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Press Release Archives - 2006

21.12.2006  JENNIC Launches ZigBee Large Network Evaluation Product
21.12.2006  FTDI Announces Vinculum VDRIVE1 Module for USB Host Controller Designs
21.12.2006  MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES Receives Largest Ever 3 Million Unit ‘D Cell’ Ultracapacitor Order from European Wind Energy System Manufacturer
28.11.2006  UNIVISION Introduces New Low Cost 0.85" Monochrome OLED Module
27.11.2006  EDT Introduces New 3.5” and 5.7” Colour TFT LCD QVGA Modules
23.11.2006  FTDI Releases VDIP1 Module for Easier Vinculum USB Host Controller Prototyping
24.10.2006  World's Smallest GSM / GPRS Module from TELIT Poised to Conquer the American m2m Market
24.10.2006  JENNIC Wireless MCU & Network Stack now part of a ZigBee Compliant Platform
29.09.2006  CYAN TECHNOLOGY Offers Extensive Suite of Solutions with its eCOG1k 16-bit Microcontroller
25.09.2006  ZigBee Wireless Solutions Provider JENNIC Appoints GLYN as Distributor for Australia, New Zealand
08.09.2006  FTDI Announces Vinculum Embedded USB Host Controller
24.08.2006  FUJITSU Introduces New High-Performance 8-bit Flash Microcontrollers
21.08.2006  MICRONAS Releases Headset Codec with USB 2.0 Interface for VoIP and Telephony Applications
18.08.2006  HomePlug Powerline Alliance Selects YITRAN for Command and Control Technology
02.08.2006  Power Line Communication Developer YITRAN Appoints GLYN as its OEM Distributor for Australia, New Zealand
07.07.2006  MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Releases Ultra Compact DIP Intelligent Power Module for Appliance Inverters
07.07.2006  MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Ships 7.2V Operation High-Output MOSFETs for Commercial Radios
07.07.2006  Quick Turn Ultracapacitor Modules from MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES Reduce Development Time
04.07.2006  USB Conversion Chip Manufacturer FTDI Appoints GLYN as its OEM Distributor for Australia, New Zealand
03.07.2006  CYAN Introduces Fast Feature-Rich 16-bit Flash MCU
30.06.2006  Bluetooth Developer BLUEGIGA TECHNOLOGIES Appoints GLYN as its Exclusive Distributor for Australia, New Zealand
23.06.2006  MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES Introduces Compact Ultracapacitor Cells for Automotive and Industrial Applications
08.06.2006  UNIVISION Releases New Low Cost 0.87" Mono OLED Module
06.06.2006  FASTRAX Announces New iTrax300 Family of SiRFstarIII Based OEM GPS Receivers
30.05.2006  FASTRAX Announces New iTrax Multiplatform Family of OEM GPS Receivers
25.05.2006  MICRONAS Offers Alternative to Micro-Switches with Low-Cost Hall Sensor Family
24.05.2006  FASTRAX Announces New uPatch OEM GPS Receiver Modules with Integrated Antenna
01.05.2006  MICRONAS Introduces Its Real-Time Streaming Media Encoder and SoC for IP Camera and Networked PVR Applications
27.04.2006  CYAN TECHNOLOGY appoints GLYN as its exclusive distributor for Australia, New Zealand
09.03.2006  TELIT GSM/GPRS Modules Receive A-Tick Certification
01.03.2006  MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES Introduces 'Power' Ultracapacitor Product Line for the Automotive and Transportation Industries
15.02.2006  TELIT Releases Smallest Combined GSM/GPRS/GPS Module on the Market


21.12.2006

JENNIC Launches ZigBee Large Network Evaluation Product

New 100-node ZigBee network evaluation product is the first commercially available, enabling evaluation and deployment of large-scale real-world applications

Jennic, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has announced the commercial launch of the first large ZigBee network evaluation product. It allows customers to rapidly evaluate and deploy wireless sensor networks of 100 nodes or more in real-world industrial, office, and home environments. By combining wireless sensor nodes, software and network monitoring tools the evaluation product is ready to use out of the box.

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21.12.2006

FTDI Announces Vinculum VDRIVE1 Module for USB Host Controller Designs

FTDI, available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announces the release of the VDRIVE1 evaluation module for its Vinculum family of embedded USB Host Controller devices.

