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05.12.2012

GLYN and Energy Micro Sign Distribution Agreement

The energy-friendly products of Energy Micro are now available at GLYN. GLYN and Energy Micro, the Norwegian manufacturer of ARM®-based ultra-low power microcontrollers have signed a distribution agreement which includes all activities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

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05.12.2012

Bluegiga Launches a New BT111 Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI Module

Bluegiga Technologies, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution,  announced recently the availability of its new Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module, BT111. BT111 is a low cost and ultra small Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module that is designed for applications where both Bluetooth classic and Bluetooth low energy connectivity is needed. BT111 integrates a Bluetooth 4.0 dual mode radio, HCI software stack, USB interface and an antenna. BT111 is compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems and Microsoft and BlueZ Bluetooth stacks and offers OEMs a fast and risk free way to integrate Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity into their applications.

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05.12.2012

Telit Announces Mini PCI Express Card based on Intel technology with Wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Capabilities

HE910 with Mini PCIe Adapter Offers M2M Connectivity for Embedded PCs in Commercial and Industrial Applications

Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services and available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, recently introduced a Mini PCI Express card with an embedded M2M module designed for industrial applications.

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05.12.2012

FTDI Releases USB Host IC Optimised for Android Platforms

Advanced single chip USB host bridge supports wide variety of standardised interfaces

 Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI), available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, continues to encourage the progression of the Android Open Accessories initiative, with the introduction of its FT311D. This new USB Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) host IC is specifically targeted at providing Android platforms, such as tablet PCs or smartphones, with interconnectivity to end product systems  through the utilization of  USB technology.

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05.12.2012

Bluegiga Releases a New APx4 Wireless System-on-Module -- Ideal for Low Power Wireless Gateways

Bluegiga Technologies, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, introduced recently its new Wireless System-on-Module – Bluegiga APx4. The APx4 is a low power wireless System-on-Module that has integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, ARM and Linux offering an ideal development platform for wireless gateways.

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05.12.2012

Atollic Claims World’s First IDE to Incorporate Both Code Metrics and MISRA-C Code Analysis Features as Standard

Releases Atollic TrueSTUDIO v3.3 and adds native kernel aware debugging for Micrium’s uC/OS-III RTOS

Atollic, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, recently released the latest version of their award-winning integrated development environment (IDE), Atollic TrueSTUDIO®. Believed to be the world’s first embedded IDE to include professional static source code analysis tools, the IDE’s analysis and metrics functions include checking for compliance against the MISRA®-C:2004 coding standard and code metrics features such as code complexity analysis.

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05.12.2012

Plessey Develops Sensor Solution to Monitor Driver Fatigue

Plessey, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has developed a novel solution to monitor driver fatigue that is based on its multi-award winning EPIC sensor technology. According to the British Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, research shows that driver fatigue may be a contributory factor in up to 20% of road accidents and up to a quarter of fatal and serious accidents. Car manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to make their vehicles safer especially as safety can be a strong selling point.

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05.12.2012

FTDI Unveils USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Host Controller IC

Providing 480 Mbit/s capability & enabling easy system integration into existing designs

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI), available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has strengthened its portfolio of USB semiconductor solutions, with the release of the FT313H host controller IC. This feature-rich device supports USB 2.0 hi-speed (480 Mbits/s), as well as full-speed (12 Mbit/s) and low-speed (1.5 M bit/s) implementations. Specifically designed for easy integration, it adds high speed connectivity capability into a system, enabling fast data transfers, mass storage thumb-drives, addition of wireless dongles and modular system expansion, through its support of standard USB class drivers.

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05.12.2012

GLYN Australia Moves to New Sydney Office at North Ryde

Due to our continuing growth, GLYN Australia is now moving from its Norwest office at Baulkham Hills to a bigger office with warehouse facility at North Ryde effective 5th December 2012.

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23.10.2012

Leading Motion Sensor Manufacturer InvenSense Appoints Glyn as its ANZ Distributor

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

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

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23.10.2012

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

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

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

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23.10.2012

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

Bluegiga, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announced recently the availability of its next generation iWRAP Bluetooth3.0 stack, iWRAP5 for Bluegiga’s Bluetooth Classic Modules. It adds new advanced features, such as iAP support for Apple accessory developers, Hands-Free Profile v.1.6 with Wide Band Speech codec, Continua 1.5 support for the Health Device Profile, as well as many other new features and improvements built to simplify Bluetooth connectivity and device management.

