AXSEM, a Swiss fabless IC manufacturer, has signed Alpha Micro, a specialist in machine to machine (M2M) communication, as distributor for the UK and Ireland.
“AXSEM is a global leader in CMOS mixed signal VHF and UHF transceivers with products ranging from 70 MHz to 2.5 GHz. Its ultra-low-power microcontrollers are designed for operation in radio applications,” said Christos Papakyriacou, managing director, in a statement.
Papakyriacou said that all products are distinguished by their flexible concept to fit a wide range of applications and their ultimate performance in terms of sensitivity and power efficiency. The user friendly development tools and distinctive customer support reduces development times to a minimum.
“We are looking forward to accelerating sales in the UK and Ireland,” said Papakyriacou.
Earlier in January, Alpha Micro Components had signed a distribution agreement with Laird Technologies (News - Alert) Inc., a global player in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications.
Ideal for a broad range of applications on business-critical devices, Laird Technologies' high-performance Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Range-Amplified Multipoint (RAMP) wireless modules are set to further enhance Alpha Micro's existing M2M portfolio.
Laird's wireless module portfolio comes with a variety of options including integrated and external antenna versions, integrated or host-based embedded stacks and various mounting options to fit any system requirement. Easy to integrate into a wide range of devices with minimal effort or development time, they are agency approved and offer feature-rich protocols, an assortment of data rates, ranges (power), frequencies and customisation options for high reliability.
Alpha Micro is now able to offer modules with a fully integrated Bluetooth stack which is controlled and configured using AT commands. In addition it is also able to offer modules with a HCI (Human Computer Interaction) layer which can work with Bluetooth stacks inherent in various operating systems such as the Microsoft (News - Alert) Bluetooth stack on Windows or Bluez on Linux.
Edited by Ashley Caputo