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30.11.2007 GATETEL Offers GSM/GPRS/GPS Terminal Solution with Python Scripting Option
30.11.2007 EDT Releases 4.3" TFT LCD Displays
30.11.2007 USB Security Dongle for Application Software Now Available from FTDI
31.10.2007 CYAN Introduces Embedded Web Server and Ethernet Gateway with USB File Storage Development Kit
31.10.2007 GLYN Introduces its New Kiosk Printer Series
31.10.2007 URT Releases 7" TFT LCD Displays with LVDS Interface
31.10.2007 High Quality Antennas Now Available from EAD
28.09.2007 TELIT Releases GE863-PRO3 GSM/GPRS module with built-in ARM9 MCU and Flash & RAM memories
28.09.2007 BLUEGIGA Launches Cutting Edge WT32 Bluetooth Audio Module
28.09.2007 UNIVISION Develops Osram-equivalent 2.7" Monochrome OLED
28.09.2007 New 433MHz Radio Modules for Simplified Wireless Networking
05.09.2007 New 2.8" Active OLED from CMEL
05.09.2007 GLYN Introduces GSW1 GSM/GPRS Card
05.09.2007 BLUEGIGA Releases iWRAP 3.0 Beta Firmware for WT11 and WT12 Bluetooth Modules
05.09.2007 MICRONAS Designs Industry's Smallest, Fully Integrated Audio Video Decoder for Digital Media Devices
01.08.2007 GLYN Introduces GR1 GSM/GPRS/GPS Card
01.08.2007 GLYN Offers Cost-effective OLED Display Modules with Graphics Controller from 4D Systems
01.08.2007 New Vinculum VDIP2 USB Host Evaluation Module from FTDI
01.08.2007 JENNIC Launches ZigBee e-Learning Website
05.07.2007 New Addition to GLYN Sales Range: OLED Displays from CMEL
05.07.2007 CYAN's New eCOG1X USB Core Offers USB2.0 Peripheral, Host and On The Go Functionality Without an External PHY
05.07.2007 BLUEGIGA Releases Web-Based Remote Management Platform for Bluetooth Networks
05.07.2007 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Introduces 3.5 GHz band 30 W GaAs FET for WiMAX Base Station Power Amplifier
01.06.2007 FTDI Introduces the DLP-232PC Data Acquisition Module
01.06.2007 UNIVISION Introduces World's Largest Passive Matrix Colour OLED
01.06.2007 Embedded Graphics Made Easy with FUJITSU LIME EVB from GLYN
01.06.2007 GLYN Launches JENNIC JN5139 ZigBee Evaluation Kit Promotion
02.05.2007 MICRONAS Introduces Most Accurate Linear Hall Sensor for Automotive Applications
02.05.2007 FTDI Announces VDRIVE2 and VMUSIC2 Vinculum USB Host Controller Development Modules
02.05.2007 JENNIC Reduces BOM Cost for ZigBee / IEEE802.15.4 Reference Designs to Under US$5
02.05.2007 BLUEGIGA Simplifies Bluetooth Networking with its WRAP Access Server
02.05.2007 MAXWELL Ultracapacitor Modules Empower Heavy Hybrid And Electric Vehicles
09.03.2007 MICRONAS and 1 Ltd unveil Digital Sound Projector turnkey solution
09.03.2007 GLYN Announces BLUEGIGA Bluetooth Module Promotion
09.03.2007 CYAN TECHNOLOGY Introduces Low-power, High-performance eCOG1X 16-bit Microcontrollers
30.01.2007 BLUEGIGA Releases New Firmware for its Bluetooth 1.2 and 2.0+EDR Modules
25.01.2007 FTDI VMUSIC1 Module Easily Adds USB Flash Drive Interface and Audio Playback to Products
17.01.2007 JENNIC Launches JN513x Family Second Generation Wireless Microcontrollers

30.11.2007

GATETEL Offers GSM/GPRS/GPS Terminal Solution with Python Scripting Option

GateTel, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, offers the EZ863-GPS-PY Terminal which is complete Modem GPS and GSM solution based on Telit’s GE863-GPS module.  The EZ863-GPS-PY Terminal comes with an embedded Python script interpreter which allows for custom programming.  It also has 24 pins connector for GPIO and can be directly controlled by a standard 9 pins serial RS232 interface. A USB to RS232 interface cable is also available from GLYN as an extra accessory option. The terminal supply voltage range is from 5-30V DC.  EZ863-GPS-PY is RoHS compliant and is a universal solution for all M2M applications.

