Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases WiLink 8 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Bluetooth Low Energy Pmod Adaptor

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today released the WiLink 8 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Pmod Adaptor, a small adaptor card that facilitates the use of Texas Instruments WL1835MODCOM8 (2.4 GHz) and WL1837MODCOM8I (5.0 GHz) wireless evaluation boards for adding Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low…

Ericsson Fires LTE Over WiFi Salvo

The Swedish telecom equipment vendor Ericsson is using this week's International Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to showcase its latest product and technology that it says will offer data-hungry smartphone users concurrent access to both licensed and unlicensed spectrum. The company is readying a device in its 6402 series of Radio Dot picocells,…

G.fast Now on Fast Track

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) pulled a fast rabbit out of the hat at the opening of its annual conference two Fridays ago by ratifying G.fast, the standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s over existing copper wires. G.fast works by extending the range of frequencies over which broadband signals travel.…

10 Holiday Gifts for Tech Lovers

I can't believe I'm writing this post in early November, 1.5 months before Christmas. Then again, I noticed that brick-and-mortar stores were already putting up their holiday-shopping displays before Halloween this year , and I've also been seeing “leaked” Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving sales) ad previews since the beginning of the month, so maybe…

This Shirt Could Save Your Life

Is it possible for the elderly and people with heart conditions to maintain independence without compromising their safety? With the right technology, the answer is yes. Those of us who remember the time before cellphones also remember the time when we saw commercials for devices that allowed people living alone to get help by pressing…

Laird’s New Distribution Partnership With Future Electronics Expands Global Reach

POINTE CLAIRE, Quebec, Canada — Laird, a global technology company, is proud to announce that it has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components. Through its dedicated wireless business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, Future will promote and sell Laird Embedded Wireless Solution’s extensive line of WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth…

Wireless Tech & the New Wave of Wearables

It's finally happened. After much speculation and anticipation, Apple introduced to the world the Apple Watch, which means the tech giant is finally getting into the wearable space. While Google Glass and Galaxy Gear have long been in the market, Apple's watch could be considered the last major piece of the wearables puzzle that will…

Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches

Portland, Ore. — Real-world applications of head-mounted displays (HMDs) like Google Glass, Epson's Moverio, and Recon's Jet have been a solution looking for a problem. But the applications for these head-worn output devices are finally materializing thanks to their integration with an appropriate input device: the Thalmic Labs' Myo — an armband controller that is…