LTE network deployments will continue to grow rapidly globally. Time-division duplex (TDD) network is picking up the pace and gaining more market traction. In Asia-Pacific, LTE-TDD networks will cover more than 53% of the population by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.1% between 2012 and 2018, while frequency-division duplex (FDD) networks will reach 49% population coverage by the end of 2018.
AWR Corp., the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), announces that NXP Semiconductor's ultra-wideband (UWB) Doherty reference design is now AWR Microwave Office design environment ready. The updated release features NXP’s BLF884P and BLF884PS transistors for ultra-wideband Doherty power amplifiers operating from 470 to 806 MHzand a 70 W DVB-T UWB LDMOS reference design using NXP’s patent-pending architecture capable of operating over an ultra-wideband spectrum in the UHF broadcast spectrum.
ThinkRF announced that five of its employees have been recognized for their participation in this year’s IEEE AUTOTESTCON. AUTOTESTCON is the world’s premier conference that brings together the military/aerospace automatic test industry and government/military acquirers and users to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products and services.
Anritsu Co. will be showcasing a wide range of industry leading Test & Measurement solutions at the European Microwave Week 2013, to be held in Nuremburg 8th to 10th October. The newly released MS4640B series of VectorStar vector network analyzers (VNAs) will be on display, together with the MS2830A Spectrum and Signal Analyzers, a range of signal generators, and the handheld RF analyzers, all of which demonstrate different areas of technical leadership.
LTE-TDD will go mainstream in 2014, and it is not just about China Mobile’s recently announced commitment to spend $3.3 billion on rolling out 207,000 LTE-TDD base stations. In the US, Clearwire is anticipated to have rolled out 5,000 LTE-TDD base stations which will play a complementary role in Sprint’s overall LTE service plans. Around the world, there are 60 LTE-TDD deployments, of which 21 have commercially launched.
Yota launched the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in Russia last October; however, with the first compatible handset, SK Telecom was the earliest to make the technology commercially available in June 2013. Within two weeks, the South Korean operator has already claimed over 150,000 subscriptions, roughly 0.6% of its total.
Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF front end system solutions to deliver the best connected experience, announced that its award-winning EtherBook 1.0™ has been integrated into a new line of ultrabooks, enabling global 3G and 4G (LTE) coverage.