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A48E_EETimes_2_37x10_87_A19.qxd 9/23/15 11:55 Single-chip powerline modem solution supports worldwide frequency bands Renesas Electronics has launched the third generation OFDM powerline modem solution which continues to provide the flexibility to support any PLC protocol standard, such as PRIME1.3.6/1.4 and G3, for all global frequency bands including Transformers & Inductors SURFACE MOUNT (and thru-hole) Size Does matter! Low Profile From .18” Height 1.2 Grams Weight Reliability: MIL PRF27/MIL PRF21308 Manufacturing Approved DSCC Quality: AS9100C Qualified Facility US Manufactured Military and Commercial Aircraft Supplier for over 45 Years For all your TRANSFORMER & INDUCTOR requirements • Audio • Pulse • DC-DC • MultiPlex • Power & EMI See Pico’s full Catalog immediately at www.picoelect ronic s.com PICOElectronics, Inc. 143 Sparks Ave. Pelham, N.Y. 10803-1837 Pico Representatives Germany ELBV/Electronische Bauelemente Vertrieb E-mail: info@elbv.de Phone: 0049 89 4602852 Fax: 0049 89 46205442 England Ginsbury Electronics Ltd. E-mail: rbennett@ginsbury.co.uk Phone: 0044 1634 298900 Fax: 0044 1634 290904 CENELEC A, FCC and ARIB. Renesas’ third generation of flexible single-chip powerline solutions allows meter ma-nufacturers to manage their key challenges more easily, as it helps shorten time-to-market, minimise risk and maximise system cost efficiency. With its increased memory headroom and boosted protocol processing performance, new generation PLC protocols like PRIME 1.4 with full band-plan coverage can be supported. In addition, functions like dual-route communication can be implemented, helping customers to differentiate their products. The modem device integrates an enhanced MAC controller supporting large scale network hopping and routing as well as a high performance DSP with special instructions for PLC, covering the physical layer and real time processes of the MAC implementation. Renesas Electronics www.renesas.eu Qualcomm introduces first Wave 2 802.11ac Wi-Fi System-on-Chip Qualcomm Atheros has introduced the first fully integrated, smart gateway systemon chip (SoC) incorporating its next generation Qualcomm® Internet Processor (IPQ), Qualcomm® VIVE™ with Qualcomm® MU | EFX MU-MIMO technology, built-in Gigabit Ethernet, and Qualcomm® StreamBoost™, with support for dual band simultaneous (DBS) transmission and LTE backhaul. The IPQ40x8/x9 SoC will be the basis for a wide variety of applications and services, including home routers, enterprise access points, hotspots, carrier LTE gateways and range extenders. The IPQ40x8/x9 integrates two 2x2 radios capable of up to 1.73 Gbps maximum PHY rate, a quad-core ARM CPU and a Gigabit Ethernet switch onto the same silicon chip. As the industry’s first fully integrated Wave 2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi® SoC, the IPQ40x8/x9 is a cost, size and power-effective SoC that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to bring 11ac benefits to mainstream segments. Additionally, IPQ40x8/x9 has the flexibility to configure its radios for traditional 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual band simultaneous operation, or both configured to 5 GHz band for single-band simultaneous or range extender operation. Qualcomm Atheros www.qualcomm.com Quick-start kit packages BLDC vector control With STMicroelectronics’ STM32 Motor-Control Nucleo Pack, you can “plug and spin” brushless DC motors in, “just a few seconds” - the company promises. The $35 starter kit plus free-of-charge software algorithm aims to help engineers and hobbyists implement efficient vector control in a very short time for motor-driven projects. The P-NUCLEO-IHM001 Motor-Control Nucleo Pack in combination with software elements from the STM32 Motor Control Ecosystem enables users to ‘plug and spin’ synchronous motors without any dedicated skills or additional equipment. The pack contains an STM32 F3 Nucleo microcontroller board, plug-in 48V/1.4A motor-driver board based on the STSPIN L6230 motor-driver IC, and a low-voltage brushless motor. After connecting the boards and motor, the motor is ready to run using the sample trapezoidal (6-step) or sinusoidal (field-oriented control or FOC) control algorithms that are pre-loaded on the microcontroller. With the motor running, users can compare and understand control techniques, and then customise the controller (in the FOC mode) by changing settings with MC WORKBENCH configurator and code generators. STMicroelectronics www.st.com/stm32 www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe November 2015 45


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