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Rohde & Schwarz collaborates with Sony Semiconductor Israel to reach milestones for NTN NB-IoT roll-out

ELE Times - Mon, 02/19/2024 - 13:43

In collaboration with Sony, Rohde & Schwarz has successfully validated and verified Sony’s Altair device for its NTN NB-IoT capability. Using the advanced R&S CMW500 mobile radio tester platform from Rohde & Schwarz, Sony was able to verify all 3GPP-defined RF parameters on their chipset in an interactive testing mode, in both geostationary orbit (GEO) and geosynchronous orbit (GSO). The company also validated the released protocol conformance test cases (PCT) for compliance, demonstrating exceptional performance and reliability of the Sony device. Additionally, both companies have committed to completing Skylo’s certified test plan on the R&S CMW500 as part of the carrier acceptance program.

In addition, the R&S TS8980 conformance test system from Rohde & Schwarz was used to perform RF tests in compliance with the requirements of the Global Certification Forum (GCF) for NTN NB-IoT, making it the first RF performance verification of an NTN NB-IoT chipset. With this achievement, Rohde & Schwarz marks a significant milestone in mobile device certification.

Skylo, the pioneer in non-terrestrial networks (NTN), has worked closely with both Rohde & Schwarz and Sony to ensure test plans satisfy industry standards. Sony’s Altair ALT1250 can now be upgraded for NTN connectivity and can be immediately embedded into devices for dual-mode operations. The validation of PCT demonstrates the companies’ collective commitment to ensuring that the NTN NB-IoT technology is not only market-ready but also meets the high standards of reliability and performance that Skylo’s test plans and its Standards Plus require.

The successful validation of Sony’s device for NTN NB-IoT underscores the commitment of Rohde & Schwarz to driving market readiness for the emerging requirements of the internet of Things via non-terrestrial networks. The technology is bringing wireless connectivity to remote areas that do not have access to terrestrial networks for use cases like SOS messaging or remote monitoring.

At the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024, Rohde & Schwarz will exhibit in hall 5, booth 5A80, its cutting-edge test solution for 3GPP NTN NB-IoT based on the R&S CMW500, verifying Sony’s Altair device. The R&S CMW500 covers testing needs from R&D to conformance and operator testing for NTN NB-IoT, not only supporting protocol, RRM and RF conformance testing in line with 3GPP, but also the Skylo test plan, which is required to operate on the Skylo Network – all in a single box.

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Infineon drives decarbonization and digitalization with the broadest power solutions portfolio in the industry at APEC 2024

ELE Times - Mon, 02/19/2024 - 13:20

Infineon Technologies, a global leader in power systems and IoT, detailed its plans to highlight the industry’s broadest range of power electronic devices during the 2024 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 25–29 February. Infineon’s wide-bandgap solutions offer the highest efficiency and power density, providing a key element to addressing climate change and accelerating decarbonization efforts. Infineon’s best-in-class portfolio includes power devices for leading applications on silicon, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) materials.

Infineon’s exhibits will span two booths, #1013 and #1319 (Infineon + GaN Systems), and
feature demonstrations of a broad range of applications. Booth #1013 will be organized in
six application zones, including:

• USB-C/Charging. See Infineon’s latest AC/DC and DC/DC USB-C PD chargers,
along with system power solutions for next-generation applications such as laptops
and notebooks.
• Motor controls. The company’s latest BLDC motor drive solutions for tomorrow’s
power tools and robotic applications will be on display. Rad hard reaction wheel
motor drives for satellites and space applications will also be demonstrated.
• Data centers. Infineon demonstrations will include a complete artificial intelligence
(AI) server solution, a digital power hot-swap solution, and a liquid-cooled high
density power supply optimized for next-generation applications. Also, see Infineon’s
latest high-density dual-phase power modules that reduce the total cost of
ownership in generative AI data centres.
• Electric vehicles (EVs). See Infineon’s latest 50 kW and 22 kW EV chargers, along
with SiC- and GaN-based on-board charging solutions, and the company’s latest
Hybrid PAK-based inverter for next-generation EVs.
• Renewables & energy storage. Highlighting critical energy applications, this
demonstration area will feature the company’s latest solar DC/DC maximizers, along
with DC-to-AC inverters, a bi-directional PFC/inverter, and DC-to-DC converters.
• Industrial control. The company’s growing portfolio of solid-state relays and circuit
breakers used to replace electromechanical switches will be highlighted.

