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.
RFMD, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced that it has commenced high-volume production of multiple new power amplifiers (PAs) and power management integrated circuits (ICs) that incorporate RFMD's envelope tracking (ET) technology.