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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: GEO-GNSS-AC-S1

PCTEL's GEO-GNSS-AC-S1 is a robust, active, high performance antenna covering both GPS L1 and GLONASS L1 frequency bands. PCTEL's proprietary filtering design allows wideband coverage while achieving superior out-of-band rejection. This antenna is ideal for performance in critical asset tracking and network timing synchronization applications. Features • GPS L1 & GLONASS L1 Frequencies • Custom-Tuned Micro Helix Element • High Rejection Filtering • 26.5 dB Gain • IP67* Ingress Protection Applications • Defense • Radio Communications • Handheld Devices • Body Worn Asset Tracking • Public Safety Emergency Responders • Industrial Network Synchronization

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Cymbet CBC921xx

Real-Time Clock/Calendar with Power Manager and Battery Charger The CBC921xx combines a real-time clock (RTC) with a backup battery charger and other power management features. In the event of an outage of the primary power source, automatic switchover to the backup battery enables extended timekeeping and optionally provides power to external devices to maintain their operation during the power outage. Features • Ultra-low power Real-Time Clock (RTC) with power-fail detect and battery management • Low power timer and power manager extend run time in battery-powered systems • Controls 4.1V rechargeable micro-batteries and 3.2V rechargeable coin cells and supercaps; no off-chip components required for battery charger • Buck charge pump supply extends backup battery life: 20nA RTC using internal RC oscillator 50nA RTC using crystal oscillator • Counters for hundredths,…

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: SensDev SCPK-Diff-i2C-R3.3-N.N.

The SCPK...-Series of amplified pressure sensors use state of the art silicon micro machined pressure sensors in conjunction with stress free packaging techniques to provide cost effective temperature compensated pressure sensors and highly reliable precision signal conditioning using state of the art 600nm semiconductor technology. The SCPK-sensor-Type provides a digital output of 100 to 16284 LSB according to the nominal pressure range. The R3.3-Type works within a supply voltage range of 3.0V to 3.6V. The output is set with „Life Zero to 100" and a secure level below the maximum output to 16384 LSB. Other individual calibration is possible. The SCPK...I2C communicates as a slave digitally via an I2C-bus interface and delivers within less than 1ms continuously serial 14bit pressure data after powering up the sensor. It answers on I2C-bus…

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: GPSGL-TMG-SPI-40NCB

40 dB Gain GPS L1/GLONASS L1/GALILEO E1 Timing Antenna with Integrated Lightning Protection The GPSGL-TMG-SPI-40NCB timing reference antennas are specifically designed for long-lasting, trouble-free deployments in congested cell-site applications. The low noise, high gain amplifier is well suited to address attenuation issues associated with applications requiring longer cable runs. The proprietary quadrifiliar helix design, coupled with multistage filtering provides superior out-of-band rejection and lower elevation pattern performance than traditional patch antennas. This multiband antenna covers GPS L1, GALILEO L1 as well as GLONASS E1 frequencies. The unique radome shape sheds water and ice, while eliminating problems associated with bird perching. The antenna comes with surge compliant mounting that addresses industry grounding requirements. The antenna also features ESD, reverse polarity…

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: ICS-43434

The ICS-43434 is digital I²S output bottom port microphone. The complete ICS-43434 solution consists of a MEMS sensor, signal conditioning, an analog-to-digital converter, decimation and antialiasing filters, power management, and an industry standard 24-bit I²S interface. The I²S interface allows the ICS-43434 to connect directly to digital processors, such as DSPs and microcontrollers, without the need for an audio codec in the system. The ICS-43434 has multiple modes of operation: High Performance, Low Power (AlwaysOn), Sleep. The ICS-43434 has high SNR and 120 dB SPL AOP in all operational modes. The ICS-43434 has a high SNR of 64 dBA and a wideband frequency response. The sensitivity tolerance of the ICS‐43434 is ±1 dB, which enables high performance microphone arrays without the…