The VDRIVE1 evaluation module provides an easy solution for adding a USB Flash disk interface to an existing product. Only four signal lines plus 5V supply and ground are required to be connected to it. Using the Vinculum VDIF firmware the VNC1L-1A’s I/O interface can be selected between the serial UART or SPI using the on-board jumper pins. VDRIVE1 is designed for evaluation and development of VNC1L-1A applications. With its attractive quantity discount structure, VDRIVE1 module is also suitable for incorporation into finished product designs.

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21.12.2006

MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES Receives Largest Ever 3 Million Unit ‘D Cell’ Ultracapacitor Order from European Wind Energy System Manufacturer

Ultracapacitors Provide Reliable, Low-Maintenance, Backup Power for Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Systems

Maxwell Technologies, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announced this month that a leading European producer of wind energy systems has placed a purchase order for 3 million BOOSTCAP® BCAP0350 E “D cell” ultracapacitors to provide backup power for wind turbine blade pitch systems.

Maxwell Technologies noted that the order, which is expected to be drawn down over two years, is for double the quantity of the company’s previous largest D cell order, a 1.5 million-cell order for a wind energy application in February 2006.

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28.11.2006

UNIVISION Introduces New Low Cost 0.85" Monochrome OLED Module

Univision, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has introduced a new low cost, 0.85” diagonal screen size, monochrome (light blue) OLED module (part number UG-0416ALBAG01).  With a resolution of 104 x 16 pixels, Univision continues to widen its OLED display product range that will revolutionise small user interfaces.

The optical clarity of this tiny display with a panel size of just 31.30 x 9.20 x 1.85mm, an active area of 21.305 x 3.28mm, and a pixel size of 0.19 x 0.19mm makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications where excellent readability in a small form factor is required.

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27.11.2006

EDT Introduces New 3.5” and 5.7” Colour TFT LCD QVGA Modules

Emerging Display Technologies (EDT), available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, recently introduced new RoHS-compliant versions of the 3.5” and 5.7” transmissive colour TFT LCD modules with options for integrated DC/DC converter circuitry and 4-wire resistive touch panel.

Both TFT LCD modules have a QVGA resolution (320 x 240 RGB pixels), 16.7 million colours (24 bit), digital parallel RGB interface, white LED backlight system, operating temperature range of -10°C to 60°C, and 3.3V power supply.  The 3.5” module has an operating current of 200mA (typical).

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23.11.2006

FTDI Releases VDIP1 Module for Easier Vinculum USB Host Controller Prototyping

FTDI, available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announces the release of the VDIP1 module for its Vinculum family of embedded USB Host Controller devices.  The VDIP1 module is an MCU to embedded USB host controller development module for the Vinculum VNC1L-1A IC device. The VDIP1 is supplied on a PCB designed to fit into a 24 pin DIP socket, and provides access to the UART, parallel FIFO, and SPI interface pins on the VNC1L-1A device, via its AD and AC bus pins. Not only is it ideal for developing and rapid prototyping of VNC1L-1A designs, but also an attractive quantity discount structure makes this module suitable for incorporation into low and medium volume finished product designs.

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24.10.2006

World's Smallest GSM / GPRS Module from TELIT Poised to Conquer the American m2m Market

Telit Communications (available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution), a leading international mobile technology innovator, announced that it has been awarded PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) certification for its GE864 module. With this certification, the world's smallest quad-band GSM/GPRS module has cleared the last regulatory hurdle for use in the North American market. PTCRB certification is a regulatory requirement needed in order to sell GSM cellular communication products in the North American market.

Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc. develops, produces and markets GSM/GPRS modules and solutions for machine-to-machine communication (m2m). Their technology provides the basis for machines, equipment or vehicles to interface with each other via mobile communications networks. The GE864 allows m2m communications to move into application areas where module size is a critical issue. The GE864 is ideal for wearable devices and consumer-oriented location-based services, among others.

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24.10.2006

JENNIC Wireless MCU & Network Stack now part of a ZigBee Compliant Platform
ZigBee compliant platforms mean Jennic’s modules can co-exist with others on a network and allow developers to build interoperable ZigBee products

Jennic, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has announced that its chips, modules, stacks and development kits now form part of a ZigBee compliant platform. The company's products were tested by TUV Rheinland Group and have been considered ready for use out of the box by developers building products for wireless sensor networks based on the ZigBee standard.

