MIPI® Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, announced an updated version of its MIPI RF Front-End Control Interface for mobile devices: MIPI® Alliance Specification for RF Front-End Control Interface (RFFE), Version 2.0.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. introduced a new series of RoHS-compliant, surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for automotive applications. Available with C0G (NP0), X7R and X8R dielectrics in six body sizes ranging from 0402 to1812, Vishay Vitramon VJ....31X RoHS Automotive series devices offer high voltages and high-temperature operation to +150 °C for increased reliability.
ABI Research estimates that 676 million 4G LTE handsets will be shipped in 2015, growing 204 million units from 2014. Furthermore, ABI Research estimates that the total number of LTE connected devices shipped worldwide will exceed 1.89 billion units by end 2019, demonstrating the need for infrastructure and spectrum to support the stellar growth in the industry.
A new report by Juniper Research has found that fitness wearables in-use will almost treble by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million in-use devices this year. Juniper expects fitness to remain the dominant wearables segment until that time, driven by intuitive use cases and lower retail prices.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate its latest RF circuit, system and 3D electromagnetic design and simulation solutions at the Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS 2014), Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, California, Oct. 19-22. Keysight EEsof EDA is a silver-level sponsor of the event.
Analog Devices Inc., the world's data converter market share leader, introduced today an industry first 2.8-GSPS dual 16-bit converter for telecommunications system manufacturers that require microwave frequencies in point-to-point wireless backhaul equipment. The 16-bit AD9136 and 11-bit AD9135 dual D/A converters achieve up to 70 percent higher signal bandwidth than competing devices while enabling designers to support emerging E-band (71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz) frequencies being adopted by wireless carriers to support steadily increasing demand for high-speed mobile voice and data transfers.