There is a fierce battle raging between distributed antenna systems (DAS), Wi-Fi, and licensed small cells for coverage and capacity in enterprise wireless systems. Each type of system has its strengths and weaknesses with active DAS systems the choice for large corporations which we define as over 100,000 square feet and with more than 100 employees. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have the choice between Wi-Fi and small cells.
Auriga Microwave and Focus Microwaves, RF microwave industry market leaders, integrated their showcase systems, Auriga's AU4850 Pulsed IV/RF Characterization System and Focus' Harmonic Load-pull System to provide users unmatched measurement capabilities. Responding to market demands, Auriga and Focus have developed a software bridge to provide users harmonic pulsed load-pull measurement capability. The software will be offered by both companies through their respective sales channels.
Elektrobit (EB) has released a whitepaper on Cognitive Communication Networks that explores how cognitive radio can be utilized in military communications. The white paper discusses how cognitive radio works and how future wireless systems equipped with cognitive radio capabilities could dynamically access new frequency bands, and at the same time protect higher-priority users on the same bands from harmful interference. Cognitive radio capabilities utilized in military communications would enable mobile troops to communicate and share information even more effectively.
Advantech Wireless Inc., a global wireless solutions provider, for satellite, RF equipment, microwave troposcatter and point-to-point systems, announced the release of the new Sapphire Series 2,500W Ku-Band UltraLinear™ GaN SSPA/BUC, modular design with built in redundancy.
ViaSat has executed a contract with Boeing to build ViaSat-2, which is based on ViaSat’s next generation, Ka-Band satellite technology and architecture. ViaSat-2 is expected to be, by far, the world’s highest capacity satellite at the time of launch (scheduled for mid-2016).
Raytheon Co. has delivered two electronic attack payloads in support of the U.S. Army's Networked Electronic Warfare, Remotely Operated (NERO) system. The payloads were delivered as part of a contract awarded by the U.S. Navy NAVSEA-Crane in 2012. NERO is utilized on the Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS (Umanned Aircraft System) as an airborne electronic attack system capable of jamming enemy communications systems.