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13.12.2011

GainSpan Provides Access Point Mode on Embedded Wi-Fi Modules

Turns GainSpan enabled products into instant wireless access points; simplifies provisioning and improves ease-of-use

GainSpan Corporation, a leader in low power embedded Wi-Fi solutions and available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announced it has added Limited Access Point (Limited-AP) capability to its family of embedded Wi-Fi modules. With this capability, any GainSpan enabled embedded Wi-Fi product can serve as an instant access point so that common consumer wireless devices, such as notebooks, tablets or smart phones, are very easily able to establish a connection using Wi-Fi.

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13.12.2011

Bluegiga Enables the Development of Bluetooth® 4.0 Accessories for iPhone 4S

Bluegiga Technologies, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, introduces a new reference implementation of its BLE112 Bluetooth 4.0 single mode low energy platform allowing companies to quickly create Bluetooth 4.0 accessories compatible with Apple’s iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 4S is the first smart phone that supports the new Bluetooth 4.0 standard. This opens the door for designers to create a new breed of low power wireless sensing devices that can communicate with a mobile device while still providing connectivity to traditional Bluetooth headset and HID devices.

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13.12.2011

Atollic Bundles SEGGER J-Link JTAG Probe with TrueSTUDIO Embedded Development IDE

Atollic, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announced recently the launch of a complete embedded development package comprising its award-winning Atollic TrueSTUDIO® C/C++ development tool, and the J-Link JTAG debug probe from SEGGER Microcontroller.

With this package, embedded C/C++ developers get a state-of-the-art tool chain for professional ARM® development, and a high-quality JTAG probe for the most demanding of debugging tasks.

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13.12.2011

FTDI Releases C232HM MPSSE Cables for SPI, I2C and JTAG Communications

FTDI, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, is pleased to announce the availability of new cables to exploit the Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) found in the new FT232H IC.  FT232H is a high speed single channel USB to UART/FIFO IC and using a serial EEPROM interface, this device can be configured for a wide variety of asynchronous and synchronous serial standards, such as JTAG, SPI, I2C and UART as well as synchronous and asynchronous parallel FIFO interfaces.

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13.12.2011

EAD Introduces GPS-Stubby Active Antenna

Designed with GPS-enabled devices in mind where an external GPS antenna is required, but where the application would be better served with an antenna without a jumper cable, the GPS Stubby can be mounted directly onto a SMA-Female panel mount connector on the device itself.

It is an ideal solution for portable systems such as telemetry, geological and surveying products where cabled GPS antennas would just get in the way. Beyond this there is no reason why taxi metering systems, telematics terminals and other GPS-based devices shouldn’t use the GPS-Stubby instead of window-mount, magnetic-mount and screw-mount GPS antennas.

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18.08.2011

GainSpan Low Power Wi-Fi SoC, Modules, Kits with iPhone App Now Available from Glyn

With GainSpan’s Wi-Fi technology, customers can add Wi-Fi connectivity to nearly any product

GainSpan, a spin-off of Intel and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and now available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution have products that address the market demand for low power and low cost Wi-Fi connectivity.  They meet these demands through their GS1011 chip and module products, suite of embedded and Serial to Wi-Fi software, and complete solutions and development kits that also include an iPhone App.

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18.08.2011

FTDI Introduces Arduino-Inspired Vinco Development Platform For Android Open Accessory Development

New toolchain offers Android Open Accessory class driver including source code

FTDI, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, has recently announced its commitment to supporting the Android Open Accessories initiative, thus allowing engineers to realize exciting new system designs that are compatible with tablets and smartphones utilising the highly popular Android operating system.

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Glyn Store

18.08.2011

Bluegiga Technologies Speeds up Development of Wireless Bluetooth-based iOS Accessories for Apple Products

Developers can quickly develop Bluetooth accessories for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Bluegiga Technologies, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, introduces a new version of the iWRAP Bluetooth stack with enhanced connectivity for Apple’s line of iOS enabled devices. The new firmware will allow developers to quickly create Bluetooth accessories for popular devices such as the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

The iWRAP Bluetooth stack incorporates two new features: First, Bluegiga’s Bluetooth modules with iWRAP can directly interface to the Apple authentication co-processor and perform initial authentication of the Bluetooth connection relieving up the host processor to perform other tasks. Second, the iWRAP Bluetooth stack implements Apple’s iAP protocol for communication between the iOS device and the Bluetooth enabled accessory simplifying application development for the accessory designer.

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Glyn Store

18.08.2011

Fujitsu Releases FRAM Stand-Alone Memory Products

FRAM (Ferroelectric RAM) technology combines the benefits of conventional non-volatile memories and rapid static RAM and has low power consumption

Glyn is seeing a serious shortage of FRAM in the market place and Fujitsu Semiconductor now has available equivalent FRAM with identical performance and pinouts to those commonly used today.

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Glyn Store

18.08.2011

Improve your embedded software development skills with free Atollic white papers!