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23.10.2012

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

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

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

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23.10.2012

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

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

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

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

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23.10.2012

New Serial GPS Mouse with Glonass from Glyn

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

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19.07.2012

GainSpan's GS1500M Module Achieves Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct™ Certification

Enables device-to-device connections anywhere, anytime with or without a Wi-Fi® access point

GainSpan Corporation, a leader in low power Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi® connectivity for the Internet of Things and available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announced its low power GS1500M 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi module has achieved Wi-Fi Direct™ certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance®. Wi-Fi Direct enables devices to communicate directly with each other without having to connect first to an access point and be part of a traditional Wi-Fi network, thus enabling many new wireless device-to-device applications and usage models.

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19.07.2012

Bluegiga Launches Embedded Wi-Fi Modules for Professional Applications

Bluegiga Technologies, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announced recently the availability of its line of embedded Wi-Fi modules: Bluegiga WF111 and Bluegiga WF121. The new modules are ideal for embedded applications requiring small, reliable, long range Wi-Fi connectivity in an easy to integrate surface mount package. Both modules utilize Cambridge Silicon Radio’s UniFi® CSR6031 chipset which has excellent RF performance, low power consumption, and compact size.

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19.07.2012

Plessey (Now Available from Glyn) Releases an Ultra-Low Cost Version of its Award Winning EPIC Sensor for High Volume Applications

Plessey Semiconductors, now available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, announced recently the release of the PS25451, an ultra-low cost version of its award winning EPIC™ sensor that provides remote sensing for high volume consumer markets. A novel electrode design has been devised to replace the expensive titanium dioxide electrodes currently used for the higher end, medical applications of EPIC technology.

The PS25451 is an ultra-high impedance, non-contact, solid state electric potential sensor that can be used for a variety of consumer electronic devices such as proximity switching of lighting, gesture based remote control of interactive toys, computer games, TVs, monitors, other appliances and presence detection for security/alarm systems.

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19.07.2012

Tamura Hall Effect Current Sensors Now Available from Glyn

Glyn High-Tech Distribution is partnering with Tamura Corporation of Japan to offer Hall-Effect current sensors which are essential in various applications.  Tamura Corporation is a world-class manufacturer of high quality electronic components for the global industrial, telecom and consumer markets and is one of the largest suppliers of magnetic components and power supplies in the world.

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19.07.2012

JenNet-IP Evaluation Kits for Internet of Things Now Available from NXP

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced the availability of evaluation kits featuring JenNet-IP™ wireless network layer software for the Internet of Things. The JenNet-IP-EK040 evaluation kit provides all the components needed to create applications for IPv6-based networks for lighting and home automation, based on NXP’s JN514x series of ultra-low-power single-chip wireless microcontrollers. In addition, NXP is launching a certification program for JenNet-IP. The certification program will make provision for testing end products to ensure performance and interoperability between all devices bearing the JenNet-IP name and logo.

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19.07.2012

JenNet-IP Evaluation Kits for Internet of Things Now Available from NXP

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced the availability of evaluation kits featuring JenNet-IP™ wireless network layer software for the Internet of Things. The JenNet-IP-EK040 evaluation kit provides all the components needed to create applications for IPv6-based networks for lighting and home automation, based on NXP’s JN514x series of ultra-low-power single-chip wireless microcontrollers. In addition, NXP is launching a certification program for JenNet-IP. The certification program will make provision for testing end products to ensure performance and interoperability between all devices bearing the JenNet-IP name and logo.

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19.07.2012

Fastrax Enhances the World’s Smallest GPS Antenna Module, Continues GNSS Module Portfolio Optimisation

The new Fastrax UC530 GPS module with integrated chip antenna combines market-leading performance and sensitivity with extremely low power consumption

Fastrax Ltd.,), available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution and a pioneering developer of high performance GNSS receivers and Software GNSS solutions for location-aware devices, today introduced the Fastrax UC530 – a new edition of the world’s smallest OEM GPS receiver with an integrated chip antenna. The module features the same ultra small form factor as the widely popular Fastrax UC430, while providing new benefits to designers, developers and manufacturers of handheld digital devices.

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19.07.2012

GSM/GPRS/GPS Modem Card with Python Scripting Now Available from Glyn

The GR2 card is a complete GSM/GPRS/GPS solution, based on the Telit GE864-GPS module. The GR2 comes with Python scripting where customer application programs can be stored inside the modem, making the terminal a complete customer solution.