Infineon’s second booth (#1319) will showcase the company’s expanded portfolio of GaN
solutions, such as class D audio amplifiers, data centre power supplies, and consumer
reference designs.

In addition to exhibits in booths #1013 and #1319, Infineon will play a significant role as a
contributor to the conference program, participating in more than 30 industry and technical
sessions.

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The Importance of Supply Chain Management in Electronics Manufacturing

Electronic lovers - Sun, 02/18/2024 - 08:37

In the world of electronics manufacturing characterized by a great rush, the role of SCM must be emphasized. The internal system supports all the process stages of electronic products, from conceptualizing the product, sourcing materials, and its final delivery to the consumer. The proper SCM guarantees that electronic components and products are manufactured and delivered effectively, economically, and timely. This blog article dives into why supply chain management is essential in the electronics manufacturing industry, pointing out the role of electronic component search engines and platforms such as Partstack in simplifying the process.

The Impact of Supply Chain Management on Cost Reduction

A significant reason supply chain management is vital in electronics manufacturing is the benefit of significantly reducing costs. Proper SCM strategies enable the reduction of procurement costs, reduce waste, and optimize electronic components inventory, which means that manufacturers buy electronic components online only if necessary. Companies can use advanced electronic components search engines to compare prices and availability for electronic parts, such as Interface ICs, semiconductors, capacitors, etc, from different suppliers, hence getting the best prices and preventing overstocking or stockouts.

Additionally, if electronics manufacturers apply JIT manufacturing ideas to their supply chain, they will be able to reduce costs further. JIT allows manufacturers to receive goods just in the time they need in the production process and thus cut the inventory costs. Nevertheless, the approach demands a reliable electronic components search capability such that the components are accessible when required without unnecessary delays.

Enhancing Efficiency and Flexibility

Fast response to the changing demands of the consumers and the rapid technological advancements is critical in a current competitive market. Supply chain management is essential to improving the efficiency and flexibility of electronic manufacturing processes. An agile supply chain allows a business to readily rearrange its production timetable, deal with product versions, and adopt new technologies without significant delays.

Reaching this agility, most electronic product manufacturers use electronic parts search engines supplying them with all necessary electronic parts instantly. The platforms with that all-inclusive electronic component search functionality allow manufacturers to effortlessly locate and buy electronic components online, enabling them to reduce the procurement time and the time-to-market for new product launches.

Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply chain disruptions, be it due to geopolitical tensions, natural disasters, or pandemics, can significantly affect the production of electronics. Prompt response and minimization of instability that follows are integral parts of proper supply chain control. Manufacturers must have contingency plans ready, allowing them to promptly find other suppliers or replace electronic components so that the production lines don’t shut down.

Electronic component search engines and platforms like Partstack in this context are crucial. The manufacturers can search for the electronic components and buy the electronic components online nearly without problems, avoiding idle time. Access to a global network of suppliers enables manufacturers to navigate supply chain disruptions, keeping to the production schedules and satisfying customers’ demands.

Conclusion

Logistics is an essential aspect of electronics manufacturing; it influences costs, product quality, efficiency, and environmental friendliness. A key role is played by the tactical utilization of electronic parts, search engines, and other technological devices like microcontroller ic in developing SCM techniques. With the evolution of the electronics industry, this becomes paramount for manufacturers seeking to stay ahead of the curve and satisfy the unrelenting demands of a fast-changing market. Thus, by implementing the best SCM strategies, electronic producers will take their businesses to the advanced stage of efficiency, reliability, and sustainability, aiding the industry’s firms in achieving success.

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What does Renesas’ acquisition of PCB toolmaker Altium mean?

