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Within the world of electronics developments in Communications Hardware can be crucial to design engineers. At New Electronics we are aware of the importance of staying abreast of the recent advances in and the impact it can have on your role, that’s why we have collated all the latest news in one place.

Active bridge technology for Ethernet-based IoT devices

The first member of Fairchild’s next-generation GreenBridge active bridge quad MOSFET technology has been launched. The FDMQ8205 is said to suit Power Over Ethernet applications (POE), such as security cameras, wireless access points, LED lighting and other powered devices.

Demonstration platform for BLE sensor node

A demonstration platform for a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor node has been released by Microchip. The platform comes complete with the low power BTLC1000 module, a SMART SAM L21 Cortex-M0+ MCU, Bosch sensor technology and software. It also comes with source code, hardware design files, user guide and Android application source code that enable designers to bring their products to market faster.

Sensor to cloud developer kit accelerates IoT design

A prototyping vehicle designed to help engineers to connect wireless sensor nodes to mobile devices and the cloud has been introduced by Silicon Labs. The Thunderboard React developer kit features a battery powered, sensor rich demonstration board with Bluetooth low energy technology and an ARM Cortex-M4 processor for IoT connectivity, along with open source design files and software for mobile apps running on Android and iOS devices.

Wi-Fi antennas designed for 5GHz

Two SMD antennas designed for the 802.11a,b,g,n,ac wireless standard have been announced by Antenova. These antennas are designed to meet the needs of high bandwidth applications emerging in the consumer entertainment sector – including set-top boxes, smart TVs, wearable electronics, and network and content streaming devices.

Dual mode Bluetooth audio products

Dual mode Bluetooth audio products have been introduced by Microchip. The IS206X family builds on the IS202X portfolio of SoC devices and modules by introducing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capability. Engineered for speakers, headsets and gaming headphones, this flash-based platform allows audio manufacturers to incorporate wireless connectivity in streaming music and voice-command applications.

SIGFOX reference design module

A SIGFOX reference design module has been introduced by éolane, a French solution provider. The small-footprint (18 x 26mm) module is said to provide a wireless sensing solution for space-sensitive applications.

SimpleLink Wi-Fi modules simplify IoT connectivity

Murata has announced a series of two 2.4GHz IEEE802.11 b/g/n compliant wireless modules based around the TI CC3200 and TI CC3100 SimpleLink chipsets. These miniature modules, measuring 13.2 x 21.45 x 2.65mm are claimed to ease incorporating wireless internet connectivity to a host of embedded applications and especially internet of things (IoT) designs.

USB-C reference design launched

Silicon Labs has introduced a reference design that is said to reduce the cost and complexity of developing cables and cable adapters based on the USB Type-C specification. The reference design features the ultra low power EFM8 MCU, USB Power Delivery protocol stacks and USB Billboard Device source code.

Microsemi extends SparX-IV managed ethernet switch family

Microsemi is making available the latest member of its SparX-IV Ethernet switch product family. Providing 2.5G and 10 gigabit Ethernet connectivity the VSC7440 SparX-IV-34 has been designed to enable more cost effective, smaller form factor and lower power networking solutions.

HMI Panel for remote monitoring, data acquisition and control

Arbor has released the IOT-500, an HMI panel engineered to provide the highest level of flexibility and reliability to support automation and system optimisation requirements. The IOT-500 is based on the Dual Core MTK MT2601 industrial chipset from MediaTek, and features support for the Android v5.1 operating system that combines robust processing power, an open operating system and a flexible hardware configuration.

IoT Gateway Starter Kit from Advantech

Working in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft, Advantech has developed an IoT Gateway Starter Kit. Designed as a reliable platform and open gateway technologies it is intended to help ‘jumpstart IoT innovation.’ It is currently available from distributor Rutronik.

Rugged watertight panel LED

Cyntech Components, a specialist supplier of electro-mechanical components and power supplies, is now making available a Faston-blade/solder-lug version of the ruggedized CRM/BRM series panel LED.

High voltage tolerant RS485 transceivers

Rugged, high voltage tolerant RS485 transceivers from Linear Technology is targeted at PROFIBUS-DP (decentralized periphery) master and slave devices. Whether transmitting, receiving, in standby or powered off, the LTC2876 and LTC2877 are said to tolerate ±60V on their bus pins, eliminating common damage due to transmission line faults

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