Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) module featuring Bluetooth® Smart Technology Selected as ECN Impact Awards Finalist

Winners of this contest recognizing leading 2013 innovations in electronics engineering will be announced at the Electronic Distribution Show, Las Vegas, NV – May 6, 2014

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It’s great to have others recognize the lengths we’ve gone with this module to help the many non-RF savvy manufacturers of embedded products connect to the billion-plus Bluetooth-equipped mobile devices out there in the market.

Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2014

Anaren, Inc. announced today that it is has been chosen as a finalist in the “Microwave & RF category” of the ECN Impact Awards (run by Electronic Component News), which recognizes “outstanding achievement and groundbreaking innovation” in the electronic design engineering arena. Anaren’s AIR module with Bluetooth® Smart is the basis for the Company’s selection as a finalist. Award winners will be announced at the Electonic Distribution Show in Las Vegas, on May 6th, 2014, during a special ceremony to be held in the Cosmopolitan Hotel Castellana Ballroom.

“We couldn’t be happier to see our new, Bluetooth Smart AIR module recognized for its many user-friendly engineering strengths,” said AIR Product Line manager, Mike Lugert. “It’s great to have others recognize the lengths we’ve gone with this module to help the many non-RF savvy manufacturers of embedded products connect to the billion-plus Bluetooth-equipped mobile devices out there in the market.”

Among the specific features Lugert credits for the recognition are the modules’ small size, its pre-certification to global standards, a supporting B-Smart development kit that helps designers connect to a mobile device using the module, and the strategic alliance the company has formed with Austin, TX-based firmware expert, Emmoco. “The fact that our new module family is based on Texas Instruments proven and equally innovative CC2541 SOC for BLE applications technology is also a key benefit,” added Lugert.

Whether it’s smart phones/portable devices, electronic warfare, wireless networking or near-field communications (NFC), some of the most exciting advancements in the overall electronics industry happen in the Microwave and RF category (aka: over-the-air communications). The ECN Award will thus recognize the best products from a wide range of component types that help enable all these advancements -- such as transmitters, transceivers, wireless modules, receivers, crystals, clocks and oscillators, antennae, attenuators, tuners, RFICs, RFID, and RF cables/connectors.                                                                                

ABOUT ANAREN
Anaren, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells complex microwave signal distribution networks and components for the wireless communications, satellite communications and defense electronics markets. Additional information can be found on the company’s website.

ABOUT EDS
Every year, the manufacturers of electronic components, instruments and accessories -- as well as distributors and manufacturer's representatives -- come together at the Electronic Distribution Show to meet, make contacts and build their businesses. The goal of EDS is for electronics professionals to make connections with the world’s top manufacturers, distributors and sales representatives and build lasting and beneficial relationships. EDS is a strongly supported, joint effort by the industry's top member organizations: the Electronic Components Industry Association and the Electronic Representatives Association.

ABOUT ECN
ECN Magazine (Electronic Component News (ECN) is the leading authority on new OEM products, tools, technologies, trends and design intelligence for the global engineering community. ECN is armed with award-winning journalists and a rapidly expanding team of contributors that foster discussion, debate and solution among engineers across a multitude of end-markets, including military/defense, medical, avionics/aerospace, industrial, automotive, wireless, computer, consumer and communications.)


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Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) module with Bluetooth® Smart AIR module with Bluetooth® Smart (A2541x24x)

Anaren’s new CC2541-based AIR modules with Bluetooth® Smart make 'embedded mobile connectivity' easy.