RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is pervasive in asset tracking and logistics applications. Most applications use passive tags, which are low cost and have no power source, so they generate their energy from the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the reader. Thus the range of passive tags is limited.
Linear Technology announces the LTC5567, a 300MHz to 4GHz downconverting mixer with outstanding IIP3 (Input Third Order Intercept) of 26.9dBm, low power consumption of 294mW, and wide IF bandwidth of 2.5GHz to support 4G wireless base stations and a wide range of high dynamic range receiver applications.
Wireless connectivity and Smart Energy are the name of the game for 2012. As the fringe of the internet rapidly expands to include individual sensors and control nodes, many of these are implemented as small, battery-powered wireless nodes. Design-in activity for ubiquitous protocols like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is still increasing.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX2550–MAX2553 femtocell transceivers for WCDMA (Bands 1 to 6 and 8 to 10) and cdma2000 (Band Class 0, 1, and 10). The amount of data consumed by smartphones is rising and the increase in data transmission requires more base-station cell sites to receive and transmit the signals.
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications, in collaboration with Aeroflex Incorporated, will conduct a live LTE throughput demonstration at International CTIA Wireless at Sequans' booth, number 3110, May 8-10, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
RFMW announces its participation and attendance at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2012 (IMS2012). Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and featuring the theme Microwave Without Borders, the IMS2012 will be the centerpiece of Microwave Week June 17-22, 2012.
CML Microcircuits (www.cmlmicro.com) has released a new digital voice scrambler. The CMX7011 is a flexible, half duplex, digital voice processor specifically designed to implement a digital voice scrambler for use with conventional radio communication systems including analogue professional mobile radio...
The National Association of Broadcasters said on Thursday it was dropping its court challenge of rules that allow the unlicensed use of empty airwaves between existing broadcast channels. These airwaves, called "white spaces," allow signals to travel faster, penetrate walls more easily and cover larger geographical areas than the current spectrum used for WiFi.
Complaints about the shortage of wireless frequencies and a need for U.S. mobile carriers to consolidate will dominate the industry's largest annual gathering next week, but regulatory uncertainty may leave the sector powerless to deal with its most pressing issues anytime soon.
austriamicrosystems introduced what it asserts is the world’s first lightning sensor IC, the AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor with an embedded intelligent algorithm. The IC provides people with advanced warning of approaching electrical storms giving them additional time to take shelter.
7-16 DIN connectors are large format 50 ohm interfaces designed for high power wireless telecommunications applications such as antennas, base stations, and satellite communications. Test ports are subject to minimal wear each time the connector interface is coupled and de-coupled. Contact pins and dielectrics can be damaged if connectors are misaligned during coupling.
Central Semiconductor Corp., announced the CTLT3410-M621 (NPN) and CTLT7410-M621 (PNP) transistors in the space saving, low profile TLM621 surface mount package. These new devices are rated at 1.0 A of continuous collector current, 25-V collector-to-emitter voltage and have an
ProTek Devices announced the general availability of two new surface mount transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diode modules ideal for automotive, wireless base stations, Ethernet, industrial and other applications.
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) announced sample availability of its MeshConnect EM357 Mini Modules, powered by the EM357 ZigBee chip from Ember Corporation. Running the EmberZNet PRO ZigBee stack, CEL Mini Modules enable
Atmel Corporation today announced a new RF transceiver for battery-operated wireless applications. The Atmel AT86RF233 transceiver is optimized 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.
Taoglas USA (www.taoglas.com) announced that it is leading the market with a full range of GPS and GLONASS-enabled antennas for M2M devices. Taoglas is launching the AA.16X Dominator series of antennas, which have a wider bandwidth to cover the GLONASS operating frequencies up to 1610 MHz...
T3 Innovation (t3innovation.com) has announced the launch of the new TLA300 Tel-Scope Telecomm Test Set. Scheduled to ship in May with an MSRP of $269.95, the Tel-Scope delivers more line condition and status information than any other telephone line tester in the world.
Crystek's CVCO55CC-2558-2575 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2558 MHz to 2575 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V to 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -120 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has
Advances in color LED technology and wireless networking are enabling new possibilities for lighting control by making it easier and more cost effective to retrofit modern illumination systems while also making the lighting system’s controllers more convenient to use...
u-blox announced an all-in-one satellite positioning receiver module, the LEA-6N. The low-power module touts fast, high-accuracy positioning, and it is targeted at industrial telematics applications
Australia's scientific research agency has reached a multi-million dollar out-of-court settlement in the United States over the use of its wireless internet technology which underpins wi-fi platforms worldwide.
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, has extended its range of high-reliability Triaxial connectors. Two new families of Triax connectors are now available; the TRB series bayonet connectors and the TRT series featuring a threaded coupling. These connectors are
ZigBee has become the dominant utility-requested protocol for home energy management applications, and the growing need for residential demand response programs has increased the level of interest in ZigBee and its outgrowth Smart Energy Profile...
Logic PD introduced what it asserts is the industry’s smallest System on Module (SOM) with wireless capabilities. Logic PD’s DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM is said to enable customers to dramatically condense hardware space requirements and increase
Dialog Semiconductor plc announced a high performance VoIP phone chipset, the SC14453. The single chip processor the company’s VoIP portfolio as its flagship product and integrates