EDN Network - Fri, 02/16/2024 - 14:17

Renesas increasingly looks like Cisco of the 1990s, when the router pioneer became an acquisition force and transformed itself into a networking giant within a decade. Renesas, the semiconductor industry’s serial acquirer, has announced to snap PCB design toolmaker Altium nearly a month after announcing the purchase of gallium nitride (GaN) design house Transphorm.

Renesas has worked closely with Altium—headquartered in Las Jolla, California, and listed in Australia—for the past couple of years to standardize its PCB design and evaluation boards on the cloud-based Altium 365 platform. While implementing Altium’s uniform PCB design tool, the Japanese chipmaker aimed to streamline its reference designs and product kits in order to reduce design complexity and speed time to market.

In other words, by employing Altium’s cloud-based PCB design platform, Renesas wanted to harmonize the development workflow around its 400-plus evaluation board designs. Eventually, Renesas figured that it needed to own a design platform that’s efficient and easier to use. Moreover, owning a design software platform could become a competitive advantage in its bid to become a solutions provider instead of merely a chip vendor.

So, Renesas, which has been at the forefront of dealmaking in past years, decided to buy Altium for $5.9 billion in a cash deal. “This acquisition is different from our past acquisitions in many ways,” said Renesas CEO Hidetoshi Shibata.

Figure 1 Renesas acquires PCB tool developer Altium after using its cloud-based solutions for nearly two years.

First and foremost, it will diversify Renesas offerings into the software realm. That, in turn, will help design engineers easily integrate semiconductors into complex electronic designs while streamlining the overall design process. It’s worth mentioning here that Altium rejected a $3.9 billion takeover bid from software company Autodesk as too low back in 2021.

Altium’s origin can be traced to a startup, Protel, which was founded in 1985 by a University of Tasmania staffer, Nick Martin, who wanted to develop software for reducing PCB design complexity. The company was eventually renamed Altium and relocated to California.

Figure 2 Altium provides tools for designing circuit boards.

While Renesas has been acquiring semiconductor companies for nearly a decade, this deal tells a different story. It’s about a chip hardware outfit buying a design software firm to bolster its merits of being a solution provider and thus address pressures to lower design complexity and shorten time to market.

That makes sense because Renesas has been assimilating semiconductors from a multitude of suppliers: Intersil, IDT, Dialog, Sequans, and Transphorm. So, it’s crucial that design engineers using Renesas chips can better organize design kits, libraries, and other components effectively.

All this happens mostly at the board level, and Altium’s acquisition aims to facilitate that stage in the system design cycle. And Renesas has vetted these PCB design tools as their user for nearly two years.

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Rohde & Schwarz enables Qualcomm to pioneer new frequency ranges for future 5G-Advanced and 6G networks

ELE Times - Fri, 02/16/2024 - 09:24

 

In the evolving landscape of 5G networks, leveraging frequency ranges FR1 (0.41 to 7.125 GHz) and FR2 (24.25 to 71 GHz) has been pivotal. As the era of 5G-Advanced and 6G unfolds, a third frequency range is being discussed in global regulatory and industry consortiums worldwide. FR3, which is also known as upper-midband, spanning 7.125 to 24.25 GHz, will open a new frontier for mobile communication technology. Rohde & Schwarz technology plays a key role in enabling Qualcomm Technologies to show the readiness and effectiveness of the latest RF modem technology for FR3.

At the most recent World Radio Conference 2023, held in November and December 2023 in Dubai, organized and hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a consensus emerged among regulatory bodies and industry leaders to explore additional spectra for the next generation of mobile communication, officially labeled IMT-2030, also known as 6G. Notably, the 14.8 to 15.35 GHz frequency range has been earmarked for global study. In addition, local agencies like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States are also eyeing the upper 12 GHz band (12.7 to 13.25 GHz) for future wireless applications.

In anticipation of these developments, Rohde & Schwarz, leading supplier of test and measurement solutions to the wireless industry, has enabled Qualcomm Technologies, a trailblazer in wireless system technology, to demonstrate that the Giga-MIMO system for tomorrow’s infrastructure is ready and effective to operate in these frequencies. It promises enhanced data performance while offering coverage comparable to current 5G massive MIMO networks operational at 3.5 GHz.

