One of the world’s largest model railroad makers transforms a decades old market with the introduction of the first Bluetooth low energy controlled trains

‘E-Z App’ from model railroad maker Bachmann brings smartphone and tablet wireless touchscreen control and app-based interactivity to the model train market for the first time, reducing the startup cost and complexity of the hobby while representing the biggest technological advance in the model railroad market since its digitization in the late 1980s Oslo, Norway...
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Things you should know about Bluetooth range

By Jon Gunnar Sponås June 2, 2016 Like all communication technologies, Bluetooth is a better fit for some applications than other. If you're considering to use Bluetooth, there are some basic things that are really good to know! Here’s an outline of the primary factors that determine the effective range of Bluetooth communications, plus some ways to improve...
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BBC micro:bit to be made available for public purchase in the U.K. from element14 and available for pre-order now

At the heart of the BBC micro:bit is a single Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 Bluetooth low energy wireless technology System-on-Chip (SoC). This integrates the BBC micro:bit’s computer brain (a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 microprocessor) where the school child-created software code runs, and that also allows the BBC micro:bit to both wirelessly communicate with other BBC micro:bits,...
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Solar powered sensor beacon

The Solar powered sensor beacon is powered only by the solar panel. External power management circuits and rechargeable batteries are required in typical solar powered applications, but the Solar powered sensor beacon is designed without this circuitry: making it as small, cheap, and power efficient as possible. The Solar powered sensor beacon firmware is, by...
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Nordic Semiconductor-powered Bluetooth low energy soccer sensors measure player attributes for post-game analysis with interactive coaching videos

Zepp Soccer employs Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52832 SoC, the world’s most powerful Bluetooth low energy SoC, to support highly-demanding wireless sport-monitoring application Oslo, Norway 2016/05/31 Nordic Semiconductor today announces that California, U.S.-based wearable sports technology company, Zepp Labs, has launched a new wearable soccer sensor that employs Nordic’s nRF52832 System-on-Chip (SoC) to support the challenging Bluetooth®...
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X-Band Surface Mount (SMT) Circulator with low Insertion Loss and Small Package

May 23, 2016 – Tampa, FL – Smiths Microwave Subsystems is pleased to announce the release of the TRAK XBand Surface Mount (SMT) Circulator. This device is a low-cost, true SMT circulator compatible with tape-andreel (pick-and-place) and standard solder reflow profiles. It is designed to replace “drop-in” and microstrip style circulators. This unit provides a 10% bandwidth at X-Band,...
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