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30.11.2007

EDT Releases 4.3” TFT LCD Displays

EDT, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces its new 4.3” TFT LCD displays with 480W (RGB) x 272H dots resolution. Module size (W x H x T) is 105.5 x 67.2 x 5.1 mm while viewing area is 100 x 57.9 mm.  With white background colour and LED backlight, the module has a high brightness spec of 450 cd/m2 (typ).  Touch panel option is also available. The LCD controller/driver is HIMAX 8655/8227 with the datasheets available from GLYN.  A 40-pin interface is provided which includes digital RGB888, HSync, VSync, Clk, and Display On/Off signals, and supply lines 2.5V VCC and 5V AVDD.

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30.11.2007

USB Security Dongle for Application Software Now Available from FTDI

FTDI, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces the DLP-D Security Dongle, now provided in a plastic enclosure which uses the FTDIChip-ID™ identification feature that is readable over USB but cannot be altered by any means.  Since each FTDIChip-ID™ is unique, this device provides a way of linking application software to a specific hardware dongle with a high level of security.

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31.10.2007

CYAN Introduces Embedded Web Server and Ethernet Gateway with USB File Storage Development Kit

Cyan, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is offering its eCOG1X Development Kit which can be utilised for the development of embedded web server and Ethernet gateway with USB file storage.  The eCOG1X MCU comes integrated with a 10/100 Ethernet MAC, up to 512KB Flash and 24KB SRAM and USB 2.0 On-The-Go interface. The eCOG1X microcontroller is mounted on a detachable daughter card, which enables the different product options within the eCOG1X family to be supported with the same set of peripherals on the eCOG1X Development Kit board.

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31.10.2007

GLYN Introduces its New Kiosk Printer Series

Now for 12 VDC and Battery Applications

Our GLYN kiosk printers based on thermal direct printing are mainly designed for self-sustaining POS/POI systems and vending machines. For these products an increased temperature range and longevity are extremely important.

GLYN kiosk printers print on thick papers at a speed of up to 250mm/sec. After printing, the paper is completely or partially cut off depending on the application requirements. The optional presenter provides a safeguard against vandalism.

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31.10.2007

URT Releases 7” TFT LCD Displays with LVDS Interface

Consumers are demanding more realistic video, 3-D graphics and photo-realistic images in the office and in the home. Solutions exist today to move this high-speed digital data both on very short and very long distances: on a printed circuit board (PCB) and across fibre or satellite networks. Moving this data from board-to-board or box-to-box, however, requires an extremely high-performance solution that consumes a minimum of power, generates little noise (must meet increasingly stringent FCC/CISPR EMI requirements), is relatively immune to noise and is inexpensive. Unfortunately existing solutions are a compromise of these four basic ingredients: performance, power, noise, and cost.

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31.10.2007

High Quality Antennas Now Available from EAD

GLYN is now offering high quality 2.4GHz antennas from UK-based EAD which is ideal for Bluetooth, ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 and Wi-Fi applications.  2.4GHz antennas include the Stubby, Knuckle and Blade models.

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28.09.2007

TELIT Releases GE863-PRO3 GSM/GPRS module with built-in ARM9 MCU and Flash & RAM memories

Telit, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is announcing the release of the GE863-PRO3, Telit’s latest product generation derived from the reliable BGA GE863 product family.  The GE863-PRO3 includes a quad-band GSM/GPRS class 10 engine as well as a dedicated ARM9 application processor (the ATMEL standard microcontroller AT91SAM9260) and FLASH & RAM memories.

 

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28.09.2007

BLUEGIGA Launches Cutting Edge WT32 Bluetooth Audio Module

The latest addition to Bluegiga’s embedded Bluetooth product range, WT32 Bluetooth module offers a very simple and rapid way to integrate wireless high quality audio into any device.

Bluegiga Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Bluetooth platforms for system integrators and OEMs and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announces the availability of its WT32 Bluetooth Audio Module, the latest addition to its leading range of Bluetooth modules. Incorporating CSR’s BlueCore-5 multimedia chipset and supporting the latest Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) wireless technology, WT32 offers its users a pleasant Hi-Fi audio experience.  

