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10.12.2008 Mitsubishi Electric Promotes its IGBT and Intelligent Power Modules for Inverters and Other Power Applications
10.12.2008 Maxwell Technologies Introduces New BOOSTCAP® Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Products for Industrial and Consumer Electronics Applications
10.12.2008 FTDI Releases Single Chip Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Solutions to Ease Serial and Parallel Interfacing
10.12.2008 Cyan Provides Gateway Solutions for Various Wireless Technologies
05.11.2008 Telit’s Globally Compatible UMTS/HSDPA M2M Technology Takes Next Certification Step
05.11.2008 Bluegiga Announces General Availability of its WT21 Bluetooth HCI Module
05.11.2008 Fastrax Collaborates with MediaTek for New High Quality GPS Receivers
05.11.2008 Yitran Announces IT700 Powerline Communication Controller Designed for Energy Management and the Smart Home
05.11.2008 AverLogic Introduces Full HD Video FIFO, the Fastest and Highest Density in the World
17.10.2008 4D Systems Introduces Goldelox-GFX Graphics Processor for LCD and OLED Displays
17.10.2008 Micronas Releases New Hall-Effect Sensor Family with Integrated RISC Processor
17.10.2008 AverLogic Launches New Full HD FIFO for Video Applications
17.10.2008 Bluegiga Targets High-End Bluetooth Stereo Markets with apt-X® Audio Codec
04.09.2008 4D Systems Introduces 3.2” QVGA Touch Screen Smart Display Module
04.09.2008 Bluegiga Releases New Low Cost Bluetooth Server Product, Access Point 3201
04.09.2008 EDT Offers Fully Featured QVGA Monochrome LCD Module with Polar White Technology
04.09.2008 Fastrax Releases Track&Trace GPS/GSM/GPRS Platform for Asset Tracking Application
05.08.2008 Cyan Introduces USB / Ethernet-Solved™ Development Kit
05.08.2008 USB Security Dongle Ideal for Providing Application Software and Physical System Access
05.08.2008 LCD Display Controller Family from AverLogic
05.08.2008 Vinculum USB Host Controller Programmer aids Flash ROM programming
03.07.2008 One RF Technology ISM Band & ZigBee Radio Products Now Available from GLYN
03.07.2008 AverLogic Offers Network Video Server Module
03.07.2008 GLYN Introduces EZ864 PRO GSM Terminal with PIC Microcontroller
03.07.2008 First 32-bit ZigBee PRO Wireless Microcontroller from Jennic
12.06.2008 Bluegiga Launches New WT21 Bluetooth Module
12.06.2008 Fastrax Introduces Pure Software GPS Solution. Brings Low Cost Positioning in High Volume Consumer Devices
02.05.2008 AverLogic Introduces FIFO Products for Digital Data Buffering Applications
02.05.2008 Jennic Starter Kit De-skills Low Power 2.4GHz Wireless Connectivity for just AU$299
02.05.2008 Cyan Launches New RF-Solved Evaluation Kit for 915MHz and 433MHz ISM Band Networking
02.05.2008 Atmel and Telit Revolutionize Machine-to-Machine Communications System Design for Processor-intensive Applications
02.05.2008 FTDI Introduces USB to USB Null Modem Serial Converter Cable
02.04.2008 AverLogic Announces Home A/V Networking Reference Designs
02.04.2008 High Quality TFT LCD Displays from 1.8” to 7.0” Now Available from EDT
02.04.2008 Cyan Launches Entry-level MCU Targeted at High volume, Low Cost Applications
02.04.2008 New Family of Hall-Effect Sensors from Micronas Integrates Microcontroller and Digital Interfaces
04.03.2008 4D Systems Releases New µOLED 2.4" and 2.8" Modules
04.03.2008 Cyan Offers eCOG1X 16-bit MCU Low Cost Development Kit for AU$59*
04.03.2008 Bluetooth Proximity Marketing Now a Reality with Bluegiga Access Server
04.03.2008 AverLogic Offers MPEG4/2/1 Video and Audio Encoder
04.03.2008 FTDI Introduces V-Eval Development Board for Vinculum USB Host Controller Designs
04.03.2008 Telit Publishes 3rd Issue of telit2market M2M e-Magazine
15.02.2008 AverLogic: New GLYN Partner for Memory and Video Processing Circuits
15.02.2008 Fastrax Releases New Ultra-Compact 20-Channel GPS Receivers
15.02.2008 Telit wins order of $10m U.S. contract and orders 4 million GSM/GPRS chipsets from Infineon
03.01.2008 Jennic introduces JenNet stack for scalable wireless sensor networks with new user-friendly programming interfaces
03.01.2008 Cyan launches Cy-Solved™ strategy for RF, USB, Ethernet and motor control applications
03.01.2008 Maxwell Technologies introduces 75-Volt ultracapacitor module for renewable energy and industrial applications

