Real-time spectrum analyzerThe Spectran XFR V5 PRO Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer by Saelig is a portable, rugged RF
detection device designed to capture even the briefest signal transmissions. Its rapid signal acquisition cans a 20GHz bandwidth in less than 20mS. The instrument’s internal GPS also indicates the precise location of the measured signals. Housed in a rugged, i7-based Windows 10 laptop with a sunlight-readable 15.6” display and magnesium alloy case, this analyzer is ready-to-go for covert outside field operations. The easy-to-use software that runs on the XFR V5 PRO is designed for detecting unknown or illegal transmissions across a wide frequency range. The XFR V5 PRO can store several hours of real-time data.
Industry’s smallest regulatory-certified sub-GHz moduleMicrochip Technology has introduced what it calls the smallest IEEE 802.15.4-compliant
module. It combines an ultra-low-power microcontroller with a sub-GHz radio, accelerating time-to-market and providing long-lasting battery life in wireless-networked sensors. SAM R30 module supports proprietary networks that can be easily customized and configured. This is suitable for applications where interoperability is not desired due to their inherent vulnerability to remote attacks. The SAM R30 module features ultra-low-power sleep modes, with wake from general-purpose input/output, or its built-in real-time clock while consuming approximately 800 nA. Microchip Technology
27 GHz bandwidth epoxy mount socketIronwood Electronics’ new high-performance socket SG-BGA-6484 allows 1 mm pitch, 11x13mm body IC’s to be used in socket and operate without compromising performance in
high-speed memory applications. The new 27 GHz bandwidth sockets easily support very dense BGA devices utilizing a high-performance conductive elastomer contactor. The contact resistance is normally 20 milliohms. The sockets have a precision design, which guides the IC to the exact position for connection of each ball and uses an open top socket lid to provide compressive force. Pricing for the socket is $350 at quantity 1. Ironwood Electronics
Sensor classifies motion dataSTMicroelectronics has integrated machine-learning technology into its advanced inertial
sensors to improve activity-tracking performance and battery life in mobiles and wearables. The LSM6DSOX iNEMO(TM) sensor contains a machine-learning core to classify motion data based on known patterns. Relieving this first stage of activity tracking from the main processor saves energy and accelerates motion-based apps such as fitness logging, wellness monitoring, personal navigation, and fall detection. Devices equipped with ST’s LSM6DSOX can deliver a convenient and responsive “always-on” user experience without trading battery runtime.
R&S NRX RF power meterRohde & Schwarz’s NRX allows users to transparently configure their measurements and
perform them conveniently. This power meter makes it possible to perform triggered and synchronized multichannel measurements with different power sensors, using its high-resolution 5” touchscreen. The system supports the user with a logical calibration and draws attention to conflicts in case of doubt. The R&S NRX comes as standard with two robust sensor ports, which can be optionally upgraded to four. In addition, sensors can also be connected via USB or Ethernet.
Low-profile XY voice coil positioning stageH2W Technologies introduces a high acceleration, voice coil driven, XY positioning stage with
a precision bearing system, which minimizes the amount of pitch, yaw, and roll in the system. The voice coil stage (VCS06-010-BS-01-MXY) is a closed-loop positioning system. The stage utilizes a custom low-profile design that utilizes a unique electromagnetic circuit design. The motor has a two-axis planar coil assembly that interacts with a common magnetic circuit. This circuit design allows for a minimal overall height of 2.085 inches (53 mm). Each axis has a 0.62” (15.8 mm) stroke; generates 0.75 lbs. (3.3 N) of continuous force and 2.25 lbs. (10 N) of peak force.
Advanced low-power, compact software-defined multi-channel radar kitsAncortek has launched a new advanced software-defined two-channel transmitter and four-
channel receiver radar kit SDR-KIT 2400T2R4 to support digital phased-array beamforming and MIMO capabilities. It is designed for applications in direction-of-arrival measurement, radar interferometry, digital beamforming, and MIMO radar. It is suitable for monitoring human activities, occupancy sensing, gesture sensing, and 3-D imaging, among other uses. The SDR-KIT 2400T2R4 radar kit transmits FMCW/FSK/CW signal waveforms in K-band with adjustable frequency range of 24–26 GHz in a time-division multiplexing manner. Ancortek
M8M12 cable assembliesTE Connectivity’s M8M12 cable assemblies for applications such as sensors, robotics, and
production equipment, where extreme temperatures and harsh environments are likely to be encountered. They are also suitable for nonindustrial applications where compact and reliable connections are required. The new M8M12 cable assemblies are dustproof and waterproof down to 1m, while also providing protection from other common industrial elements including EMI, chemicals and mechanical stress. Customers can choose from single-ended or double-ended cable assemblies, including M8M12 versions. M12 configurations are available with 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 poles, while M8 configurations have 3 or 4 poles. TE Connectivity