Tech news tagged ‘RF’

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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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Murata buys silicon RF chip firm for mobile expansion

Murata has agreed to acquire Peregrine Semiconductor, the silicon RF chip maker for $471m.

Peregrine manufactures RF chips used in mobile phone front-end circuits using a SOI (silicon on insulator) process technology.

Murata has worked with Peregrine in the past on the development and maufacture of RF devices. Now…

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Wearable Bluetooth Smart transceiver runs off less than 1V

CSEM has developed 2.4GHz silicon RF intellectual property (IP) for Bluetooth Smart designs powered from a 1V battery.

Targeted at small scale wearable devices, this is a 65nm version of the IcyTRX transceiver IP originally released by the Swiss design firm in 2012.

The new design draws just 5mA…

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Device optimises gain at microwave frequencies

Gain equalisers from Knowles Capacitors are designed to compensate for module gain slope at microwave frequencies.

The thin film devices provides slope correction from DC to 18GHz of greater than 3dB. They are designed for superior, repeatable microwave performance to compensate for gain roll-off and VSWR mismatch losses and…

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Microchip uses Semtech long-range RF for IoT designs

For IoT (internet of things) Microchip Technology is combining long-range RF devices from Semtech with its PIC microcontrollers.

The likely applications will include metering, security, and industrial-automation.

Microchip is addressing teh IoT market with certified wireless modules, sensors and eXtreme Low Power PIC microcontrollers.

Semtech says its LoRa…

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Aeroflex shows multi-radio tester

Aeroflex has introduced a radio test system for analogue AM and FM and Digital P25, DMR, dPMR, NXDN, and ARIB T98 technologies.

Designated the 8800, the rugged test set has 2.5 hour internal battery required for field testing. With a measurement range of -140 dBm to 500 W, the…

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IDT shrinks wireless power device for wearables

Integrated Device Technology has released its smallest 2W wireless power receiver and battery charger which it says can be used in the design of wearable devices.

The IDTP9026, which is compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC-1.1) standards, has a board footprint of 30 square millimeters.

The…

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