10.12.2008

Mitsubishi Electric Promotes its IGBT and Intelligent Power Modules for Inverters and Other Power Applications

Over 15 years have now passed since the IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) was first developed and produced as industrial power semiconductor switch. During these years, its performance has been greatly improved and its utilisation has become widespread in most industrial application fields. Mitsubishi Electric, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is introducing its 5th generation IGBT modules developed using the latest CSTBT™ chips, which combines the advantages of trench IGBT with its low loss and planar IGBT with its versatility. 

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10.12.2008

Maxwell Technologies Introduces New BOOSTCAP® Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Products for Industrial and Consumer Electronics Applications

New HC Product Family Includes Compact, Cost-Effective, 25- 50- and 150-Farad Cells

Today more than ever, system designers recognise that ultracapacitors enhance energy efficiency and functionality and provide 'life of the application' durability for virtually any electronic device or system. The new HC product family responds to growing demand by delivering Maxwell's industry-leading technology in new form factors that are suitable for a broader range of electronic applications.

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10.12.2008

FTDI Releases Single Chip Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Solutions to Ease Serial and Parallel Interfacing

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI), available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, recently announced the availability of their 5th generation of USB to UART/FIFO ICs. The two new devices support the 480 Mb/s USB 2.0 Hi-Speed specification. The FT2232H and FT4232H devices have the capability of being configured in a variety of industry standard serial or parallel interfaces such as UART or FIFO.

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10.12.2008

Cyan Provides Gateway Solutions for Various Wireless Technologies
 
Wireless technology provides solutions to many applications problems and there are many topologies and protocols that are optimised for the requirements that need to be served. However, few networks exist in isolation and it is usually necessary for control commands and data to be communicated remotely to the wireless network via a concentrator or gateway, interfacing to an entirely different protocol. The ubiquity of the Internet and PC based systems means that this is usually Ethernet or alternatively USB. Because of their ubiquity, these protocols are often viewed as a commodity product but that does not make them any less complex. However, designers may not wish to invest the effort in understanding something that is not their core expertise and diverts them from their main tasks.

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05.11.2008

Telit’s Globally Compatible UMTS/HSDPA M2M Technology Takes Next Certification Step

 
Telit, available though Glyn High-Tech Distribution, introduces the UC864-G, a 3.5G wireless data module designed to be fully compatible with GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSDPA and EDGE cellular networks. This enables integrators and developers to design their applications only once and take advantage of the global coverage and service flexibility afforded by the combination of the two most prevalent cellular technologies worldwide. The PTCRB-certified UC864-G module offers a radio structure comprised of quad-band support to GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA.

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05.11.2008

Bluegiga Announces General Availability of its WT21 Bluetooth HCI Module


The latest addition to Bluegiga’s embedded Bluetooth product range, WT21 module, offers OEM’s extremely small form factor Bluetooth HCI module with full integration and certifications.
 
Bluegiga Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of Bluetooth systems platform to system integrators and original equipment manufacturers and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announced recently the general availability of its WT21 Bluetooth module. Incorporating CSR’s Bluecore6 chipset and supporting Bluetooth 2.1 specification with enhanced data rates, WT21 offers users new features of Bluetooth such as simple pairing and Enhanced Inquiry Response.  WT21 is a new generation Bluetooth module offeringBluetooth class 1 radio in the form-factor, power consumption and pricing levels similar to the 10-meter range class 2 products.

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05.11.2008

Fastrax Collaborates with MediaTek for New High Quality GPS Receivers

Cutting component costs for market leading performance, Fastrax’ leading GPS expertise is integrated with MediaTek’s high performance GPS chipsets

Fastrax Ltd., a provider of high performance GPS receivers and GPS software solutions for original equipment manufacturers and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, recently introduced the new Fastrax UP500 module based on an ultra sensitive GPS chipset by MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital media solutions. The cooperation between Fastrax and MediaTek is aimed at developing high quality GPS receivers that are specifically targeted for cost effective end-device manufacturing.

