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Reader O f f er Anritsu gives away a handheld spectrum analyzer This month, Anritsu is giving away a complete MS2711E spectrum analyzer unit for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. Worth 5419 Euros, the handheld instrument fits the bill for spectrum monitoring, broadcast proofing, interference analysis, RF and microwave measurements, or Wi-Fi and wireless network measurements. The unit operates in the 9kHz to 3GHz frequency band. It boasts a dynamic range greater than 85 dB in 100Hz resolution bandwidth, with a phase noise of -90 dBc/ Hz max at 10kHz offset at 1GHz. Measurements include occupied bandwidth, channel power, ACPR, C/I. The interference analyser will give you a spectrogram, signal strength, RSSI, signal ID and interference mapping. Frequency accuracy is under ±1.5ppm, below ±50ppb with the GPS Option 0031. Other features include value tracking (normal, max hold, min hold, average) and the various detection modes (peak, negative, sample, quasi-peak, and true RMS). Equipped with a touchscreen keyboard, the instrument can store 2000 traces internally before transferring the data to a PC via a USB connection. It can run three hours on one battery charge. Check the reader offer online at www.electronics-eetimes.com DA LI dimmable LED power supplies can be customised Power supply solutions provider Stadium Power is now offering a wide range of DALI LED power supplies, LED drivers and controllers to enable customers to tailor LED lighting systems to individual requirements. LED power supply product ranges include the LDP and LDM IP65/IP67 constant current power supplies with outputs from 25 to 100 W, the DLD-C070 IP67, DIP16 packaged with up to 1400 mA output and the DALI compatible models DIM01H adjustable dual output up to 1000 mA and IP65 rated and the MLD6-C070 wide input range, up to 1400 mA output for synchronized control multi-channel lighting systems. The DRD-S1 digital rotary dimmer has a single control for ON/OFF and adjustment of brightness. It can serve as a master controller and power supply for 2 slave controllers. Automatic synchronization makes it possible to change the control location without disturbing lighting effects and it is capable of individually controlling 1 - 64 individual addresses or working in Broadcast mode. The DRD-M1-A multipledimmer has a rotary control and keypad also features a green LED locator light, 1 - 6 Individual DALI addresses can be controlled independently. Stadium Power www.stadiumpower.co.uk 3D camera assists robots on production line The Ensenso stereo 3D camera from IDS allows robots to handle the most complex requirements, such as bin picking. The Ensenso camera integrates two global shutter CMOS sensors with WVGA resolution together with an infrared pattern projector. It projects a random pattern of dots onto the object to be captured, allowing structures that are not visible or only faintly visible on the surface to be enhanced or highlighted. The object is then captured by the two image sensors in accordance with the stereo vision principle and its 3D coordinates are reconstructed or calculated for each and every pixel using geometric relations based on the triangulation principle. This means that, even if parts with a relatively monotone surface are placed in the bin, a virtually seamless and detailed 3D image of the entire surface can be generated without additional technical effort. The camera is designed for working distances of 260 mm to 1,400 mm and for variable picture fields. The available focal lengths of 3.6 to 16 mm can cover a wide range of distances and sizes. The camera module comes with a USB connection and will soon also be available with a GigE connection, it fits in a 150x45x45mm enclosure. IDS Imaging Development Systems www.ids-imaging.de Low power GPS modules target wearables CSR and OriginGPS aim to accelerate the adoption of wearable devices with small form factor and low power GNSS modules; the modules, which have integrated antennas, reduce typical size by 70% and offer uprated performance, making them ideal for wearable devices CSR and OriginGPS (Israel) have announced highperformance GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV and SiRFstarV product lines. The new modules are 70% smaller than current solutions and deliver a 30% reduction in Time To First Fix (TTFF), making them ideal for health and fitness trackers, sports watches, medical devices, wearable action cameras, and digital still cameras. All modules, including the newly released 7x7mm Multi Spider (ORG4572) solution, integrate the LNA, SAW filter, TCXO, RTC crystal and RF shield. The OriginGPS modules offer unparalleled sensitivity resulting in shorter autonomous and aided TTFF, better navigation stability, and higher accuracy in harsh environmental conditions. In real-life testing of the module in camera applications, TTFF performance improves by over 30% compared to other solutions. The module also delivers TTFF results in less than one minute over 90% of the time (Cold Starts). In addition to its small footprint, the GNSS module’s ultra-fast geo-tagging capability improves the consumer experience. CSR www.csr.com 46 Electronic Engineering Times Europe May 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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