Articles Tagged with ''smart''

Richardson RFPD launches smart filter function on website

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the launch of a "smart filter" function on its website. The new smart filter allows users to quickly drill down through the nearly 100,000 semiconductors, systems and subsystems, M2M products, antennas, power supplies, interconnect and frequency control products, embedded solutions, passive devices, and electromechanical products using multiple search criteria.


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Dual interface and pure contactless smart cards will account for 16% of 2013 smart card shipments

ABI Research forecasts 8.6 billion smart cards will ship in 2013; a combined number spanning all smart card markets. Of total shipments, 16 percent are forecasted to use a contactless interface, rising to 30 percent in 2018. Government ID, transportation and ticketing, and payment cards continue strong double-digit growth in contactless adoption.


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RFMD unveiled highly-integrated FEM for smart energy/AMI applications

RF Micro Devices Inc. unveiled a highly-integrated front end module (FEM) for Smart Energy/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) applications at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. RFMD’s single-chip RFFM6403 FEM delivers industry-leading performance, reduces customer design time and speeds customer time-to-market in Smart Energy/AMI applications operating in the 405 to 475 MHz frequency range, as well as for portable battery powered equipment and general 433/470 MHz ISM band systems.


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Bicycle of the future heralds smart-tech era

Innovative product development firm Cambridge Consultants is making the future of smart technology a reality with its ability to make everyday products digitally intelligent. The company’s latest design concept is the world’s first wireless automatic gear-changing bicycle. This bicycle of the future – controlled by smartphone technology – is the latest example of how Cambridge Consultants is using its expertise in wireless technology to showcase the next stage of product evolution in the smart-tech era.


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Skyworks introduces innovative front-end solutions for smart energy applications

Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, introduced a family of highly efficient front-end solutions for smart water and gas metering applications. Skyworks’ front-end solutions enable significant size and cost reduction. In addition, many of Skyworks’ front-end solutions allow for plug-and-play functionality, drastically reducing the design time for new products. To date, Skyworks’ solutions are being utilized by 40 tier-one utility and smart energy providers throughout Europe.


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New wireless antenna from Alpha Micro Wireless improves wireless connectivity and meter read rates

New from Alpha Micro Wireless is the RF Savvy Series SMART Meter Wirelyss™ Antenna designed for electric utility SMART meters enabled for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) communications. Ideal for utility meter manufacturers and wireless SMART meter system integrators, this patented cover mount antenna (US patent #8,228,209) offers improved radiation patterns and antenna efficiency for superior network coverage.


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TI ZigBee® wireless network processor 1st to offer ZigBee Smart Energy, Home Automation and Light Link standards

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI), leading the industry with the most complete wireless connectivity portfolio for embedded applications, announced that the CC2538 is the industry’s first ZigBee® wireless network processor to offer the three most popular ZigBee standards for one end-device (ZigBee Smart Energy™, ZigBee Home Automation™ and ZigBee Light Link™). Now a single end-equipment can support these three standards, offering a seamless user experience with fast switching between each standard making it seem like concurrent operation.


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Skyworks commences volume shipments of ZigBee front-end aolutions

Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, commenced volume shipments of several medium to high-power ZigBee® front-end solutions for smart meters, home automation, security sensors and gateway applications. Skyworks’ front-end solutions deliver the industry’s most integrated and highest efficiency devices, enabling leading broadband service providers, security companies and utilities to offer next generation connected home services with increased wireless ranges for applications including monitoring, control, energy management and health care.


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Wireless sensor network market to exceed 80 M units shipped in 2012

The wireless sensor network market, led by ZigBee, grew ten-fold from 2007 to 2010 and exceeded 45 million annual shipments in 2011. “Strong growth is expected for 2012 and beyond as ZigBee pervades the home automation and home entertainment markets, whilst Smart Meters continue to be rolled out across the globe,” commented Peter Cooney, wireless connectivity practice director.


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