Technical Press Releases


06 Feb 2018


BARCELONA, SPAIN, 2018 – Global connectivity leader Laird (LRD: London) will be showcasing several first-of-their-kind wireless connectivity solutions at this month’s Mobile World Congress 2018, February 26- March 1, 2018 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona Spain, it was announced today.

Mobile World Congress 2018, a global premier mobile industry event will feature in-depth seminars and keynote presentations from industry experts, and exhibits that showcase cutting-edge mobile technologies, products and services. One highlight of...

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Laird White Paper Examines How Microwave Absorber Placement Solution Helps Reduce Electromagnetic Interference

12 Jan 2018

January 4, 2018 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) has published a white paper containing evidence why effective placement of microwave absorbers can meet design requirements of today’s thinner, smaller, cramped-for-space mobile devices and other densely configured systems.

In it, Laird, an electronic component manufacturer, describes testing which suggests correct absorber placement at the board level can reduce the disruptive effects of electromagnetic (EM) radiation or “noise” without causing a deterioration of the digital signal of the link....

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Laird’s Thermoelectric Modules Deliver Precise Laser Diode Cooling

07 Dec 2017

Designed for laser diodes, infrared detectors, pump lasers and optical transceivers, the OptoTEC thermoelectric module offers superior heat pumping capability in a smaller and lighter footprint…

December 7, 2017 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) has developed a thermoelectric module (TEM) that accommodates a laser diode butterfly package. Primarily used to stabilize the temperature of sensitive optical components in telecom and photonics industries, the miniature OptoTEC Series is designed for applications that have lower cooling...
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Laird Thermal Systems Adds New Models to Tunnel Series Thermoelectric Assembly Product Line

30 Oct 2017

Laird’s space-saving thermoelectric assemblies offer compact cooling performance for analytical and medical instrumentation…

October 30, 2017 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) has expanded its thermoelectric assembly (TEA) product offering to include a higher capacity range for critical medical equipment. Previously, the Tunnel Series TEAs offered cooling for capacities up to 39 watts. The new boosted Tunnel Series now offers cooling capacities exceeding 100 watts to support a wider range of cooling applications. Available in standard...

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Laird Brings Bluetooth v4.2 Dual-Mode Connectivity to Updated Line of HCI Modules

12 Oct 2017

LONDON – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) has announced a significant new line of Bluetooth-qualified Class 1 HCI modules for rapid enablement of Bluetooth technology into OEM devices.

The new BT850, BT851, and BT860 series complements Laird’s original BT8x0 series of Dual-Mode Bluetooth v4.0 modules. This next-gen series brings support for the Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR/LE core specification in Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and is equipped with market-leading silicon from Cypress Semiconductor.


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Technology Leader Laird Opens New Michigan R&D Center

20 Sep 2017
New Laird facility in Michigan

New Center Focuses on Mobile Technology, Autotomotive Electronics, Connected Vehicles

GRAND BLANC, Michigan USA, September 20, 2017 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London), which is at the forefront of vehicle connectivity, formally opened its newest research and design center here today.

The new R&D center, located in Grand Blanc, near Flint, Michigan – in the heart of America’s automotive industry -- will serve Laird’s Connected Vehicle Solutions division, which also...

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Laird Launches New Wireless "Safe-E-Stop" for Emergency Shutdowns in Manufacturing, Automated Production Line Environments

18 Sep 2017
Wireless Estop

Warren, OH – Seconds matter when it comes to manufacturing and production line mishaps that can injure workers or damage equipment, especially in heavily automated environments. According to OSHA nearly 5,000 workers were fatally injured in industrial accidents in 2015.

And, while hard-wired emergency-stop pushbuttons -- or “e-stops” – are the standard solution to shut-down a production or manufacturing line, the arrival of wireless control technology for e-stop buttons now allows mobility of the worker which translates to faster response time in the event of a line problem.

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Laird to Exhibit Innovative Telematics Platform, IDAS Antennas at Mobile World Congress Americas

11 Sep 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Global connectivity leader Laird (LRD: London) will be displaying its newest vehicle telematics and sophisticated indoor distributed antennas systems (iDAS) and other products that make the wireless world work at Mobile World Congress Americas, September 12-14, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, it was announced today.

Mobile World Congress Americas, a premier mobile industry event for North, Central, and South America companies, also will feature speeches from industry experts, and exhibits to showcase cutting-edge mobile technologies, products...

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New 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5 Module Provides Unmatched Connectivity and Performance in Challenging Wireless Environments

29 Aug 2017

Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) today introduced a new series of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules that provide unmatched connectivity, and improves network efficiency and spectrum use.

The new modules also enable optimal mobile device performance in the most challenging wireless environments.

Laird’s new Sterling 60 family of certified 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth® v4.2 modules (Bluetooth 5 SIG certified Q4 modules) is the first of two classes of modules that will give developers unmatched flexibility in wireless design, especially for mission...

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Laird Launches Industry's Thinnest, Smallest, Multiple Input Multiple Output Wideband iDAS Antennas

29 Aug 2017
CFD Antenna

SCHAUMBURG, IL, August 29, 2017 -- Laird announced today its newest wideband iDAS antennas, which dramatically improve in-building wireless connectivity. They also are the telecom industry's thinnest, smallest Low PIM MIMO ceiling mounted wideband antenna that meets the design needs of office and apartment buildings, hotels, airports, and other large coverage areas.

Laird's new CFD Ultra Low Profile Multiple Input...

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