Future Electronics – The challenge of addressing the ‘IoT effect’ which is disrupting the lighting industry


At the beginning of this century, the lighting industry faced the biggest technological disruption to take place since the invention of the light bulb. The introduction of LEDs for lighting applications has led to an almost complete reconfiguration of the luminaire manufacturing supply chain, as well as to a radical rethinking of product designs and […]

MEAN WELL – Flicker-free LED driver in metal case offers 3-in-1 dimming with PFC

Taiwanese power-supply manufacturer MEAN WELL has launched the LDC-55 series of constant-power mode drivers for LED strip lights. It provides three methods of dimming: 0-10V control, PWM dimming, and resistor- controlled dimming. The LDC-55 is housed in a 320mm x 30mm x 21mm metal case. It meets the requirements of international safety regulations including UL8750, […]

Panasonic – Stand-alone Wi-Fi module offers high level of integration


Panasonic Industry Europe has launched the PAN9420 embedded, stand-alone Wi-Fi® radio module. It includes a fully shielded case, integrated crystal oscillators and a chip antenna. Operating at a frequency of 2.4GHz, the PAN9420 supports the IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi specifications. It is supplied with a protocol stack and applications programming interface which include a full security […]

Sierra Wireless – Industry’s smallest multi-mode cellular modules include SIM, security and GNSS

Sierra Wireless has introduced the industry’s smallest, lowest-power multi-mode Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) cellular modules. The new AirPrime® HL78 modules support LTE-M (Cat-M1/eMTC), NB-IoT (Cat-NB1) and 2G global cellular networks, provide GNSS positioning and tracking capability, and are housed in a compact CF3® package with an embedded SIM card. Built-in security features include HTTPS, […]