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Driven by connection: Rohde & Schwarz highlights leading T&M solutions for the mobile industry at MWC2020

Rohde & Schwarz presents a comprehensive look at its test and measurement portfolio for wireless communications technology and secure networks at MWC2020 in Barcelona. While the company’s full test solutions for 5G devices and base stations, as well as for latest 5G mobile networks will be the main attraction, the connectivity specialist will also demonstrate its solutions for connected cars, smart factories and 5G broadcast technology. In addition, software-defined WAN and cybersecurity solutions will round out the display.

Presenting its industry-leading solutions under the slogan “Driven by connection”, Rohde & Schwarz will be welcoming visitors at … Read More → "Driven by connection: Rohde & Schwarz highlights leading T&M solutions for the mobile industry at MWC2020"

Sundance launches Lynsyn Lite – a low-cost power measurement tool for the development of energy-efficient embedded and CLEC systems

  • Accurately measures energy consumption based on application behaviour.
  • Significantly eases the time-consuming process of tracking down the root causes of power issues at a fraction of the previous cost.
  • Technology developed in conjunction with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as part of the EU’s recently completed TULIPP project.

Chesham, UK – January 20, 2020. Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd., an established supplier and manufacturer of embedded modules, has launched Lynsyn Lite, a low-cost power measurement tool for the development of embedded and customized … Read More → "Sundance launches Lynsyn Lite – a low-cost power measurement tool for the development of energy-efficient embedded and CLEC systems"

Vishay Intertechnology’s New Proximity Sensors Feature Power Consumption Down to 6 µA in 2.55 mm x 2.05 mm x 1.0 mm SMD Package

MALVERN, Pa. — Jan. 15, 2020 — The Optoelectronics Group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced two new fully integrated proximity sensors designed to increase efficiency and performance in consumer and industrial applications. Featuring an IR emitter and a vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL), respectively, the Vishay Semiconductors VCNL36821S and VCNL36826S each combine a photodiode, signal processing IC, and 12-bit ADC in a compact 2.55 mm by 2.05 mm by 1.0 mm surface-mount package.

Compared to previous-generation devices, the proximity sensors released today offer smaller packages at a lower cost, making them ideal for space-constrained battery-powered applications, such as detecting … Read More → "Vishay Intertechnology’s New Proximity Sensors Feature Power Consumption Down to 6 µA in 2.55 mm x 2.05 mm x 1.0 mm SMD Package"

Saelig Announces the 2/4-channel 100-350Hz Siglent SDS2000X Plus Series Oscilloscopes

Fairport, NY, USA:Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the new Siglent SDS2000X Plus Digital Oscilloscope Series consisting of four models: one 2-channel 100MHz bandwidth (software upgradeable to 350MHz) and three 4-channel models (100/200/350MHz.) The 350MHz models can be upgraded to 500MHz on two independent channels. A large 10.1″ capacitive touch-screen supports multi-touch gestures. The oscilloscope range also offers a 10-bit acquisition mode that uses oversampling to achieve higher resolution than most scopes. Combined with the lowest vertical setting of 500μV/div, the X Plus series can display extremely small signal details. The 4-channel models all feature dual 2 … Read More → "Saelig Announces the 2/4-channel 100-350Hz Siglent SDS2000X Plus Series Oscilloscopes"

Industry’s Smallest Ultra-thin Bus Switches from Diodes Incorporated Save Board Space

Plano, Texas – January 16, 2020 – Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced that its family of quad- and dual-channel 4:1 and 2:1 bus switches are now available in an ultra-thin QFN (UQFN) package. The UQFN package makes it easier for OEMs to increase PCB density and reduce product dimensions when developing PC notebooks and tablets as well as networking and telecommunications equipment.
Discrete logic devices, such as bus multiplexers and demultiplexers, remain a critical element of embedded design. The UQFN package measures just 3mm × 3mm × 0.65mm high, which is significantly smaller than comparable devices in standard packages. This smaller size allows … Read More → "Industry’s Smallest Ultra-thin Bus Switches from Diodes Incorporated Save Board Space"

Microchip Joins Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) – the Global Industry Coalition Dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility

CHANDLER, Ariz., Jan. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced it has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition of companies dedicated to the improvement of social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains.

The RBA Code of Conduct is a set of social, environmental and ethical industry standards. The standards set out in the Code of Conduct reference international norms and standards including but not limited to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO International Labor Standards, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises plus ISO and SA standards.

< … Read More → "Microchip Joins Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) – the Global Industry Coalition Dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility"

Keysight Delivers New 5G Channel Emulation Solution

SANTA ROSA, Calif., January 16, 2020

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has introduced new 5G channel emulation capabilities that enable the deployment of seamless connectivity and end-user experiences.

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Newark Helps Millions of Students Across the Globe Learn with micro:bit

Chicago – January 16, 2020: Newark, the Development Distributor, the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of the BBC micro:bit, is working to support product-led educational initiatives globally. Programs supported by Newark aim to create fun and interactive learning opportunities for students to develop an understanding of computing and electronics at a young age, and build a pathway to a range of engineering and technology-driven careers.

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New high-performance Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy module PAN1780

Munich, January 2020: With the new PAN1780 Panasonic Industry Europe launches a new Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy module based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC single-chip controller. An output power of up to +8 dBm and the high sensitivity of the nRF52840 in combination with the LE coded PHY make the module very attractive for applications that require a long range. The Bluetooth® 5.0 features enable a higher symbol rate of 2Mbps using the high-speed LE 2M PHY. Furthermore, the new LE advertising extensions allow for much larger amounts of data to be broadcasted in connectionless scenarios. Besides BLE5.0 with the qualified … Read More → "New high-performance Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy module PAN1780"

Microchip Announces Industry’s First Space-Qualified COTS-Based Radiation-Tolerant Ethernet Transceiver and Embedded Microcontroller

CHANDLER, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ethernet is becoming more common in spacecraft to enable hardwired communication speed, support higher data rates, and facilitate interoperability between satellites and other spacecraft. As Ethernet in space applications continues to expand, Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced the industry’s first space-qualified Ethernet transceiver – a radiation-tolerant device based on a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solution widely deployed in other industries now offering reliable performance for applications ranging from launch vehicles to satellite constellations and space stations.

In addition to Microchip’s new Read More → "Microchip Announces Industry’s First Space-Qualified COTS-Based Radiation-Tolerant Ethernet Transceiver and Embedded Microcontroller"

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