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Novelda aims radar modules at smart-home sensing Novelda AS (Kvitesied, Norway), a developer of CMOS impulse radar transceivers, has announced two modules based on its X2 transceivers intended for use in home automation, sleep monitoring, baby monitoring and elderly care applications. The so-called XeThru technology is a microwave radar system integrated on a CMOS chip that can act as ground-probing radar, a sensor for human vital signs monitoring, personal security, environmental monitoring, industrial automation and robotics. The two sensor modules are the X2M200 respiratory module and the X2M300 presence module both can work at distances of up to several meters and do not require line of sight. The X2M300 module is intended for smart home automation where its capability for detecting human presence while being integrated into a building’s structure enables hidden, tamper-proof sensing. It has a range of up to about 4.8 meters and an acquisition time of about 1s. The X2M200 sensor module is designed for respiration monitoring of people of all ages for health and welfare purposes. The X2M200 has a sensor range from 0.5m up to 2.8m. The acquisition time is about 10s. Novelda AS www.xethru.Comps com Bureau Precision ad 190x136 HR.pdf 1 05/05/2015 15:23 L1 L2 GPS GLONASS active antenna Maxtena Inc., developer of wireless antenna designs, has the L1 L2 GPS GLONASS active helix antenna for GNSS satellite applications. This L1 L2 GPS GLONASS active antenna, M1227HCT-A2- SMA, updates and replaces the M1227HCT-A-SMA antenna which appeared in 2010. The design has been mechanically upgraded and is packaged in a durable IP67/68 sealed radome housing; it is terminated with a gold plated SMA connector for RF feed/input and DC bias/power, typically powered from the applications’ GNSS RF module. The M1227HCT-A2-SMA active helix design features Maxtena’s compact and light weight Helicore Quadrifilar antenna technology and a built in dualstage LNA and filtering, offering up to 30 dB gain, for GNSS applications that utilise GLONASS and GPS, in one radome housing with a single 50-Ohm SMA connector. With robust antenna construction and small size of the helix antenna it is a solution for applications across various markets such as UAV’s, GIS and Wearable GNSS. Maxtena www.innovelec.co.uk A new vision for wound components The wound components you have been looking for are here and available to meet your precise specifications, in just 4 weeks. With the flexibility to suit your changing volume requirements, however fast they happen. It’s a vision of the future, that’s happening now. Precision brand wound components Manufactured for speed, quality, flexibility and value Samples available in just 14 days For more information please visit our website. 4-week delivery Rapid volume adjustment easily accommodated www.precision-range.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe May 2015 37


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