MTX2: UHF Narrow Band FM sub-miniature transmitter

Radiometrix has introduced a range of RF transmitters which it is offering as small-format alternatives to 12.5kHz/25kHz narrowband FM transmitters. The MTX1, MTX2, and MTX3 are four-channel transmitters operating on 120MHz-180MHz; 420MHz-470MHz; and 850MHz-950MHz respectively. They measure 23x12.5x7mm. Their transmit power is +10dBm, which the supplier says will allow for a typical usable range of...
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Connected car considerations: Industry viewpoints on standardization, safety and more

July 25, 2016  - By GPS World staff This article presents short segments from each of the four speakers on GPS World’s June Connected Car webinar, sponsored by u-blox. The one-hour webinar with presentation slides is now available on demand. Chaminda Basnayake, Principal Engineer, V2X Systems, Renesas Electronics In the basic V2X concept of operation, everybody...
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Energy Efficiency In The Telecommunications Network

By David Schnaufer, Qorvo - Courtesy of www.rfglobalnet.com Initiatives by the United States, European Union (EU), and Asia to reduce CO2 emissions from current values, serve the dual purpose of decreasing the telecommunication industry’s energy consumption and its output of greenhouse gases. In the U.S., federal government actions and supplier commitments aim to reduce greenhouse gas...
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RiskBand Turns to u-blox for Cutting-Edge Global Safety Bracelet

THALWIL, Switzerland and CHARLESTON, South Carolina, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- World's first personal security wearable not tied to a phone to include SARA-U201 Whereable Technologies has tapped cutting-edge technology from u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, for RiskBand, the first wearable, live-monitored personal safety device that doesn't require...
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Smart sports bra offers ANT+, Bluetooth low energy, and legacy wireless connectivity to provide accurate heart rate data to female athletes

Mi Pulse Smart Bra uses Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51422 multiprotocol SoC to enable heart rate tracking on virtually any fitness monitoring device Oslo, Norway 2016/07/22 Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Mi Pulse, a Boulder, CO-based smart clothing company has launched the “Mi Pulse Smart Bra”, an integrated sports bra and heart rate strap offering ANT+ and...
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Short range low power wireless devices and Internet of Things (IoT)

By Mats Andersson Senior Director Technology, Product Center Short Range Radio, u-blox Abstract This paper discusses the topic of the “last 100 meters connectivity” in systems where small devices (such as various sensors) are connected to services on a wide-area Internet network. Subject matters covered are the requirements on the “last 100 meters connectivity” vision...
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Open-source Bluetooth sensor beacon offers “IoT for everyone”

July 14, 2016 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting - courtesy of http://www.electronics-eetimes.com/ Finnish startup Ruuvi Innovations has successfully crowdfunded the first fully open-sourced Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 5 ready) sensor beacon. The device, RuuviTag, is claimed to be the only sensor beacon with a one kilometer open-air range and offers unlimited possibilities for makers, developers, Internet of Things...
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Qorvo® Powers 5G Field Trials with Industry Leading Infrastructure Solutions

Broad Product and Technology Portfolio will Accelerate Global 5G Deployment GREENSBORO, NC – July 19, 2016 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that its infrastructure solutions have supported more than twenty 5G field trials with global infrastructure providers. This is a key milestone in Qorvo’s...
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Nordic Semiconductor nRF52 Series based Bluetooth low energy module with broad array of certifications and antenna options is launched by Laird

The Laird BL652 module, employing Nordic Semiconductor's nRF52832 SoC, targets industrial and medical applications, as well as broader applications such as the ‘Enterprise Internet of Things’ The Laird BL652 series of modules are Bluetooth 4.2 qualified and employ Nordic’s nRF52832 SoC. The module is designed to target industrial and medical applications by featuring numerous pre-certified...
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