Mobile device semiconductors were one of the few bright spots in a chipset market that stalled in 2011. Revenue from chipsets designed for mobile devices increased by more than 20 percent to $35 billion, while the total semiconductor market limped out of 2011 with just 2 percent year-on-year growth.
Alcatel-Lucent and Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) announced the deployment of a new 3G mobile broadband network in Ecuador. This will enable CNT to be the first in the country to offer its customers ‘converged’ services that can be accessed from both fixed and mobile devices and the network will also be ‘LTE and lightRadio™-ready’, another first for Ecuador.
Mobile communication impacts the daily lives of hundreds of millions, drives commerce and shapes economies. The 2012 Mobile World Congress has become an established global showcase for the industry and an important platform for the technology that is being developed today that will shape the future. Discover the major issues impacting the industry and the technology being developed to tackle them and move forward.
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.