Products Filtered by - RF & Microwave

Within the world of electronics developments in RF & Microwave 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.

On-board repeater to improve on-train communications

A digital on-board repeater from Cobham Wireless is said, by the company, to offer high-bandwidth in-carriage services for the railway communications market, enabling passengers to connect to 4G, 3G and 2G services in the most challenging of environments.

congatec introduces flexible IoT gateway system

congatec has introduced an application ready IoT gateway system. Highly flexible it is easily customisable for rapid field deployment. In terms of processing performance and software integration it is able to host up to 8 wireless antennas that can be connected to 3 mini PCI Express slots and 6 internal USB based slots for wireless and wired connectivity modules.

Demodulator improves receiver performance

A high linearity I/Q demodulator, the LTC5586, from Linear Technology supports 5G wireless infrastructure equipment, such as digital predistortion correction receivers for base stations, microwave backhaul, as well as other broadband receiver applications.

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.

High-performance GaN-on-SiC power amplifier

Qorvo’s TGA2976-SM gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier, is now available through Mouser. Developed using Qorvo’s production 0.25µm GaN on silicon carbide (SiC) process, the TGA2976-SM is said to provide excellent wideband performance, power, power added efficiency (PAE), and gain.

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.

Low power I/Q modulator

A low power I/Q modulator from Linear Technology is said to enable battery powered broadband transmitters to operate at frequencies ranging from 700MHz to 6GHz.

Small NFC tag suits IoT applications

STMicroelectronics and Taiwan based Securitag Assembly Group have announced an NFC ferrite tag featuring ST’s ST25 NFC tag IC. Due to its size, the tag can be soldered directly to the PCB surface during production using an integral metal pad.

Wireless modules ease integration challenge

Two 2.4GHz wireless modules, based around Texas Instruments’ CC3200 and CC3100 SimpleLink chipsets, are compliant with IEEE802.11b/g/n. Measuring 13.2 x 21.45 x 2.65mm, the modules are said to ease the task of incorporating wireless internet connectivity to a host of embedded applications and IoT designs.

First LoRa technology evaluation kits

Microchip has unveiled a range of LoRa technology evaluation kits. The kits, the first of their kind, provide customers with all the components required to create a Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) for North America in the 915 MHz band (DV164140-2), or for Europe in the 868 MHz band (DV164140-1).

New package for RF power transistors

A new package platform is being rolled out across Ampleon’s LDMOS and GaN product portfolio. More than a dozen variants of the SOT502 and SOT539 platforms are said to be in development.

Bluetooth LE modules and evaluation kits

Alpha Micro has added Bluetooth Low Energy devices to its product portfolio. The NINA-B111 and B112 modules from u-blox, as well as the EVK-NINA-B1 evaluation kit, are compliant with the Bluetooth 4.2 wireless standard and have been created to shorten the development time for IoT designs.

Murata targets V2X applications with high Q MLCC

Murata has launched the GCQ series of high Q monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCC). Aimed at automotive V2X applications and available in capacitance values from 0.1 to 47 pF, with C0G temperature characteristic and a rated voltage of 50 Vdc, the series conforms to the requirements of the automotive components standard AEC-Q200 and is intended for use with V2X, ADAS and other automotive applications.

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