Jennic, headquartered in the UK, is a semiconductor company leading the wireless connectivity revolution into new applications. Its expertise in systems and software combined with world class RF and digital chip design provides low cost, highly integrated silicon solutions for the low power short range wireless data market with a focus on the IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards.

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29.09.2006

CYAN TECHNOLOGY Offers Extensive Suite of Solutions with its eCOG1k 16-bit Microcontroller

UK-based microcontroller vendor, Cyan Technology (available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution), has developed an extensive suite of turnkey solutions for a wide range of applications with its powerful eCOG1k 16-bit microcontroller.

The eCOG1k microcontroller is a low-power microcontroller based on a 16-bit Harvard architecture with a 24-bit linear code address space (32Mbyte) and 16-bit linear data address space (128Kbytes).  Some of the features of the eCOG1k include speeds up to 25MHz at 3.3V, powerful arithmetic operations, barrel shifter, built-in emulator (eICE), low power operation, 64Kbytes Flash EPROM, 4Kbytes SRAM, and MMU. 

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25.09.2006

ZigBee Wireless Solutions Provider JENNIC Appoints GLYN as Distributor for Australia, New Zealand

Glyn Ltd has been appointed as distributor of leading ZigBee wireless solutions provider Jennic for Australia and New Zealand.

UK-based Jennic supplies highly integrated silicon chips and software to designers and manufacturers of equipment for home automation, commercial building automation, and industrial process monitoring and control markets. Jennic’s mission is to help customers realise the benefits of low cost, low power wireless connectivity in new and revolutionary applications. Jennic is unique in combining expertise in systems and software with world class RF and digital chip design, so their IC solutions for these wireless sensor networks lead the market in size, power, and cost.

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08.09.2006

FTDI Announces Vinculum Embedded USB Host Controller

FTDI, available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announces the release of the Vinculum family of embedded USB Host Controller devices.  The Vinculum USB Host Controller ICs not only handle the USB Host Interface and data transfer functions, but owing to the inbuilt 8/32-bit MCU and embedded Flash memory, Vinculum encapsulates the USB device classes as well.  When interfacing to mass storage devices such as USB Flash drives, Vinculum also transparently handles the FAT file structure communicating via UART, SPI or parallel FIFO interfaces via a simple to implement command set.

The initial product member of the family is the VNC1L device which features two USB Ports and can be individually configured by firmware as Host or Slave ports.

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24.08.2006

FUJITSU Introduces New High-Performance 8-bit Flash Microcontrollers

Fujitsu Microelectronics, available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution, has announced the launch of its new 8-bit Flash microcontrollers, MB95F146 and MB95F156H, for consumer electronics, security, and industrial control applications requiring high-speed and low-power consumption performance at low costs.

Fujitsu’s F2MC-8FX 8-bit microcontroller family, introduced since March 2004, has been widely used in various digital A/V and white goods products. Both MB95F146 and MB95F156H comes with 32K Flash, 1K RAM, two UARTs, eight 10-bit A/D channels, up to 9 multifunction Programmable Pulse Generator  8/16-bit timers, clock counter, watchdog timer, up to 8 external interrupts, and up to 24 and 39 I/O ports respectively. Both MCUs perform count operations at intervals up to one minute, providing the lowest possible power consumption in target applications. Both versions deliver execution times of 100ns at 10 MHz.

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21.08.2006

MICRONAS Releases Headset Codec with USB 2.0 Interface for VoIP and Telephony Applications

Micronas (available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution), a leading supplier of innovative application-specific IC system solutions for consumer electronics, announces the availability of its UAC 355xB high performance system-on-chip family for VoIP telephony, USB Phone and PC headset applications. 

The UAC355xB is a fully integrated headset codec (stereo audio ADC and DAC) with a DSP and a USB 2.0 full-speed interface controller. The integrated DSP handles all common sample rates and supports audio processing such as volume, bass, and treble. The programmable 5-band parametric equalizer enables adjustments of the frequency response of the applied headphone.  Dynamic bass management is also provided. Integrated amplifiers allow direct headset connection including a subwoofer output with internal split filter. The microphone signal can be mixed to the USB audio data for sidetone or karaoke applications.

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18.08.2006

HomePlug Powerline Alliance Selects YITRAN for Command and Control Technology

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance announced the selection of Yitran Communications Ltd’s IT800 powerline modem technology (available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution) as the baseline technology for its HomePlug Command and Control specification.

