TOP newsletter - December 2022

December 13, 2022



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December Warehouse Deal; Special pricing Seek Core Starter Kits!

WAREHOUSE SALE - Starterkits Seek Thermal and TOP-electronics

Special pricing for all Seek Starter Kits, ordered and shipped before December 30th, until stock lasts.

Implementing thermal imaging has never been this simple and affordable. Starter Development Kits enable your project team to begin development quickly and easily.

In addition to the thermal camera, customers also receive access to the Developer Portal with SDKs, APIs, and other important documentation to ensure your project is a success.

Check the productinformation and availability here and buy in our eStore or via e-mail !

December Warehouse Deal; Special pricing Seek Core Starter Kits !


AMT13A Incremental Encoder - TOP-electronics

AMT13A Incremental Encoder - CUI Devices

The AMT13A incremental encoder is a rugged, high accuracy series featuring 16 resolutions from 96 to 4096 PPR, while supporting 9 shaft diameters from 9 mm to 15.875 mm. 
With an innovative capacitive platform, the series is not susceptible to contaminants such as dirt, dust, and oil that typically plague encoders in industrial environments.  

Combined with an operating temperature range of -40°C to +125°C, high accuracy, a compact package, and low current draw, the AMT13A provides a compelling solution for a range of industrial, automation, robotics, and renewable energy applications. 

Modular incremental encoder

YB0027AA, 5G Screw Mount Combo Antenna Box - TOP-electronics

Robust 9-in-1 combination antenna - YB0027AA - Quectel

The YB0027AA is a 9-in-1 antenna, an increasingly critical category as 5G adoption continues to accelerate, and by combining one L1/L5 GNSS active antenna with eight 5G/4G MIMO antennas in a single antenna box, the YB0027AA meets customers’ needs for high performance 5G connectivity.

The antenna is also available in alternative configurations within the same housing, dependent on customer requirements.  
The YB0027AA offers a more flexible and reliable high-performance antenna solution for outdoor applications as it is rated for IP67 / IP69K (After instalation) and IK09 and is suitable for a wide range of applications in which multiple connections are used.

Some of these examples include: vehicle-mounted antennas in emergency service vehicles, emergency service networks, autonomous vehicles and remote monitoring applications, such as in buses and shipping port machines, broadband failover and remote television broadcasting. 

Robust 9-in-1 combination antenna

FC80A combined module Bluetooth and WiFi

Stand Alone WiFi & BLE modules – Quectel

Besides Cellular and GNSS modules, Quectel Wireless Solutions also has Stand-alone WiFi & BLE modules.

One of them is the combined module FC80A, which is an ultra-compact module of 15mm × 13mm × 2.2mm.

The FC80A is a high-performance WiFi 5 module in an LCC package which can be used to establish WLAN and Bluetooth connections. With 2 × 2 MIMO and 1 × 1 + 1 × 1 RSDB supported, it provides a maximum theoretical data rate up to 866Mbps.

This high performance WiFi 5 module comes in a LCC Package and has Bluetooth connections.

This module achieves Low-power and high-speed data transmission, which makes it very interesting for many applications.

Do you want to have short time to market; with its simple design the FC80A has many development advantages.


Stand Alone WiFi & BLE modules

TWN4 MultiTech 2 LEGIC LF HF

TWN4 MultiTech 2 LEGIC - Elatec

The new TWN4 MultiTech 2 LEGIC allows reading and writing of almost all 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz tags and/or labels. During the development of the multifrequency reader, Elatec focused on optimizing the HF read performance (13.56 MHz). As a result, it was possible to significantly increase the average read range of HF transponders—even doubling it for some models.

The reader supports more than 60 transponder technologies, including all major transponders from various manufacturers such as ATMEL, EM, ST, NXP, TI, HID and LEGIC, as well as ISO standards such as ISO14443A/B (T=CL), ISO15692 and ISO18092/ECMA-340 (NFC). This gives users maximum flexibility in their choice of wireless technologies.

The high-performance reader can be used for a wide range of applications. The spectrum of uses ranges from secure printing and single sign-on to gaming, machine authentication and authentication on fitness equipment, right through to charging stations for electric vehicles. If required, individual configuration of the TWN4 MultiTech 2 is possible—for example, in the form of customer-specific inlays or the installation of different cable lengths.

