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February 2017

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Feature Article

 

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Sinclair Technologies Helps NAV Canada Safely Move Millions of Aircraft

In 2005, NAV CANADA didn’t have radar coverage for aircraft flying over Hudson Bay. The Company relied on a basic model of Yagi antenna provided by Sinclair Technologies to communicate with aircraft. On one particular morning, a significant amount of ice had built up on these antennas, causing them to become un-calibrated, which in turn led to a critical loss of communication that lasted somewhere between six to thirteen minutes. The antenna gain was simply not powerful enough to ensure an appropriate range. <read more>

 

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  Sponsored Announcement
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IoT North America Discounted Registration Pricing Ends Feb. 22nd

Discounted registration pricing for the Internet of Things North America conference will expire on Wednesday, February 22nd. Secure your full conference pass before the rates increase to $895. Core topics for the event will include: Big Data & Data Analytics, IIoT/Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, IoT Security, and Connectivity. The event will also host a new session track covering emerging trends for the Smart Home.

 

Confirmed speakers from Cisco, Intel, Oracle, Samsung, IBM Watson IoT, Nokia, Deere & Co., Navigant Research, and many others will help educate attendees on the newest developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities, features, application trends and performance improvements in the IoT industry. View the Sessions

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  New Products
 

Gap Wireless Brings Advanced DJI Drones to Market
Gap Wireless is now distributing DJI Inspire 1 and Matrice 600 drones to the North American marketplace. <read more>

 

Cloverleaf Omni Antennas from RFMW Have Integrated RF Goosenecks

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Southwest Antennas’ “cloverleaf” configuration of omni antennas. Dubbed ‘Turbo Cloverleaf’, these antennas are 3x smaller than existing solutions yet maintain similar antenna gain, efficiency and excellent radiation pattern control over the entire operational frequency band. <read more>

 

300 MHz to 6 GHz Dual Wideband Mixer with Programmable Gain Amplifiers Enables 5G Wireless Access

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC5566, a  wideband, high dynamic range dual channel mixer with integrated programmable variable gain IF amplifiers. This dual mixer has a very wide, 300MHz to 6 GHz input frequency range, specifically optimized and with extensive characterization at the emerging 3.6 GHz and 4.5 GHz 5G bands, as well as the established 4G bands. <read more>

 

Easy-to-use Antenna Alignment Tool Offers Accuracy for Optimum Network Performance

Now available in the UK from RF and microwave equipment supplier Link Microtek is a portable instrument that enables telecommunications-antenna installers and maintenance technicians to rapidly align antennas to the highest levels of accuracy, thereby optimizing network performance. <read more>

 

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Antennas | Components & Subsystems | Materials & Manufacturing

Short-Range Wireless | System Design | Test & Measurement

  Industry News
 

World Record Attempt Back on Track and all Systems go for Poynting Antennas

It’s confirmed. The world’s fastest car is heading to South Africa in October 2017 for its first high speed run, which means that it is all systems go for the Bloodhound SSC project team at Poynting Antennas. <read more>

 

Qualcomm Announces First End-to-End 802.11ax Wi-Fi Portfolio

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has announced an end-to-end 802.11ax portfolio, which includes the IPQ8074 system-on-chip (SoC) for network infrastructure and QCA6290 solution for client devices, making Qualcomm Technologies the first company to announce end-to-end commercial solutions to support 802.11ax. <read more>

 

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Event Listings

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Connected Cities USA is a new event covering strategies and technologies to bring smart cities to fruition. Hosted in Chicago, this event will feature a technical session track, exhibit hall, and multiple networking opportunities to learn, collaborate and educate yourself about connected cities in the US.


Connecting city infrastructure such as: gas and electric utilities, water/wastewater, transportation, waste management, emergency response and building automation will provide economic and environmental stability for towns ready to make the investment. Employing intelligent IoT based technologies in these areas will allow for more efficient use of resources, organic expansion via sustainable cities, high technology job creation, reduced pollution, and a higher standard of living for residents.

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