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Tracking rail carts: What would it take to increase GPS penetration rates?

Tracking rail carts with GPS and cellular could bring value to the rail sector; however, penetration rates on rail carts are currently very low (globally less than 50,000 in 2014), and growth is not forecasted to be very strong over the next 5 years, or even the next 10, according to ABI Research. Therefore, for the time being at least, it looks like RFID will dominate this sector.


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RFMW offers 2-6 GHz 100 W limiter

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a wideband GaAs VPIN limiter capable of protecting sensitive components against high power incident signals. The TriQuint TGL2205-SM operates from 2 to 6 GHz with low insertion loss of less than 0.6 dB. It can limit up to 100 W incident pulsed-power with a low flat leakage of less than 16.5 dBm. The TGL2205-SM die has a protective surface passivation layer that provides enhanced environmental robustness. The TGL2205-SM does not require DC bias and is available in a 4 x 4 mm QFN package allowing simple integration with minimal impact to system performance. TriQuint's TGL2205-SM is well suited for both commercial and defense related applications.


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Custom MMIC's new DC to 20 GHz SP4T offers low insertion loss of 2.4 dB

Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), announces the introduction of the CMD203C4, a DC to 20 GHz single-pole, four-throw (SP4T), MMIC, switch housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm ceramic package. The CMD203C4 is the latest control device added by Custom MMIC to its growing library of standard products.


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RFID market grows 17% in one year to $9.2B

New research conducted by IDTechEx, and published in the report "RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2014-2024," finds that the RFID market - including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID - will grow from $7.88 billion in 2013 to $9.2 billion in 2014. Most growth is due to active RFID/RTLS systems, interrogators, and then tags, in terms of total money spent.


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