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The M2M market has become a fully mainstream segment of the cellular industry.
Forward Concepts has announced the publication of its newest in-depth annual study of the worldwide cellular handset and tablet market and virtually all of the chips that go into them. The extensive (654-page) study, “Cellular Handset & Tablet Chip Markets '12,” gauges the performance of the top 30 handset vendors, cellular-enabled tablet vendors and ranks their 2011 annual growths and market shares.
Cree is gearing up for the 2012 International Microwave Symposium with plans to showcase the latest in GaN-on-SiC technology. Several IMS panel sessions will feature Cree speakers, who will discuss everything from the emerging RF market opportunities for GaN to cellular infrastructure future markets.
Freescale Semiconductor revealed its first RF power amplifier product built using gallium nitride (GaN) technology. The company’s RF power GaN products will initially target the cellular infrastructure market, with potential future applications including avionics, radar, ISM and software-defined radio.
Avago Technologies, a supplier of wireless components for cellular base stations, macrocells, other communications subsystems, and GPS/GLOSNASS positioning systems, announced the availability of multiple new wireless products targeted at macrocell and small cell base stations and portable GPS systems.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. has launched the MAX5879 multi-Nyquist RF digital-to-analog converter (RF DAC) that delivers a fully digital software-defined radio (SDR) transmitter, enabling a common hardware platform for multicarrier, multiband, and multistandard base stations.
New York University and Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly) announced that National Instruments (NI) is joining them as the founding industrial sponsor in launching the world's first academic research center combining the exploration of advanced wireless technologies, computing and medical applications.
Antenova Ltd has added the Rubra A10393 cellular penta-band SMD antenna to the gigaNOVA® range of surface mount standard antennas. Designed for ease of integration into wireless devices, Rubra is suitable for an extensive range of embedded cellular applications such as tablets, tracking devices, femto base stations, remote monitoring and other M2M applications.
Active DAS (distributed antenna systems) equipment revenues are estimated to cross $1 billion by 2013. Active DAS equipment is mostly made up of headend and remote units, which are used to distribute cellular signals throughout a building.
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