Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the SimpleLink™ CC2592 range extender that provides up to a 7x improvement in range when paired with TI’s 2.4 GHz low power RF solutions for ZigBee®, 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN and Bluetooth® low energy networks. The first launched pairing is the CC2592 with the SimpleLink ZigBee CC2538 wireless microcontroller (MCU) to speed time to market of ZigBee-enabled equipment.
Hunter Technology Corp. announced its acquisition of the equipment and inventory assets of Spectral Response LLC (Lawrenceville, GA), an EMS supplier providing a broad range of product design and manufacturing solutions to electronics and RF OEM customers. This is Hunter’s second major acquisition in the past six months, following the purchase of assets of NBS Designs, Inc. (Milpitas, CA) last October.
The 2014 Mobile World Congress that was held from 24 to 27 February in Barcelona is billed as an industry-defining event; though the pace at which the mobile telecommunications industry continues to evolve makes the accurate definition and prediction of trends and especially their timescale for implementation a difficult task. However, having all of the major players under one extensive roof offers the opportunity to take stock, gauge opinions, talk to innovators at the forefront of technology and hopefully be able to see the wood for the 4Gs (or is that 5Gs now?).
Nutaq, a provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for signal processing applications in mil/aero, wireless, life sciences, and high energy physics, announced that it has been selected by UCLA’s Crump Institute for Medical Imaging to provide the PicoDigitizer 125-32 for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) algorithm development.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, unveiled a set of antenna switch solutions supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced and next-generation carrier aggregation architectures. The portfolio includes highly integrated antenna switch modules (ASM) as well as transmit and receive diversity switches. The dual-mode MIPI® RFFE-compliant modules are modem agnostic, making them compatible with every leading chipset provider.
Analog Devices Inc. announced two software-defined radio (SDR) platform solutions and ecosystems. This brings its portfolio to four platform solutions that simplify rapid SDR system prototyping and development in applications ranging from defense electronics, RF instrumentation, communications infrastructure and open-source SDR development projects.
RFMD, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced that multiple upcoming 4G reference designs and 4G smartphones will feature RFMD's envelope tracking (ET) power amplifiers (PAs) and power management integrated circuits (PMICs).
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets announced that it has unveiled its second-generation SkyOne™ platforms. SkyOne™ is a family of fully optimized, scalable devices that integrate all of the high-performance RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna into the industry’s smallest footprint.
RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced the company will present its expanding portfolio of industry-leading radio frequency (RF) solutions for smartphones, tablets and other broadband mobile devices at the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014), to be held February 24 to February 27, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain.