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A25E_EETimes_052813_A25E.QXD 5/28/13 2:29 PM PICO for AC-DC Power Factor Corrected Modules 800Hz New 85 to 265 Input For Frequency VRMS, Designs Global navigation satellite system engine Consult 47-440 Hz Factory supports fully concurrent GLONASS, GPS, QZSS and SBAS CSR has debuted the SiRFstarV 5e, a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) engine optimised to enable highly accurate location positioning for devices including to 2000 Watts accepts three or single phase input Full Brick Model HPHA1, HPHA2 Full Brick Model PHA 1 250/500 Watts Half Brick Model HPHA1 • Universal AC Input, 85-250 VAC • Operates from 47-440Hz Input Frequency • 0.99 Power Factor • Use with PICO’s DC-DC Converters from 3.3 to 5000VDC out, or other DC-DC Converters • Meets EN61000-3-2 for Low Harmonic Distortion • Thermal Protection 200 Watts One Module for Isolated Power Factor Corrected AC-DC Applications • Universal 85-265 input 5 to 48 VDC Isolated Regulated • Outputs to 200 Watts • Full Brick (UAC Series) INDUSTRIAL • Universal Input • Single and Dual Outputs 20 & 50 Watts New 300 Watt Power Factor Corrected OPTIONS • 200C/-400C Operating Temp. Selected Environmental Screening Per Mil-Std 883 PICO Electronics, Inc. 143 Sparks Ave. Pelham, N.Y. 10803 E Mail: info@picoelectronics.com www.picoelectronics.com Pico Representatives Germany ELBV/Electronische Bauelemente Vertrieb E mail: info@elbv.de Phone: 0049 (0)89 4602852 Fax: 0049 (0)89 46205442 England Ginsbury Electronics Ltd. E-mail: rbennett@ginsbury.co.uk Phone: 0044 1634 298900 Fax: 0044 1634 290904 mobile phones, cameras, and health and fitness products. By supporting fully concurrent GLONASS, GPS, QZSS and SBAS from ROM, the highest accuracy and fastest time-to-first-fix (TTFF) are ensured. Wireless solutions specialist Telit Communications plc will be using the device for its Jupiter SE868-V2 module, which was launched at CTIA Wireless 2013 in Las Vegas. The 11x11mm QFN packaged receiver module integrates 5e, TCXO, SAW and RTC oscillator into a small convenient package, accelerating time-to-market and reducing product development risks. SiRFstarV 5e offers a range of features to increase accuracy, improve time to first fix and preserve battery power to enable a better user experience. These include InstantFix Extended Ephemeris (EE) with autonomously forward predicting EE for three days locally. The GNSS chip can connect directly to a Lithium battery supply, enabling system cost reduction and increased power efficiency. CSR www.csr.com Telematics test platform addresses in-vehicle testing With cars increasingly incorporating telematics functions and features, testing of telematics devices becomes an issue for OE Ms and tier ones. RF testing expert company IZT GmbH has developed IZT RecPlay, a platform for RF receiver design validation of analog and digital radio, video and global navigation satellite systems. The platform features a portable monitoring RF recorder for mobile and telematics applications for accurate phase-synchronous recording of diversity signals from multiple antennas. Customers benefit from the lightweight Recorder with a 30-cm high-resolution touch screen as a turnkey solution for invehicle testing. The integrated GPS receiver serves as a highly robust time and location reference. RecPlay’s signal generator IZT S1000 combines 31 virtual signal generators in a single platform for testing radio receiver and for creating complex mixed signal RF scenarios. The system receives, records, and replays up to 20 MHz bandwidth in a frequency range from 9 kHz to 3000 MHz. It supports practically all radio broadcast standards. IZT www.izt-labs.de/en/home/ GPS tracking module takes less than 29s for cold-start time to first fix SkyTraq Technology’s next generation Venus 8 platform supports GPS, GLONASS, Beidou2, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS, doubling the search engine capability and reducing more than half the power consumption from its previous generation. The Venus 8 integrates high performance GNSS signal-processing engine, low-power 32-bit RISC, IEE -754 compliant FPU, cache memory, real-time clock, backup RAM, LDO regulator, switching regulator, GPIO, UART, SPI, I2C, ADC and all the necessary program ROM and data RAM on-chip for direct PVT solution with NMEA output in stand-alone GNSS applications. Using high-performance search engine and track engine architecture, the Venus 8 is capable of acquiring and tracking 167 satellites simultaneously, achieving fastest signal acquisition and TTFF in the industry, according to the manufacturer. It achieves cold-start TTFF of less than 29 seconds and hot-start time of 1 second. Having -165dBm tracking and -160dBm reacquisition sensitivity, the module allows continuous navigation in nearly all environments. It draws 6mA under continuous navigation and comes in a 5x5mm QFN40 package. SkyTraq Technology www.skytraq.com.tw www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe July/August 2013 39


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