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28.09.2007

UNIVISION Develops Osram-equivalent 2.7” Monochrome OLED

With the recent announcement of Osram to pull out of the passive matrix OLED business, Univision is releasing an equivalent part to Osram’s Pictiva 2.7” monochrome OLED with 128 x 64 pixels resolution (Osram Part Number: OS128064PK27MxxA00) to help customers easily migrate their current designs to a Univision OLED display with minimal modifications.

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28.09.2007

New 433MHz Radio Modules for Simplified Wireless Networking

TRL-Funksysteme GmbH, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces its 433MHz IRIS radio modules for simplified wireless networking.  A typical IRIS system consists of a group of IRIS units arranged in a tree structure connected to each other by radio. The top unit is the concentrator in the system and the connection to end-user via, e.g. a serial interface, a web-module or a GSM-module. The other units in the system are connected to various electronic equipments via I/O and serial interface or acts as repeaters to enable communication over longer distances. IRIS units can, besides being a part of a radio network, work in pairs and work as standalone units.

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05.09.2007

New 2.8” Active OLED from CMEL

CMEL, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has now released its 2.8” active matrix OLED display module (Part No. C0283QGLD-T) to further expand its growing OLED display range.

OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) is a self light-emitting technology composed of a thin, multi-layered organic film placed between an anode and cathode. In contrast to LCD technology, OLED does not require a backlight. OLED possesses high application potential for virtually all types of displays and is regarded as the ultimate technology for the next generation of flat-panel displays.

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05.09.2007

GLYN Introduces GSW1 GSM/GPRS Card

GLYN introduces the GSW1 card, a complete GSM/GPRS modem solution based on the Telit GE864-QUAD PY modem, and is and ideal for low to medium volume M2M application. The GSW1 comes with PYTHON scripting where customer application programs can be stored inside the modem, making the terminal a complete customer solution. The RoHS-compliant GSW1 also has a board-to-board 2.54mm connector for easy interfacing. The GSW1 is directly controlled by a standard serial RS232 interface and offers a board power supply voltage range of 5-14 Vdc.

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05.09.2007

BLUEGIGA Releases iWRAP 3.0 Beta Firmware for WT11 and WT12 Bluetooth Modules

An evaluation version of new iWRAP firmware for Bluegiga’s WT11 and WT12 Bluetooth modules is now available via special request from GLYN High Tech Distribution. iWRAP 3.0 beta will introduce several additional functions such as Bluetooth HID and DI profiles and remote configuration over a Bluetooth link.

WT11 and WT12 are Class 1 and Class 2 respectively, next-generation, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) modules. Both modules introduce three times faster data rates compared to existing Bluetooth 1.2 modules even with lower power consumption! WT11 and WT12 are highly integrated and sophisticated Bluetooth modules, containing all the necessary elements from Bluetooth radio to antenna and a fully implemented protocol stack. Therefore WT11 and WT12 provide an ideal solution for developers who want to integrate Bluetooth wireless technology into their design with limited knowledge of Bluetooth and RF technologies.

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05.09.2007

MICRONAS Designs Industry’s Smallest, Fully Integrated Audio Video Decoder for Digital Media Devices

Micronas, a leading supplier of innovative, application-specific IC system solutions for consumer electronics and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution,  announced the availability of an advanced and fully integrated audio/video front-end decoder (AVF 49x0B) well suited for consumer devices such as Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), DVD recorders, set-top boxes, PC-TV applications and video projectors.

The AVF 49x0B analogue video and audio decoder provides an extensive set of features and functional integration at very low power consumption. The AVF 49x0B supports worldwide analogue broadcast TV video decoding and analogue video input sources, including composite video, S-Video, component video, and SCART RGB. The video data path features superior quality with its 10-bit front-to-back video processing capability and up to 8 video inputs that can be flexibly assigned to the composite and component video processing paths.

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01.08.2007

GLYN Introduces GR1 GSM/GPRS/GPS Card

GLYN introduces the GR1 card, a complete GSM/GPRS/GPS solution, based on the Telit GE863 GSM/GPRS/GPS module. The GR1 comes with Python scripting where customer application programs can be stored inside the modem, making the terminal a complete customer solution. The RoHS-compliant GR1 also has a 20 pin connector to provide access to the board power supply, and GE863 serial UART, control lines and GPIO ports.  SMA connectors are also provided for the GSM and GPS antennas.

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01.08.2007

GLYN Offers Cost-effective OLED Display Modules with Graphics Controller from 4D Systems

GLYN is partnering with 4D Systems to offer our customers with cost-effective, turnkey OLED modules with built-in embedded graphics controller to greatly simplify the task of adding high-performance display functionality to product designs.

