By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78 percent. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of node shipments at 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings.
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.
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.
Rockwell Collins recently conducted two live over-the-air tests of its Wideband High Frequency (WBHF) radio between Ottawa and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During the tests, the team was able to demonstrate streaming full-color video and ad hoc Internet Protocol networking over an HF link.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the industry’s first software solution for decoding the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) protocol on oscilloscopes. The new protocol decoder provides design and validation engineers with a fast, easy way to validate and debug their UFS interfaces.
Anritsu Corp. announces it is the first test equipment manufacturer to exceed 10,000 validated protocol conformance test cases across all Work Items and frequency bands for LTE and LTE Inter-RAT. The milestone, achieved at the recent GCF CAG#33 meeting in Farnborough, UK, was accomplished on the ME7834 Mobile Device Test Platform.
Anritsu Co. announces that Tech Mahindra has purchased the Anritsu ME7834L Mobile Device Test Platform (MDTP) to expand the LTE Conformance Test (CT) and Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) capabilities provided by Tech Mahindra. The ME7834L enables the growing LTE device ecosystem with an additional source of test and certification services at Tech Mahindra’s lab, conveniently located in the New Jersey area.
Wi-Fi protocols have changed significantly over the last two to three years and almost every smartphone shipped this year will offer some form of Wi-Fi capabilities. However, a new Wi-Fi protocol will begin to dominate mobile devices soon. New market intelligence from ABI Research projects the IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol will begin to conquer the existing protocols (802.11b, g, and n) in the next two to three years.