News | July 30, 2012

RTX Wi-Fi Modules And Test Equipment For DECT, VoIP And Wi-Fi Designs Available At Symmetry Electronics

Hawthorne, CA--(Marketwire) - Symmetry Electronics, a leader in design-focused semiconductor distribution, today announced the expansion of its distribution agreement with RTX to now include the RTX RF test chambers/equipment, development/evaluation tools and ultra low power Wi-Fi modules based on an ARM Energy Micro Gecko MCU and Qualcomm Atheros AR4100 Wi-Fi SiP. 

RTX is a preferred partner to major enterprise, industrial, and consumer oriented OEMs, focused on the development and production of advanced wireless solutions including DECT, VoIP, Wi-Fi, and other RF standards. The RTX product line includes robust RF testing chambers and equipment as well as development and evaluation tools for its RTX4100 802.11 b/g/n ultra-low power Wi-Fi module.

RTX RF test platforms support a range of different RF tests and can be used for high throughput manufacturing applications or serve as a development or service tool for DECT/DECT 6.0/CAT-iq/Japan DECT standards. The platforms can be setup to test on either a portable part (i.e. portable DECT device, handset, headset) or a fixed part (i.e. base station, home gateway, USB DECT dongle) and is highly efficient due to the concurrent measurement capability. Used for fixed part testing, the RTX RF Test Platforms act as portable part and vice versa for portable part testing. 

The RTX4100 Wi-Fi Module is ideal to develop low power solutions because of its full security package, high efficiency and low power, which is achieved through the use of the Energy Micro Gecko MCU and Qualcomm Atheros AR4100 Wi-Fi SiP. Using the RTX4100, applications can run directly on the module without requiring an external host processor, allowing rapid application development of low power sensor, automation, and smart metering solutions, making it a true enabler of the 'Internet of Things.'

"In the past, RTX has been very successful in helping Symmetry support wireless customers. The addition of RF testing equipment and the RTX partnerships with Qualcomm Atheros and Energy Micro will allow us to advance our design support and increase our presence in markets requiring very low power (Wi-Fi enabled) devices," says Gil Zaharoni, Symmetry Electronics CEO.

About RTX A/S
RTX A/S designs and produces advanced wireless solutions for global clients across a variety of markets, including solutions for enterprise PBX and VoIP communications, professional audio, consumer gaming, home automation, and smart metering. In addition, RTX provides a range of customizable ATE solutions for production testing of wireless devices. Since its founding in 1993, RTX has undertaken more than 700 projects incorporating technologies such as Bluetooth™, Wi-Fi, DECT, CAT-iq, and VoIP. RTX is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic stock exchange, is headquartered in Denmark, and has offices in Hong Kong and the US. For more information, please visit www.rtx.dk.

About Symmetry Electronics
Founded in 1998, Symmetry Electronics Corp. is a supplier-authorized, global distributor specializing in the distribution of wireless, video, and embedded semiconductor products. Symmetry provides sales, logistics, design and manufacturing support from its world headquarters in Southern California, local field offices and a robust ecommerce and einformation website SemiconductorStore.com. Symmetry Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and supports its customer base with factory trained FAEs, deep inventory, and product selection expertise. For more information on Symmetry Electronics or to view their complete line card, visit SymmetryElectronics.com.

SOURCE: Symmetry Electronics

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