A recent study published by IMS Research, The World Market for Smart Meters – 2010, forecasts a surging RF-Mesh market in the US while PLC shipments are expected to dramatically increase in Europe and Asia.
Next-generation FPGA-based processing platforms for radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems provide a substantial increase in computational resources, as well as greatly easing the implementation effort in a floating-point datapath.
Micropelt launched a commercial energy harvester for wireless applications. The TE-Power PROBE can is suited for use with modern WirelessHART, ISA100 and similar transmitters, according to the company. Mounting the device to a hot side of 20°C above ambient is
National Instruments offers board-level backplanes from all of its PXI/CompactPCI and PXI Express chassis for OEMs to use in applications ranging from aerospace/defense to industrial embedded control. Engineers and scientists can use the PXI/CompactPCI backplanes to create
According to the OECD, adding an extra ten mobile phones per 100 people in a typical developing country boosts growth in GDP per person by 0.8 percentage points. That is just staggering.
LynuxWorks, Inc. has combined efforts with Portwell, Inc. to deliver a proof-of-concept (PoC) wireless sensor platform for hospitals based on Intel technology. When monitoring vital signs (such as EKG and blood oxygenation) during a
Hittite Microwave has launched the HMC-T2100B battery powered, 10 MHz to 20 GHz Portable Synthesized Signal Generator. Designed to fulfill signal generation needs in the field or on the bench, the HMC-T2100B provides
Yageo Corporation announced the release of what it asserts is the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications. The PIFA GPS antenna is an advanced design of the 2.45 GHz PIFA antenna released last year. Although the same size, it can now reach
Step inside the NPL microwave anechoic chamber which provides a low reflection environment for the accurate characterisation of antennas.
Teenagers have embraced text messaging as their main form of communication, but mobile phones are often a source of tension with parents and schools, a new survey found.
A new version of the Bluetooth wireless technology could expand what can be done by watches, toys, home sensors, medical monitors and other devices that typically have been limited in their functions...
In March the Associated Press ran a story about security vulnerabilities in smart meters based on the research of InGuardians, Inc. The article highlighted the Achilles heel of any secure wireless system; the inadequate safeguarding of the security keys themselves.
Valpey Fisher Corporation added the VFOV600 to its OCXO product line. The oscillator uses AT-Cut crystal technology to provide desirable performance. At 600 milliwatts the VFOV600 consumes
The FCC recently unveiled its National Broadband Plan outlining specific recommendations to ensure that every American and business has access to affordable mobile broadband.
Skyworks’ ATN3590 family of fixed resistive attenuators are integrated circuits comprising thin film resistors and through-die vias that provide desirable attenuation flatness from low frequency to 40 GHz or higher. These attenuators are
Crystek's CVCO55CC-2620-2710 VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) operates from 2620 MHz to 2710 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V. This VCO features a
TDK-EPC introduced what it asserts is the world’s first thin-film common mode filter (TCE1210 from TDK) with both high-speed differential transmission common mode noise suppression and ESD protection in a single component.
Analog Devices unveiled the newest additions to its SHARC portfolio of 32-bit floating point digital signal processors – the SHARC 2148x and SHARC 2147x Series. With up to 5 Mb of integrated memory, these processors are said to extend single-chip, floating point signal processing precision to
National Semiconductor announced a configurable I/O chip for serial digital interface (SDI) broadcast video equipment. This I/O chip allows manufacturers to program their BNC interface connectors as either inputs (equalizer) or outputs
Connor-Winfield released a GPS disciplined reference and synchronous clock generator. The FTS250 is a TCXO based module that offers desirable timing and frequency characteristics with low power consumption in a small, cost-effective design. The module is a
Here Frank Hammerschmidt of Microchip demonstrates their ZigBee RF4CE implementation.
Agilent Technologies announced the release of its V3500A Handheld RF Power Meter. The palm-sized meter includes a built-in display and integrated power sensor. The meter is appropriate for
TT electronics BI Technologies has developed a new SMT power inductor. Designated the HM72B Series, the inductor measures 6.8 mm x 7.23 mm, with a maximum board height of 3.0 mm, and is designed for use in harsh environments.
Extech Instruments introduced the EX845, a 1000A AC/DC CAT IV clamp meter with the company’s Meterlink technology and a built-in infrared thermometer. Meterlink technology wirelessly connects FLIR infrared cameras to Extech meters via Bluetooth to
MPD’s BK-53 surface mounting AA battery clip uses two spring arms to capture and hold a AA battery in place. These arms are said to make it easy to insert and remove a AA battery because of the desirable access afforded. Normally used in pairs, the clips are