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Laird Technologies

3481 Rider Trail South, Earth City, MO, 63045, US

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Communication Systems & Equipment

M2M Antennas optimize industrial connectivity.

March 26, 2015

Rated for temporary water immersion, HCR Dual Band and HCR Tri-band Rotatable Shell Omnidirectional Antennas can withstand temperatures from -40 to 70°C and offer variety of vandal-resistant mounting options. Dual-band model operates in 824–894 MHz or 1,850–1,990 MHz frequency ranges, while tri-band models function in 824–894 MHz, 1,710–1,880 MHz, and 1,910–2,170 MHz frequency ranges as well as 880–960 MHz, 1,710–1,880 MHz, and 1,850–1,990 MHz frequency ranges. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

M2M Antenna increases connectivity in harsh environments.

March 26, 2015

Supplied in weather-resistant, IP67-rated housing, LPS69223NT Omni Directional LTE Disk-Puck Antenna offers complete cellular 3G/4G LTE data coverage for such operational-critical environments as manufacturing, warehouses, and field services. Machine to Machine (M2M) antenna fosters discretion via low-profile design and offers single-port connectivity. Other applications include outdoor kiosks, remote ATMs, as well as unsupervised RF remote monitoring and control devices. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Intelligent Dongle brings IoT to legacy devices.

March 4, 2015

With BT900-US BT4.0 Intelligent Dongle, legacy devices that have operating system and USB port can be converted to wireless with BT/BLE functionality. Event-driven smartBASIC programming language simplifies module integration, minimizes OEM development risk, and accelerates time to market. Designed to support Windows, Windows Embedded, MAC OSx, Linux, and Android, dual-mode dongle is suited for IoT and Connected Hospital applications as well as barcode scanners, POS terminals, PCs, and laptops. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Bluetooth Modules suit industrial and medical applications.

November 19, 2014

Comprising intelligent dual-mode modules for classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy, BT900 Series features event-driven smartBASIC programming language, which enables hostless operation. Without need for external processor, smartBASIC captures end-to-end process of reading, writing, and processing of data which then uses Classic Bluetooth or BLE to transfer it to/from Bluetooth device. Applications include industrial cable replacement, medical devices, ePOS terminals, and barcode scanners. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Modules foster connectivity integration.

July 30, 2014

Both 45 Series Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi modules and BT830 Series Bluetooth v4.0 UART HCI (Host Controller Interface) modules service key application areas, including AIDC devices, medical devices, barcode scanners, and M2M connectivity. While standalone use is possible for each, modules can combine to enable seamless integration of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for enterprise and industrial applications. Bundle for Embedded Windows operations, WH-SSD45NBT, features WH-SSD45N and the BT830. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Operator Control Units can be used in explosive environments.

July 30, 2014

Mid-sized LRC-M1-IS and full-sized LRC-L1-IS are intrinsically safe operator control units (OCUs) approved for use in highly explosive environments. By adding these units to CattronControl™ products, operators can safely position themselves to best advantage without being restricted to manual control station or wired pendant. Supplied in Ergonomic housing, both OCUs are approved for Zone 0 use and employ dual processor electronics and safety critical software. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

UHF Vertical Antenna offers 2.0-4.1 dBi maximum gain.

July 11, 2014

Built for mobile and fixed applications in rugged environments, Ultra Phantom Antenna operates from 380–512 MHz and achieves IP67 certification to protect against dust and water exposure. Low profile design minimizes height clearance issues on specialty and heavy-duty vehicles, while secure mounting hardware deters vandalism. Omnidirectional antenna is suitable for government, public safety, and industrial/commercial markets. Read More

HVAC, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Thermal & Heating Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Miniature Thermoelectric Modules offer optimal heat dissipation.

February 5, 2014

Built using Tlam thermally conductive circuit boards, Tlam OptoTEC® series is designed for applications where temperature stabilization of sensitive optical components is critical. Circuit boards have thin layer of thermally conductive dielectric material between copper foil layer and metal backing plate. Comprising 7 modules, series can create temperature differential (ΔT) of up to 67°C and pump from 1.5–9.0 W of heat at 25°C. At 85°C, series can create ΔT of 77°C and pump 1.6–9.9 W of heat. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Board-Level EMI Shield can be used in space-restricted areas.

December 9, 2013

Ultra-Low Height Two-Piece Board-Level Shield serves board-level EMI shielding applications in which access to shielded components is required and conserving space between densely populated PCB and compact enclosure is critical. Frame with drawn latch features accommodates assembly height as low as 1 mm, and cover may be attached to, detached from, and subsequently reattached to frame in confined areas without interfering with other electrical components mounted on PCB outside frame.
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Safety & Security Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products

Clip-On Grounding/Shielding Strips come in custom lengths.

