When trying to protect onboard computers in trucks and buses from road and engine vibrations, a soft isolation mount is often required. Gel-Mec has a range of ultrasoft gel sandwich or stud mounts which are much softer than traditional rubber isolators. These mounts are made of a very soft, highly damped silicone gel bonded to metal.
Xemics has released a device based on the Embedded-Host Architecture in its EasyBlue family. This programmable microcontroller with embedded Bluetooth controller makes the development of any Bluetooth application easier.
RFM has released its Radio Module Product Line, which combines amplifier-sequenced hybrid (ASH) radio technology with low current microcontrollers, battery-conserving communication protocol methods and efficient miniature antennas.
WaveRider's NCL1170 Bridge/Router enables reliable broadband connections between two or more corporate computer networks, outlying offices and the internet. It offers high level performance in licence exempt wireless connectivity for LAN-to-Internet and LAN-to-LAN applications. Using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum modulation in the licence exempt 2.4 GHz ISM band, it can be deployed quickly without applying for regulatory approvals, and without incurring any licensing or service charges.
The Checkpoint Meto machine, capable of overprinting RF-EAS labels at high speed with no risk of deactivation, addresses the growing need for suppliers and exporters to use 'at source' tagging with internationally high criteria for quality and reliability.
Xemics' two-chip Bluetooth solution, using the recent Skyworks' 1.2 compatible radio, sees overall PCB surface required shrink to less than 49 mm2. This means that the two-chip solution is even smaller than the 'single chip solutions' available.
JPG C-MAC MicroTechnology has developed a range of GPS TCXO (temperature compensated crystal oscillators) with features that provide GPS receivers with superior performance when used in combination with the recently launched Chinese Beidou navigation satellites. The TCXO plays a role in the time measurements made within the GPS receiver as it defines a very precise position.