Solid State Supplies offers world’s smallest Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) module

This highly integrated SiP solution is a complete Bluetooth subsystem with on-board radio transceiver, antenna, serial interfaces, core processor, memory, clock management, I/O, timers, triggers, hardware security and power management.

Acknowledged as the UK’s leading source of advanced embedded technology, Solid State Supplies Ltd. now offers the world’s smallest Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) SiP module from Silicon Labs. With a package size of 6.5mm x 6.5mm x 1.4mm the BGM11S Blue Gecko SiP (System in Package) module targets applications where ultra-small size, reliable high performance RF, low power consumption, full modular certification and easy application development are key requirements.

Based on a high performance 32-bit 38.4 MHz ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor with 256kB of flash program memory and 32kB of RAM data memory integrated the low power device consumes just 8.7 mA when operating and 2.5µA in deep sleep mode due to the integrated energy management circuitry.

The BGM11S is Bluetooth 4.2 compliant and compatible with Bluetooth 5 advertising as well as being Bluetooth mesh capable. The integrated antenna offers up to +8 dBm transmit power and -90 dBm receive sensitivity, requiring minimal PCB, plastic and metal clearance to deliver exceptional performance up to a range of 200 metres. The inbuilt metal shield enables full modular certification for worldwide regulatory compliance, allowing end products to be certified with minimal effort.

The BGM11S small physical size requiring just 51mm2 of PCB area, the SiP module is ideal for space-constrained applications including IoT devices, wearables, asset trackers, mobile healthcare and Bluetooth beacons. The metal lid on this part is for improved shielding. The same package is used for their BGM121, BGM123 and BGM13S too.

Commenting on the launch Matt Cook, Silicon Lab Product Manager at Solid State Supplies said: “This is a truly market leading product in terms of features, size, power consumption and cost. In space constrained applications where traditionally a chip design route would have been taken, the ease of integration and cost points make the BGM11S a compelling solution for the most demanding of applications. We look forward to supporting our customers as they enhance their products with this device.”

The Blue Gecko series is available to ship from stock held by Solid State Supplies:

Quectel New LTE Module Enables Global Deployment with a Single SKU

Solid State Supplies has announced the introduction of  the industry’s first LTE Cat 4 module to provide global connectivity on up to 30 bands with LTE, 3G and 2G coverage all from a single SKU. This all-in-one module will massively improve the efficiency of global IoT deployment at optimized cost.

EG25-G is the latest addition to Quectel’s comprehensive LTE portfolio based on Qualcomm MDM9x07 chipset. Adopting the 3GPP Release 11 LTE technology, it delivers 150Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink peak data rates, with an optional GNSS receiver including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS to provide quick and accurate positioning.

The new module supports FDD LTE frequency bands of B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28, TDD LTE bands of B38/B39/B40/B41, WCDMA bands of B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19 and quad-band GSM/EDGE. This ensures devices with EG25-G inside can operate on networks of major global carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Telstra, Vodafone and T-Mobile. Moreover, EG25-G supports multi-carrier switch by detecting (U)SIM card.

Designed in a compact LGA form factor measuring 29.0×32.0×2.4mm, EG25-G is pin-compatible with Quectel’s best-selling EC2X family, allowing flexible migration. It also offers Mini PCIe form factor with built-in sim card holder, which will bring better plug-and-play experience.

“A growing number of today’s IoT developers tend to design and manufacture devices that can operate globally with a single hardware design. Our EG25-G was created to address such needs,” said Delbert Sun, Quectel Product and Marketing Director. “We are pleased to see that customers will achieve simplified production and testing processes, and save distribution costs due to the need for just one single SKU.”

EG25-G boasts a rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces, abundant functionalities and extended life cycle, and is ideal for verticals including industrial routers, industrial PDA and video surveillance.

The EG25-G can be found here.

Connectivity in Transportation: Digi WR64

Digi WR64 Cellular Router for a Smarter, Safer and More Efficient Connection

The Digi Transport WR64
Source: How to Simplify Transit Communications with a Single Connectivity Solution, Digi.

Through the evolution of technology, over the years, transport agencies and partners have implemented a variety of new applications and systems to their network of vehicles, gradually requiring independent means of Internet connectivity. This began with something simple, like GPS navigation, however it has progressively advanced to add-ons such as on-board payment systems, passenger Internet, digital signs, cameras etc.

To support these evolving functions, even more hardware, software, databases and a multitude of systems will have to be deployed, as well as maintained. This has been a classic “recipe for disaster” waiting to happen, given that the transport agencies and partners already have to maintain their current network of vehicles, their large IT infrastructure, and security within their tight budget constraints.

Digi’s solution to this problem is to consolidate vehicle connectivity across applications and subsystems in transportation, rail and less-secure mobile environments. The Digi WR64 Cellular Router offers a single, unified mobile communications solution for secure, high-speed cellular connectivity between vehicles and central operations centres.

