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Issue 48 Headlines

Leading Motion Sensor Manufacturer InvenSense Appoints Glyn as its ANZ Distributor
GainSpan Launches Dual-Band Wi-Fi Modules for Interference-Free Connectivity in Challenging Environments
Bluegiga Releases the Next Generation iWRAP5 Bluetooth Stack with iAP Support for Apple Products

Glyn Designs GSM/UMTS/HSPA+ Module with Easy Plug and Play Options
FREE Sample Box: Now you can test Micronas Linear Hall Sensors
New Serial GPS Mouse with Glonass from Glyn

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Leading Motion Sensor Manufacturer InvenSense Appoints Glyn as its ANZ Distributor

invensense_logo_alpha_200.gifInvenSense Inc., the leading provider of MotionTracking™ devices for consumer electronics products such as smartphones, tablets, game controllers, smart TVs, and wearable sensors has now partnered with Glyn High-Tech Distribution as its distributor for Australia and New Zealand.

 

Motion Interface is rapidly becoming a key function in every consumer electronics device as it provides a more intuitive way for consumers to interact with their electronic devices by tracking their motions in free space and delivering these motions as input commands. Accurately tracking complex user motions requires the use of motion sensors such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, compasses, and pressure sensors, properly calibrating the data, and then fusing the sensor outputs into a single and accurate data stream for use by motion applications.

 

InvenSense is the first and only company that delivers turn-key Motion Interface solutions with fully integrated MotionTracking™ devices, robust MotionFusion™ algorithms, and in-use calibration firmware. Combined with the company’s patented Nasiri-Fabrication process, the key technology which enables direct integration of MEMS mechanical structures with CMOS electronics at the wafer level, InvenSense is delivering Motion Interface solutions that are intuitive to use, cost effective, and high performance.

 

InvenSense technology is comprised of five core proprietary elements: the Nasiri-Fabrication process, advanced MEMS motion sensor designs, application specific mixed-signal circuitry for sensor signal processing, MotionFusion™ algorithms and calibration firmware that intelligently assimilates data from multiple sensors for use by end applications, and the MotionApps™ platform of drivers and application programming interfaces (APIs). Although all five elements are critical to providing a complete MotionProcessing™ solution, the patented Nasiri-Fabrication platform is the core differentiating technology. As a result of InvenSense’s modular and scalable platform architecture, their current and planned products span increasing levels of integration, from standalone single-chip gyroscopes to fully integrated multi-sensor, multi-axis digital MotionTracking™ solutions.

 

Founded in 2003, InvenSense is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, and Dubai.

 

For more details, please send email to sales@glyn.com.au

 


GainSpan Launches Dual-Band Wi-Fi Modules for Interference-Free Connectivity in Challenging Environments

New GS1550M/MD 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band solution ideal for healthcare facilities and industrial applications

GainSpan_GS1550M_MD_200.jpgGainSpan Corporation, a leader in low power embedded Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things and available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, recently announced a dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi solution that utilizes both the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz spectrum, enabling customers to access cleaner spectrum for applications requiring relatively interference-free bandwidth. The new GS1550M/MD family provides reliable wireless connections, particularly in challenging environments such as healthcare facilities and industrial applications.

According to ABI Research, with a skyrocketing number of Wi-Fi devices crowding the 2.4GHz band, Wi-Fi users are looking for dual-band products that leverage the 5GHz band given its superior performance in an environment with lots of potential interference. The GS1550M/MD provides a quick, easy and cost-effective way for manufacturers to add dual-band wireless capabilities.

The new GS1550M/MD family consists of two modules: the GS1550M which supports a dual-band stamped antenna and the GS1550MD which supports two dual-band external antennas for antenna diversity. The antenna diversity enhances signal coverage.

A complete solution for 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi applications, the GS1550M/MD family features two UART and SPI interfaces for ease of integration with any 8/16/32-bit microcontroller and comes preloaded with serial to Wi-Fi firmware for communication with the MCU and complete Wi-Fi functionality. The modules offer advanced networking features and capabilities not readily available with other Wi-Fi modules including easy provisioning from a smart phone or web browser, over-the-air firmware updates, personal and enterprise wireless security, embedded DHCP, DNS and HTTP(S) servers/client software, XML parser, advanced mDNS/DNS-SD based device and service discovery and more.

The modules support data rates up to 150 Mbps, can operate in infrastructure or Limited AP mode and are fully compliant with 802.11a/b/g/n specifications. The modules provide support for peer-to-peer networking, allowing devices to connect to one another without an access point. The modules will be fully certified for major worldwide regulatory regions.