Free Atollic webinar events also available

Atollic provides premier C/C++ development, code analysis and test automation tools for professional embedded developers working with popular 32-bit microcontrollers, including most ARM® devices, delivering an unrivalled feature-set and unprecedented integration.

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Glyn Store

18.08.2011

Micronas Adds Gas Sensor and Current Measurement Transducer to its Product Line

New Hall-Effect sensors (switches, linear and angular) also available

Micronas, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, and a leading supplier of cutting-edge Hall-effect sensors and IC system solutions for automotive and industrial electronics, now has a current measurement transducer and a gas sensor in its product range.

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Glyn Store

18.08.2011

Bluegiga’s Linux-Based Access Server AX4 Offers Various Wireless Connectivity Options

 Long Range Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 2G or 3G modem, and PoE options available

The new Access Server AX4 from Bluegiga, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, is a powerful Linux based wireless connectivity platform targeted for eHealth, point-of-sale, proximity marketing, captive portal, and long range Bluetooth connectivity applications. The AX4 integrates three high performance Bluetooth class 1 radios, 802.11b/g radio and optional 2G or 3G modem.

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Glyn Store

07.06.2011

Glyn Store Now Open for Online Purchases

Glyn has recently launched its online store (www.glynstore.com) as part of its continuing effort to improve its quality of service to its valued customers.

Featured Products include Glyn TFT Family Concept, Bluegiga’s Bluetooth Low Energy products and various FTDI USB converter modules.

Currently on Clearance Sale are GPS modules UC322 and IT321 from Fastrax.

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Fastrax UC430

07.06.2011

Fastrax Unveils the World’s Smallest GPS Antenna Module - UC430

The New Fastrax UC430 with Integrated Chip Antenna is a Complete Miniature Positioning Engine for Handheld Digital Devices

Fastrax Ltd.,a pioneering supplier of high performance GNSS receivers, Software GNSS solutions and tracking systems for location-aware devices, recently unveiled the Fastrax UC430, a combination of a complete high-performance GPS receiver and an integrated chip antenna packed in a miniature form factor. Sized at only 9.6 x 14.0 x 1.95 mm including antenna, the low power consuming module is ideally suited for handheld computers, digital cameras, mobile phones, asset tracking devices, and other applications with space and power restrictions.

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Telit HE910

07.06.2011

Telit Releases World’s Smallest, Powerful LGA module with Global 3G Compatibility - HE910

Can be used in any 3G network worldwide without the need for regional variants

Telit Wireless Solutions, an internationally leading specialist in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, launches the HE910, the worldwide smallest module featuring 5-band HSPA+. The new powerful 3G Penta-Band module can be used in any 3G network worldwide without the need for regional variants. This is a strong asset for vendors who want to market their solutions worldwide. On the other hand it provides a strong benefit for end users whose portable devices require worldwide coverage because regionally differing frequency bands are no longer an issue.

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Telit GE864-GPS

07.06.2011

Telit Launches World’s Smallest 2G Module with Integrated A-GPS Receiver - GE864-GPS

M2M specialist adds GPS functionality to established GE864 family

Telit introduces the GE864-GPS, the new quad band module which is the smallest, and most efficient GSM/GPRS M2M module on the market with embedded GPS receiver in a compact BGA form factor. The combined solution is especially suited for highly integrated positioning solutions in automotive, tracking or security applications requiring 2G network connectivity in a very small footprint.

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Fastrax IT600

07.06.2011

Fastrax Integrates GPS and Glonass in a Single GNSS Receiver Module, Introduces the New Fastrax IT600

Faster, More Accurate and More Reliable Positioning with Twice as Many Satellites Visible

Fastrax Ltd.,a pioneering supplier of high performance GNSS receivers, Software GNSS solutions and tracking systems for location-aware devices, recently unveiled the Fastrax IT600, including GPS, Russian-based Glonass, Japanese QZSS and SBAS in a single receiver module. In addition to currently supported Global Navigation Satellite Systems, the IT600 is designed to also support other positioning systems such as European-based Galileo and Chinese Compass/Beidou2 in the future.

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08.03.2011

FTDI Releases FT232H, Single Channel Hi-Speed USB to UART/FIFO Interface IC

Supported by UM232H – FT232H Development Module

FTDI, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announced the release of the FT232H USB2.0 Hi-Speed IC, thereby strengthening its portfolio of USB Hi-Speed interface chips. This versatile single channel USB to UART/FIFO interface can be configured via EEPROM into a variety of different serial or parallel interfaces. Bundled with FTDI's USB device drivers, it enables engineers to easily add Hi-Speed USB connectivity into new and legacy peripheral designs with the minimum of effort. This highly integrated USB device contains USB, serial and parallel protocol engines, eliminating any requirement for USB specific firmware development. The UM232H evaluation module that accompanies it, allows rapid prototyping and testing of the FT232H’s suitability for incorporation into new system designs.