The µOLED modules from 4D Systems are compact and cost effective all in one “SMART” OLED Display with an embedded graphics controller that will deliver ‘stand-alone’ functionality to your project. The ‘simple to use’ embedded commands not only control background colour but can produce text in a variety of sizes as well as draw shapes (which can include user definable bitmapped characters such as logos) in 65K or 262K colours whilst freeing up the host processor from the ‘processor hungry’ screen control functions.

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01.08.2007

New Vinculum VDIP2 USB Host Evaluation Module from FTDI

FTDI, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has released a new version of the VDIP module with two USB connectors to allow for easier prototyping of applications requiring two full-speed USB host/slave interfaces.

The VDIP2 module is an MCU to embedded USB host controller development module for the VNC1L IC device. The VDIP2 is supplied on a PCB designed to fit into a 40 pin DIP socket, and provides access to the UART, parallel FIFO, and SPI interface pins on the VNC1L device, via its AD and AC bus pins. All other Vinculum I/O pins are also accessible. Not only is it ideal for developing and rapid prototyping of VNC1L 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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01.08.2007

JENNIC Launches ZigBee e-Learning Website

Jennic, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has launched an e-learning website to introduce the fundamental concepts and principles of the ZigBee standard for modern wireless networks. This standard is defined in the ZigBee Specification from the ZigBee Alliance.

The course does not assume any specific previous knowledge of wireless networks. A technical background and a general familiarity with the idea of a network should be a sufficient foundation.

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05.07.2007

New Addition to GLYN Sales Range: OLED Displays from CMEL

Chi Mei Group from Taiwan, a leading manufacturer of Displays, has chosen GLYN GmbH & Co. KG as their distribution and support partner for OLED-Displays (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) in Europe, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.

Chi Mei EL Corporation (CMEL), a subsidiary of Chi Mei Group, specialises in the production of small and medium-sized OLED panels. Well-known cell phone manufacturers are among the company’s key customers.

CMEL focuses on Active Matrix OLED products (AM-OLED) and produces these displays in sizes ranging from 2” to 2.8”. A new 4.3” version will go into production this year.

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05.07.2007

CYAN's New eCOG1X USB Core Offers USB2.0 Peripheral, Host and On The Go Functionality Without an External PHY

Cyan Technology, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, launches a functional USB core to its family of low-power, feature rich 16-bit microcontrollers, the eCOG1X range. With minimal external components the eCOG1X USB device can act as a USB2.0 full-speed (12Mbs) device in host, peripheral or On The Go (OTG) modes. High-speed (480Mbs) data rates can also be achieved by adding a low-cost external ULPI PHY. The eCOG1X is the only 16-bit microcontroller on the market today that can achieve this combination of USB modes and data rates.

Powerful features in the eCOG1X USB core result in a large reduction in the amount of code needed to operate the device. A library of support software for numerous USB device classes and common peripherals is provided by Cyan without charge. These libraries distance the user from the complex low level USB stack required to operate the chosen device, and replace it with high level routines designed for easy understanding and integration.

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05.07.2007

BLUEGIGA Releases Web-Based Remote Management Platform for Bluetooth Networks

Bluegiga, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, releases its Bluegiga Solution Manager (BSM), a web-based remote management and monitoring platform for its Bluetooth Access Servers. Bluegiga's Access Servers enables Bluetooth networking between multiple devices and networks and serves up to 21 simultaneous Bluetooth connections with the latest Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard (3Mbps). By using BSM, you can simultaneously upgrade, monitor and configure a large number of Bluegiga Access Servers, instead of configuring each device one-by-one.

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05.07.2007

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Introduces 3.5 GHz band 30 W GaAs FET for WiMAX Base Station Power Amplifier

WiMAX is expected to become the standard in high-speed broadband wireless communication systems that provide higher mobile data transmission and expanding local wireless networks. Demand is rising for low-current, low-distortion devices in order to build WiMax base stations with a more compact, high-performance design as well as low installation and running costs.

In response to this need, Mitsubishi Electric has developed an internally matched power GaAs FET MGFC45B3436B by utilizing a newly developed FET chip and an internal independently matched circuit to achieve lower distortion levels during low-current operation. This newly developed device will make WiMax base stations more compact and will improve operational as well as cost performance.

