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March/April 2014 – NASA’s CubeSat Gives Fresh Perspective

April 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The March/April issue of Wireless Design and Development (WDD) features an assortment of topics, including an article by B&B Electronics on simplifying M2M data networking, a Brainstorm that features WDD’s new editorial advisory board, and an article on powerful options for remote wireless devices by Tadiran Batteries...

Energy Harvesting – Powerful Options for Remote Wireless Devices

April 14, 2014 4:20 pm | by Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries | Articles | Comments

Wireless sensors are becoming increasingly essential to everyday life, with new applications...

RF DC-DC Converters for Power Amplifiers Using MIPI RFFE interface

September 9, 2013 3:12 pm | by Sasa Radovanovic, Kevin Kayser, Amanda Alfonso, David van Schravendijk, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

The majority of new LTE platforms being released to the market have digital MIPI RFFE interface...

Wi-Fi Signals Enable Gesture Recognition Throughout Entire Home

June 6, 2013 10:14 am | by Michelle Ma | News | Comments

Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand,...

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RF MEMS Switch: What You Need to Know

March 19, 2013 10:25 am | by OMRON | White Papers

OMRON’s MEMS switch has a SPDT(Single Pole Double Throw) contact configuration. Two MEMS chips that have a SPST (Single Pole Single Throw) contact configuration are installed on the ceramic package using the flip chip bonding method as shown Figure 1.

BodyCom Technology

February 27, 2013 9:18 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Videos | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany its BodyCom technology, which provides designers with the world’s first framework for using the human body as a secure communication channel.

Aitech's New CompactPCI Ethernet Switch Improves Network Connectivity

February 1, 2013 10:11 am | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc. now offers the rugged C660, first in a new series of high-performance, single-slot Gigabit Ethernet switches. The new 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 compatible switch serves as a robust communications backbone for moving massive amounts of data around tightly coupled processing or I/O data concentrators, typically found in embedded telecom, military, aerospace and spacecraft applications.

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PC/104 Powered Device (PoE-PD) Power Supply Module for Industrial Power over Ethernet Applications

November 29, 2012 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems introduces the PPM-PS397-POE-1, a Power over Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD) DC/DC supply for a PC/104-Plus compatible computer board stack.  Configured as either an endpoint or midspan device, it is designed to extract power from a conventional twisted pair Category 5 Ethernet cable and conforms to the IEEE 802.

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.

Inductive Components Designed for Industrial Applications

November 27, 2012 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus GmbH & Co KG (SMP) introduces inductive components for industrial applications, for example frequency converters. The components are low-loss, have good EMC characteristics and a space-efficient design. The inductive components are installed both at the frequency converter’s input, where they provide power recovery, and at the converter’s output, where they act as filter chokes.

MKW10M Series 10 Watt Medical Grade DC/DC Converters

November 26, 2012 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Minmax MKW10M Series is a 10 Watt, high performance,  medical grade converter with reinforced 4200VAC I/O-isolation.  This compact industry standard 2”x1” shielded metal package is an ideal,  economic solution for space-saving, performance demanding applications in industrial and medical instrumentation that require compliance to the latest medical safety standards.

New Multichannel, Virtex-7 Software Radio Module for UAV & Radar Apps

November 13, 2012 5:04 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek has announced the newest member of its Onyx family of multichannel, high-speed software radio XMC FPGA modules: the Onyx Model 71720 3-channel, 200 MHz A/D, 2-channel 800 MHz D/A module based on the high density Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA . Pentek is among the first board suppliers to leverage the high-performance, low-power Virtex-7 FPGA family, addressing the most challenging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), radar and communications applications.

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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.

LED Automotive Light for Every Budget

October 26, 2012 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the Oslon LX, Osram Opto Semiconductors is offering a new LED for widespread application in the automotive sector. The focus is on the essential functions of brightness and quality making these new, white light emitting diodes affordable, even for installation in subcompact vehicles.  Oslon LX LEDs will be used mainly for daytime running lights and fog lights and will provide visual and technical enhancements to automobiles from high-end down to the entry level segment.

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.

TCXO Series for Femtocell, Stratum 3 and Other Industrial Applications

October 17, 2012 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a new series of temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXO) with high stability, high reliability, low phase noise, and extremely tight temperature frequency tolerance.   The new KT5032F TCXO Series expands the product’s range of ideal applications well beyond the mobile phone industry, for which AVX Kyocera is a top TCXO supplier, to include Femtocell, Picocell, Microcell, Stratum 3, SONET, SDH, Ethernet, and several other industrial applications that require very tight tolerances.

