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Lithium Coin Cell Battery Holders Designed for the “Off Board” Mounting

January 11, 2013 11:13 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Now designers have the flexibility to locate lithium coin cell batteries anywhere there is physical room. No soldering tools, chemicals, reflow/wave processing, circuit board required. The two power terminals feature an opening to accept wire leads and double as male connectors mating with common quick connect terminals.

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Integrated Analog Front End Targets Photometry Market

January 9, 2013 5:50 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) unveiled what is said to be the industry’s first family of fully integrated analog front ends (AFEs) for photometry. According to the company, the AFE44xx family integrates all the front end components and associated timing control circuitry of a typical photometry solution....

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GP690 ZigBee PRO Solution and the Open Smart Home Framework

January 8, 2013 5:02 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announces the GP690, adding ZigBee PRO to its product portfolio and offering full support for its Open Smart Home Framework, integrating all three ZigBee networking variants Green Power, RF4CE and PRO into a single overall architecture defining the “ second wireless network for the home”....

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Micropower Fuel Gauge from Reduces Quiescent Current and Size

January 2, 2013 5:55 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced that it is sampling the MAX17048, the industry’s simplest low-power fuel gauge for Lithium-ion (Li+) batteries. Operating at only 23µA, this battery fuel gauge uses 4x less power than competitive devices and even less in micropower hibernate mode, in which the fuel gauge continues to operate....

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Bluetooth-Capable CTX-II To Mag Market

December 18, 2012 10:34 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Integrated Microwave Technologies introduces its CTx-II COFDM Transmitter, which now features Bluetooth® capabilities. The CTx-II is an ultra-small, low-power, SD, COFDM video/audio transmitter with standard selectable modulation bandwidths of 6, 7 and 8 MHz. It features H.264 SD encoding and operates in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode....

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Three-Phase IR3230SPbF Gate Drive IC Simplifies eBike Design

December 17, 2012 7:24 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the IR3230SPbF three-phase gate drive IC for eBike inverters providing efficient electric mobility. The IR3230SPbF is a highly integrated three-phase gate drive IC designed specifically to meet the needs of eBike inverters. The new device offers input range up to 60V, enabling operation from 48V battery systems, regeneration mode to recharge the battery, and the integration of many protection features to...

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Bluetooth Audio Module Comes with Complete DSP, Stereo CODEC, Flash and Antenna

December 12, 2012 9:49 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Radicom Research announced the release of the new Embedded Bluetooth Modules for OEM's. Radicom Research’s RB510 series Bluetooth audio module comes with complete DSP, stereo CODEC, flash and antenna. It offers superior audio quality, power consumption and radio performance, making it ideal for high quality Bluetooth headset designs and other mono and stereo audio applications....

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Energy Harvesting RF Switch Allows for Wire- and Batteryless Designs

December 6, 2012 11:10 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Cherry is introducing a new energy harvesting wireless switch as a batteryless alternative for wired micro-switches. The energy harvesting switch offers many advantages in applications where a complex wire assembly would be disproportionate to the actual application. The required RF-energy is created by the mechanical actuation of the switch and the data is transmitted wireless via RF-technology....

LISTED UNDER: Receivers, Other | Switches, IC | Power, Battery
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DC-DC Converters Improve Reliability in Demanding Environments

December 5, 2012 6:24 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc has introduced a new family of board mount dc-dc converters housed in a rugged aluminum package. The internally potted and encapsulated design provides increased system reliability through added protection from environmental factors such as dust, moisture, and shock and vibration. Offered in industry standard quarter brick and half brick footprints respectively, the 50 W VQE series and the 100 W VHE series reach efficiency levels up...

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The World’s First Energy Harvesting Application Development Kit

November 30, 2012 4:13 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced that it has partnered with Cymbet Corporation to provide the world’s first customizable energy harvesting application development kit—the XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit. This kit includes a modular development board populated with the PIC24F16KA102 microcontroller—featuring eXtreme Low Power—and the capability to add PICtail daughter boards for the rapid evaluation of a wide variety of system fun...

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AC/DC Power Supplies Offer 400 Watts of Performance

November 28, 2012 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PM400 Series’ of AC/DC power supplies from Protek Power offer 400 watts of performance packed design and are approved to 3 rd Edition UL60601-1 and EN60601-1 Type BF medical safety standards.  Units are also RoHS compliant.    This low profile 400W Series is ideal for a variety of medical and dental applications, including patient contact medical devices.

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FTDI Unveils USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Host Controller IC

November 16, 2012 4:59 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has strengthened its portfolio of USB semiconductor solutions, with the release of the FT313H host controller IC. This feature-rich device supports USB 2.0 hi-speed (480 Mbits/s), as well as full-speed (12 Mbit/s) and low-speed (1.5 M bit/s) implementations.

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Powerful Integrated Power Management IC

November 8, 2012 9:24 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Powerful Integrated Power Management IC Dialog Semiconductor plc (Germany) has announced the most powerful and most integrated configurable power management IC (PMIC) for ARM quad-core and dual-core application processors. Features inlclude: Up to 12A from six DC/DC converters.

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Miniature, 3W SIP EN 60950 Approved AC/DC Power Supplies

October 26, 2012 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct , the MPL-03SE series is a family of miniature, safety approved, 3W AC/DC power supplies. Designed specifically for space critical board level applications, these power modules are packaged in a space saving single-in-line (SIP) package. As part of our "Cost Cutter" product series, they are offered at very low cost.

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Kinetis L Series, World's Most Energy-Efficient Microcontrollers

September 28, 2012 6:28 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

  Kinetis L series 32-bit devices, initially announced earlier this year, are the first to be featured on the new Freescale Freedom development platform, a small, low-power, cost-effective evaluation and development system perfect for quick application prototyping and demonstration. The first member of the Kinetis L series, the KL25 MCU, and the Freescale Freedom development platform are readily available today through global semiconductor and electronic component distributors and suppliers, including element 14, Digi-Key Corporation and Mouser Electronics.

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