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Low Energy Watch Wirelessly Communicates with Smartphones

March 3, 2011 7:07 am | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces that a Bluetooth Low Energy Watch prototype, developed by Casio Computer Co., is based on a Nordic µBlue™ nRF8001 Single-Chip-Connectivity Bluetooth low energy solution. The nRF8001’s class-leading ultra-low power performance enables Casio’s prototype watch to benefit from the advantages of Bluetooth wireless technology while offering a similar battery life to a conventional Casio wristwatch.

Fully-Integrated, sub-1 GHz Devices Feature 20 dB Better Channel Rejection than Competition

March 2, 2011 10:06 am | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) will demonstrate the industry’s highest performance narrowband RF transceiver at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. Featuring range significantly beyond 10 km (137-dB link budget) and more than 60-dB adjacent channel rejection (20 dB more than nearest competition), the CC112x family provides an unmatched solution for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) frequency bands at 169, 433, 868, 915 and 950 MHz.

Tropos Expands Availability of Its Secure Wireless Broadband Communications for Range of Military Base Applications

March 2, 2011 9:56 am | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tropos Networks announced an expansion of its availability within the federal market. For federal agencies that require a secure, reliable, outdoor hardened wireless communications infrastructure, Tropos is field-proven with the capacity to support multiple fixed and mobile applications such as those typically found on military bases - Smart Grid, public safety, video security, Internet access, and more.

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Telit Wireless Solutions Completes Acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ M2M Modules Business Unit

March 2, 2011 9:56 am | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Telit Wireless Solutions and Motorola Solutions have successfully completed the transaction in which Telit acquired Motorola Solutions' M2M modules business unit, and Motorola Solutions’ associated employees have joined Telit. All existing Telit and Motorola products will be maintained and available as originally planned by the separate entities.

Squeezing More Energy Out of Batteries

March 2, 2011 9:56 am | Comments

By Kevin Bullis Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) has developed a new printing technology that promises to pack more energy into batteries for electric vehicles. By printing a striped pattern of energy storage materials and highly conductive materials, researchers at PARC are making electrodes that are much thicker than those in conventional batteries.

Spirent Participates in EANTC Multi-Vendor Test to Demonstrate Interoperability of Latest Advances in MPLS and Carrier Ethernet

March 2, 2011 9:56 am | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Spirent Communications plc, the global leader in Ethernet networks, device and services testing, today announced its continued collaboration with EANTC for interoperability testing of MPLS and Ethernet networks. Spirent’s solutions were used to validate carrier-grade Ethernet and MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) solutions across backhaul, transport and access networks in a multi-vendor environment.

Easily Create Innovative Products with Freescale’s Quick Start Development Platform

March 2, 2011 9:56 am | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its i.MX53 high-performance applications processor portfolio with two advanced development platforms and new consumer and industrial devices. “Freescale’s newest i.MX53 products and development resources demonstrate our uncompromising commitment to deliver the technology and support our customers need to differentiate and win in highly competitive markets,” said Ken Obuszewski, product marketing director for Freescale’s Multimedia Applications Division.

3M Introduces Touch Pen for Consumers and Users of Touchscreen Devices

March 2, 2011 9:56 am | Comments

HANOVER, Germany -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M, announced today at CeBIT 2011 the U.S. availability of its 3M Smart Pen, a uniquely designed input device finely tuned for use with popular capacitive touchscreen devices, including the Apple® iPhone®, iPad™ and iPod touch®.

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Spending on Wireless-Enabled Sensors Grew More Than 80% in 2010

March 2, 2011 9:56 am | Comments

> Wireless sensors are bringing greater control and energy efficiency to the Building Automation Systems (BAS) market with adoption growing during the second half of 2010. Concerns over energy efficiency have long driven interest in new technologies to better manage energy use, and are driving interest and investment in wireless-enabled building environment controls.

Bigfoot Networks Launches Super-Fast Wireless Networking Card for PCs

March 2, 2011 9:56 am | Comments

By Dean Takahashi at VentureBeat Surfing the web on a wireless network has never been a great experience. But Bigfoot Networks wants to change that with the launch of a new product that accelerates the performance of wireless networking five-fold. The Killer Wireless-N adapter card for laptops is aimed at creating a no-compromise experience on the wireless web for everyone from gamers to video fans.

Silicon Labs and IMST Collaborate on Comprehensive Smart Energy Solutions

March 1, 2011 7:19 am | Comments

NUREMBERG, Germany -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Silicon Laboratories Inc. and IMST GmbH today introduced a turnkey wireless M-Bus solution designed for the smart energy market. The comprehensive hardware/software solution combines IMST’s industry-leading expertise in the wireless M-Bus market with Silicon Labs’ Si10xx wireless microcontroller (MCU) technology to simplify the deployment of ultra-low-power, high-performance, pre-certified wireless M-Bus modules for smart meters.

Companies Collaborate to Expand Wireless Mesh Network Platform with Ultra-High Transmission Range Chipset

March 1, 2011 7:19 am | Comments

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Semtech Corp. and Virtual Extension today announced the expansion of their wireless mesh network platform to include a new, ultra-high transmission range (Tx) power chipset that brings a new level of performance to a wide variety of smart environment applications.

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Arrow Electronics Announces Completion of Acquisition of the RF, Wireless & Power Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

March 1, 2011 7:19 am | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced that the company has successfully completed the acquisition of all of the assets and operations of the RF, Wireless and Power Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd. ("Richardson RFPD"). Richardson RFPD is a leading value-added global component distributor and provider of engineered solutions serving the global radio frequency ("RF") and wireless communications market.

RFM Introduces Battery Operated Wi-Fi Sensor Modem

March 1, 2011 7:19 am | Comments

DALLAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- RF Monolithics, Inc. today introduced the first new product from its expanded M2M business initiative announced last year and the first of the RFM2M™ family of M2M Wireless Sensor Network Platform building block products. This product, styled SN802GRC, is a battery operated Wi-Fi® sensor modem with Resistance Temperature Detector (“RTD”), Current Transformer, and switch contact inputs.

HP Delivers Industry’s First High-speed Mobile Access Solution

March 1, 2011 7:19 am | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE) – HP announced the HP Mobile Access Solution, which enables clients to optimize mobile communications through wireless access points that can support up to 50 percent more mobile devices than existing technology. HP is offering the industry’s first access points that transmit three data streams per wireless radio as opposed to two, enabling the new HP Mobile Access Solution to increase user performance and range on wireless networks.

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