Posts tagged as RF Design

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 […]

Demo app for Bluetooth low energy

Available to view on-line, the iOS demo app video takes viewers through the basics of using Nordic’s recently launched Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ sample application for the iPhone 4S. It is based on an application programming interface (API) from Wahoo Fitness – said to be experts in smartphone fitness technology – that recently launched the […]

Bluetooth low energy blood pressure monitor

Nordic Semiconductor ASA recently announced that IDT International has successfully developed the world’s first Bluetooth low energy (or Bluetooth “Smart”) blood pressure monitor, which is expected to be ready to go into volume production by March 2013 after receiving final FDA (US) and MDD (Europe) medical certification. This product will mean that any smartphone, computer, […]