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Connectivity & iot CAT6A RJ45 connector in IP20 with Locking A new model in the Y-Con line of industrial RJ45 connectors from Yamaichi Electronics provides a special IP20 locking for the CAT6A version of the series.This CAT6A version, called Y-ConProfix comes with a stainless steel locking mechanism that can easily be assembled without the use of tools. Both clips in the IP20 Lock plug engage effortlessly with no force when plugged into the mounted holding frame of the jack, which is screwed onto the housing of the application.The interlock in the holding frame prevents mechanical strain on the plug connection, protecting it from damage and unintentional release. Reliable strain relief is therefore guaranteed, and any possible economic damage is prevented. The locking mechanism is suitable for use under strong vibration and in applications with tough requirements for mechanical safety and reliable holding forces.The housing frame is available in a single, double, quadruple and, upon request, octuple version and can be combined either with the new IP20 Lock for the Profix plug (CAT5 and CAT6A) or with the existing plastic IP20 Lock. Yamaichi Electronics www.yamaichi.eu Radiall and FCI partners on OCTIS Radiall and FCI announce their joint partnership to develop and promote the OCTIS (Outdoor Connector Transceiver Inside System). Specifically designed to address the challenges associated with the deployment of 4G+, LTE+ and future 5G in the Telecom market, OCTIS provides a robust I/O interconnect solution that can operate in challenging outdoor and harsh environments. The Radiall and FCI partnership leverages the expertise of both companies. Radiall’s long term legacy of developing robust outdoor I/O interconnect solutions combined with FCI’s expertise in the design of High Speed signal and Power IO interconnect products provide customers a broad portfolio of outdoor performing IO solutions. OCTIS can accommodate multi-standard and varying interconnect configurations such as SFP or SFP+ transceiver integration (with dual LC cabling), RJ45 (to transmit cat5e or cat6 Ethernet signal), high data rate signal, POE+, direct power supply (AC/DC) or a hybrid of power and signal. Radiall www.radiall.com Flexible dual-band circuit antennas are 0.15mm thick Antenova Ltd has announced the three first flexible FPC antennas from its new family of “flexiiANT” products for applications in industrial and consumer electronics. Two of the antennas, named Dromus and Amoris are high performance dual band Wi-Fi antennas operating on the 2.4-2.5GHz and 4.9-5.9GHz wireless bands, including Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/j/n/ac. They are suitable for access points, portable electronics, PC cards, games consoles, settop boxes, network devices, and wearable technology. They are made to different dimensions, so that electronics manufacturers can select the best fit and performance for their wireless device. The third antenna, named Montana operates in the ISM bands of 863-870MHz and 902-928MHz. This antenna is for use in industry, remote sensors, smart metering, medical devices, monitoring equipment, lighting, security and automotive applications. The flexible FPC antennas are each just 0.15mm thick, and are supplied with a peelback self-adhesive area to fix them inside a small electronic device, in various configurations. They are supplied complete with a cable and a connector to attach them to the underside covering or housing of a manufacturer’s electronic product. Each antenna weighs less than 0.5g. The three new antennas can be popped into the IPEX MHF (UFL) mating connector on a host PCB or wireless module, and are effectively “plug and play”. Antenova www.antenova-m2m.com Sub-1 GHz RF chip spans 20 km on a coin cell Texas Instruments’ latest offerings in its SimpleLink ultra-low power platform are the SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1310 wireless microcontrollers, offering up to 20 years of battery life for building and factory automation while supporting city-wide coverage over 20km.The chips feature an ultra-low power radio, integrated ARM Cortex-M3 MCU, sensor controller, low-power modes and 0.6 μA sleep current, as well as a top ULPBench score of 158. The Flash-based, 4x4mm QFN package eases compact integration. TI provides software options to ease development, with point-to-point communication examples featuring EasyLink and a wM-Bus protocol stack leveraging TI RTOS, as well as a Contiki 6LoWPAN mesh networking stack. Developers will also have access to development tools, reference designs, online training and E2E community support to help ease their design process. The MCUs come with scalable memory options to fit developer’s code size with 32kB, 64kB, or 128kB Flash. The SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1310 wireless MCUs, for operation in 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 470 MHz, 500 MHz, 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 920 MHz ISM bands, will be available in 4x4, 5x5 and 7x7mm QFN packages. Texas Instruments www.ti.com/simplelink 38 Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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