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RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced the release of the RFVA0016 — a highly integrated one-quarter watt (1/4W) analog-controlled variable gain amplifier (VGA).
Anritsu Co. announces its VectorStar ME7838A broadband VNA platform now has 4-port measurement capability, bringing the inherent advantages of the VectorStar platform to 4-port and differential mm-wave component development.
The Broadband and ICTs for smart, inclusive and sustainable societies event, organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Ministry of Communication of Brazil, outlined the critical role of broadband-enabled services and applications as facilitators for long-term sustainable economic development.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced the release of four high-performance front end modules (FEMs) for next generation WiFi applications. The RFMD® RFFM8200, RFFM8500, RFFM8202, and RFFM8502 are highly integrated FEM solutions covering multiple WiFi standards and frequency bands, particularly IEEE802.11n and the emerging 802.11ac specification. RFMD’s FEMs achieve industry-leading linear power and dynamic error vector magnitude (EVM) performance in support of the newest reference designs from the world’s leading WiFi chipset providers.
LTE TDD has gained wide ecosystem acceptance and backing from leading infrastructure and device vendors. Ovum expects that 25 percent of all LTE connections will include LTE TDD by 2016.
Harris Corp. has received a $10 million order to supply the Government of Canada with Falcon III® multiband manpack radios and satellite terminals.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that AT4 Wireless Test Systems’ business assets are now part of Agilent. The two companies had announced an acquisition agreement on July 16. Financial details were not disclosed.
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) Group Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions for industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, announced the availability of the RAS Smart Antenna System. The solid state RAS is the first wireless broadband networking system that instantly locates, steers toward and connects to a network base station, automatically establishing reliable high speed connectivity to and from roving assets.
Hittite Microwave Corp. has released a new broadband GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifier. The HMC374SC70E is housed in a compact 2.15 x 2.1 mm surface mount package and is ideal for applications from 0.3 to 3.0 GHz.
Huawei has been selected by Portuguese mobile operator Optimus to provide UMTS/LTE multi-frequency antennas for its LTE commercial network. The commercialization of Huawei's antennas in Portugal extends the current mobile network portfolio and will boost the overall prosperity of the European LTE market.
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