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05.11.2008

Yitran Announces IT700 Powerline Communication Controller Designed for Energy Management and the Smart Home

Yitran Communications, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announces a new line of Powerline Communications (PLC) networking controllers called IT700. This mixed signal IC is fully compliant with the HomePlug Command & Control PLC networking standard and is the first such product to be introduced in the market. IT700 is ideally suited for AMR/AMM/AMI, Home and Building Automation applications and is priced optimally for mass market adoption.

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05.11.2008

AverLogic Introduces Full HD Video FIFO, the Fastest and Highest Density in the World

AverLogic's Full HD FIFO (First-In-First-Out) Memory AL460A-PBF is ready to sample. The AL460A-PBF consists of 128Mbit of memory density, and is configured as 8,192K x 16 bits FIFO, the optimized access scheme offers maximum R/W operating speed up to 150 MHz. The FIFO offers a simple and easy-to-use user interface supporting usage in a wide range of applications, such as multimedia systems, video capture systems, and various video data buffering applications.

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17.10.2008

4D Systems Introduces Goldelox-GFX Graphics Processor for LCD and OLED Displays

4D Systems, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces the GOLDELOX-GFX Graphics Processor, an exciting new concept in LCD and OLED display technology. It is completely configurable and will interface with many popular LCD and OLED displays and implements a set of integrated high-level graphics and I/O functions controlled by E.V.E. (Extensible Virtual Engine).

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17.10.2008

Micronas Releases New Hall-Effect Sensor Family with Integrated RISC Processor

Micronas, a leading supplier of innovative application-specific IC system solutions for automotive and consumer electronics and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announced the HAL 28xy series, a family of Hall-effect sensors optimized for automotive and mechatronic applications that demand accuracy and flexibility combined with low cost. The HAL 28xy is the first Hall-effect sensor family to include a RISC processor for digital signal processing, a temperature sensor, advanced on-chip compensation, and a digital interface.

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17.10.2008

AverLogic Launches New Full HD FIFO for Video Applications

AverLogic, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, launches the AL460 Full HD FIFO which consists of 128Mbit of memory density and can be configured as 8M x 16-bits FIFO (first in first out) at maximum R/W operating speed 150MHz. The full HD FIFO can be used in a wide range of applications such as multimedia, video capture systems and many other varieties of video data buffering applications. The size and high-speed data access allow full HD video frame capture up to 1080p resolutions.

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17.10.2008

Bluegiga Targets High-End Bluetooth Stereo Markets with apt-X® Audio Codec

APT, the audio processing technology specialist from Ireland, announces further industry endorsement of its low-latency apt-X® audio codec technology for high quality stereo over Bluetooth wireless applications with news of a licensing partner agreement with Bluegiga Technologies Ltd., the world's leading provider of Bluetooth OEM modules.  Bluegiga, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution,  will offer the apt-X audio codec technology developed by APT to maximize the streaming stereo performance of the Bluegiga WT32 Bluetooth Audio Module across a range of OEM applications, including high-end Bluetooth A2DP stereo headsets, wireless speaker systems and iPod speaker-dock wireless adapters, and the latest Bluetooth enabled portable media players and music phones.

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04.09.2008

4D Systems Introduces 3.2” QVGA Touch Screen Smart Display Module


4D Systems, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces the µLCD-32032-P1T, a 3.2" size cost effective all in one ‘SMART” display module using the latest state of the art LCD TFT technology with an embedded PICASO-GFX graphics controller that delivers ‘stand-alone’ functionality to any project. The ‘easy to learn and use’ 4D Graphics Language (4DGL) with its vast built in library functions will allow rapid application development.

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04.09.2008

Bluegiga Releases New Low Cost Bluetooth Server Product, Access Point 3201

Bluegiga releases the world’s smallest Bluetooth Access Point for advanced Bluetooth applications.

Bluegiga's successful Access Server product family, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, takes a huge step forward as Bluegiga releases the new Access Point 3201 (AP3201) product family. AP3201 enables reliable and secure Bluetooth wireless connectivity between devices and networks.

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04.09.2008

EDT Offers Fully Featured QVGA Monochrome LCD Module with Polar White Technology

Emerging Display Technology (EDT), available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is currently promoting its EW50793FLWP module QVGA monochrome LCD module for display applications where a bright, white background is needed such as kiosks, bar code readers, medical devices, and handheld devices.