Yitran designs and develops proprietary digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits such as the IT800D for power line communications, used in various applications including home automation and networking, energy management and AMR (Automatic Meter Reading), Internet appliances, and control applications over existing electrical infrastructure.

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02.08.2006

Power Line Communication Developer YITRAN Appoints GLYN as its OEM Distributor for Australia, New Zealand

Glyn Ltd has been appointed as the OEM distributor of leading Power Line Communication (PLC) solutions provider Yitran for Australia and New Zealand.

Yitran Communication Ltd., previously named ITRAN Communications Ltd., designs and manufactures proprietary digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for power line communications used for a variety of narrowband and broadband applications, such as energy management and AMR (Automatic Meter Reading), home automation and security, home networking, Internet appliances, and Internet access distribution over existing electrical infrastructure.

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07.07.2006

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Releases Ultra Compact DIP Intelligent Power Module for Appliance Inverters

As the popularity of inverters in both industrial and commercial fields rapidly increases due to the growing need for energy saving and miniaturization, the demand for Mitsubishi Electric DIP Intelligent Power Module Series (available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution) have also increased accordingly.

However, the demand for greater miniaturization and lower thermal resistance remains unabated especially for applications where small capacity inverter-driven motors are used, such as in home appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators and washers.

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07.07.2006

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Ships 7.2V Operation High-Output MOSFETs for Commercial Radios

Starting July 2006, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution), will begin shipping samples of three new types of 7.2V power amplifier MOSFETs for commercial radio that have achieved industry-leading output.

The demand for commercial radios used by police and fire departments, municipalities, and private businesses to support greater communication distances is growing. As a result, higher output from power amplification components (MOSFETs) mounted on power amplifiers is essential.

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07.07.2006

Quick Turn Ultracapacitor Modules from MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES Reduce Development Time

Maxwell Technologies, available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announces the availability of its Quick Turn ultracapacitor modules to jumpstart the design, prototyping and development of power systems using Maxwell’s ultracapacitor technology.

Quick Turn modules are available with a 14-day turn-around and use standard Maxwell BOOSTCAP® Ultracapacitor MC family cells, ranging from 650 to 3,000 farads. Limitless form factor are available with up to 270 volts per module. The Quick Turn proto-typing modules possess the same award winning features as Maxwell’s production modules including cell balancing, voltage monitoring, and temperature sensing outputs.

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04.07.2006

USB Conversion Chip Manufacturer FTDI Appoints GLYN as its OEM Distributor for Australia, New Zealand

Glyn Ltd has been recently appointed as the OEM distributor for FTDI (Future Technology Devices International Ltd) in Australia and New Zealand.

UK-based FTDI is a specialist in converting legacy peripherals to Universal Serial Bus (USB), offering the easiest route to USB migration by combining USB-Serial (USB-RS232) and USB-FIFO silicon solutions with their ready-to-go royalty free USB drivers.  FTDI's widely popular USB conversion solutions offer reduced development and debug costs and a fast time to market. The FT232R and FT245R are the latest additions to its growing range of USB toUART and USB to FIFO conversion solutions.

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03.07.2006

CYAN Introduces Fast Feature-Rich 16-bit Flash MCU

Cyan's new low power, high performance, multi-purpose 16-bit Flash microcontroller family is three times faster than its predecessor. eCOG1X has up to 512Kbytes Flash, more performance and new peripherals for more demanding applications.

Cambridge-based microcontroller vendor, Cyan Technology (available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution), has introduced a much more powerful microcontroller family to its eCOG® range featuring more on-chip Flash and important new peripherals including USB2.0 OTG and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC. The 16bit, 75MHz eCOG1X offers 45MIPS processing performance representing a three-fold increase on current eCOG devices.

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30.06.2006

Bluetooth Developer BLUEGIGA TECHNOLOGIES Appoints GLYN as its Exclusive Distributor for Australia, New Zealand

Glyn Ltd has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of leading Bluetooth® solutions provider Bluegiga Technologies for Australia and New Zealand, focusing on its OEM Bluetooth modules.

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Finland, Bluegiga Technologies Ltd. is a provider of cutting-edge Bluetooth-based wireless communication platforms that are secure, cost efficient, easy-to-integrate, easy-to-use, and meeting high quality standards.

