Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the release of four new M9290A CXA-m PXIe signal analyzer tracking generator options. The CXA-m signal analyzer, with a built-in tracking generator, now has 3, 7.5, 13.6 and 26.5 GHz options, making it the industry’s first modular stimulus response measurement solution and providing the industry’s highest tracking generator frequency coverage.
Tracking rail carts with GPS and cellular could bring value to the rail sector; however, penetration rates on rail carts are currently very low (globally less than 50,000 in 2014), and growth is not forecasted to be very strong over the next 5 years, or even the next 10, according to ABI Research. Therefore, for the time being at least, it looks like RFID will dominate this sector.
Nujira Ltd., the global Envelope Tracking (ET) chip company, has announced the appointment of Hugh Baker-Smith as vice president of sales, with a focus on driving sales of Nujira’s Coolteq.L ET IC to leading smartphone vendors
KCB Signal Solutions announces a new, unique envelope tracking product line aimed at the emerging medium power RF transmitter market. The product line will be aimed at RF transmitters that must deal with complex waveforms, such as LTE, while transmitting between two to eight watts of average RF power.
STMicroelectronics has announced Teseo III, a single-chip standalone positioning product family capable of receiving signals from multiple satellite navigation systems, including the Chinese BeiDou, the U.S. GPS, European Galileo, Russia’s GLONASS and Japan’s QZSS.
While the total number of stolen vehicle tracking solutions in use globally will increase from 35.5 million in 2013 to 143 million in 2018, the share of proprietary RF based systems will decrease from 24% in 2013 to 10% in 2018.