TOP Newsletter - May 2022

May 10, 2022


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

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 Module

SanMotion _ Multi-Axis Integrated Linear Servo Motor Unit

Multi-Axis Integrated Linear Servo Motor Unit  - Sanyo Denki

Sanyo Denki has developed and released a brand new servo system, SANMOTION G, which features industry-leading servo performance in a compact, lightweight, energy-efficient design. It is ideal for semiconductor manufacturing equipment, machine tools, food manufacturing equipment, and medical equipment. 

Compared to the previous generation, the new SANMOTION G offers Evolved Servo Performance, with speed response 1.6 times higher (3.5 kHz), 3 times shorter positioning settling time and 16 times higher encoder resolution (27 bit, battery-less). 

Furthermore it offers improved Reliability and Maintainability, improved Vibration Resistance, wider Temperature Range, Lightweight due to 22% shortened motor length. 

This greatly contributes to the downsizing, weight reduction, and energy savings of your equipment. 

Multi-Axis Integrated Linear Servo Motor Unit


PA166 - Dual-Channel Multi-Purpose Power Amplifier IC

PA166PQ, Dual-Channel 205V, 1A/4A - Apex Microtechnology

The PA166 is the latest addition to Apex Microtechnology’s family of high density, multi-purpose power amplifier ICs utilizing leading-edge package design. Designed with power density in mind, the PA166 comes equipped with a pair of high voltage operational amplifiers with monolithic cores. 

In a surface mount package and with a body of just 20mm x 20mm, each channel is designed for operation up to 205V while providing 1A of continuous current at an overall power dissipation of 2x26W. 

Wide range of target applications include high density voltage or current sources, electrostatic transducers, electrostatic/electromagnetic deflection, deformable mirror focusing, and piezo electric positioning. 

PA166 - Dual-Channel Multi-Purpose Power Amplifier IC

Wire-to-board connector - Summit Electronics

Wire-to-board connector - SWTB-C2540 - Summit Electronics

The Summit SWTB-C2540 single row DIP long back wire-to-board 2.54mm pitch connector is ideal for automotive, medical and consumer industries. A friction lock is provided to ensure a stronger mating.

The 2.54mm connectors and sockets are available in right angled and vertical versions. The housing connector has built-in polirazation and is available in UL94V-0 nylon.
Current rating :                 4A AC,DC
Voltage rating :                 250V AC,DC
Temperature range :      -40C~+105C
Insulation resistance :    1000mΩ Min.
Withstanding voltage :  1000V AC/minute
Contact resistance :        10mΩ Max
Wire AWG :                        24-28

Wire-to-board connector

World's Smallest Monopole Antenna - Katana 2JW1683 - 2J Antennas

World's Smallest Monopole Antenna - Katana 2JW1683 - 2J Antennas

Katana is the world’s smallest monopole antenna designed for 5GNR applications enhancing mobile broadband (eMBB) and ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC).

At only Ø 10 × 80 mm, the 2JW1683 antenna is designed with the new sub-6 GHz technology transmissions. This allows it to travel farther and penetrate solid objects such as buildings and busy urban areas making it ideal for access points and terminals.

It offers a modern and compact form factor that significantly reduces device size and integration complexities with a simple plug-and-play antenna solution while outperforming any competitor. Designed for mobile devices operating within 5GNR / 4GLTE / FirstNet / CBRS / LPWA / CAT-X / CAT-Mx / CAT-NBx / NB-IoT standards. The antenna also includes backward carrier compatibility with 3G / 2G mobile devices and offers the new extended LTE B71 at 600 MHz bands.

It is an omni-directional antenna that extends an uninterrupted 360° radiation pattern with extremely high connection reliability while maintaining stable efficiency peak gains across all bands. Combining performance, reliability, and flexibility into a super low profile form factor, makes this antenna the first choice for global broadband mobile applications.

World's Smallest Monopole Antenna - Katana 2JW1683

Vista X 90 - Lidar - Cepton and TOP-electronics

Vista®-X90 - automotive grade lidar - Cepton

Cepton’s directional Vista®-series MMT® lidars provide dense, forward-looking beam patterns, in contrast to a 360° distributed pattern in rotational lidars
Vista-X90 is a ground-breaking automotive grade lidar.

It sets a new benchmark for high performance at low power in a compact form factor and is ideally suited for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). 
Optimized for ease of vehicle integration, the Vista-X90 has a licensable and modular design that enables configurability and manufacturability. The underlying MMT-based architecture is designed to meet the stringent requirements of automotive applications.  

Automotive specs are also be used in other applications like railway, AVGs, and drones

Range: Up to 200 m at 10% 
FOV; 90° (H) x 25° (V)
Angular resolution; Up to 0.13° x 0.13°  
Target Size; 122 (W) x 46 – 63 (H, front-back) x 107 (D) mm; ~1 kg
Reliability / FuSa; Automotive grade, ISO-26262 ASIL-B

Vista®-X90 - automotive grade lidar

TOP-electronics attends the following exhibitions & events.
Will we see you there?

Visit the TOP-team at Events and Exhibitions to learn more about new features with the latest components & modules of our worldwide leading manufacturers and design or improve your application.

Let us know when you have an idea. We would love to support!

Embedded World, Nurnberg, Germany, 21 ~ 23 June 2022

We would love to see you in hall 5, booth166

Embedded World 2022, Germany, Nurnberg


WoTS, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 27 ~ 30 September 2022

We love to see you in hall 9, booth B052

TOP-electronics is one of the gadget sponsors, the WoTS parrot

WoTS 2022 - Utrecht - World of Technology and Science