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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.

Vandal-resistant thick touchscreen glass

Varitronix has announced an enhancement to its range of High-Resolution Touch Panel TFT Displays. The development includes the addition of a Cover Lens with glass thickness up to 15mm through which the Capacitive Touch Screen can still be operated.

Smallest Bluetooth 4.1 LE module?

TDK has developed what it says is the world’s smallest Bluetooth 4.1 LE module. Measuring 3.5 x 3.5 x 1mm, the module has an integrated DC/DC converter, operates from a 3V supply and consumes 5mA when transmitting, dropping to 0.8µA in standby mode.

Dual channel RF transceiver for sub GHz applications

Melexis has introduced the MLX73290-M, a multichannel RF transceiver that works in the ISM bands from 300MHz to 960MHz. With two RF channels, each with a programmable RF power transmitter and a highly sensitive RF receiver, the device can be programmed via its serial peripheral interface.

Low power high contrast 1.7m dot OLED micro-display

Astute Electronics has announced the availability of MICROOLED’s MDP01, a 1.7million dot full-colour OLED micro-display which is suitable for applications where clear, crisp, sharp image quality is required while minimising cost, power consumption and space.

Logic gate optocoupler

Everlight Electronics has announced a single channel 8pin logic gate optocoupler for use in industrial applications. Supplied in a small outline package and operating from a 3.3V supply, the EL071L comprises an infrared emitting diode optically coupled to a CMOS detector IC.

Microsemi’s first industrial-rated PoE midspans

Microsemi has released the PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) midspan injectors, expanding the company’s PoE product offering into industrial and outdoor applications. The PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI are targeted at applications including physical security, WLAN infrastructure, cellular infrastructure and industrial automation.

World’s first 10G Wave 3 Wi-Fi product range

Quantenna Communications has announced the industry’s first 10G Wave 3 Wi-Fi product range. The products are built on Quantenna’s True 8x8 QSR10G Wi-Fi platform with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology for home wireless access points and residential gateways.

Wireless access point for rail and automotive applications

MEN Mikro Elektronik has released the NM50, a maintenance-free WLAN access point for connecting networks in demanding railway and automotive applications. Its robust design and reliable data transmission make the NM50 suitable for vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-land communication in safety-critical environments of the IoT.

Terahertz imaging camera given a face-lift

TeraSense produces imaging equipment for the Terahertz (THz) and sub-THz frequency ranges. There are three models of THz imaging cameras in the company's range, representing various pixilation capabilities; Tera-256, -1024 and -4096. The imagers operate at 0.05 to 0.7THz range, where more common materials are transparent.

Sigfox certified wireless SoC

Alpha Micro has announced the availability of two SoC wireless transceivers from AXSEM for use with the Sigfox low power cellular network. The Sigfox network is being deployed across 60 countries in the next five years, aimed at providing global cellular network connectivity for low bandwidth IoT applications.

Miniature OCXO from IQD delivers ±10ppb stability

IQD has released the IQOV-71 series, its latest Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO). The device is housed in 4-pad plastic package with a glass fibre base measuring 9.7 x 7.5mm. The device is said to offer frequency stabilities down to ±10ppb over an operating temperature range of -20 to 70°C or ±20ppb over -40 to 85°C.

Toshiba expands range of CMOS image sensors

Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its range of high performance backside illumination CMOS image sensors equipped with Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF). Designed for use in smartphones and tablets the sensors are claimed to achieve high performance image capture and low power consumption. The range expansion features the 8 megapixel (MP) T4KA3-121, the 16 MP T4KC3-121, the 13 MP T4KB3-121 and the 20 MP T4KA7-121.

Lattice Semiconductor expands USB Type-C product range

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has announced the expansion of its USB Type-C product family with the introduction of its latest SiI7012, SiI7013 and SiI7014 port controllers. Port controllers are used to configure the USB Type-C Upstream Facing Port or Downstream Facing Port, detect cable orientation and negotiate Power Delivery on the USB Type-C connection.

Code generation support for STM32F7 MCU

Altia has announced its code generation support for the STMicroelectronics STM32F7 Microcontroller (MCU). The STM32F7 addresses a range of applications and is said to be the first MCU on the market to feature the ARM Cortex-M7 processor.

Stackable FPGA solution

The EMC2-7A board, from Sundance, can be used with commercial, industrial or automotive graded Artix-7 FPGAs and features 1Gbyte of DDR3 local storage, 32Mbyte of flash for storage/configurations and has 68x free differential I/O pins routed to a VITA57.1 FMC-LPC high-speed connector.

SSDs deliver leading edge performance and reliability

Swissbit has announced the launch of its next generation X-60m Series mSATA solid state drive (SSD). Compliant with the latest SATA III interface specification, the drives are said to deliver leading edge performance and reliability to industrial, network and communication and automotive applications.

Glitch-free attenuators

IDT has announced that it has expanded its RF silicon range with the addition of two glitch-free digital step attenuators (DSAs), as well as a voltage variable attenuator (VVA). These products are designed for use in wireless infrastructure, point-to-point microwave, satellite communications systems and general purpose communication infrastructure applications.

Complete Wireless M-Bus solution

Silicon Labs has introduced a complete Wireless M-Bus platform solution designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters for electricity, gas, water and heat resources in the European market.

TFT provides consistent images from all viewing angles

Industrial LCD manufacturer KOE has introduced a high performance 3.5in TFT display. The Rugged+ TX09D200VM0BAA features a 3:4 aspect ratio, QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution and in-plane switching (IPS) technology to provide consistent colour and image performance from all viewing angles.

Multiband configurable MIMO antenna

HUBER+SUHNER has unveiled a new configurable antenna platform designed to support various wireless bands including cellular 2G, 3G and 4G LTE (USA and Europe), as well as WiFi MIMO and GPS/Glonass.

Ultra-low-jitter family of LVCMOS clock buffers

Integrated Device Technology has unveiled a new family of clock buffers. The 5PB11xx family of LVCMOS fan-out buffers is able to provide low-jitter metrics of sub-50 fsec RMS additive phase jitter (12KHz to 20MHz), as a result it is able to offer system designers greater jitter margin to help meet system clock requirements. The small die size enables the chip to fit within a DFN 8-pin package as small as 2 by 2 millimeters.

Silicon Labs offers scalable car radio system solution

Silicon Labs has introduced a complete portfolio of receivers/audio processors and multi-standard digital radio ICs designed to deliver AM/FM and digital radio performance for the global car radio market. The new Si46xx family, which includes single-chip digital radio-coprocessors and data receivers, provides an advanced digital radio audio decoding and data reception solution for analogue and digital radio.

FTDI Chip adds graphic toolchain package to EVE offering

FTDI has sought to bring more support to its Embedded Video Engine (EVE) product offering with the introduction of the EVE Screen Designer - available now to download for free. Suitable for use with Windows operating systems (Windows 7 and above), this sophisticated, but easy-to-operate development suite has been developed to enable the creation of advanced human machine interfaces (HMIs), via EVE’s object-oriented approach, without any understanding of EVE display lists. This means that it is far more accessible to graphic designers who are concerned primarily with the look and feel of the HMI.

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