Wireless & Communications

New system management tools for wireless communication applications from Microsemi

Semiconductor specialists, Microsemi Corporation, have introduced a suite of system and power management design tools for high availability wired and wireless communications infrastructure equipment. The new design tools include Microsemi’s Mixed Signal Power Manager (MPM) 4.0 reference design, which supports up to 64 power rails and mixed analogue and digital point-of-loads (POLs), as well as PMBus-based communication.

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Renesas Mobile looks to double operators’ GSM capacity following test of VAMOS II

Renesas Mobile Corporation has said that it has undertaken the world’s first pre-commercial trial of the latest version of Voice Services over Adaptive Multi-user Orthogonal Sub-channel (VAMOS II), the next step in the evolution of GSM technology. Held on a test network in Beijing, and using ZTE infrastructure equipment, the successful trial involved a complete implementation of VAMOS II on Renesas Mobile’s smartphone reference platform RRP11B. The results showed a twofold increase in available network capacity including pairing with legacy terminals.

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Infrared receivers for universal infrared 3D TV shutter eyewear unveiled

Vishay Intertechnology is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of two infrared (IR) receivers developed specifically for universal 3D TV glasses.  The new TSMP6000 and TSMP77000 are surface-mount IR receivers designed to receive any infrared signal used for 3D TV synchronization, and this capability will help to simplify the design of universal 3D TV eyewear.

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IQD to support ONE-NET open-source wireless control standard

IQD Frequency Products have announced that they have joined the ONE-NET open-source wireless networking alliance. The ONE-NET wireless standard is the world’s leading multi-vendor, open source wireless control protocol and was specifically designed for optimised home control applications and includes important features such as integrated peer-to-peer operation.

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Atmel unveils 2.4GHz low-power RF transceiver for industrial applications

Atmel has unveiled a new RF transceiver for battery-operated wireless applications. The AT86RF233 transceiver has been optimised for industrial and consumer products that comply with ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4, IPv6 over low-power wireless personal area networks (6LoWPAN) and high data rate 2.4GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band applications.

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Avnet introduces HSPA+ module for M2M applications from Cinterion

Avnet Embedded has launched what is believed to be the world’s thinnest HSPA+ M2M module from Cinterion. This fully ruggedized, high-bandwidth module features flexible Surface Mounting Technology and enables secure, high-speed voice and data communications on global 2G and 3G cellular networks.

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