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Wireless communications Bluetooth Smart ready for prototyping in through-hole 16-pin DIP package U.S. maker and hobbyist startup ‘OSHChip’ (‘Open Source Hardware’) now supplies a Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 SoC in a unique 16-pin DIP package with IC-like through-hole pins. In addition to eliminating the need for soldering, the 19.8x8.9mm Bluetooth Smart module claimed to be less than 5 percent the size of an Arduino UNO Virtual drive testing toolset features simulated network support Anite has introduced simulated network support to its Virtual Drive Testing Toolset (VDT Toolset), enabling users to cost-effectively benchmark mobile devices in a controlled laboratory environment. VDT Toolset accelerates product rollouts and quality assurance testing by faithfully reproducing real network conditions in the laboratory. The solution offers the industry’s most realistic RF and network simulations, which enables mobile operators and device manufacturers to perform a larger portion of device testing in the laboratory compared to in the field. This approach leads to significant cost-savings in both the development and deployment phases. The virtual drive test solution uses network signalling and RF propagation log data, captured in the field using drive test tools, to recreate a realistic mobile device performance testing environment in the laboratory. It leverages a wide range of Anite IP and products including the Propsim F32 Channel Emulator to create a highly innovative field-to-lab solution for cost-effective benchmarking of mobile devices. Anite www.anite.com or 22 percent the size of an Arduino Nano. OSHChip can be programmed and de-bugged (Keil) from a partner OSHChip programmer board that supports USB drag-and-drop programming, SWD debugging, and bi-direction serial communications. The company plans to make the entire OSHChip module open source (including sharing its schematics, Gerber file, and BOM. Over-the-air programming functionality and sample apps for iPhone and Android will also be added in the near future. OSHChip www.oshchip.org Superior quality PCB to ensure your next project's success As a leading PCB manufacturer and assembler based in China, we are committed to providing high precision PCBs and assembly services to empower you to create great performance products. First Order Save WWW.PCBCART.COM sales@pcbcart.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2016 39


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