The EW50793FLWP is fully featured with built in graphics controller, DC/DC converter, touch panel option, and is supplied using the EDT patented PolarWhite™ technology. We can also offer a bezel for mounting.

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04.09.2008

Fastrax Releases Track&Trace GPS/GSM/GPRS Platform for Asset Tracking Application

The Fastrax Track&Trace Platform, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is an ideal starting point for any asset tracking application. The platform includes the uTrace03 telematics module, the uTrace03 Development Board, default Track&Trace Software and the Fastrax Track&Trace Embedded Software Toolkit.

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05.08.2008

Cyan Introduces USB / Ethernet-Solved™ Development Kit

Cyan, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces the USB / Ethernet-Solved™ Development Kit which allows projects based around USB and Ethernet to be created quickly and easily. It builds on the USB-Solved™ and Ethernet-Solved™ frameworks to give complete solutions in a matter of minutes. Add USB or Ethernet functionality to an existing embedded system, or create new solutions using this development kit as a foundation.

Application areas include Industrial communications eg. web server link to sensors, serial to USB or Ethernet conversion, Ethernet connection to USB hosted peripherals. Products requiring large quantities of Flash memory and high performance analogue to digital or digital to analogue conversion are particularly well served.

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05.08.2008

USB Security Dongle Ideal for Providing Application Software and Physical System Access

Future Technology Devices International (FTDI), available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, recently announced the availability of its USB-Key security device. Using a unique, hard-coded identifica­tion number, the device can interface to any USB host or hub to provide application software access control (security dongle) or as part of a more sophisticated key-based physical access control. During manufacture, the USB-Key has a unique FTDIChip-ID number burnt into it. This number is only readable over the USB interface, making it ideal for PC or embedded security developments. The USB-Key, compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 specifications, derives its power from the USB interface and does not require any external supply or battery.

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05.08.2008

LCD Display Controller Family from AverLogic

AverLogic, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces its AL320C Analog LCD Display Controller which is ideal for applications such as LCD Game Screen (PS2/Mini-PS2), Automobile Camera & DVR system, PMP (Personal Media Player), In-Car TV & Entertainment System, Portable TV/DTV, and Portable DVD Player.

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05.08.2008

Vinculum USB Host Controller Programmer aids Flash ROM programming

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI), available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announces the release of the VPROG-1 programmer. Designed specifically to program FTDI’s Vinculum host controller product range including VNC1L-1A and evaluation modules, the programmer allows quick and easy writing of data to the device’s Flash ROM. The programmer does not require an external power supply; drawing its power from the USB bus of a connected PC. The unit can be used to program individual Vinculum ICs or, in conjunction with a suitable USB hub, up to 10 units can be ganged together.

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03.07.2008

One RF Technology ISM Band & ZigBee Radio Products Now Available from GLYN

One RF Technology of Sophia Antipolis, France has recently signed up GLYN High-Tech Distribution as its exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand.  One RF is a company focused on designing and developing low-power and high-performance ISM radio solutions for wireless data transmission systems.

One RF Technology offers its customers a wide range of OEM RF modules, wireless radio modems and custom RF design services. One RF Technology radio solutions operate in the license free 433 MHz, 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 2.4 GHz ISM frequency bands.


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03.07.2008

AverLogic Offers Network Video Server Module

AverLogic, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is now offering its Network Video Server module capable of streaming real-time audio/video over the Internet and enables system designers to quickly develop a Network Video Server, or IP Camera by using MPEG-4 technology. It transmits the configurable MPEG-4 compressed video and audio streaming data with TCP/IP protocol through Ethernet, Power line or WiFi to remote receivers. Moreover, the compact size design, 42x42x25mm (LxWxH), makes the integration easily. "Jump to Digital" is simple to analogue camera manufacturers when integrating this module into their housing.


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03.07.2008

GLYN Introduces EZ864 PRO GSM Terminal with PIC Microcontroller

GLYN introduces the EZ864 PRO GSM terminal with Microchip PIC18F67J10 microcontroller as a turnkey solution for machine-to-machine (m2m) applications. The EZ864 Pro incorporates Telit’s GC864 module which handles all GSM processing for both signal and data, operating at quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz. The PIC18F67J10 contains 128Kbytes of Flash and 3936 bytes of RAM, and is supported by an external 256Kbit of serial EEPROM and a dedicated 3.3V LDO power supply. The microcontroller can turn off the DC/DC power supply to the GC864 module and can work on very low energy mode on the 3.3V LDO power supply. For extra low energy the microcontroller can go to sleep mode, enabling the microcontroller to run on 1mA power consumption.