To validate the performance of this prototype, Qualcomm Technologies utilized the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator and R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz. The setup included specialized firmware for the testing of different subcarrier spacings with wider signal bandwidths compared to today’s 3GPP physical layer specifications. The wider bandwidths will ultimately enable higher data rates and lower latency.

Andreas Pauly, Chief Technology Officer at Rohde & Schwarz, said: “We are thrilled to extend our support of Qualcomm Technologies and explore the new frontier of mobile communications together. Our tailored test solutions are instrumental in advancing research for 5G-Advanced and 6G networks, and exploring the possibilities of the FR3 frequency range lays the foundations for the success of tomorrow’s mobile applications.”

Tingfang Ji, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Wireless Research, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said: “We are committed to pioneering next-generation mobile technologies and are grateful to Rohde & Schwarz for its support in helping to make this a reality. Our efforts to enable Giga-MIMO in upper midband for wide-area coverage help to set the stage for 6G and a transformative leap in wireless communication.”

Demonstration of FR3 signal generation and analysis at MWC Barcelona

At MWC Barcelona, Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate a high performance signal generation and analysis setup for early FR3 research, featuring the latest vector signal generator and analyzer products. The setup consists of the brand new R&S SMW200A, not only with a new front panel and user interface but also significant improvements in EVM performance. On the analysis side, the R&S FSVA3000 includes special features like IQ noise cancellation to achieve outstanding EVM measurement performance thanks to a noise corrected measurement path. Dedicated 5G signals for FR3 are being generated and analyzed as part of the demonstration.

Rohde & Schwarz will present its comprehensive test solutions for the mobile industry including a setup demonstrating high-performance signal generation and analysis for FR3 signals at the Mobile World Congress 2024. Visitors can find Rohde & Schwarz in hall 5, booth 5A80, at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.

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STMicroelectronics and Mobile Physics join forces to create EnviroMeter for accurate air-quality monitoring on smartphones

ELE Times - Fri, 02/16/2024 - 09:15

Time-of-flight optical sensing enables world’s first accurate personal air quality monitor and smoke detector for smartphone

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Mobile Physics, a software-development startup specialized in environmental physics, have revealed an exclusive collaboration that enables smartphones and other devices to measure household and ambient air quality with a built-in optical sensor.

Developed exclusively for ST’s multizone ranging sensors, which are widely used for features like camera autofocus and presence detection, this solution measures particulates in the surrounding air. With accuracy comparable to purpose-designed air-quality monitors, Mobile Physics’ EnviroMeter app acts as a personal, portable environment monitor and smoke detector to safeguard health – and enhance fire safety. Manufactured using ST’s low-power technology, it can operate ‘always on’ to provide constant awareness with minimal impact on battery life.

Each year, 3.2 million people die prematurely from illnesses attributable to household air pollution. The combined effects of ambient air pollution and household air pollution are associated with 6.7 million premature deaths annually (1). Monitoring air quality has become a real necessity and a public health issue. Leveraging ST’s market positioning to accelerate integration, the two companies have integrated Mobile Physics’ software and ST’s VL53L8 direct time-of-flight (dToF) sensor on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 smartphone platform. As showcased at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit 2023, this project creates the world’s first smartphone with always-on air-quality sensing and smoke detection.

Personal environment monitoring can give everyone greater control over their own health and safety, using their smartphones. The customer will also have the option to opt in to access wider environmental data covering their local area,” said Erez Weinroth, CEO, Mobile Physics. “ST’s direct ToF sensors enabled us to deliver a solution with accuracy close to that of high-end dedicated environment monitors but at lower cost and in a smaller package.”

The team at Mobile Physics has made ingenious use of the data from our dToF sensor to produce this groundbreaking yet economical and elegant environment monitor,” said Alex Balmefrezol, General Manager, Imaging Sub-Group at STMicroelectronics.  “We are delighted to enable this new, wellness-enhancing feature that complements the established ToF use cases providing even more value to our customers.“

The air-quality sensing solution developed with ST is included in Mobile Physics’ EnviroMeter Software Development Kit (SDK), which also provides data on temperature, wind, precipitation, humidity, light-intensity, UV, and noise-level monitoring. Sensing can detect particles smaller than 2.5 micron and thus empower users to protect their health. The solution does not require any additional equipment; a standard dToF sensor and the Mobile Physics software is all that is needed.

