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Nordic supports concurrent Zigbee and Bluetooth for smart homes

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Nordic Semiconductor has a Zigbee protocol stack to its nRF52840 multi-protocol system-on-chip, which now supports concurrent Zigbee and Bluetooth (5.0 and LE) operation. “Nordic’s multi-protocol solution for nRF52840 enables use cases that take advantage of several wireless technologies,” according to the firm. “Examples include interaction with a Zigbee smart lighting network from a smartphone via Bluetooth 5, or a Zigbee ...

Tiny Bluetooth module supports low energy and BR/EDR

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U-blox has announced Nina-B2, a dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2 stand-alone module for industrial IoT applications with built-in secure boot. “Pre-flashed with u-blox connectivity software which supports use cases such as Beacon, GATT client, GATT server, and serial port, Nina-B2 is configured using AT commands over UART, without requiring deep knowledge of the Bluetooth protocol,” said the firm. Built-in secure boot guarantees ...

GaN-on-SiC transistors for S-band radar

Integra Technologies, the RF and microwave transistor and amplifier specialist, has announced a pair of 135 W and a 130 W GaN-on-SiC transistors for S-band radar applications. IGT2731M130 is a 50-Ohm matched high-power GaN HEMT transistor, suppling a minimum of 130 W of peak pulsed power, a gain of 13.5 dB and a drain efficiency of 55%, at pulse conditions ...

RF amplifier delivers 25W across 500MHz to 2.7GHz

Empower RF Systems is offering a 500-2,700MHz 25W solid-state amplifier. “The 1205/BBM3K5OEL is suitable for broadband mobile jamming, communications and general test,” said distributor Richardson RFPD, which is stocking the amplifier. “This module uses GaN devices that provide excellent power density, high efficiency, wide dynamic range and low distortion. Performance reliability and efficiency are achieved by employing broadband RF matching networks and combining techniques, ...

CEVA’s PentaG for 5G baseband processing

CEVA has introduced PentaG a  5G IP platform for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB). Compliant to the 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) Release-15 and software upgradable for Release-16, PentaG is targeted at smartphones, fixed wireless access and the many other embedded devices that can take advantage of multi-gigabit data rates to enable services and use cases such as 4K video streaming, ...

Embedded World: Digitally-tunable RF filters dodge spectrum congestion

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has developed digitally tunable and reconfigurable RF filters. In a congested spectrum “devices that send and receive data must function reliably”, said the organisation. “But with coexistence and interference issues on the rise, we can expect significant constraints and problems when it comes to transferring data. Fraunhofer IIS has developed digitally tunable radio ...

Cobham Wireless idDAS now supports C-RAN and vRAN

Cobham Wireless has announced the next stage in the development of its idDAS (intelligent digital Distributed Antenna System), which is interoperable with vRAN (virtualised radio access networks) capabilities, providing an end-to-end, high-capacity, cost-effective coverage solution. Cobham Wireless is now ready to support both C-RAN and vRAN architectures. This vRAN approach replaces baseband units (BBUs) with the use of commercial off-the-shelf technology ...

1.25Gbps Wi-Fi for tube trains

A mobile hotspot network will deliver 1.25Gbps WiFi to subway customers allowing them to stream HD videos without interruption while underground, thanks to a newly-developed mmWave wireless backhaul technology. The first commercial service using this technology will debut on the Seoul subway system later this year. The technology was developed by ETRI, Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute The network transmits ...