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03.07.2008

First 32-bit ZigBee PRO Wireless Microcontroller from Jennic

Jennic, through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announces the introduction of a ZigBee PRO software stack to run on its JN5139 32-bit single chip wireless microcontroller. Both embedded single chip and co-processor configurations are supported, allowing designers of industrial automation, energy metering and home or building control applications to create highly-integrated, cost-effective products.

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12.06.2008

Bluegiga Launches New WT21 Bluetooth Module

Bluegiga Technologies Oy, a leading provider of Bluetooth platforms for system integrators and OEMs, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution recently launched its new WT21 Bluetooth Module, the latest addition to its leading range of Bluetooth modules. Incorporating CSR’s BlueCore-6 chipset and supporting the latest Bluetooth 2.1 Host Controller interface firmware, it offers users a straightforward way of implementing Bluetooth.

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12.06.2008

Fastrax Introduces Pure Software GPS Solution. Brings Low Cost Positioning in High Volume Consumer Devices

Software-based technology will extend location-based services to a wider array of consumer electronics devices

Fastrax Ltd., a provider of programmable GPS receivers and software solutions for original equipment manufacturers and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, recently introduced a new completely software based GPS receiver solution, with the aim of extending the use of location-based services in consumer electronics. Optimized in performance, footprint, cost efficiency and flexibility, the Fastrax Software GPS marks a new milestone in the development of pure software GPS technology.

The software-based approach is expected to increase the speed of adoption of GPS functionalities beyond the highest end cell phones and laptop computers. Target platforms include mid-tier phones, digital cameras, personal navigation devices (PND's), and other devices used while on the move. While traditional GPS solutions require the integration of a hardware component, making the design more complex and adding to the cost, a software based solution allows faster time-to-market with less costs and easily adjustable features.

"The processor performance in consumer electronics devices is constantly improving, and more and more consumer products will be able to handle calculations required for GPS positioning," said Kim Kaisti, co-founder and VP of Business Development at Fastrax. "A software-based approach to GPS brings a number of direct benefits to original device manufacturers. As there is no longer a need for hardware integration beyond an RF front-end, bringing location-based features to any device with the adequate processing power will be faster, easier and less costly than ever before".

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02.05.2008

AverLogic Introduces FIFO Products for Digital Data Buffering Applications

AverLogic Technologies, the video processing IC and specialty memory design company and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces its high-performance FIFO (First-In-First-Out) field memory chips designed to buffer audio/video/graphic digital data for a wide range of applications such as video capture or video editing systems for NTSC/PAL or SVGA resolution, security systems, scan rate converter, PIP (Picture in Picture) video display, timing correction, format conversion, multimedia systems, buffer for communication system, and DTV/HDTV video stream buffer.

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02.05.2008

Jennic Starter Kit De-skills Low Power 2.4GHz Wireless Connectivity for just AU$299

Jennic announces the immediate availability of a new low-cost Starter Kit which allows developers with little or no wireless experience to develop products. Priced at just AU$299, the JN5139-EK020 IEEE802.15.4/JenNet Starter Kit, simplifies the evaluation and application development of low power wireless connectivity products using Jennic’s robust and reliable JenNet networking stack.

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02.05.2008

Cyan Launches New RF-Solved Evaluation Kit for 915MHz and 433MHz ISM Band Networking

Cambridge-based semiconductor company Cyan, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announces the launch of its RF-Solved™ Evaluation Kit, priced at AU$365.  The RF-Solved evaluation kit contains everything needed to create a basic two node network, enabling examination of the features and capabilities of a Cy-Net ISM band solution.  The kit primarily consists of two AM001 modules based on the Cyan Hunter reference design, which includes the eCOG1kG microcontroller pre-programmed with the Cy-Net v2.0 stack and a Micrel Radiowire RF transceiver.  Cy-Net is an extended version of Micrel’s proprietary network protocol, Micrelnet® and can support star and multi-level tree network topologies. Cy-Net also has self-forming and self-healing networking capabilities, advanced power management (active listening), and optional AT command (modem) interface.

