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Sub-GHz and 2.4GHz tranceivers in same chip for smart metering

AT86RF215 is the first dual-band sub-1GHz + 2.4GHz transceiver compliant to IEEE 802.15.4g-2012 and ETSI TS 102 887-1, claims its maker Atmel Aimed at smart metering, it supports a variety of data rates with three modulation schemes: multi-rate and multi-regional frequency shift…

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RFID antennas go dual-band

Huber+Suhner has a range of dual-band UHF RFID antennas designed for integrated RFID devices. The Sencity SPOT-L antennas support both European ETSI UHF (865 – 868MHz) and USA/Canadian FCC UHF (902 – 928MHz) RFID bands. The antennas have a low profile of 11.5 – 15mm, and as a…

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Radiometrix re-spins telemetry Tx-Rx pairs

Radiometrix Ltd, has launched a range of frequency programmable, RF power-adjustable radios. NTX2B narrow-band FM transmitter is available on user/factory programmable frequencies between 425 and 470MHz, and supersedes the existing NTX2 – offering greater stability and improved performance through the use of a VCTCXO reference. Re-programming is…

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RF switch for dual-band DOCSIS 3.1

Peregrine Semiconductor has announced an RF switch chip that enables dual upstream/downstream band architecture in DOCSIS 3.1 data-over-cable customer premises equipment (CPE) devices. “By using dual-band architecture, MSOs [multi-service operators] have the flexibility to offer their customers new and expanded services while CPEs can…

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Freescale goes mobile with wireless charging

Freescale Semiconductor is going big on wireless charging with a number of programmable wireless charging ICs and reference designs. The company said it expects to see a growing number of wireless charging system deployments in offices, hotels, airports and other public spaces. Freescale hopes the programmable chips will offer design…

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