To learn more about this solution, come to the ST booth (7A61) at Mobile World Congress 2024 where we will showcase the air-quality monitoring demonstration.

Technical Notes to Editors:
The VL53L8 is used in diverse electronic products including smart speakers, projectors, laptops, robots and home appliances, and door-entry systems, as well as IoT devices such as occupancy sensors. Any of these products can now deliver extra value by providing air-quality indication and fire protection with no extra hardware components required. The sensor’s small size, measuring just 6.4mm x 3.0mm x 1.75mm, eases integration anywhere a small form factor is required.

Engineers can accelerate projects including proximity and presence detectors using the development ecosystem available from ST. This includes the X-Nucleo-53L8A1 development board, the P-Nucleo-53L8A1 evaluation pack that also contains a microcontroller development board, and SATEL-VL53L8 breakout boards. The VL53L8 is in production now. Pricing information and sample requests are available at local ST sales offices.

About STMicroelectronics
At ST, we are over 50,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. As an integrated device manufacturer, we work with more than 200,000 customers and thousands of partners to design and build products, solutions, and ecosystems that address their challenges and opportunities, and the need to support a more sustainable world. Our technologies enable smarter mobility, more efficient power and energy management, and the wide-scale deployment of cloud-connected autonomous things. We are committed to achieving our goal to become carbon neutral on scope 1 and 2 and partially scope 3 by 2027. Further information can be found at www.st.com.

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IEEE 1588 grandmaster clock handles 25 Gbps

EDN Network - Fri, 02/16/2024 - 00:30

Microchip’s TimeProvider 4500 (TP4500) is an IEEE 1588 PTP grandmaster clock that furnishes high-speed network interfaces up to 25 Gbps. The hardware timekeeping platform not only offers 1-Gbps, 10-Gbps, and 25-Gbps Ethernet options, but also achieves timing accuracy below 1 ns.

TP4500 gives infrastructure operators a terrestrial alternative for distributing precise time that is not dependent on GNSS. Highly scalable, the platform serves thousands of PTP endpoints for customers deploying C-band gNodeBs. Hardware-assist enhancements, including the latest digital synthesis technology and PolarFire SoC FPGA, allow the system to deliver sub-ns timing accuracy.

Oscillator options for the TP4500 include OCXO, super OCXO, and rubidium. The unit also incorporates a 72-channel GNSS receiver with active thermal compensation. TimePictra synchronization management software allows operators to monitor and track real-time faults and threats with visibility across their entire network.

The TimeProvider 4500 is available now for purchase. Contact a Microchip sales representative or authorized distributor.

TimeProvider 4500 product page

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Platform simulates Wi-Fi 7 devices and traffic

EDN Network - Fri, 02/16/2024 - 00:29

The E7515W UXM wireless test platform from Keysight offers network emulation with Wi-Fi 7 signaling RF and throughput testing of Wi-Fi 7 devices. It performs Wi-Fi to application and Wi-Fi to cellular internetworking testing of both Wi-Fi clients (STAs) and Access Points (APs) from 380 MHz to 7.125 GHz.

As a turnkey system, the E7515W simplifies Wi-Fi 7 testing and provides insights for both the physical (PHY) and media access control (MAC) layers. The system emulates hundreds of clients at once through traffic simulation without the need for additional equipment. According to Keysight, this capacity exceeds existing market solutions by threefold.

Analysis software for the E7515W provides PHY/MAC level information, such as rate versus range, as well as enhanced Rx sensitivity, Wi-Fi 6/6E/7 radio unit sweep analysis, and full-rate throughput. Based on the same hardware architecture as the E7515B UXM 5G test platform, the E7515W tests more complex devices with 5G and LTE capabilities. It also performs fixed wireless access (FWA) testing for customer premise equipment (CPE).

Request a price quote for the E7515W Wi-Fi 7 test system using the link to the product page below.

