The latest Rohde & Schwarz test solution for LTE is based on the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester with new options and the R&S UPV audio analyzer. The R&S CMW500 emulates an LTE network and the R&S UPV assesses the voice transmission and voice quality of the LTE user equipment according to an objective set of test criteria.
Agilent Technologies Inc. will demonstrate its industry-first communications test and measurement solutions for LTE-Advanced, LTE, HSPA+, dual-carrier HSDPA, MIMO, multi-standard radio and voice over LTE, along with 2G/3G solutions for R&D, manufacturing and deployment at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27 through March 1.
Achieving another wireless connectivity milestone, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced the WiLink™ 8.0 product family, a collection of 45-nanometer single-chip solutions that integrate up to five different radios, and set the stage for next-generation mobile Wi-Fi®, GNSS, NFC, Bluetooth® and FM transmit/receive applications.
Nujira Ltd. and TowerJazz, a global specialty foundry leader, announced that Nujira has selected TowerJazz as its foundry partner for its recently announced envelope tracking (ET) integrated circuit (IC) for mobile handsets.
Fueled by spectacular growth in the next-generation 4G wireless technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE), the overall market for mobile communications equipment is expected to enjoy a strong double-digit expansion this year.
"As the festive cheer of the holiday season dies away, the mood among handset vendors remains quietly confident regarding 2012," observes Jake Saunders, Vice President of Forecasting. "The outlook will yield growth in the order of 8%, netting 1.67 billion handsets shipped worldwide by the end of 2012.