December 4, 2013

Fingerstock product, Edge Guide Clip-on Strip, offers optimal grounding/shielding contact from PCB to card guide on rack or housing inside electronics. Snap-in feature of contact fingers prevents any potential snagging, allowing for bidirectional sliding contact along edges. Strip, made from BeCu, is available with various plating options, including tin or nickel. While compression forces facilitate card installation, customizable length options afford flexibility in design phase. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment

ISM Band RF Transceiver employs FHSS technology.

October 18, 2013

Supplied in 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.4 in. diecast enclosure, CL024 operates in license-free 2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band. Radio utilizes Server/Client architecture for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communications with unlimited number of Clients in network, API commands to control packet routing, and communication with serial UART speeds up to 460.8 Kbps. RS232 interface allows integration with legacy data systems, and conducted output power is rated up to 125 mW. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Radio Remote Control suits machine control panels.

October 10, 2013

Offering redundant hardware and software architecture, SCU32 Transmitter Control Unit provides radio link for industrial applications and wireless solutions. Unit transmits up to 32 + 4 digital commands and up to 8 analog signals. It can be combined with various remote control receivers such as CT24, which features stop circuits that monitor output contacts, and shut down systems in event of failure. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment

Dual-Mode Bluetooth v4.0 Modules suit industrial environments.

October 2, 2013

With Class 1 range and dual-mode, or Bluetooth Smart Ready™ support, BT800 Series enables connections to devices that support BLE and Classic Bluetooth. HCI modules support full speed USB interface plus GPIO as well as I2S and PCM audio interfaces. Measuring 8.5 x 13 mm with 8 dBm output power, modules are suitable for adding Bluetooth connectivity to any device with Bluetooth software stack. HID Proxy Mode enables out-of-the box HID connectivity for devices such as keyboard and mouse. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment

Bluetooth Modules can serve as long-range cable replacements.

September 24, 2013

Class 1 Bluetooth 700 Series modules are designed to add long-range Bluetooth® data connectivity to any device. Based on Cambridge Silicon (CSR) BC04 chipset, modules provide Class 1 range via 18 dBm of transmit power. Entire series supports either on-board antenna or u.FL for external antenna connection plus range of Bluetooth profiles and AT command interface. While BT730 variants are based on Bluetooth v2.0 specification, BT740 variants support Bluetooth v 2.1 specification. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Machine Control Unit suits rugged industrial environments.

August 30, 2013

Available for cranes, lifting equipment, and other industrial machines, CattronControl™ LRC-S1 is compatible with digital and analog drive systems and has fixed layout with customer-definable control elements. Features include system configuration via secure wireless TransKey™ (RFID), variety of frequencies for worldwide use, graphic LCD and LEDs for status and feedback, as well as tandem and multi-transmitter and/or receiver operation. Force/angle safety feature is optional. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Transmitter Coil Modules foster wireless charging development.

August 9, 2013

RWC5353 Series helps shorten design cycles for engineers developing wireless charging devices. Compliant with Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi standard, wireless charging coil modules improve efficiency and performance while minimizing EMI in wireless charging devices. Transmitter coil modules use ferrite material 28, and complete solution features -40 to +85°C operating range. Power transmitter is A1 compliant and supports up to 5 W of power transfer. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Bluetooth Module seamlessly enables Apple iOS devices.

August 6, 2013

Based on Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) BC04 chipset, firmware on BTM46x series lets OEMs support Bluetooth® data connectivity for all PCs, smartphones, and tablets — including Apple iOS devices. Apple licensees can leverage Bluetooth data connectivity, via iAP protocol, into MFI accessories. At 12.5 x 22 mm, modules support separate power supply for I/O in addition to complete Bluetooth v2.1 protocol stack, and support for multi-point connections is standard. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Bluetooth Modules target wireless medical devices.

April 30, 2013

Based on Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 SoC, BL6000 Bluetooth Smart™ Modules support variety of ultra-low power saving modes to achieve as little as 1 µA power consumption in deep sleep mode and 10.5 mA when transmitting data at 0 dBm. Each BL600 module version – with integrated antenna, IPEX MHF4 antenna connector, or trade pads for external antenna – has 19 x 12.5 mm footprint. Modules can connect to external sensors via I2C, SPI, UART, ADC, and GPIO interfaces. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Thermoelectric Modules convert waste heat to power.

February 25, 2013

Available in 33, 90, and 130 mW models, eTEG Series consists of thermoelectric power generators that harvest waste heat and convert it to usable DC output power. Miniature devices are assembled with thin film semiconductor material, thermally conductive aluminum nitride ceramics, and gold-plated wire bondable pads. With output voltages from 0.6–2.5 V in open circuit at maximum temperature differentials, modules are suited for wireless sensors, LED lighting, and battery charging applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Radio Modules support Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

January 14, 2013

Along with support for dual-band 802.11n (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1, Summit 40 Series offers secure and reliable connectivity in 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands, accelerated roaming between access points, certified Cisco Compatible Extensions v4 support, and facilitated configuration/management using Summit Client Utility. Latter also supports Bluetooth profiles. Software is available for Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Linux kernel v2.6.37, and Windows Embedded Handheld and Compact 6/7. Read More

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