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Fast SSD improves computer performance

EDN Network - Fri, 02/16/2024 - 00:29

Joining Samsung’s lineup of consumer SSDs, the 990 EVO delivers a sequential read speed of up to 5000 Mbytes/s, 43% faster than the 970 EVO Plus model. The company also reports that the 990 EVO offers up to a 70% improvement in power efficiency compared to its predecessor.

Available with storage capacities of 1 terabyte and 2 terabytes, the internal NVMe SSD enhances everyday computing experiences like gaming and video/photo editing. In addition to its fast sequential read rate, the drive’s sequential write speed reaches 4200 Mbytes/s. Random read and write operations also get a boost, with speeds of up to 700k and 800k input/output operations/s (IOPS), respectively.

Improved power efficiency allows battery-powered PCs to operate longer between charges. The 990 EVO supports Windows Modern Standby, which enables instant on/off with uninterrupted internet connectivity and seamless notification reception, even in low-power states. What’s more, the SSD’s heat spreader label effectively regulates the thermal condition of the NAND chip.

The 990 EVO supports both PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCIe 5.0 x2 interfaces. Samsung’s Magician software is a set of optimization tools to ensure the best SSD performance. It also streamlines the data migration process for SSD upgrades. Magician protects valuable data, monitors drive health, and provides notification of firmware updates.

The 990 EVO SSD will be available in Malaysia starting next month.

990 EVO product page

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Low-power MCUs perform diverse tasks

EDN Network - Fri, 02/16/2024 - 00:29

Built with an Arm Cortex-M33 core, NXP’s MCX A14x and A15x series of general-purpose MCUs operate at 48 MHz and 96 MHz, respectively. The devices target a broad range of applications, including motor control, industrial sensing, smart metering, automation, and smart home devices.

Both series offer high levels of integration with scalable device options. Peripherals include timers that generate three complementary PWM pairs with deadband insertion and a 4-Msample/s, 12-bit ADC with hardware windowing and averaging. Along with UART, SPI, and I2C interfaces, the MCUs provide an I3C communication interface. I3C improves on the performance and power use of I2C, while maintaining backward compatibility for most devices.

MCX A microcontrollers employ a capless LDO power subsystem that operates from 1.7 V to 3.6 V. Devices consume 59 µA/MHz (3 V, 25°C) in active mode running Coremark from internal flash. In deep sleep mode, current consumption drops to 6.5 µA with 10-µs wake-up and full SRAM retention (3 V, 25°C). Deep power down mode trims consumption to less than 400 nA with 2.78-ms wake.

Packaging options for the MCX A parts include 32-pin QFN, 48-pin QFN, and 64-pin LQDP. MCUs are I/O and pin-compatible across package types, simplifying migration and upgrades. MCX A14x/15x devices are available now through NXP’s distributor network.

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5G router streamlines industrial operations

EDN Network - Fri, 02/16/2024 - 00:28

Purpose-built for Industry 4.0 use cases, the Digi IX40 router provides global 5G and LTE connectivity with edge intelligence and real-time processing. The IoT cellular router allows enterprises to seamlessly connect multiple wired or wireless machines in demanding environments. It also optimizes the integration of cloud-delivered operational technology with information technology to enable network-wide visibility, monitoring, and control.

The IX40 provides edge intelligence by placing computing power in the device at the edge of the enterprise network where the data is collected. Processing sensor data immediately and closer to where it is generated (instead of sending it to the cloud), reduces latency. The router’s built-in computing power and integrated memory enable rapid machine-to-machine communication and robust real-time data processing.

Other Digi IX40 features include:

  • FIPS 140-2 validation for encryption of sensitive data
  • Ethernet, SFP, serial, I/O, and Modbus bridging
  • Failover options like fiber and 4G LTE for redundancy
  • GNSS receiver supporting GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo
  • License-free enterprise software: VPN, firewall, logging, and authentication
  • Digi Remote Manager for mass configuration and management of remote assets

Typical applications for the Digi IX40 router include advanced robotics, predictive maintenance, asset monitoring, industrial automation, and smart manufacturing. FirstNet-capable models are available for critical applications that require emergency response.

For more information or request a price quote, use the link to the product page below.

Digi IX40 product page

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