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    Telit First to Certify LTE IoT Category M1 Module with Telstra

    ME910C1-AU module expedites migration of existing 2G/3G connections and
    shortens time-to-market for new Cat M1 devices for the Australian market

    New Delhi, January 16, 2018 – Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that its quad-band, dual-mode ME910C1-AU, based on the Qualcomm® MDM9206 LTE IoT modem, is the first module to receive LTE Category M1 (Cat M1) certification for operation on Telstra’s mobile network. Certification means IoT integrators and providers looking to deploy in Australia can quickly start taking advantage of the reliability and around three million square kilometers of Telstra’s LTE Cat M1 coverage built specifically for the IoT. For more information on the ME910C1-AU visit:


    “This certification is a first in many ways for Telit,” said Yosi Fait, Telit CEO. “The ME910 is the first to receive Telstra Cat M1 certification; it is the first regional market launch of the dual-mode Cat M1 and NB1 module series of the ME910C1; and it is the first IoT module form-factor in Australia available for all commercially available cellular standards in the region.  With it, our existing customers integrating or selling products into Australia using 2G or 3G modules from the xE910 family, can now simply drop in the new ME910C1-AU and start testing Cat M1 in a matter of weeks. New projects can also get to market quickly with assistance from our network of customer support centers and distributors available in the same time zone with local presence in a number of metropolitan areas in Australia.”

    The ME910C1-AU module is a member of Telit’s best-selling xE910 family and can easily be applied as a pin-to-pin replacement for existing devices based on the family’s modules for 2G, 3G, LTE Categories 1, 3 and 4. With the company’s design-once-use-anywhere philosophy, developers can cut costs and development time by simply designing for the xE910 LGA common form factor, giving them the freedom to deploy technologies best suited for the application’s environment. The ME910C1-AU also features optimized power consumption and optional quad-constellation GNSS support capabilities. The ME910C1-AU, based on the   Qualcomm MDM9206 global multimode modem, is the first LTE IoT technology to receive Telstra Cat M1 certification.

    Industries that demand lower costs, security and extended product lifecycles now have more options with the Telit ME910C1-AU. The longevity of the LTE Cat M1 standard and extensive feature set make it an ideal solution for new and existing applications in vertical segments like  telematics, smart energy and metering, asset tracking, retail, point-of-sale, security and surveillance, industrial control and automation, smart home, and smart buildings.

    Telit has the broadest portfolio of certified LTE IoT modules in the industry.  For more information about the Telit portfolio of Cellular Cat M1 and NB1 modules, click http://info.telit.com/nbiot.

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    3 Network Tests for Troubleshooting VoIP Systems

    LanXPLORER_Pro (1)Despite the rise in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems, many technicians and installers are not aware of how to troubleshoot network performance issues to ensure VoIP quality, says IDEAL Networks.
    “Although VoIP can easily integrate into virtually any LAN (Local Area Network), issues with network performance can occur and affect the user experience,” says Tim Widdershoven, Global Marketing Manager for IDEAL Networks. “Users can usually accommodate small amounts of crackle or popping on the line but anything more is disruptive to the conversation and impacts the quality of service (QoS).”
    To troubleshoot these issues effectively and select the right test equipment, installers and technicians must understand how Ethernet networks handle VoIP traffic differently compared to standard data or video.  Network testers are available to look at the three most critical factors in measuring network performance for optimal VoIP quality: packet loss, delay, and jitter.
    Packet loss
    Packet loss is the percentage of the total packets that are lost, or discarded, by the network. Network switches and routers discard packets when the incoming buffer is full due to congestion on the outbound side, which prevents packets from being forwarded to the next “hop” on their way to the destination. Acceptable packet loss depends on many factors, although 3 per cent or less is generally considered good.
    A transmission tester, such as the IDEAL Networks SignalTEKTM NT, sends a stream of packets between two locations and measures the loss rate. When measuring VoIP, it is important to use a VoIP pre-set, or manually configure the packet size to 64-byte, to accurately demonstrate network performance.
    Delay is the time required for a packet to cross the network. Factors that increase delay are the number of switches and routers between the users on the call. LAN and WAN congestion leads to routers searching for alternate paths between locations often resulting in additional hops. Each hop adds delay. An acceptable delay time for VoIP is 200ms (milliseconds) or less.
    A simple PING test using an IDEAL Networks NaviTEK NT troubleshooting tester, can measure delay showing the minimum, maximum, and average delay. However, default PING settings should be changed for packet size, count, and pause (time between tests). Optimal settings are 64-byte packet size, 1,000 packets, 10ms interval. The result is a 10 second test with 100 packets/second.
    Jitter is the difference in delay time between packets. The less jitter, the more consistent the stream of packets is, and the smoother speech sounds. Most VoIP equipment incorporates a jitter buffer to accommodate some amount of jitter. However, less jitter always results in better sound quality. Jitter of 30ms or less between packets is best. Voice quality falls off dramatically as jitter exceeds 35ms.
    Jitter can be measured with dedicated network testers, such as IDEAL Networks LanXPLORER Pro. Often computers and mobile devices introduce too much error to measure jitter accurately.
    These three factors all play a role in the rated quality of a VoIP conversation. Each is affected by different network conditions, so it’s vital that network engineers troubleshooting VoIP systems have the right tools to evaluate network conditions and help identify sources of poor VoIP quality.
    For more information on selecting the right choice of network test equipment for any installation or application, visit www.idealnetworks.net. 
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    Alliance Memory Launches New 256Mb High-Speed CMOS SDRAMs in the 54-Pin TSOP II Package

    SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Jan. 17, 2018 — Alliance Memory today extended its offering of 256Mb high-speed CMOS SDRAMs with new x8 alliance-memory---as4c32m8sa-7tcn---web-optimized_27950079939_oand x4 devices in the 54-pin 400-mil plastic TSOP II package.

    "Alliance Memory is the market's SDRAM leader, offering the broadest product lineup of any vendor, with densities from 16Mb to 512Mb in a wide range of configurations and packages," said TJ Mueller, Vice President of Marketing at Alliance Memory. "We are excited to add these new 256Mb devices to our portfolio, which complement our existing x16 and x32 parts."

    Internally configured as four banks of 32M x 8 bits and 64M x 4 bits, respectively, the AS4C32M8SA and AS4C64M4SA provide reliable drop-in, pin-for-pin-compatible replacements for a number of similar solutions used for image storage and video buffering in consumer and industrial products, and wearables. The SDRAMs offer a synchronous interface, operate from a single +3.3V (± 0.3V) power supply, and are lead (Pb)- and halogen-free.

    The devices released today feature fast access time from clock down to 5.4 ns and clock rates to 166 MHz, and they are available in commercial (0 °C to +70 °C) and industrial (-40 °C to +85 °C) operating temperature ranges. The SDRAMs offer programmable read or write burst lengths of 1, 2, 4, 8, or full page, with a burst termination option. An auto pre-charge function provides a self-timed row pre-charge initiated at the end of the burst sequence. Easy-to-use refresh functions include auto- or self-refresh, while a programmable mode register allows the system to choose the most suitable modes to maximize performance.

    Device Specification Table:

    Part number



    Max. clock



    Commercial (0°C to +70°C)

    143 MHz



    Commercial (0°C to +70°C)

    143 MHz



    Industrial (-40°C to +85°C)

    166 MHz



    Industrial (-40°C to +85°C)

    166 MHz



    Commercial (0°C to +70°C)

    143 MHz



    Commercial (0°C to +70°C)

    143 MHz



    Industrial (-40°C to +85°C)

    166 MHz



    Industrial (-40°C to +85°C)

    166 MHz


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    *astTECS Launches Mobile Cloud Telephony for Contact Centres

    Bangalore – Jan 18, 2018 - *astTECS, a leading provider of enterprise telecom technology products and Asterisk based Open Source communication solution, today announced the launch of *astTECS MCTel - Mobile Cloud Telephony solution for domestic contact centres. The virtual collaboration solution, delivers carrier-grade communication on a cloud platform and its flexibility, functionality and agility blends the competence of cloud and mobile technology that completely eliminates the need of expensive infrastructure requirements of a call center operation.

    *astTECS MCTel is a plug-and-play technology best suited for domestic contact centres, start-ups, special purpose campaigns, pilot campaigns and businesses who want to leverage mobile cloud telephony to enable better business performance and operate on an OPEX model. Since the calls are made via SIM, no landline or PRI is required. The key features of *astTECS MCTel include: - App based login and calling, attendance monitoring, LIVE call recordings, LIVE call reports, agent performance report, campaign analytics and real- time supervision.

    “The benefits of *astTECS MCTel are immense and with pay-as-you-use model, it can be deployed without any upfront investment.  The solution completely eliminates the need of on-premise ICT infrastructure and offers customization and easy integration with CRM solutions, ensuring improved efficiencies, enhanced customer experience and greater profitability,” said Dr. Devasia Kurian, CEO, *astTECS.

