The demands of cost reduction and greater efficiency in cellular base station design are leading to a rapidly growing market for remote radio heads. According to a new study from ABI Research, this market is on track to exceed a value of $1 billion in 2017. Cellular base stations are now undergoing a design revolution. A base station was traditionally a rack of equipment inside a shelter. That design is now becoming anachronistic because it is expensive, and because the required coaxial cable running up the tower to the antennas often results in significant losses of power.
Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a $297 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to deliver Falcon® tactical radio systems to the U.S. Navy.
Excitement builds as the Safety Pilot Model Deployment of 2,880 cars is underway as announced by the Honorable Ray LaHood, USDOT Secretary in a joint press conference with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). This deployment, the largest real-life test of cars talking to cars, uses the latest wireless technology for safe and secure connectivity.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that the company has been accredited as a designated calibration agency under Japan Radio Law by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications. Agilent is the first non-government designated calibration agency in Japan.
As the mobile network struggles to cope with the growing level of traffic and pressures on CAPEX, the RF electronics of a typical base station design are subject to great innovation namely in the form of tower mounted amplifiers, remote radio heads, and active antennas.
AR Modular RF has received JITC certification for its KMW2030 tactical radio amplifier system (30 MHz to 512 MHz / 125 watts) when used with the Harris PRC-117G tactical radio. It has been previously certified for use with the PRC 117F and the PSC-5D. The KMW2030 was tested along with its associated low noise SATCOM pre-amp, the KMW2030P.
Virginia's Region 2000 Local Government Council has selected advanced, standards-based digital technology from Harris Corp. to improve and unify mission-critical communications for more than 3,000 first responders and public works users. Region 2000 includes 184,460 residents in Bedford and Amherst Counties, the Cities of Lynchburg and Bedford, and the Town of Amherst.
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA Inc. (SEDU), a provider of advanced wireless and optical communications solutions, will showcase its E-band MMICs for radio link applications at IMS 2012 in Montreal.