Tech news tagged ‘RF’

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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Lantronix Wi-Fi module is very small

The xPico embedded Wi-Fi module from Lantronix is available from Alpha Micro. This serial-to-Wi-Fi device has a footprint of 24mm x 16.5mm and is a pin and form factor compatible member of the xPico product family.

The module is available with a  full IP stack…

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Maxim DAB tuner supports software-defined radio

Maxim Integrated Products has designed a tuner IC for digital audio broadcast (DAB) applications which integrates a radio tuner, analogue-to-digital converter (ADC), and digital filtering, and uses a digital I2S output to interface directly to digital signal processors (DSPs). Dubbed “RF to Bits”, the supplier’s radio platform…

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Open-source RF boards available from Richardson RFPD

The open-source RF design initiative, dubbed Myriad, has the support of US-based distributor Richardson RFPD. Richardson RFPD will begin stocking and selling the Myriad-RF-1 board to customers around the world via its website immediately. Myriad was launched by UK-based chip supplier Lime in March 2013…

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Vishay 100mA IR LEDs

Ofgem has approved an industry code-of-practice designed to protect consumers during the smart meter roll-out. “With the roll-out of smart meters getting fully under way next year, it is essential that householders and businesses have confidence that meter installations are done in a fair and professional…

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