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Cost-Effective Embedded Display and Touchscreen Development

In a world of retina displays, 4K TVs, 1080p smartphones and touchscreen tablets, display technology is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage for today's embedded devices. While high resolution video may never be a key distinguishing feature for an office printer or home thermostat, an intuitive touchscreen interface certainly can be. Integrating a TFT LCD display, [...]

January 31st, 2017|

New Laird BL652 Bluetooth and NFC module for Rapid Enterprise IoT Development available from Alpha Micro

BT v4.2 support with hardware ready for Bluetooth 5 Basingstoke, UK – 24th January 2017 – Alpha Micro Components has begun distributing a new secure, certified Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) v4.2 and Near Field Communication (NFC) module, the Laird BL652. The module is compact, energy-efficient and powerful. This tiny footprint stand-alone module offers multiple interfaces [...]

January 24th, 2017|

Bluetooth in Industrial and Medical Applications

Bluetooth began as a way of providing a consistent wireless interface between mobile phones from different manufacturers and third-party peripherals, such as car kits. It has succeeded phenomenally in that capacity and these days we can now rely on Bluetooth to interconnect all sorts of consumer devices. In 2010, seeing the success of Bluetooth technology [...]

December 16th, 2016|

New EVA-M8Q 7×7 mm Positioning Technology Module available

Tiny, sensitive GPS, BeiDou, Galileo and GLONASS receiver for covert, tracking and mobile use Basingstoke, UK – 15th December 2016 – Alpha Micro Components today announced the availability of the u-blox EVA-M8Q, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver module. The EVA-M8Q achieves superior positional accuracy by combining signals from up to three navigation satellite constellations [...]

December 15th, 2016|

A simpler route to embedded Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a ubiquitous connectivity standard now, especially for tablets and mobile phones. But what's the easiest way to embed Wi-Fi in your own products so that they can take advantage of the extremely large installed base of Wi-Fi hotspots and Wi-Fi enabled devices? Compared to Bluetooth Low Energy, ZigBee, or other wireless protocols, Wi-Fi [...]

November 8th, 2016|