The highly integrated architecture of the family provides effective and dynamic power management. With both a Sleep and Deep Sleep option the modules can be rapidly put to sleep to reduce power consumption without loss of data and can then recover from the Deep Sleep state back to full operation in a few milliseconds. The modules also support a very low-power Standby mode, which reduces power consumption to a few microamperes.

For maximum design reuse, the GS1550M/MD family is pin-and-footprint compatible with the company’s GS1011M and GS1500M modules, giving device manufacturers the capability to use current designs to add “11a” capabilities. The GS1550M/MD modules are single-sided and designed so they can be easily soldered down on the customer application baseboard.

“Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities as well as factory floors and industrial warehouses create some of the worst environments for Wi-Fi, given all the various devices, obstructions, delay sensitive applications and RF interference found there,” said Bernard Aboussouan, vice president of marketing at GainSpan. “The 5GHz spectrum is unique and effective for overcoming these limits and as a result, it is becoming a ‘must have’ capability for these types of applications.”

The dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n GS1550M and GS1550MD are the newest additions to GainSpan’s portfolio of Wi-Fi modules which include the soldered down GS1500M (802.11b/g/n), ultra-low power GS1011M (802.11b), the size-optimized GS1011MIxS and GS1011MExS as well as the connectorized GS1011MIC and GS1011MExSC modules.

The new GS1550MD/M 802.11a/b/g/n low power Wi-Fi modules are sampling now. They will ship in volume production in Q4 2012 with FCC/ETSI/IC regulatory certification and Wi-Fi Alliance® certification for 11a/b/g/n operation as well as Wi-Fi Direct™.

For more details, please send email to sales@glyn.com.au

 


Bluegiga Releases the Next Generation iWRAP5 Bluetooth Stack with iAP Support for Apple Products

Bluegiga_logo_200.jpgBluegiga, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announced recently the availability of its next generation iWRAPTM Bluetooth 3.0 stack, iWRAP5 for Bluegiga’s Bluetooth Classic Modules. It adds new advanced features, such as iAP support for Apple accessory developers, Hands-Free Profile v.1.6 with Wide Band Speech codec, Continua 1.5 support for the Health Device Profile, as well as many other new features and improvements built to simplify Bluetooth connectivity and device management.

One of the major features in iWRAP5 is Apple iAP protocol support that allows developers to create Bluetooth-enabled accessories capable of interfacing to Apple iOS applications. For example, the iWRAP5’s iAP implementation includes features for automatic download and launch of an iOS application when the accessory connects via Bluetooth. iWRAP5 also provides a seamless transition from the iAP profile to Bluetooth SPP profile allowing accessory developers to create accessories that work with Apple iOS devices and devices that support the SPP profile, such as Android phones and tablets.

The iWRAP5 introduces several new audio features including Hands-Free Profile v.1.6 and Wide Bands Speech codec, also known as HD voice. The Wide Band Speech provides 16kHz bandwidth for Bluetooth hands-free connections significantly improving the audio quality and user experience for applications, such as Apple’s Siri voice recognition or Skype phone calls over Bluetooth. In addition, the iWRAP5 optionally includes CSR’s aptX® codec for enhancing stereo audio quality for A2DP applications and the fifth generation CVCTM noise reduction and echo cancellation algorithm for headset and hands-free applications.

The Bluegiga iWRAP5 Bluetooth stack offers Continua 1.5 support for the Health Device Profile, advanced Bluetooth HID profile support and more than twenty other new features and improvements for supporting Bluetooth device management and connection flexibility.

The iWRAPTM Bluetooth stack also supports twelve other Bluetooth profiles including: SPP, A2DP, AVRCP, MAP, PBAP, HFP, HID and OBEX, allowing accessory manufacturers to create truly versatile devices.

Bluegiga iWRAP software versions for comparison http://www.bluegiga.com/iWRAP_software

Further information about Bluegiga iWRAP Software: http://www.bluegiga.com/files/bluegiga/Pub%20files/iWRAP_presentation_2.pdf

The new iWRAP5 firmware is available for Bluegiga’s WT12, WT11i, WT41 and WT32 Bluetooth classic modules and can be deployed to existing products as a firmware upgrade. The iWRAP5 Bluetooth stack is now available at http://www.bluegiga.com/support.


For more details, please send email to sales@glyn.com.au

 


Glyn Designs GSM/UMTS/HSPA+ Module with Easy Plug and Play Options

 

gff_pair_300.jpgThe GFF910 module, designed by Glyn High-Tech Distribution, allows the user easy plug and play options for GSM, UMTS, HSPA and CDMA. With plug and play options via the Telit Global Form Factor, the entire range of Telit xE910 modules are supported and optional features such as voice and GPS can be easily fulfilled without the need for re-work or re-design.

