporated has developed the track-it traceability pad – a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) miniature identifier that is able to provide unambiguous product traceability of Work In Process (WIP) in any high-volume electronic PCB assembly situation. The track-it system is particularly well-suited for use in the medical industry, where stringent traceability requirements apply.

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