    *astTECS MCTel comprises of two main components: – one, management application in the Cloud, where leads can be uploaded and agent status is monitored; and second, an app installed on the agent mobile, which facilitates dialing and lead updates. The only infrastructure requirement is the availability of internet connection and agents can go live with few simple steps, which include: installation of MCTel app, activation of MCTel account, contacts uploaded on the cloud and it is ready for making calls. The campaigns are also managed centrally in the *astTECS MCTel cloud server and agents can login with their mobile apps.

    The *astTECS MCTel features extensive abilities that allows agents to operate from any location, create unlimited agents, scheduled call-backs, automatically dial unlimited numbers per customer until an answer is received, online console to start & stop the dialer and web-based data export utilities.

    *astTECS offers the most comprehensive, integrated and compelling Telecom Infrastructure Solution based on Asterisk platform that are feature rich, helps improve consistency & performance and creates a scalable, stable and resilient network that optimizes value. The company provides 24/7 expert support in installation, configuration, troubleshooting, administration and management across its entire product-line.

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    STMicroelectronics Selects GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX® to Extend Its FD-SOI Platform and Technology Leadership

    GF’s FDX technology will enable ST to deliver high-performance, low-power products for next-generation consumer and industrial applications

    January 19, 2018 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)  announced that ST has selected GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX®) technology platform to support its next-generation of processor solutions for industrial and consumer applications.

    After deploying the industry’s first 28nm FD-SOI technology platform, ST is extending its commitment and roadmap by adopting GF’s production-ready 22FDX process and ecosystem to deliver second-generation FD-SOI solutions for the intelligent systems of tomorrow.

    “FD-SOI is ideally suited for cost-sensitive applications requiring significant processing and connectivity capabilities at lower power consumption,” said Joël Hartmann, Executive Vice President, Digital Front-End Manufacturing and Technology, STMicroelectronics. “The cost-effective performance and best-in-class energy efficiency benefits of GF’s 22FDX platform, coupled with ST’s extensive design experience and IP base in FD-SOI, will enable our customers with unparalleled value for power, performance and cost. We are relying on GF’s Dresden site for manufacturing products using this technology.”

    “ST has established a strong track record with FD-SOI technology,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of product management at GF. “The addition of GF’s 22FDX platform, coupled with ST’s long history of pioneering new technologies and products, will enable the two companies to deliver differentiated FD-SOI products at the 22nm node.”

    As a complementary path to FinFETs, GF’s versatile FDX platform offers the ability to integrate digital, analog, and RF functions onto a single chip, which allows customers to design intelligent and fully-integrated system solutions. The technology is uniquely suited for chips that require performance on demand and energy efficiency at the lowest solution cost, making it ideal for a broad range of applications, from intelligent clients and wireless connectivity to artificial intelligence and smart vehicles.


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    Applications of GSM Technology in the Medical Sector

    phonesLately, at the time of introduction of mobile communication, authorities were adamant to ban the use of wireless devices in hospitals. According to them, signals coming from mobile devices can jumble with the signals of monitors and other medical equipment, in turn hampering their functioning. However, American Medical Association and UK Medicines issued documents which negated the interference of cellular signals in functioning of medical devices. On the contrary many hospitals are using mobile phones to reduce medical errors, offer timely services, boost efficiency and decrease costs.

    Much before the introduction of GSM technology, there were many healthcare units that understood the importance of quick internal connectivity, and hence, invested in communication solutions. Since development of GSM technology was in its nascent stage at that point of time, the systems offered connectivity for legacy networks only. After successful use of GSM technology in other sectors, healthcare domain also realized its importance and upgraded the existing infrastructure with the help of various and widely available GSM 3G Gateways.

    Defining GSM

    Before delving more in to applications of GSM technology in the medical domain, let’s learn the basic concept of GSM technology. GSM is an acronym for Global System for Mobiles and its invention dates back to 1970. The technology uses circuit switched method which divides 200 KHz frequency in to eight different slots of 900 MHz, 800 MHz and 1.8 GHz bands each.

    How GSM Technology is Helpful for Patients and Companions?

    One of the main advantages of GSM technology lies in the fact that it offers wireless connectivity. In case of an emergency or when it comes to connecting areas devoid of wired connectivity, GSM technology plays an important role. However, if we consider a situation where the patient is seriously injured or is ill and all he or his companion has is a mobile phone then in this case connecting with the nearest healthcare unit becomes easy. If connected with the doctor, then the injured patient can receive preliminary treatment while on the way to hospital. In case of an illness, doctors can study patient reports in case of any abnormalities and remain ready for the further tests, offering immediate treatment. In the hospital premises, if some patient, attendant or hospital staff gets stuck in the elevator or in power cut situation, GSM FCT helps the person to quickly connect with the nearest rescue services. Person stuck under such conditions can call for help through the GSM SIM inserted in the deployed Fixed Cellular Terminal (FCT).