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NEW Anti-Wetting Supercapacitors from Vinatech

VINATech are rolling out a proven solution to combat effects of Extreme environments Radial EDLCs are facing challenges when installed in equipment that regularly exceeds the recommended +65c temperature, especially when combined with high humidity conditions. A growing number of applications from around the globe are realising this "Wetting Phenomenon" when products in the field are returned, especially areas like the Middle East , West Africa, Central America and parts of Asia. Applications include Automotive and Tracking, UPS, HVA, SSD, Building controls and numerous AMR solutions. VINATech's development engineers have re-invented the EDLC technology in the 2.7v and their popular 3v series to overcome this Industry wide Wetting Phenomenon and have now exceeded over a year of constant trials with 30…

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Product of the Week: Fox 3

Advanced and Fully Customizable Vehicle Tracking Device FOX3 is compact, all-in-one device combining all features of the successful Fox-IN/EN family into one single unit. It offers extensive wired interface such as USB 2.0, RS-232, RS-485, CAN, OBDII and wireless communication channels: CSD, SMS, TCP, UDP etc. The built-in internal antennas are automatically turned on if the external antennas are tampered with. The FOX3 will dramatically simplify your logistics as well as the installation process and the post-installation support. The FOX3 provides you periodical speed reports, multiple overspeed alert / threshold, multiple overspeed duration / counter, combination of speed data with coordinates, date, time, heading and other parameters. These statistics on the driving behavior allow you to make decisions and increase safety, reducing…

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Product of the Week: ICP-101xx

High Accuracy, Low Power, Waterproof Barometric Pressure and Temperature Sensor IC The ICP-101xx pressure sensor family is based on MEMS capacitive technology which provides ultra-low noise at the lowest power, enabling industry leading relative accuracy, sensor throughput, and temperature stability. The pressure sensor can measure pressure differences with an accuracy of ±1 Pa, an accuracy enabling altitude measurement differentials as small as 8.5 cm, less than the height of a single stair step. Consuming only 1.3 μA @1 Hz, available in a small footprint 2 mm x 2 mm x 0.72 mm waterproof to 1.5m depth 10-pin LGA package (ICP-10100), the ICP-101xx is ideally suited for mobile phones, wearable fitness monitoring, drones, and battery powered IoT. The ICP-101xx offers an industry leading temperature…

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InvenSense Universal Evaluation Board

The UEVB is used to evaluate most of InvenSense's current motion sensing (gyroscopes, accelerometers, magnetometers) products. It covers applying the UEVB to a larger system, and requires the understanding of key signals and circuit functions, hardware jumper settings, and port connections. The UEVB may be used by itself utilizing SPI or I²C serial communications interfaces. Alternatively, it may be connected to the InvenSense ARM Controller Board (EV_INVARM_D) for connectivity to a host computer via USB interface. The UEVB was designed to support up to 9-axis MPUs (Motion Processing Units) with a built-in compass (MPU-92xx). Connecting an external compass board to the UEVB may require the user to connect their third-party compass to the UEVB via its auxiliary I2 C bus. The…

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Product of the Week: Maestro Wireless Evaluation Boards

A5100-A The GPS/GLONASS Evaluation Kit EVA5100-A allows an easy evaluation of Maestro SiRFstarV GPS/GLONASS receiver module A5100-A by offering quick access to the serial ports and the most important I/O lines of the module. The EVA5100-A can especially demonstrate that an active GPS/GLONASS antenna connected to the Antenna Input will result in outstanding GPS/GLONASS performance. The EVA5100-A serves three major purposes: 1- To support an easy temporary design in. The signals provided on the Evaluation Kit allow direct integration into a surrounding system making it an ideal development tool. 2- As a demonstration package of the modules Powering the A5100-A GPS/GLONASS receiver module via the USB connector and connecting the GPS/GLONASS antenna with sufficient view to the sky will result in an NMEA output…

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