 

By providing an 80 way Global Form Factor interface the GFF910 allows the user the flexibility to mount the module which best fits their application.

 

In most cases your design needs to provide flexibility depending on which region the product is to be deployed and certified. The GFF910 form factor takes the guesswork out of the design by providing a single connector for interfacing the entire range of radio types depending on your needs.

Full electrical and software (AT command) compatibility is maintained between each module type be it GSM (GFF910-GE), CDMA (GFF910-DE or GFF910-CE) or HSPA+ (GFF910-G).

Product Features

  • Supported bands
    • 4 Bands GSM / GPRS /EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
    • 5 Bands UMTS / HSPA: 800/850, 900, AWS1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • HSPA+ data up to 21.0 Mbps downlink / 5.76 Mbps uplink
  • Quad Band GPRS and EDGE class 33
  • Dimension: 36.2mm (L) x 30mm (W) x 5.5mm (D)
  • 80 pin Global Form Factor connector interface*
  • Optional GPS
  • Rx Diversity
  • Extended temperature range
  • SIM Access Profile
  • 3GPP release 7 compliant
  • Control via AT commands according to 3GPP TS27.005, 27.007 and customized Telit AT commands
  • Serial port multiplexer 3GPP TS27.010
  • SIM application Tool Kits 3GPP TS 51.014
  • Built in UDP/TCP/FTP/SMTP stack

GFF910 modules are available now for online purchase at the Glyn Store.

For more details, please send email to sales@glyn.com.au

 


FREE Sample Box: Now you can test Micronas Linear Hall Sensors

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We have another FREE sample box for the first 20 customers.

Now you can test Micronas linear Hall sensors for displacement or angle measurement.


The test package also includes a CD-ROM with a detailed overview and all the data sheets.

This unique sample box is only available from Glyn! The Hall sensors are available in both programmable and pre-programmed versions.

The Hall sensors have been specifically developed for the automotive sector. They can meet even the highest standards.

We also have a programming device available for fast in-circuit programming.

 

 

The box contains the following Micronas linear Hall sensors, which differ in sensitivity and functionality:

Micronas Part No

Measurement range

Programmable

Housing

Other information

HAL880

+/- 30 up to +/- 100 mT

yes

SOIC8 / TO92UT

Low Cost

HAL817

+/- 30 up to +/- 150 mT

yes

TO92UT

Green Mould

HAL824

+/- 30 up to +/- 100 mT

yes

TO92UT

High Precision

HAL855

+/- 30 up to +/- 150 mT

yes

TO92UT

32 Supporting Points

HAL1820

+/- 20 up to +/- 160 mT

yes

SOT89 / TO92UA

Wide Range

HAL1821

50 mV/mT

no

SOT89 / TO92UA

Preprogrammed

HAL1822

31.25 mV/mT

no

SOT89 / TO92UA

Preprogrammed

HAL1823

25 mV/mT

no

SOT89 / TO92UA

Preprogrammed

HAL1822

31.25 mV/mT

no

SOT89 / TO92UA

Preprogrammed

HAL1823

25 mV/mT

no

SOT89 / TO92UA

Preprogrammed


Only a limited number of sample boxes are available, so order your free MICRONAS sample box complete with information pack now.

Just send us an email with “Micronas Free Sample Box” in the subject line to sales@glyn.com.au and provide a brief description of your application.

 


 

New Serial GPS Mouse with Glonass from Glyn

 

Glyn_GPS_Mouse_250.jpgThe latest release GPS mouse designed by Glyn High-Tech Distribution and based on the latest Telit SL869 module is a new type of receiver that can simultaneously search and track satellite signals from multiple satellite constellations. This multi-GNSS receiver uses the entire spectrum of GNSS systems available: GPS, Glonass, Galileo and QZSS.

 

The GPS-MOUSE-SL869 with built-in active dielectric antenna features high sensitivity, low power consumption and fast time to first fix. It also offers an accurate timing pulse and jamming immunity. Operation in a high interference signal environment is common practice in today’s electronic age. By incorporating 3-stage rejection architecture, the SL869 is able to remove interfering signals pre- and post-correlation.

 

Jammer Immunity: Three stage jamming rejection approaches, actively identify and remove jammers pre- and post-correlation. This feature maximizes GPS performance.

 

High Performance Solution:  High sensitivity navigation engine (PVT) tracks as low as -162dBm, 32 track verification channels, SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, and MSAS supported.

 

The module combines a GNSS engine, TCXO, SAW Filter, RTC and LDO and communication is provided over standard RS232 or optional 3V3 UART susing NMEA message format.

 

Operation from 5V with 2 metre cable length as standard. Optional 3V3 and longer cable lengths are available upon request.

 

For more details, please send email to sales@glyn.com.au

 

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