Posts tagged as RF Design

Terminal block adaptor

The TB1100 is a DB9F-to-terminal block adaptor. Housed in an attractive ABS enclosure, equipped with two fastening screws, and featuring nine screwless terminal blocks, the TB1100 is an ideal companion for Tibbo device servers and serial controllers. This adaptor directly connects nine pins of the DB9 to nine terminal blocks, and comes in two versions, […]

Low cost proprietary wireless proximity key fob

Norwegian consumer product developer Unikia has developed a low cost proprietary 2,4 GHz wireless key fob that should retail for around US$25-30, and won’t require the end user to download an app or employ a smartphone or other computer gadget in order to use. In operation, the user simply purchases a pair of pre-paired key […]

Small GSM module series for M2M

Swiss-based u-blox has launched SARA, a new line of versatile, low-power GSM/GPRS modules targeted at cost-sensitive applications. According to the company, the interchangeable and fully compatible SARA modules cover low to high-end features.Packaged in a compact 16 x 26 mm LGA module, SARA modules are said to provide a perfect solution to a wide range […]

New family of programmable serial controllers

Building on the success of their DS100, DS203, and DS1206 devices, the new family of DS110x programmable serial controllers integrates everything Tibbo learned from their customers about building “device servers”. Tibbo has created a compact device, with a budgetary price tag, and with a range of available options to suit the needs of various applications. Features […]

Latest range of intelligent marine multifunction displays

Raymarine recently launched its latest range of intelligent marine multifunction displays (MFDs); the new e Series and c Series use u-blox’s compact AMY-6M GPS satellite receiver module to facilitate accurate positioning for marine applications such as navigation and cartography. Reliable GPS positioning is the basis for many core applications. After evaluating several options on the […]

Modules certified to work with wireless network

U-blox recentl;y announced that two of its modules are certified for use on the Verizon 3G wireless network. The Lisa-C200 surface mount and FW75-C200 connectorised CDMA2000 1xRTT modules can now work with the Verizon Wireless network in the USA to support a wide range of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Both modules are ideally suited for M2M […]

Ultra-low power RF integrated circuits

Nordic Semiconductor recently announced the first members of its new nRF51 series of ultra-low power (ULP) RF integrated circuits (ICs) that feature a new multi-protocol 2,4 GHz radio and a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 based processor. Nordic’s novel software architecture for Bluetooth low energy and ANT system-on-Chip (SoC) solutions frees designers from the integration effort, complexities, […]

Bluetooth low energy bike speed and cadence monitor

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that Wahoo Fitness is launching the world’s first Bluetooth low energy bike speed and cadence monitor – the Wahoo Blue SC – that employs a Nordic µBlue nRF8001 connectivity chip that can also uniquely track a bike’s lifetime mileage. This product announcement follows Wahoo Fitness launching the world’s first commercially-available Bluetooth […]

GPS technology powers wristwatch person locator

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has provided their CellLocate hybrid GPS/cellular positioning technology to LOSTnFOUND, a Swiss based company specialising in intelligent solutions for the protection, monitoring and retrieval of people and property. The award winning product, “Watchie”, was announced at the 27th International Conference of Alzheimer’s disease in London. […]

Listening to TV using a miniature hearing aid

Nordic Semiconductor ASA recently announced that its proprietary 2,4 GHz wireless technology is being employed by the Danish hearing solutions company, GN ReSound in its award-winning ReSound Alera hearing aid product. This enables users to wirelessly stream audio from common consumer electronics (CE) devices such as TVs and smartphones (the latter via a chest-worn Bluetooth […]