The reader combines new capabilities with the proven features of the TWN4 MultiTech series. It has the same form factor (OEM PCB and desktop housing) as the predecessor model, as well as two on-board SAM (Secure Access Module) slots. In addition, it supports contactless (re)programming and can be customized at the factory and in the field using Elatec software tools. The reader thus offers maximum flexibility.

TWN4 LEGIC readers & LEGIC OEM boards

San Ace 140 9RA type DC Fan - TOP-electronics

Lowest Noise DC Fan - 140 × 140 × 38 mm - Sanyo Denki

Sanyo Denki has developed the 140 × 140 × 38 mm San Ace 140 9RA type DC Fan that features the lowest noise in the industry (based on own research as of October 27, 2022, conducted among axial DC fans of equivalent size and cooling performance on the market).

This fan is suitable for cooling commercial air conditioners and medical equipment.

Low Noise
Compared to the current model the noise level has been reduced by 3 dB(A), which means half the noise.

High Cooling Performance
While featuring low noise, the maximum airflow and maximum static pressure have increased by 33% and 70%.

Energy Saving
Power consumption has been reduced by 35% compared to the current model.

Rich Lineup
The lineup offers four different rotational speeds for each of 12/24/48 V rated voltages. The broad lineup of fans enables you to choose the right fan best suited to your applications.

Lowest Noise DC Fan - 140×140×38 mm - Sanyo Denki NOG LINK !

Apollo4 Blue Plus SoC

Apollo 4 Blue Plus – Low Power System-on-Chip - Ambiq

The Apollo4 Plus is the 4th generation system processor solution built upon Ambiq’s proprietary Subthreshold Power-Optimized Technology (SPOT) platform. The Apollo4’s complete hardware and software solution enables the battery-powered endpoint devices of tomorrow to achieve a higher level of intelligence without sacrificing battery life. The Apollo4 Plus is built on the 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M4 core with Floating Point Unit (FPU).

With up to 2 MB of MRAM and 2.75 MB of SRAM, the Apollo4 Plus has more than enough compute and storage to handle complex algorithms and neural networks while displaying vibrant, crystal clear, and smooth graphics. If additional memory is required, an external memory is supported through Ambiq’s multi-bit SPI and eMMC interfaces.

The Apollo4 Plus SoC has the lowest dynamic and sleep mode power on the market which allows designers of next generation wearables and smart devices to take their innovative products to the next level.

- High-Performance Arm Cortex-M4 Processor with FPU
- Up to 192 MHz clock frequency
- Floating Point Unit (FPU)
- Memory Protection Unit (MPU)
- Ultra-Low Supply Current
- 4 μA/MHz executing from MRAM (with cache)
- Low-power sleep and deep sleep modes with selectable levels of RAM/cache retention


Apollo4 Blue Plus SoC

Compact, Low-Power, Chirp Radio and Sensor Module

Compact, Low-Power, Chirp Radio and Sensor Module - Inpixon Swarm Chirp

The Inpixon Swarm Chirp (formerly swarm bee LE V3 ) is a 2.4 GHz Chirp Spread Spectrum module, suitable for a variety of IoT implementations.

The small 22 x 23 mm form factor, low power consumption, long-range transceiver including embedded accelerometer and temperature sensors, along with a low external component requirement, make the Inpixon Swarm Chirp an ideal choice for personnel, equipment and asset tracking products, where indoor or outdoor location sensing is critical.

Relative position is derived via the module-to-module direct ranging feature, without the need for additional infrastructure. Tags based on the Inpixon Swarm Chirp when deployed with the nanoANQ anchors and IoT Platform, provide the most comprehensive Real Time Location System (RTLS) on the market today.

With a built in on-board microcontroller (MCU), a 2.4 GHz RF Chirp transceiver, 3D accelerometer and temperature sensors, and universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART), the Inpixon Swarm Chirp module drastically cuts the time-to-market. Just add a battery, antenna and a housing, and it is market ready. It also comes with a complete API command set eliminating firmware implementation needs.

Compact, Low-Power, Chirp Radio and Sensor Modul

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Save the date!

In 2023 TOP-electronics will at least attend the following exhibitions:

Embedded World - Nurnberg, Germany
14 ~ 16 March

PCIM - Nurnberg, Germany
09 ~ 11 May

Advanced Engineering - Antwerp, Belgium
24 ~ 25 May

Electronics and Applications - Utrecht, The Netherlands

26 ~ 28 September

More information about the events



This is the last newsletter of 2022.
We hope we have inspired you with the latest TOP's news.

The TOP-team wishes you all the best for 2023. We hope to speak or see you soon!

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