Red, amber and green in the fight against Covid-19:
Breathing CO2 traffic light evaluates the air quality in rooms


How can an air quality traffic light help in fight against COVID-19?

Dirk Unsenos, General Manager of ISIS IC GmbH based in Wesel am Niederrhein says that “It must be quick and easy for people to use and the reading must be unmistakeable so that a clear course of action can be derived from it”.
“Our breathing CO2 traffic light is ready for use in a few seconds thanks to the integral sensor. It draws in the ambient air and then provides reliable information about the air quality.”


Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LoRaWAN, ZigBee, mobile communications and antenna solutions:
LAIRD Connectivity – New at GLYN


LAIRD Connectivity and GLYN have signed a distribution agreement for sales in the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The manufacturer has set itself the goal of simplifying the wireless networking of applications to the Internet of Things through the integration of high-quality modules, antennas and IoT devices.

The manufacturer’s headquarters are located in Akron, Ohio, in the United States.
With 37 years of market experience, more than 500 employees and 7 design centres spread across the United States, Asia and Europe, LAIRD Connectivity is a known player on the market.


GLYN iPC finder:
Quickly find the most suitable industrial PC for you here


Always up to date and with convenient product selection feature.

The GLYN iPC selector will help you quickly find the most suitable industrial PC for you based on the selection criteria you specify.

Select from the three categories:


Full marks in the readers´ poll:
GLYN is your special distributor of the year


“Thank you very much to everyone who voted us Special Distributor of the Year,” said Thomas Gerhardt, Managing Director at GLYN, expressing his delight about the result of the readers' poll held by the trade journal ELEKTRONIK and website “We are proud of this amazing feedback.
The customer’s approval is the most important thing, which is why finishing in first place in all categories is so valuable for us. We take it very seriously and want to reward the decision of those who voted for us by providing an outstanding performance day in, day out. And that’s a promise!”

Almost 5,000 readers took part in the poll. GLYN locked horns with 33 other market players and was awarded first place in all 5 categories.
You can read the interview between Mr. Haller (ELEKTRONIK) and Mr. Gerhardt here:


One gateway - several continents - many versions:
Robust, scalable LoRaWAN system by LAIRD


Bi-directional multi-protocol connectivity with
8 channels.
LoRa® can typically cover distances of 16 km
(10 miles).

The Sentrius™ RG1xx gateway from LAIRD can easily cover these large distances.

The LoRaWAN component consists of a LAIRD Sentrius RG1xx-M2 LoRa card and the established WB50NBT WiFi module with Bluetooth support.


Global connection with Cat-M1/NB1 and Cat-1:
The FX30 IoT gateway is extremely powerful with dimensions of 75 x 60 x 32 mm


Maximum flexibility due to compact dimensions of only 75 x 60 x 32 mm
The robust housing can withstand temperatures of -30 °C to 75 °C

The FX30 series from SIERRA WIRELESS includes three new gateways for reliably connecting devices to the Internet of Things via a mobile link. Ideal for installation in space-sensitive machines and industrial environments.

FX30 gateways support A-GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO satellites for position determination. As a device manufacturer, you can quickly integrate IoT connectivity into your products. You can also easily use customer-specific applications to monitor device functions "at the edge".


Battery life of 10 years with a single button cell:
Certified Bluetooth 5.2 modules - BlueGecko BGM220


The BlueGecko BGM220 series from SILICON LABS is compatible with all types of IoT device:

  • 6 x 6 mm compact module for applications with limited space
    BGM220S as an SiP solution
  • RF performance with maximum transmission power of +8 dBm
    BGM220P as a PCB module

Module and SiP solution already certified worldwide

The BGM220 series offers a complete solution based on the EFR32BG22 SoC, including robust software stacks that can be fully updated. Key features of the series include global certification as well as advanced development and debugging tools.

At just 6 × 6 mm, the BGM220S series is the world's smallest Bluetooth SiP solution. An ultra-compact, cost-effective module with minimal power consumption for an extended battery life. 

The BGM220P variant in the series is available in the form of a PCB module.


Speed control, even without Hall sensors:
TOSHIBA BLDC Motor Control for high-speed motors


Modern fan motors operate at ever higher speeds to generate faster airflows:

a) For fans designed to cool devices quickly and reliably.
b) For cordless vacuum cleaners and vacuum robots that need to generate a high suction power to quickly pick up dirt from the floor.

The whole process should be completed with maximum efficiency to keep energy costs as low as possible on the one hand, while on the other achieving the longest possible battery operating time per charge.