Communications Technology

Connectivity is a key feature of modern embedded products. There’s a wide range of communications modes that can be used, but which is the best for your design? Should you use a wireless technology such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and, if so, which one should that be? Or would wired communication, such as Ethernet, be the best way forward?

In this section, New Electronics reviews the latest communications technologies and brings visitors to the website information on how these technologies are being applied.

Versatile boost controller for LED/LCD applications

Diodes Incorporated has introduced the AL3353, a LED/LCD 40V max input boost controller, that's applicable across a wide range of applications where a constant voltage or constant current are required to drive displays and backlights with a dimming ratio of 100:1

Automatic direction-finding antenna

Link Microtek has developed an automatic direction-finding (DF) antenna that allows the source of unauthorised or interfering transmissions to be located rapidly and accurately, even in urban areas where signal reflections can make this a challenging task.

Plessey launches new Hyperion Inter Light

Plessey has launched its new Hyperion Inter Light. The latest launch from the company's Hyperion Grow Light brand comes after the growing success of its Hyperion top light range which saw over 10Ha of grow light installations in 2018.

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Ethernet chip is ‘TSN ready'

A real-time Ethernet Multi-protocol (REM) switch chip from Analog Devices is said to ...

MCUs have digital filter

STMicroelectronics has begun volume production of its STM32L45x MCU range. According ...

Stepper-motor controller

Toshiba Electronics Europe has started sampling a 40V/3.0A stepper-motor control IC ...