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02.05.2008

Atmel and Telit Revolutionize Machine-to-Machine Communications System Design for Processor-intensive Applications

Atmel® Corporation and Telit Communications PLC, an international leader in the field of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, disclosed recently that Telit has been harnessing the expertise of microcontroller leader Atmel for the development of its high-performance M2M modules.

The GE863-PRO3 is the first product in Telit's dual-processor range to feature an Atmel AT91SAM9260 ARM9-based processor running the application in tandem with a dedicated processor for GPRS communication. It provides the extremely high processing power and the flexibility to support today's rapidly changing M2M market that demands more advanced features and more processing power at ever-shorter intervals. Its standard form factor and easy integration make the Telit module particularly attractive for applications such as POS terminals or fleet management. The GE863-PRO3 has met with tremendous market success since its launch in Q4 2007.

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02.05.2008

FTDI Introduces USB to USB Null Modem Serial Converter Cable

In the era of legacy PCs with onboard RS232 COM Ports, it was common practice to establish a simple communications network between PCs using a cable popularly known as a Null-Modem cable. Typically, such a cable would have DB9 female connectors on each end with the TX / RX and handshaking signals cross-connected so that the PCs could communicate with each other via legacy COM ports. On modern PCs the legacy COM Port connector is rapidly disappearing as USB becomes the multi-function communication port of choice. However, this presents a dilemma in application areas that previously relied on legacy COM Ports for inter-PC communication. A convenient solution to the problem is the FTDI USB NMC cable. From the outside, this cable appears to be two USB type “A” sockets wired together, however each of the USB sockets conceal a small PCB with a FT232RQ based USB-UART converter IC plus support components inside. The interconnect cable cross-connects the TXD / RXD data signals, RTS / CTS handshaking signals and interconnects the common GND reference rail betwen the two converter PCBs.

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02.04.2008

AverLogic Announces Home A/V Networking Reference Designs

AverLogic Technologies, the video processing IC and specialty memory design company and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution recently announced the launch of "Home Audio/Video (AV) Networking", "Home A/V Network plus Ethernet Extension", and "Audio Sender" reference designs, the innovative digital home audio/video streaming solutions using existing power line infrastructure.

With AverLogic audio/video streaming solutions through a home network using existing power wiring infrastructure, you can view video in different locations in the house. AverLogic’s Home A/V Networking reference designs, utilizing Power Line Communications (PLC) technology, can distribute the A/V contents of DVD/VCD/VCR players, Digital Set-Top-Boxes (STB), to LCD/ PDP TVs from one room to the other rooms. Each reference design includes a transmitter module (TX module) and a receiver module (RX module). Both modules have Ethernet interface which can be connected to major brands of Ethernet to PLC bridges to demo the home-networking via PLC. The second reference design comes with embedded PLC adapters in the TX and RX modules. Both these solutions are enabled by AverLogic’s chipset consisting of AV network controllers, AL9M802, an MPEG-4/2 Encoder, AL9V576, and a video decoder, AL242.

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02.04.2008

High Quality TFT LCD Displays from 1.8” to 7.0” Now Available from EDT

Stunning graphics on high quality active matrix LCDs are now affordable more than ever with TFT LCD displays from EDT.  EDT TFT displays range from 1.8” to 7.0” with resolution ranging from 176 (RGB) x 220 up to 800 (RGB) x 480.  Various options such as touch panel, DC/DC converter, high brightness, RGB interface, MCU interface and QCIF are available.

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02.04.2008

Cyan Launches Entry-level MCU Targeted at High volume, Low Cost Applications

Cambridge-based semiconductor company Cyan, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announces the launch of the eCOG1XE01A6, an entry-level subset of Cyan’s eCOG1X microcontroller (MCU) family. The eCOG1XE01A6 is complementary to Cyan’s existing products. For example, in support of RF-Solved™ which provides a user with a customisable ISM band solution ideal for use in the intelligent sensors and automatic meter reading markets, the eCOG1XE01A6 is priced for use in the high volume and cost sensitive slave nodes.

The eCOG1XE01A6 offers a 64Kbyte Flash memory and retains the most commonly used peripheral blocks of the eCOG1X family. An internal Harvard architecture with 8Kbytes of Static RAM delivers high performance. The chip is fully supported by CyanIDE®, a free, class leading Integrated Development Environment which includes automated peripheral configuration and an unrestricted ANSI C Compiler. The eCOG1XE01A6 incorporates a number of power saving features including a highly flexible peripheral clock set up and sleep mode.