    In the above three situations, GSM was an important component for communication to take place. Some of the main reasons that supported wide implementation of GSM technology in the medical sector were its low cost, increased use of mobile devices and the availability of high speed internet.

    Use of GSM Technology in Basic Telemedicine Systems

    The basic telemedicine system comprises of four components: the patient unit, communication network, receiver unit/server side and the presentation unit. Although, the conceptualization and invention of telemedicine dates back to 1989, the technology has not been able to get a prominent place in every nook and corner of the healthcare world. However, now in modern hospitals, the use of telemedicine is going rampant and GSM FCT device find its application here as well. Equipped with the facility to offer connectivity amongst mobile hospital staff, the FCT is the key element for tailoring a robust communication network.

    If the technologists are to be believed then in near future, healthcare units are going to witness huge transformations. In the next decade, hospitals will be including communication solutions based on the latest technology in their environment.

    The IT administration or key decision makers will have to perform the daunting task of scouting the market for systems which fit their exact requirements. To avoid the laborious route and invest only in the trustworthy and feature loaded solutions, hospital authorities can visit www.MatrixTeleSol.com or call on +91 9998755555. Matrix owns a legacy of manufacturing avant-garde Telecom solutions which includes SOHO PBX, Unified Communication Servers, Fixed Cellular Terminals and intuitive User Terminals.

    Description: The blog gives a brief overview on application of GSM technology in the healthcare domain.

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    New fully embedded stand-alone Wi-Fi module from Panasonic for highly integrated and cost-effective applications

    PAN9420 includes fully shielded case, integrated crystal oscillators, chip antenna

    PAN9420Munich, January 2018: Panasonic Industry Europe has recently launched a fully embedded stand alone Wi-Fi module for highly integrated and cost-effective applications. The PAN9420 device is a 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n fully embedded Wi-Fi Module with integrated stack and API that minimizes firmware development and includes a full security suite.

    Featuring a fully shielded case, integrated crystal oscillators and a chip antenna, the PAN9420 module combines a high-performance CPU, high-sensitivity wireless radio, baseband processor, medium access controller, encryption unit, boot ROM with patching capability, internal SRAM and in-system programmable flash memory. The integrated memory enables storing web content such as HTML pages or image data. The parallel support of access point and infrastructure mode allows easy setup of simultaneous Wi-Fi connections from the PAN9420 to smart devices and home network routers. The pre-programmed Wi-Fi SoC firmware enables Ad-hoc mode (Wi-Fi Direct) applications. With the transparent mode, raw data can be sent from the UART to the air interface to smart devices, web servers or PC applications.

    For further information on Panasonic’s PAN9420 fully embedded stand alone Wi-Fi module please visit:




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    Dc Centrifugal Blowers Ideal for High Back Pressure Applications

    TUALATIN, Ore. — January 16, 2018 — CUI’s Thermal Management Group today announced the introduction of its CBM line of dc centrifugal blowers with frame sizes of 50, 60, 75, 97, and 120 mm and airflows ranging from 2.6 up to 54.7 CFM. The CBM‑75B, CBM‑97B, and CBM‑120B series utilize ball bearing construction, while the CBM‑50V and CBM‑60V series feature CUI’s innovative omniCOOL™ system. This advanced sleeve bearing design incorporates a magnetic structure that enables rotor-balancing to minimize tilt, wobble, and friction, allowing for operation at any angle. It also integrates a specially hardened sleeve that provides additional heat resistance and extends operational life, while decreasing fan noise and friction due to a reduced need for lubricant.

    All models in the CBM series come as standard with auto restart protection and feature static pressure values ranging from 0.15 up to 5.22 inch H20, making them ideal for forced air cooling in high back pressure industrial and telecommunication applications. The CBM series further offers 12 and 24 Vdc rated voltages, current ratings as low as 40 mA, multiple speed options from 1900 to 6800 RPM, and noise levels as low as 23.4 dBA.

    These dc blowers also hold UL/cUL 507 and TUV EN 60950-1 safety approvals, comply with EN 61000-6-1:2007 limits for EMI/EMC, and carry a typical MTBF rating of 70,000 hours at 40°C.

    The CBM series are available immediately with prices starting at $5.03 per unit at 100 pieces through distribution. Please contact CUI for OEM pricing.


    Product name: CBM-50V, CBM-60V, CBM-75B, CBM-97B, CBM-120B
    Availability: Stock to 11 weeks
    Possible users: High back pressure industrial and telecommunication applications
    Primary features: omniCOOL™ system, auto restart protection, multiple speed options
    Cost: $5.03 per unit at 100 pieces through distribution
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