Tech news tagged ‘ethernet’

EDAC integrated connector helps with gigabit Ethernet

Connector firm EDAC is offering a range of magnetic jack connectors that integrate up to ten of the most sensitive discrete components inside a shielded RJ45 housing.

Mainly targeting 10/100 Base T and 1000 Base T gigabit Ethernet applications the three device families in the edacJAX range offer single…

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Hybrid connectors address challenges of PoE

Hybrid interfaces have been used in IT for a long time. Everyone is familiar with the USB and power over Ethernet (PoE) interface standards, through which end devices are supplied with both data and energy. These developments are also in demand in the more general industrial environment.

Data transmission rates…

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Comment: Wi-Fi is the new Ethernet for IoT

Wi-Fi looks as if it can become the most widely used wireless networking standard. Its adoption in markets outside of its original computer networking application is reminiscent of Ethernet, the now ubiquitous networking standard…

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Raspberry Pi gets power over Ethernet

Raspberry Pi can be powered via an Ethernet connection using a 5V power over Ethernet (PoE) add-on adaptor board.

It is the idea of UK-based manufacturer Silvertel which has released a circuit and PCB layout for a 5V PoE adapter board and the information is available for free…

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Ref design: Multi-Gbit IEEE 802.3 MDIO interface controller

Lattice Semiconductor has released a reference design for optical Ethernet up to 100Gitb/s – in particular, IEEE 802.3 management data input/output (MDIO) interface controllers.

Design RD1194 uses either the firm’s MachXO3 or ECP5 FPGA families. ECP5 has up to 85,000 LUTs and SERDES (270M-3.2Gbit…

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Electronics patent of the month: Anti retail-theft RFID antenna and reader

GPS with an accuracy of 2m has been developed by researchers at Carlos III University in Madrid. The researchers added three gyroscopes and three accelerometers to a conventional GPS system to pinpoint the position of cars in cities to within 2m. Unaided GPS has an accuracy of 50m in cities…

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White space transceiver from Cambridge

Neul has announced its first transceiver chip for ‘white space’ communications in 470-790MHz UHF TV bands. Called Iceni, the chip is intended for secure non-line-of-sight machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Both 6 and 8MHz channel bandwidths are supported, and “adaptive digital modulation schemes and error correction…

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Gbit Ethernet protection circuit approaches the ideal

What if your Gigabit Ethernet protection circuit response resembled that of an ideal diode? Asks Len Stencel, applications manager for semiconductor products at Bourns.  Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) is a balanced high-speed communication standard that is widely used around the world. Until recently, the majority of its applications were in…

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