Wireless & Communications

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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New scalable multi-channel receiver system for direction finding and monitoring applications

IZT, a company specialising in high-performance products for capturing, modifying and generating radio signals, has launched a new scalable multi-channel RF receiver system for direction finding (DF) systems. The IZT R3600 offers up to five channels with 24 MHz instantaneous bandwidth each and covers the frequency range from 9 kHz to 3 GHz or even 6 GHz. The multi-channel receiver system enables users to combine direction finding and monitoring by using free channels as individual monitoring channels.

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Admiral Microwaves stocking DBS6950 desktop antenna

The UK-based specialist components distributor serving the fast growing RF and microwave sector, Admiral Microwaves, has just announced the availability of the DBS6950 desktop antenna.  It is aimed specifically at LTE (Long Term Evolution) applications in the cellular mobile communication systems marketplace.

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Digi International and Wind River create new class of cloud-connected M2M solutions

Digi International and Wind River are collaborating to deliver a new family of cloud-connected wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions. The M2M Solution Builder kits will include a combination of hardware, software, cloud connectivity and access to tailored M2M development services for performance- and connectivity-driven applications. Both companies are hoping this will simplify the creation of M2M solutions.

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Vishay launches infrared receivers compliant with latest 3DTV standard

Addressing the high cost and lack of interoperability of active 3D glasses, Vishay Intertechnology has released two infrared receivers developed specifically to be compliant with the Consumer Electronics Association"s CEA-2038 standard for IR synchronization of active eyewear used with 3D TV sets.

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CommScope unveils new antenna solution to help with network overload

Commscope has developed a new microwave antenna solution that should help cellular providers deal more effectively with the growing problem of network overload. The device, the Sentinel, is a microwave antenna technology and has been designed to address the problems associated with rapidly increasing data traffic, spectrum scarcity and return on network investment.

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Lime Microsystems launches Universal Wireless Communications Toolkit

Delivers unprecedented flexibility Lime Microsystems has launched a Universal Wireless Communications Toolkit that will allow developers to create wireless protocols of almost any complexity. The Toolkit comprises Lime"s configurable transceiver board linked to an Altera FPGA design kit via a purpose-built high speed mezzanine connection (HSMC) interface board.

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Ruggedized USB isolators stand up to tough industrial environments

B&B Electronics, a developer of rugged wireless and wired M2M connectivity solutions for harsh environments, has expanded its family of USB isolators. Designed to isolate and protect connected equipment from surges, spikes and electrostatic discharges carried on USB cable, the new one-port Ulinx UHR401 and two-port Ulinx UHR402 USB isolators also protect themselves by virtue of their rugged construction. 

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