Texas Instruments introduced the RD-195 DC arc detection reference solution. Designers can program the evaluation board to optimize the balance between arc-detection accuracy and false detection prevention to meet their system needs. The RD-195 reference solution includes a software application tool that enables alteration of threshold detection parameters. The RD-195 arc detect reference evaluation kit is available now. It has a suggested retail price of $199.
imec, Renesas Technology, and M4S announced a complete transceiver with RF, baseband, and data converter circuits in 40nm low-power CMOS. The fully reconfigurable transceiver is compatible with various wireless standards and applications, including the upcoming mobile broadband 3GPP-LTE standard. In a next phase of imec’s ‘green radio’ research program, the focus will be on further reducing the bill of materials and energy consumption by continuing the research on digitally-inspired SAW-less transceivers and power efficient transmitters.