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Richardson RFPD offers 1 W power amplifier from Wavelex Richardson RFPD has announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 1 W, wideband, N-connectorized power amplifier from Wavelex. The WPA0006N offers wide frequency band operation, from 20 MHz to 600 MHz, with 50 Ohm impedance, and features 30 dBm P1dB, and 17 dB gain. It is versatile for a range of applications, including VHF, UHF, RF bench test, and fixed wireless communications. Gain flatness is +-0.2 and typical VSWR is 1.5:1. The PA is packaged with precision machine housings in Wavelex’s IP-2 package. Wavelex products are 100% production-tested on all minimum and maximum electrical specifications. Richardson RFPD www.richardsonrfpd.com Digi-Key adds quick-start wireless solutions from Bluegiga Technologies Distributor Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with wireless product maker Bluegiga Technologies. The company manufactures highly integrated wireless modules employing the latest wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Low Energy. Founded in 2000, Finland-based Bluegiga provides, easy-to-use, short-range wireless connectivity solutions to OEMs, device manufacturers, and system integrators. The company is known for its Bluetooth solutions, and its module firmware provides a simple interface for configuration of the devices for specific design implementation. According to Mark Zack, Digi-Key vice president, global semiconductor product, “Bluegiga’s embedded solutions offer our customers a seamless interface through which to implement wireless functionality into their design.” Bluegiga’s products are used in a wide range of industries, including construction, utilities, healthcare, law enforcement, retail and transportation, among others. Digi-Key www.digikey.com FTDI Embedded Video Engine (EVE) available in distribution For engineers who need to quickly implement a sophisticated user interface with minimum investment of time and effort, Mouser Electronics is now stocking FDTI’s FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) integrated circuit. The FTDI FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) is a high quality graphics chip with 3-in-1 functionality for graphical user interface (GUI) development. The FT800 combines display, audio, and touch operations into a single chip, providing an optimised solution that reduces power, board area, and bill of material (BOM) costs; a complete solution to create interactive displays. Targeting intelligent QVGA and WQVGA TFT display panels, Avnet extends lifecycle support across EMEA Avnet Services, the dedicated services business of Avnet Technology Solutions, and part of Avnet, has opened a new, stateof the-art, EMEA lifecycle solutions facility in Tiel, the Netherlands. There, the company expects to carry out over 250,000 repairs annually and will cater to reverse logistics, support and depot repair for major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across EMEA. This expansion, coupled with additional new capabilities, enables customers and partners in the region to reduce costs and minimise risk in all stages of lifecycle management. Avnet Services’ enhanced lifecycle portfolio provides a broad range of solutions, including reengineering, redesign and reverse engineering for end-of life (EOL) and existing products. Additionally, Avnet Services provides EOL component sourcing, lifetime inventory of EOL components, continued manufacturing of legacy products, and OEM and third-party component warranty management. Partners, customers and resellers can work with Avnet Services in the region to better manage every aspect of the equipment lifecycle, from financing to installation, repair, and eventually disposal. Avnet www.avnet.com Touch-screen display expansion capes target BeagleBone Premier Farnell has launched its first range of LCD expansion capes, named BB View, designed for use with the Beaglebone family of development boards. The BB View range of LCD expansion capes are available in two sizes; 4.3” and 7” displays, with a resistive touchscreen and provide full access to the BeagleBone GPIOs. The capes do not require any external power supply and for quick and easy set-up they are supplied with Linux QT demo for display and touch functionalities. Features include 24-bit TFT LCD modules, a 7”(800 x 480) or 4.3”(480x272) 4-wire resistive touch-screen, full GPIO expansion via two 46-pin connectors, five user switches, and two user-defined LEDs. Premier Farnell www.element14.com EVE’s object-oriented approach renders display images in a line-by-line manner with resolution of 1/16th of a pixel, eliminating the expense of traditional frame buffer memory. The FT800 interfaces to the system microcontroller by a low bandwidth serial interface, allowing for lower cost MCUs to be used in the design. The controller supports 4-wire resistive touch sensing with built-in intelligent touch detection and an embedded audio processor that allows MIDI-like sounds, combined with pulse code modulation (PCM) for audio playback. Mouser is also stocking complementary development boards for use with the FT800, including the credit-card sized VM800C board series that comes in 3.5, 4.3, or 5-in. LCD display with a 4-wire resistive touch screen. The VM800B series is similar and is designed for easy mounting inside a bezel. Both have a USB micro-B port which can also power the board. Mouser www.mouser.com/new/ftdi/ftdi-FT800EVE/ www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe January 2014 49


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