Smart meter RF coupler features 10kV electrical isolation and less than 0.5dB loss at 915MHz
August 13, 2012 // Julien Happich
The RF Savvy Series, patent pending, Nona-band radio frequency coupler from Alpha Micro Wireless ensures 10kV electrical isolation for the safe routing of the RF signal from the network interface card (NIC) or wireless modem to a remote external antenna via a bulk head RF connection in the meter base.
The RF Savvy series Nona-band RF coupler offers an ultra-low loss, less than 0.5dB at 915MHz and operates universally over nine frequency bands. RF input and output terminations are via gold plated 50 Ohm MMCX jack connectors for rugged and easy installation. The RF Coupler has been designed with a low profile (1.0mm) generic form factor suitable for use within the enclosure of most residential and commercial/industrial electric utility meters.
The device can be retro-fitted to most utility meters or tailored for a custom fit to specific OEM applications. Automated metering infrastructure (AMI) wireless system integrators and utility meter manufacturers can choose to retro-fit a generic, 45x45x1mm version of this low-profile coupler into their SMART metering applications or get a custom layout that meets their specific application needs.
Visit Alpha Micro Wireless at www.alphamicrowireless.comAll news
Europe leads world in chip market growth
September 02, 2014
In July the European region showed the strongest year-on-year growth of all regions tracked by the World Semiconductor Trade ...
Radar-based blind spot assist to eliminate collisions during turning
German company wins bid to crash cars in China
European semiconductors sales up 14.9% this year
EE Times' annual salary & opinion survey report
Toshiba announces image sensor strategy
September 01, 2014
Toshiba Corp. has issued a press release detailing its strategy for the image sensor market.
DelfMEMS promotes CFO to CEO
Sensata to pay $1-bn for tire pressure sensor leader
ADCs for high dynamic range – successive-approximation or sigma-delta?
- Power Modules: The New Super Power
- Flexible Performance for Network Security Appliances
- Digital Power Management Reduces Energy Costs While Improving System Performance
- Using RF Recording Techniques to Resolve Interference Problems
InterviewA question of Europe
Sir Peter Bonfield sits on the board and has advisory roles in many international companies and universities. With more than 45 years of experience in electronics, computers and communications, here he ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Trinamic Motion Control is offering you to win one of four TMCM-1043 development kits for its highly integrated, NEMA 17-compatible TMCM-1043 stepDancer stepper motor module.
Offering designers an easy-to-use PC-based GUI that allows one-click modification of motor drive current, micro-stepping and other key parameters, the intuitive kits are custom designed and developed for...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.