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02.04.2008

New Family of Hall-Effect Sensors from Micronas Integrates Microcontroller and Digital Interfaces

Micronas, a leading supplier of innovative application-specific IC system solutions for automotive and consumer electronics and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has recently announced the HAL 28xy series, a family of Hall-effect sensors optimized for automotive and mechatronic applications that demand accuracy and flexibility combined with low cost. The HAL 28xy is the first Hall-effect sensor family to include a microcontroller, a temperature sensor, advanced on-chip compensation, and a digital interface.

The latest automotive designs require smart sensors to deliver the high level of precision and robustness linked with the capability of local pre-processing of the measured data. HAL 28xy devices meet these needs with a programmable on-chip microcontroller that makes each device more adaptable and more accurate and provides diagnostics for additional reliability and ease of service. The digital interface reduces component and wiring costs, making HAL 28xy family members cost-effective for applications such as seat-track position and fuel-level sensing.

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04.03.2008

4D Systems Releases New µOLED 2.4" and 2.8" Modules


4D Systems, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is pleased to announce the release of its latest range of Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) intelligent display modules. 

The µOLED-320XX-PMD3 series are a compact (2.4” and 2.83”) and cost effective all in one ‘SMART” display modules using the latest state of the art Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) technology with an embedded PICASO graphics controller that delivers ‘stand-alone’ functionality to any project. The ‘easy to learn and use’ 4D Graphics Language (4DGL) with vast built in library functions will allow rapid application development.

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04.03.2008

Cyan Offers eCOG1X 16-bit MCU Low Cost Development Kit for AU$59*

Cyan in cooperation with GLYN High-Tech Distribution is offering for a limited time only its new eCOG1X 16-bit MCU Low Cost Development Kit for AU$59 only. Normal RRP is AU$150.

The eCOG1X product family is a range of low-power, feature rich microcontrollers based on a 16-bit Harvard architecture with a 24-bit linear code address space (32Mbyte) and 16-bit linear data address space (128Kbytes).  

The devices are highly configurable, with options including combinations of USB 2.0 OTG interface, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC and 4 or 12-bit analogue I/O. Each variant is available with different on-chip memory options, including up to 512Kbytes of Flash and 24Kbytes of SRAM.

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04.03.2008

Bluetooth Proximity Marketing Now a Reality with Bluegiga Access Server

With over 80% of mobile phones in the world will be Bluetooth-enabled by 2009 according to the latest market research, the opportunity is practically limitless to use this new media for advertisement and digital content distribution. Bluetooth proximity marketing (BPM) is a great new way to communicate directly with your customers where advertising or other digital content in the form of text, static or animated graphics, video clips, and Java applications can be easily and freely distributed to Bluetooth-enabled devices such as mobile phones and PDAs.

With Bluegiga Access Server, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, this functionality can now be easily integrated into kiosks, vending machines, billboards and signs, or even as stand-alone or networked device. The system can be implemented with completely autonomous ‘push’ feature or the user may have the option to ‘pull’ the information. Marketing statistics such as number of downloads over a period of time is also provided. Customised content downloads depending on the mobile phone model is also possible with the Access Server.

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04.03.2008

AverLogic Offers MPEG4/2/1 Video and Audio Encoder

AverLogic, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces the new AL9V576 chip, a real-time MPEG-4/2/1 video/audio encoder chip that fully complies with ISO/IEC-11172, ISO/IEC-13818, and ISO/IEC-14496. The video encoder accepts uncompressed ITU-R BT.656. It filters the input and compresses the video into MPEG-4/2/1 formats. The audio encoder accepts two independent channels of digital audio, filters the input, and compresses each audio into MPEG-1, layer 2 audio formats. AL9V576 multiplexes the video and audio streams as transport streams for network applications or program streams for storage applicaitons.

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04.03.2008

FTDI Introduces V-Eval Development Board for Vinculum USB Host Controller Designs

FTDI, available though GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduces its new V-Eval Kit, a hardware platform that designers can use to develop embedded USB host systems based on FTDI’s Vinculum VNC1L USB host controller chip.  Designs can be rapidly debugged using the "spy" mode of the supplied V-Eval software which displays the data sent between the VNC1L UART and a controller UART, for example a PIC.

