Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
Aeris Communications, the Made for Machines™ technology and service provider, announced its M2M GSM program with GTX Corp., a pioneer in wearable technology and a leader in two-way GPS real-time personal location based services. GTX and Aeris are working collaboratively to provide exceptional service to the GTX end users and business customers using the Aeris network.
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3090, the newest member of its LDO+™ family, a 600 mA low dropout negative linear regulator featuring low noise, rail-to-rail operation, precision programmable current limit and a bidirectional output current monitor. The device is cable-drop compensation capable, easily parallelable for higher current or PCB heat spreading and configurable as a floating 3-terminal regulator.
Xilinx Inc. and Analog Devices Inc. announced that they have achieved JESD204B interoperability between Xilinx JESD204 LogiCORE™ IP in the Kintex®-7 FPGA and the ADI AD9250 analog-to-digital high-speed data converter. Achieving JESD204B interoperability between logic and data converter devices is a significant milestone in promoting the widespread adoption of this new technology.
Richardson RFPD Inc. introduces a new 6-bit digital step attenuator from United Monolithic Semiconductors S.A.S. (UMS). The CHT4016-QEG operates from 4 to 14 GHz and provides an attenuation range of 31.5 dB in 0.5 dB steps.
Worldwide consumer Wi-Fi customer premises equipment (CPE) shipments surpassed 43.3 million at the end of 1Q-2013; a 16.8 percent increase from 4Q-2012. “802.11n device shipments still dominate the market, accounting for more than two thirds of total device shipments; however, 802.11ac access point adoption is starting to gain traction,” says Jake Saunders, VP and practice director of forecasting.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 1 MSPS, ultralow power 12-bit successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter (SAR ADC) from Analog Devices Inc. (ADI).
Worldwide broadband CPE device shipments totalled 144.9 million in 2012. Continuous growth in broadband adoption as well as upgrading to better quality services among existing broadband users will allow continuous growth in the broadband CPE market. ABI Research expects 149.4 million broadband CPE devices including modems, wired routers, and gateways will be shipped in 2013.
Nanjing Ericsson Panda Communications (NEPCC), the largest manufacturer of mobile communication base stations and system equipment in Asia, developed a novel quadrature coupled-line hybrid device with the aide of AWR software.