Future Connectivity Solutions : From Our Man in Berlin – a report from the IoT World conference

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Towards the end of 2015 Kevin Price, the European Business Development Manager – IoT at Future Connectivity Solutions (FCS), spent three days at IoT World in Berlin, the first comprehensive conference on the subject of the integration and monetisation of the Internet of Things. It was a remarkable event: leading executives from industry sectors such […]

Microchip : RN2483 LoRa® Wireless module is first to gain LoRa Alliance certification

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Microchip Technology has announced that its RN2483 LoRa® module is the world’s first to be approved under the LoRa Alliance’s LoRaWAN™ certification programme. The RN2483 module was independently tested by Espotel’s accredited laboratory, where it met the functional requirements of the latest LoRaWAN 1.0 protocol specification for operation in the 868MHz licence-free band. This ensures […]

Murata : launches thin 220μF supercapacitor DMT3N4R2U224M3DTA0

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Murata has expanded its DMT series of supercapacitors with the addition of a low-profile 220μF model. Supercapacitors, also known as Electric Double-Layer Capacitors (EDLCs), provide a longer life-time than batteries and a higher capacitance than conventional ceramic or electrolytic capacitors. Murata’s DMT series of supercapacitors offers a wide operating temperature range and high reliability. Measuring […]

Panasonic: Compact Bluetooth Smart module PAN1760 combines high-speed operation with very low power consumption

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     The PAN1760 from Panasonic is a highly integrated Bluetooth® Smart module which provides for a much shorter development time and lower component count than implementations using discrete omponents. The 15.6mm x 8.7mm x 1.8mm surface-mount PAN1760 includes a full-featured Bluetooth Smart radio and controller, 512kbyte EEPROM, filter, antenna, a 26MHz crystal, interfaces and ten […]

Panasonic : extends Future Electronics franchise agreement to Europe

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Panasonic extends Future Electronics franchise agreement to Europe Panasonic has extended its franchise agreement with Future Electronics to cover the entire Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, following the success of its existing North American franchise. The new agreement with Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems means that customers of Future Electronics can benefit from […]

Vicor Corporation : New high-density AC-DC front-end modules in a rugged chassis-mountable package

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Vicor Corporation has extended its family of high-density PFM™ AC-DC front-end modules in the rugged VIA package, which offers superior cooling performance and versatility in converter mounting. Featuring a universal AC input range, power factor correction, and a fully isolated 24V DC or 48V DC output, these new modules provide unprecedented power density of 127W/in3 […]