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23.06.2006

MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES Introduces Compact Ultracapacitor Cells for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Maxwell Technologies, available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution, has introduced Power-type versions of its BOOSTCAP “D-Cell” ultracapacitor cells, packs and modules to provide high-performance, “life-of-the system” alternatives to batteries for automotive electrical power network stabilization and industrial applications.

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08.06.2006

UNIVISION Releases New Low Cost 0.87" Mono OLED Module


Univision (distributor: GLYN)  has released a new low cost  0.87” 104x16 pixel mono OLED module. It offers manufacturers a display to revolutionise small user interfaces. The optical clarity of this tiny display measuring just 31x9mm leaves all other display technologies in its wake.

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06.06.2006

FASTRAX Announces New iTrax300 Family of SiRFstarIII Based OEM GPS Receivers
iTrax Multiplatform Compatible Receiver Offers Ultra-High Sensitivity and Market-Leading Navigation Performance

Fastrax Ltd., a leading provider of open and portable OEM GPS Software Development environments and programmable OEM GPS receivers, today announced the iTrax300, the latest addition to the company's industry-leading range of OEM GPS receivers.

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30.05.2006

FASTRAX Announces New iTrax Multiplatform Family of OEM GPS Receivers
Common Hardware Form Factor Cuts Time-to-Market and Lowers Design Costs, Allowing Customers to Select Modules based on SiRF, Sony or u-Nav Chipset Depending on Application Requirements

Fastrax Ltd. (distributor: GLYN), a leading provider of open and portable OEM GPS Software Development environments and programmable OEM GPS receivers, has announced today the new iTrax Multiplatform family of OEM GPS receivers. The iTrax Multiplatform approach is the first in the industry to provide a common form factor between multiple OEM GPS receiver models with different chipsets.

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25.05.2006

MICRONAS Offers Alternative to Micro-Switches with Low-Cost Hall Sensor Family

Micronas (distributor: GLYN), a leading supplier of innovative application-specific IC system solutions for consumer and automotive electronics, presents the new Hall sensor family HAL® 2xy. The new sensors are designed for accurate contactless detection of positions and speed in automotive, industrial and consumer applications.

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24.05.2006

FASTRAX Announces New uPatch OEM GPS Receiver Modules with Integrated Antenna

Fastrax Ltd. (distributor: GLYN), a leading provider of open and portable OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments and programmable OEM GPS receivers, is announcing the latest additions to its uPatch family of ultra-compact receiver modules with an integrated high-performance patch antenna.

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01.05.2006

MICRONAS Introduces Its Real-Time Streaming Media Encoder and SoC for IP Camera and Networked PVR Applications

Micronas (distributor: GLYN), a leading semiconductor designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge IC and sensor system for consumer and automotive electronics with headquarters based in Germany, is announcing the introduction of its Cypher 7108 System-on-Chip (SoC). 

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27.04.2006

CYAN TECHNOLOGY appoints GLYN as its exclusive distributor for Australia, New Zealand

Glyn Ltd has been recently appointed as the sole distributor for Cyan Technology in Australia and New Zealand.

Cyan Technology specialises in the design, sales and support of flexible 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers and is based in the UK. Their product development focus is on ultra low power consumption designs with high computing performance, designed in conjunction with world class software development tools.

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09.03.2006

TELIT GSM/GPRS Modules Receive A-Tick Certification

Telit Communications S.p.A. (distributor: GLYN), a global wireless communications developer has announced the release of their latest Quad-Band RoHS-compliant GSM/GPRS modems now with A-Tick certification for Australia and New Zealand.

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01.03.2006

MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES Introduces 'Power' Ultracapacitor Product Line for the Automotive and Transportation Industries


Maxwell Technologies (distributor: GLYN) has developed the new BOOSTCAP® products to satisfy auto and transportation customer specifications for hybrid drive systems, power network stabilization, cold starting and other heavy-duty applications.

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15.02.2006

TELIT Releases Smallest Combined GSM/GPRS/GPS Module on the Market

The new GE863-GPS from Telit Communications S.p.A. (distributor: GLYN) is the smallest combined GSM/GPRS/GPS Module on the market. It combines Telit’s proven QUAD band GSM/GPRS core technology with the lastest SiRFstar III ™  20 channel high sensitivity Single Chip GPS receiver.

 

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