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04.03.2008

Telit Publishes 3rd Issue of telit2market M2M e-Magazine

telit2market is Telit's innovative and informative magazine for the entire M2M community. As well as information on the company, the magazine also offers various market analyses, such as an appraisal by the Berg Insight analyst Tobias Ryberg on the launch of 3G products on the M2M market. The magazine also offers Telit's customers, partners and distributors the perfect platform for showcasing their products and solutions to a wide audience. telit2market therefore facilitates global exchange on the myriad uses for Telit's innovative M2M technology.

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15.02.2008

AverLogic: New GLYN Partner for Memory and Video Processing Circuits

GLYN is extending its distribution program with memory and video processing circuits from AverLogic Technologies, a semiconductor company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. 

The Taiwanese manufacturer utilizes advanced CMOS technology and its own mixed signal design expertise to market a full range of solutions with a wealth of features.

Current products include a wide array of video frame and line buffers, video format converters, video surveillance controllers, highly integrated video processors, multimedia network controllers, LCD display controllers, and FIFO ICs. More recently, the company has added video decoders and an MPEG4 encoder to its line up of video solutions.

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15.02.2008

Fastrax Releases New Ultra-Compact 20-Channel GPS Receivers

With a tiny form factor of only 10.4 x 14.0 x 2.6 mm, the new Fastrax IT321 is one of the smallest complete 20-channel GPS receivers on the market. The receiver is designed for devices that require a combination of small size, low power consumption, and state-of-the-art navigation performance.

Key features of the Fastrax IT321 encompass a SiRFstarIII LT chipset with ROM based firmware. The receiver is a complete OEM GPS receiver including a TCXO oscillator, Real Time Clock (RTC) and Low Noise Amplifier (LNA).

The Fastrax IT321 is designed for demanding navigation applications such as car navigators, asset tracking devices, sports accessories and handheld battery operating devices like mobile phones, PDA’s and PND’s. The receivers have very high sensitivity (-159dBm) and very fast time to first fix and re-acquisition.

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15.02.2008

Telit wins order of $10m U.S. contract and orders 4 million GSM/GPRS chipsets from Infineon

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is pleased to announce that it has secured an order, worth $10 million over a two year period from a US customer. Further details of the transaction will be announced at a later date.

The $10 million order comes as Telit continues to make significant gains in the Americas region. Established in the second half of 2006, Telit Americas obtained, during the first half of the current year, major certifications on the Cingular / AT&T network that support its aggressive sales and marketing efforts and since obtaining these certifications has achieved 25 design wins with new customers in the Americas region. Revenues from these designs will contribute to significant increases in the performance of the Americas region, which accounted for only 3% of Telit's revenues in the first half of 2007.

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03.01.2008

Jennic introduces JenNet stack for scalable wireless sensor networks with new user-friendly programming interfaces

Jennic, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has introduced JenNet, a new free proprietary wireless networking stack for its powerful range of 32-bit single chip wireless microcontrollers. Based on the IEEE802.15.4 standard, it is specially designed to be easy to use and is fully scalable from just a few nodes to large networks of up to 1,000 nodes. Complementing Jennic’s existing ZigBee stack which provides interoperability with other ZigBee devices and mesh networks, JenNet addresses a wide range of applications, including street lighting systems with long strings of nodes, and large building management systems.

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03.01.2008

Cyan launches Cy-Solved™ strategy for RF, USB, Ethernet and motor control applications

Cyan, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is launching its new Cy-Solved™ philosophy, the concept underpinning Cyan’s microcontrollers. Much more than just a silicon device Cy-Solved gives you the means to implement a range of solutions ahead of your competition. Cy-Solved incorporates ready to go  solutions, software stacks, applications examples, modular software based on easy to use APIs, evaluation boards and production hardware modules from partners all pulled together through the graphically based CyanIDE development tool.

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03.01.2008

Maxwell Technologies introduces 75-Volt ultracapacitor module for renewable energy and industrial applications

Scaleable, Cost-Effective, Low-Maintenance, BOOSTCAP® Solution for Backup Power and Power Quality

Maxwell Technologies Inc., available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, is introducing a 75-volt BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor module to provide a scaleable, cost-effective, low-maintenance solution to meet the backup power and power quality requirements of wind turbines and other renewable energy generation and industrial equipment applications.

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