Power Switch Optimized for Automotive PTC Electric Heaters

October 17, 2012 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the reliable AUIR3320S high-side intelligent power switch (IPS) optimized for automotive auxiliary positive temperature coefficient (PTC) electric heaters. Offering very low on-state resistance (Rds(on)) of 4 mohm (max.) at 25°C, the AUIR3320S delivers higher current with a smaller heat sink to reduce system footprint .

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Micro Mini Pendulum Switch for Consumer Electronics and Harsh Environments

October 17, 2012 5:23 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a surface mount micro miniature pendulum detect switch for consumer electronic and harsh environment industrial applications. A rugged combination of stainless steel base metal with silver-over-nickel plating and phosphor bronze-based contacts/terminals contributes to the robust SDP002 detect switch’s long lifespan and RoHS compliance.

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.

Real-world Applications for World’s Most Energy-friendly Microcontrollers

September 24, 2012 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro will display a range of real-world applications for its EFM32 Gecko families of ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) at Electronica 2012. The company will demonstrate how its low-power devices greatly extend battery life of a variety of portable electronic products. The products on show will include two for mobile health applications.

PC/104 DC/DC Supplies Provide Complete Power Management for Renewable Energy Sources for Off-Grid Computing

September 21, 2012 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems introduced PC/104 and PC/104- Plus highly integrated, “green energy” power supply modules for remote applications requiring renewable power sources.  The PS394 series of DC/DC supplies support two inputs from solar panels, wind turbines, or other DC sources.  Also included is a controller for battery charging and uninterruptable power supply (UPS) operation.

Industrial-grade, High Power Class 1 Bluetooth Module Touts Broad Transmission Range

September 21, 2012 6:14 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Americas introduced a new industrial grade, high-power Class 1 Bluetooth module - the SN2100 With the Class 1 power output, the module is asserted to achieve a broader transmission range than typical Bluetooth solutions. It operates in standard industrial operating temperature range of - 40ºC to 85ºC and offers a standard HCI interface to host CPU.

Wire-to-board Connectors Ideal for Industrial and SSL Applications

September 14, 2012 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has further expanded its 9159 Series of SMT connectors with the addition of IDC wire-to-board plug and socket connectors.  The new 9159 Series IDC connectors facilitate the easy, reliable, and cost-effective termination of 22-24AWG discrete or cabled power and signal wires into standard 9159 Series two-piece connectors systems, maximizing their flexibility by providing them with wire-to-board capabilities.

Three-Phase Gate-Drive IC Serves Automotive Applications

September 7, 2012 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the automotive-qualified AUIRS20302S three-phase gate driver IC for 12V, 24V and 48V vehicle applications including high-voltage air conditioner compressors, pumps, BLDC motor drives up to 600W and high-voltage motor drives. The AUIRS20302S targets 12V, 24V and 48V boardnet automotive platforms operating at voltages up to 200V maximum.

Novel Sensor For Low-cost Automotive Detection Systems

September 6, 2012 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig announces the availability of the PS25203 EPIC Sensor (Electric Potential Integrated Circuit) for a wide range of contactless ECG and movement sensing in automotive applications, including driver fatigue monitoring and seat occupancy. The EPIC sensor is a completely new, award winning, patented sensor that can rapidly measure electric potential sources such as electrophysiological signals or spatial electric fields.

Logic PD Reduces the Boot Time for Battery-Powered Devices

September 5, 2012 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic PD has made a significant advancement toward meeting the demand for instant-on devices. The company announced today that it has developed proprietary software that enables Logic PD’s System on Module (SOM) customers to power on devices faster than ever before. Now, Logic PD’s SOM customers can reduce the boot time required for battery-powered devices to less than 1 second.

Compact 150 & 240 Watt Power Supplies Feature Up to 200% Peak Power

September 5, 2012 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the new TDK-Lambda ZWS-BP series of compact, open-frame, 150W and 240W power supplies. These single-output supplies have a low profile of 1.46” to 1.65” and compact footprints of 2.95” x 6.3” or 3.31” x 7.09”.  Moreover, these units can provide a peak output power of up to 200% (for motors, pumps, etc.

High Power Medical AC/DC Power Supplies

August 17, 2012 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces the new ME-1200 Series of high power medical AC/DC power supplies. Available models include 12V, 15V, 24V, 30V, 36V, 48V and 60VDC single output. Universal AC input with active power factor corrected (PFC) with high-efficiency up to 93%. Programmable output voltage and current.

Fast-switching, Long Range, Wireless Link for Industrial & Commercial Applications

July 31, 2012 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leading low power radio manufacturer Radiometrix Ltd has launched the new WFX2 radio Transceiver module. Ideally suited to industrial applications requiring long range and high-reliability, the WFX2 offers fast switching together with +27dBm (500mW) RF power output and ETSI Category 1 (Class 1) receiver performance.

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