The Digi WR64 is a dual module LTE-Advanced router with true enterprise-class routing, security, firewall and integrated VPN. Built with a quad-core 1.91GHz CPU and PCle 2.0 internal bus, we can provide you with a flexible interface design with an integrated Wi-Fi access point, USB, serial and four-port wired Ethernet switch, along with the standard GPS and Bluetooth.

To find out how we can help with on-board public and private data connectivity, please contact Paul Paterson or Scott Brenton on +44 (0)1527 830800, or use the contact form below. Click here for the full white paper from Digi.

    Digi IX14: New Industrial Ruggedised Router

    Digi IX14

    Introducing the NEW IX14 Ruggedised Router designed for the Industrial market by Digi. This next generation Industrial LTE-CAT 1 cellular router offers Dual SIM for carrier failover/flexibility, Single Ethernet and Single Serial (RS232), and a flexible 9 – 30Vdc power input. The router is MIL-STD-810G certified for shock, vibration and temperature, and is IP54 rated for dust and water resistance, designed for Mission Critical applications with the ability to withstand challenging environments.

    The Digi IX14 is protected with TrustFence™ Security and is compatible with Digi Remote Manager, allowing simple configuration, device management and troubleshooting. The IX14 operates in temperatures ranging from -34°C to up to +74°C, and endures vibration and dirty environments making it ideal for Outdoor Signage/Kiosk, Water/Wastewater, Industrial Controllers, and Remote Asset Monitoring: Metering/Sensing.

    The Digi IX14 is now ready to order – please contact / +44 (0)1527 830800 (UK) to find out more.

    10.1″ Mil/Aero Multi-Function Display (MFD)

    Introducing IEE’s NEW 10.1″ WUXGA Multi-Function Display: designed for fixed and rotary wing airborne applications, but also suitable for some ground vehicles too, this very wide viewing angle display promises high performance, heavy-duty, full color, very high brightness WUXGA AMLCD for Mil/Aero applications.

    Key features:

    High brightness;
    10.1″ WUXGA, (1920×1200) color TFT LCD display;
    Dual-mode LED backlight: sunlight readable daytime operation and NVIS-compatible operation for night.

    Click here for the datasheet.

    Contact / +44 (0)1634 298900 for any enquiries.

    Click here to find out more.

    Solid State Supplies partners with InVMA

    Solid State Supplies are pleased to announce an agreed partnership with InVMA [] to offer their customers a low risk way to take advantage of the commercial opportunities of IoT or connected products and service.

    InVMA, the only truly end-to-end IoT and ‘Industry 4.0’ solution provider in UK and Ireland and the first and most successful Thingworx reseller in Europe, developed their own core IoT solution, AssetMinder®. The application allows companies to instantly connect any type of assets to find out their location, implement proactive maintenance, predict failure and monitor control usage to create new revenue streams and increase customer satisfaction.

    “We spotted an opportunity to attract new customers with unique propositions and differentiate ourselves within an ever more competitive market space” John Fitzpatrick, Product Manager at Solid States Supplies. InVMA’s AssetMinder®, Thingworx experience and capabilities will allow our customers to connect their products, accelerate their time to market and achieve value ten times faster.”

    InVMA’s customers range from Industrial to Medica l markets and include companies like, Howden, GKN Aerospace, GCE Healthcare, P&I, Centrax, ESAB and Magna.

    “We realised some of our markets overlap with Solid State Supplies” comments Pat Nash, Managing Director and co-founder of InVMA. The companies would often start looking for hardware when thinking of implementing their IoT solutions. Our partnership with SSS will allow these companies to achieve their goal much faster, with less risk and significantly less effort.”

    SSS’ OEM customers can now benefit from a low risk way to take advantage of the revenue and cost opportunities of IoT or connected products and service with four new offerings:

    Innovation Sprint: For companies who wish to take a connected product or service idea from concept to a prototype and business plan being tested with a customer in 5 days
    AssetMinder® Package: for companies who wish to test a connected product or service market opportunity with minimal or no hardware design changes
    AssetMinder® Application:  for companies who want to connect their product quickly and test an application and market opportunity
    Bespoke IoT application: for companies who want to reduce the time to a secure connected product or service application by 90% using the leading IoT Platform

    For more information, contact John Fitzpatrick @ / +44 (0)1527 830800

    About InVMA

    InVMA is the only truly end-to-end IoT and ‘Industry 4.0’ solution provider.
    We help companies, organisations and people prosper from the convergence of the digital and physical worlds.
    We provide IoT products, build bespoke solutions and enable our customers to disrupt their market, find new revenue streams and reduce their operating costs quickly and with low risk.

    About Solid State Supplies

    Solid State Supplies Ltd (part of Solid State plc), is a technicalm franchised distributor serving the needs of the electronics OEM community in the UK.
    We represent a modest number of suppliers who manufacture semiconductors, related electronic components and modules. We seek to understand their products in depth and to offer outstanding levels of commercial and technical support to our customers.

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