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08.03.2011

FTDI Launches VNCL0-START1 Development Kit for the Vinculum-II (VNC2) USB Host/Device Controller

Vinculo library development available to help port existing Arduino code to Vinculo environment

FTDI, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announces the launch of the Vinculo Starter Kit. This is a development platform for the Vinculum-II (VNC2) USB Host/Device controller, combining the Vinculo motherboard with the VNC2 Debug/Programming module. The Vinculum-II supports dual USB Host/Device interfaces, FIFO, SPI, I2C, PWM, and UART.  On board is a 10 bit, 8 channel ADC and 38 GPIO which are available for quick prototyping. This development platform features a free software development suite including a full featured C compiler, real time operating system, and USB Host/Device software stack for HID, CDC, HUB, printer and BOMS (FAT file system).

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08.03.2011

FTDI Releases “Embedded USB Design by Example” Book from John Hyde

Free e-book download including software code examples and FTDI documentations

The next part of the eagerly awaited practical engineering guide “Embedded USB Design by Example”, commissioned by FTDI to assist designers, is now available.  This book is written by the highly regarded technology author, and USB guru, John Hyde.  The book complements, and builds upon, FTDI existing portfolio of product documentation by guiding design engineers through the steps necessary to add USB connectivity to their system design and identifies techniques to overcome the various practical challenges they face – in both hardware and software.

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08.03.2011

Sunray ISM Band Wireless Transceiver Modules Now Available from GLYN

Founded in 2004, Sunray Technology Ltd is a manufacturer of wireless transceiver data modules and wireless networking products.  Wireless transceiver modules are available in 433, 470, 868, 915 and 2400MHz ISM/SRD band at various transmission power levels.  Sunray RF modules can be controlled using serial interface and achieves low power consumption during normal operation and sleep mode.

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08.03.2011

Bluegiga Releases eHealth Products for Medical, Health and Fitness Applications

First in the world Continua certified Bluetooth Gateway available now

Bluegiga Technologies, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announced recently the availability of eHealth products for medical, health and fitness applications. The new Continua compatible products can be used in various health and medical applications by OEMs and system integrators. Bluegiga eHealth products offer an open standard, easy-to-use platform for building Bluetooth certified and Continua compliant wireless sensors and networking them to customer back end systems.

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08.03.2011

Bluegiga Releases Bluetooth Low Energy Product Family

Enables device manufacturers to integrate ultra-low power connectivity with incredible ease, opening the door to a rapidly growing market for low power wireless devices

Bluegiga Technologies, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, launches its new Bluetooth low energy product family. Bluegiga's initial Bluetooth low energy products include the BLE112 Bluetooth low energy module and a BLED112 Bluetooth low energy USB dongle. Both products offer everything needed to build a Bluetooth low energy application, including Bluetooth low energy radio, Bluetooth low energy stack, micro controller, and development tools to embed customer applications within the products.

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08.03.2011

Telit’s Future-proof HE Module Series Offers Extensive Functionality

M2M specialist adds HSPA-BGA modules to global portfolio

Telit Wireless Solutions, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution and a global leading specialist in wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, is launching the Telit HE863 - the first model in a new module series. The HE863 is a powerful, low-cost and fully equipped HSPA M2M module in a ball grid array (BGA) form factor with embedded GPS receiver. The module is intended for data transmission devices with a long lifetime that are intended for long-term use even after 2G network switch-off and require high throughput. Examples include smart metering, healthcare, surveillance and tracking applications.

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08.03.2011

New Telit GE865 GSM/GPRS Module Breakout Board Now Available from GLYN

A low cost, easy way to connect your Arduino, Propeller or other Microcontroller to the Internet via the 2G GSM/GPRS phone network

Ever wanted to be able to send or receive text messages from your Arduino, to send emails, or retrieve information from the web, all without a wired connection?   Now the new Telit GE865 breakout board WT25_GE865, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution makes it easier to get your microcontroller connected to the Internet over 2G GSM/GPRS network.  The WT25_GE865 ultra thin PCB lets you connect Telit’s lowest cost 2G GSM/GPRS module, the GE865, normally used only by high volume surface mount assemblers.

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08.03.2011

Telit Launches World's First Online Technical Support Forum for M2M

Telit expanded its support service and launched the world's first open communication platform for M2M topics, the Telit Technical Support Forum. The forum was developed for Telit customers but also grants access to the entire M2M community. System integrators, developers and partner companies can exchange opinions and ideas amongst themselves and receive valuable assistance, at any time, for their daily work from the Telit Technical Support Team around the world. The support team consists of employees from Telit's four research and development centres in Trieste (Italy), Sardinia (Italy), Sophia Antipolis (France) and Seoul (Korea).

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01.02.2011

Maxwell Technologies Introduces Ultracapacitor-Based Backup Power Module for Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems

High-Efficiency, Cost-Effective, Short-term Power Solution for Mission-Critical UPS Installations

Maxwell Technologies, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution, announced that it is introducing a 56-volt ultracapacitor module designed specifically to address the short-term ridethrough and bridge power requirements of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for mission-critical installations such as data centers, hospitals, factories and telecommunication facilities.

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