The RoHS-compliant GR2 also has a 24 pin connector to provide access to the board power supply, and GE864 serial UART, control lines and GPIO ports. SMA connectors are also provided for the GSM and GPS antennas.

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19.07.2012

Telit Publishes White Paper on GPS + GLONASS, Shows Tremendous Improvement in Positioning

Experts at Telit decided to test what impact the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) has on satellite navigation and positioning. They conducted tests in Los Angeles and London to see the relevance of Glonass for the whole world. The results clearly showed that the combination of GPS and GLONASS, found in modules like Telit's SL869, improves positioning tremendously.

t the end of 2011 the Russian government announced that GLONASS, the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), is fully operational and has global coverage. Experts at Telit decided to test what impact this has on satellite navigation and positioning. They conducted tests in Los Angeles and London to see the relevance of GLONASS for the whole world.

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14.03.2012

Glyn Appoints New BDM for VIC, SA and WA

Due to continued growth of Glyn operations in Australia we are pleased to announce the appointment of Vasan Srinivasan as Business Development Manager with special responsibility for Victoria, South and Western Australia.

This new appointment coupled with the opening of a Glyn office in Melbourne will give customers in these regions more regular and direct access to the products and solutions offered by Glyn.

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14.03.2012

GainSpan Provides Low Power Wi-Fi Connectivity for Embedded Systems Based on Renesas MCUs

Designers using popular Renesas 8-32-bit microcontrollers can speed product development for connected devices

GainSpan Corporation Corporation, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, recently announced wireless connectivity solutions that make it quick and easy to add ultra-low power Wi-Fi to embedded systems that use any Renesas 8/16/32-bit microcontrollers. The solutions ease the design of new devices and upgrading of existing products, enabling fast development of connected devices to support the growing demand for Smartphone monitored and controlled devices, and "Internet of Things" applications.

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14.03.2012

FTDI Introduces the X-Chip Series of Next Generation USB Interface ICs

Low power, low pin count product has extensive feature set that includes integrated USB battery charger detection capability

USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI), available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, has supplemented its portfolio of USB to serial interface products with the release of its new X-Chip series. Made up of devices in 13 different package options, the X-Chip series complements the company’s existing FT-R and FT-H offerings. The series supports a broad selection of interface types, such as basic UART, full UART, FIFO and I2C, as well as FTDI’s proprietary FT1248 I/O (including provision for enhanced SPI).

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14.03.2012

Atollic TrueSTUDIO Adds Support for NXP Microcontrollers

Expands MCU targets supported and a redesigned GUI

Atollic®, available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, recently announced the addition of target support for NXP’s family of ARM Cortex™-M0 and Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers in its award-winning Atollic TrueSTUDIO® for ARM® C/C++ development environment.

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14.03.2012

Fastrax IT530 GPS Module Decreases GPS Power Drain and Reduces Time to First Fix

The new Fastrax IT530 GPS module increases battery life while maintaining excellent sensitivity both in acquisition and navigation

Fastrax Ltd., a pioneering developer of high performance GNSS receivers and Software GNSS solutions for location-aware devices and available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, recently introduced the Fastrax IT530, an ultra-low power consuming and super-sensitive OEM GPS module in a tiny form factor. Advanced power-saving features ensure very fast time to first fix (TTFF) without sacrificing battery life - a critically important issue in location-aware, battery-powered consumer devices

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14.03.2012

Easy to Install Solar Panel Connectors Now Available from Yamaichi

Y-Sol4 F.A.T. (Free Assembly Type) PV plug connector system: Simple assembly without crimping tool

Installers of photovoltaic (PV) systems know this situation only too well. Cables have to be routed and solar modules have to be connected to each other - in the field or on the roof. Plug connectors have to be mounted on the cables for this purpose. The installer will obviously want to minimise the number of components that have to be taken along for this purpose.

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14.03.2012

Telit Wireless Solutions Acquires Navman Wireless OEM Solutions

Acquisition of U.S.-Based GPS Module Maker Expands Market Opportunities for Telit's Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Wireless Applications

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless technology and available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution, has entered into a binding agreement to purchase Navman Wireless OEM Solutions, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class Global Positioning System (GPS) modules and solutions, for $3 million in cash.

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