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102 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2019 10. Nippon Chemicon (device supplier in Japan) Unveiled a compact camera module with two million pixels developed for drive record- ers and has high reliability against high tem- perature and vibration. 11. Kyocera (device manufacturer in Japan) Released a low-height (4 mm) BTB connec- tor series with 0.5-mm pitch for automobile applications, such as LiDAR, microwave radar, and monitor cameras. FLEX007 Dominique K. Numakura is the man- aging director of DKN Research LLC. Contact haverhill@dknreseach.com for further information and news. than 200 times that allocated to today's WiFi and cellu- lar networks—can be used to address the looming is- sue. In fact, 5G networks are going to be powered by mmWave technology. However, the hardware required to use mmWave is expensive and power-hungry, which are significant deterrents to it being deployed in many IoT ap- plications. "To address the existing challenges in exploiting mmWave for IoT applications we created a novel mmWave network called mmX," said Omid Abari, an assistant pro- fessor in Waterloo's David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. In comparison to WiFi and Bluetooth, which are slow for many IoT applications, mmX provides much higher bitrate. "mmX will not only improve our WiFi and wire- less experience but also receive much faster internet connectivity for all IoT devices. It can further be used in applications, such as virtual reality, autonomous cars, data centers, and wireless cellular networks," said Ali Abedi, a postdoctoral fellow at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. (Source: University of Waterloo) Researchers at the University of Waterloo have devel- oped a cheaper and more efficient method for internet of things (IoT) devices to receive high-speed wireless con- nectivity. With 75 billion IoT devices expected to be in place by 2025, a growing strain will be placed on requirements of wireless networks. Contemporary WiFi and cellular net- works won't be enough to support the influx of IoT devic- es, the researchers highlighted in their new study. Millimeter-wave (mmWave)—a network that offers multi-gigahertz of unlicensed bandwidth, which is more Researchers Develop Low-power, Low-cost Network for 5G Connectivity 6. Renesas Electronics (semiconductor manufacturer in Japan) Added small, 64-pin package for a 32-bit mi- croprocessor RX651 Series as the ultra-minia- ture IoT module. 7. TDK (device supplier in Japan) Rolled out a film capacitor series B3277M for the convertor of solar power generators that has stable performances under severe circum- stances. 8. AGC (glass product manufacturer in Japan) Decided to build a new manufacturing line of cover glasses in their China plant for auto- mobile displays. 9. Nikon (optical device manufacturer in Japan) Commercialized a 3D printer, Lasermeister 100A, that can build metallic objects.

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