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Honeywell wireless modules get energy harvesting from UK

Perpetuum, the vibration-based energy harvesting specialists, has released its FM-certified Intelligent Power Module (IPM) for the Honeywell XYR 6000 series wireless transmitters. The IPM can replace the standard Honeywell OEM battery pack that allows the XYR 6000 series transmitters to accept external power in the form of vibration…

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Weightless-N standard issued

The Weightless SIG today announced the launch of Weightless-N, a complementary open standard for the internet of things (IoT…

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Google, MediaTek push Andoid One smartphones in India

Google has teamed up with mobile chipset firm MediaTek to encourage manufacturers to bring lower cost Android smartphones to market. The smartphone design called Android One is aimed at what Google called the  “super-midmarket” in emerging markets such as India. The first set of Android One smartphones based on…

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Altera and China Mobile pursue C-RAN

Altera has entered a three-year strategic agreement with China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to research and prototype next-generation green wireless network infrastructure solutions based on the Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) architecture…

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Ericsson signals big role for small cells in 4G LTE

More cost effective mobile broadband coverage is what Ericsson says it is aiming for with its first indoor picocell which is capable of delivering 300Mbit/s LTE data rates with carrier aggregation. Small cells have been suggested as part of the roll-out of 4G LTE networks particular in buildings…

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IFA: Frontier halves DAB power consumption

Frontier Silicon has halved DAB receiver power consumption with the introduction a second generation of its Verona module. “Verona 2 power is 80-100mW decoding for DAB reception, Verona 1 was 200-220mW,” Frontier v-p corporate development Patrick Hannon told Electronics Weekly. “Hibernate is 1mW. Verona 1 was 50mW…

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Toshiba develops world's fastest quantum encryption system

Toshiba is claiming the world’s highest speed quantum encryption system. The quantum key distribution device was installed over a 45 km optical fiber between Otemachi in central Tokyo and Koganei and tested over a 34 day period in collaboration with Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology…

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