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01.06.2007

FTDI Introduces the DLP-232PC Data Acquisition Module

FTDI, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announces the availability of the DLP-232PC Data Acquisition Module which is ideal for data acquisition, industrial/process control, and process monitoring applications.

The DLP-232PC is a low-cost, easy-to-use data acquisition module for measuring voltages, controlling and monitoring processes, and acquiring temperature data. Each of the 14 available channels can be configured for digital I/O, or temperature modes via single-byte commands. Eight of the 14 channels can be configured to measure analogue voltages in the range of 0-5 volts. All operational power is taken from the host PC via the USB port.

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01.06.2007

UNIVISION Introduces World’s Largest Passive Matrix Colour OLED

Univison, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces the world’s largest passive Matrix colour OLED available in mass production (part number UG-6028GDEBF01).  The UG-6028GDEBF01 OLED display comes with 160 (RGB) x 128 pixels and has a maximum of 262,144 colours.  An external MCU can interface with this display using selectable parallel or serial bus interface.  The type of parallel bi-directional data bus interface is also selectable (80-series or 68-series).

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01.06.2007

Embedded Graphics Made Easy with FUJITSU LIME EVB from GLYN

FUJITSU LIME MB86276 and GLYN LIME EVB Starter Kit

Using simple commands, the FUJITSU MB86276 LIME graphics controller, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is capable of displaying complex images on TFT screens, displaying and scaling video streams from a camera. High-quality text output is also easily handled, because every Windows font can be used with LIME.

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01.06.2007

GLYN Launches JENNIC JN5139 ZigBee Evaluation Kit Promotion

GLYN in conjunction with Jennic is launching a promotional campaign for the new JN5139 ZigBee Evaluation Kit, now available for only US$499 for the first 50 customers!  That’s over 60% discount from the previous RRP!

This promotional pricing is designed to lower the barrier to entry in the ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 market and to make it more cost effective for OEMs to equip their entire engineering teams with tools for wireless product development.  This move was done in response to numerous feedbacks from our OEM customer base wishing to provide their entire engineering teams with Jennic development hardware to reduce their time to market. This pricing also places the Jennic kits within the range of smaller companies wishing to enter the ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 market as OEMs or third party developers.

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02.05.2007

MICRONAS Introduces Most Accurate Linear Hall Sensor for Automotive Applications

The new HAL®82x offers accurate position sensing of newest-generation throttle valves

Micronas, a leading supplier of innovative application-specific IC system solutions for consumer and automotive electronics and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announced the HAL 82x family of programmable Hall-effect sensors designed to meet the latest accuracy requirements of many automotive applications.

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02.05.2007

FTDI Announces VDRIVE2 and VMUSIC2 Vinculum USB Host Controller Development Modules

FTDI, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is pleased to announce the availability of two new development modules based on the VNC1L Vinculum embedded USB host controller IC.  Using FTDI's Vinculum firmware, the VDRIVE2 can be used to add USB Flash disk connectivity to virtually any system, allowing files to be written directly to a USB Flash disk.  The VMUSIC2 module provides all the functionality of the VDRIVE2, but uses an extended version of FTDI's VDAP firmware with a VLSI VS1003 IC to allow MP3 file playback directly from a USB Flash disk.  

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02.05.2007

JENNIC Reduces BOM Cost for ZigBee / IEEE802.15.4 Reference Designs to Under US$5

Jennic, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has achieved a new price point for ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 nodes with the introduction of a low-cost reference design for its JN5139 wireless microcontroller which reduces the volume bill of materials (BOM) cost of modules for wireless sensor networks to well under $5. This includes the cost of the Jennic JN5139 wireless microcontroller, a high performance PCB antenna design, and all other ancillary components. 

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02.05.2007

BLUEGIGA Simplifies Bluetooth Networking with its WRAP Access Server

Bluegiga, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces its C-tick approved Bluetooth WRAP Access Server™ for Bluetooth networking.  WRAP Access Server™ is a cutting edge wireless Bluetooth router, supporting multiple communication standards including Ethernet, WiFi, and GSM/GPRS enabling full media-independent TCP/IP connectivity.  WRAP Access Server™ is easy to deploy and manage in existing wired and wireless networks without compromising speed or security. For very fast deployment, WRAP Access Server™ configurations can easily be copied from one device to another using USB memory dongles. The device can be conveniently managed and upgraded remotely over SSH secured links and by supporting SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), WRAP Access Servers can also be connected to customer’s management and monitoring systems.

