Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced it is expanding its family of MultiSwitch™ STeP8 dual single-pole, seven throw (SP7T/SP7T) UltraCMOS® antenna switches optimized to solve the significant carrier aggregation challenges of 4G mobile wireless applications.
Anritsu Corp. announces its first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) test case submissions to RAN 5, demonstrating a strength in protocol conformance that extends across current 2G, 3G, and leading-edge LTE technology. This follows its recent world first in validating RF conformance test cases for CA in PTCRB. RAN 5 verification paves the way for protocol test validations and the inclusion of this technology in GCF and PTCRB certification.
Aeroflex Ltd. announced the launch of the TM500 Multi-UE LTE-A Test Mobile, which supports carrier aggregation across multiple mobile terminals or UE. Carrier aggregation, a key component of LTE-A, allows multiple carriers comprised of either contiguous or non-contiguous spectrum to be added together, allowing wider channel bandwidths -- and higher data rates -- to be achieved.
Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, announced that it has further demonstrated its protocol test case leadership with the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation (CA) test case verification submissions to RAN5. These submissions were based on initial verifications originally submitted by Anite to RAN5 in April of 2013. This key achievement is a stepping stone toward validation, leading to the inclusion of these test cases in both GCF and PTCRB device certification requirements.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, introduced groundbreaking RF switching technology that is enabling early adopters to implement carrier aggregation solutions. Carrier aggregation allows mobile service providers to combine spectrum and increase data rate throughput by utilizing two or more bands simultaneously instead of the single band method used currently, thereby giving consumers an enriched data experience regardless of location.
Azimuth Systems Inc., a provider of automated, real-world mobile performance test solutions, announced new capabilities for the ACE™channel emulation portfolio that directly address LTE-Advanced test requirements.