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02.05.2007

MAXWELL Ultracapacitor Modules Empower Heavy Hybrid And Electric Vehicles

By combining its Boostcap ultracapacitors with cell balancing, monitoring, and thermal management components, Maxwell Technologies, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has developed 125V ultracapacitor modules that can provide energy storage and power delivery in heavy duty hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, and industrial equipment. In target applications such as hybrid buses and trucks, and in electric rail vehicles, the HTM BMOD0063P125 modules will be used to recover braking energy and provide torque assist. Industrial applications include hybrid cranes and fuel cell powered forklifts where the modules can satisfy peak power requirements.

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09.03.2007

MICRONAS and 1 Ltd unveil Digital Sound Projector turnkey solution

Home theatre solution uses unique software in combination with a unique IC platform to deliver surround-sound from a single speaker

Micronas, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, and 1 Ltd recently announced the availability of a turnkey solution in software and hardware that for the first time provides the functionality of Digital Sound Projector™ fully integrated in a consumer audio system-on-chip at lowest cost. Digital Sound Projector technology produces real surround-sound without the need for multiple loudspeaker enclosures and wiring. The complete solution gives TV and home-audio manufacturers a pre-engineered platform that enables them to quickly and cost-effectively get to market with Digital Sound Projector applications.

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09.03.2007

GLYN Announces BLUEGIGA Bluetooth Module Promotion

GLYN High-Tech Distribution in conjunction with Bluegiga is launching a promotional campaign for Bluegiga’s WT11 and WT12 Class 1 and Class 2 Bluetooth modules. Free WT11 and WT12 modules will be given to the first 50 registrants with Bluetooth applications at GLYN’s website www.glyn.com.au!

Bluegiga's modules are completely integrated, certified high-performance Radio Frequency products. These modules win designs over the competition every day, because it simply works.

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9.03.2007

CYAN TECHNOLOGY Introduces Low-power, High-performance eCOG1X 16-bit Microcontrollers

Cambridge-based Cyan Technology, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is now shipping its latest family of low-power, feature-rich 16-bit microcontrollers, the eCOG1X range. eCOG1X offers 42 MIPS processing performance – tripling that of current eCOG devices, and has been designed to address an array of demanding applications, including: ePOS, telematics, security, access control, pay phones, consumer, motor control and networking.

The 70MHz devices are highly configurable, with options for USB 2.0 OTG, 10/100 Ethernet MAC and Analogue I/O. Each combination is also available with different onboard memory options, including up to 512Kbytes of on-chip Flash and 24Kbytes of SRAM.

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30.01.2007

BLUEGIGA Releases New Firmware for its Bluetooth 1.2 and 2.0+EDR Modules  

Bluegiga releases a new audio firmware for its Bluetooth 1.2 and 2.0+EDR modules extending their suitability to totally new application areas.

Bluegiga Technologies, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announced that its class 1 and class 2 Bluetooth 2.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR - supporting speed up to 3Mbps) modules now support features for audio profiles like Audio Gateway and Headset, enabling developers to utilize Bluegiga modules in parallel or separately with data connections. The firmware, version 2.2 also has support for full modem signals, enabling developers to flexibly “unwire” existing systems that are utilizing modem signals at wire-levels.

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25.01.2007

FTDI VMUSIC1 Module Easily Adds USB Flash Drive Interface and Audio Playback to Products 

FTDI, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, introduces the VMUSIC1 evaluation module for its Vinculum VNC1L family of embedded USB Host Controller devices.

The VMUSIC1 evaluation module is a product which not only lets you add USB Flash disk interfacing to your product, but also allows you to play back MP3 and other popular digital music formats directly from a USB flash disk. Extensions to the Vinculum VDIF firmware command set allow you to play a selected file, as well as control the volume, balance, etc. of the sound channel, and monitor the status of the file being played. The Vinculum VDIF firmware also allows the VNC1L-1A’s I/O interface to be selected between the serial UART or SPI using on-board jumper pins.

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17.01.2007

JENNIC Launches JN513x Family Second Generation Wireless Microcontrollers 

Second generation products achieve new industry performance and price points for IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee wireless technology

Jennic, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution has announced the commercial launch of its second generation wireless microcontrollers, the JN513x family, which realize a sub US$3 price target in 100k+ units. In addition to achieving this new price threshold the devices provide performance, price and power improvements over the current JN5121 family. Coupled with the release of the wireless microcontroller family is a range of modules, evaluation kits, software and protocol stacks.

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