Keysight Technologies Inc., with the University of California San Diego (www.ece.ucsd.edu) announced the world’s longest bidirectional phased-array link in the 60 GHz band. At a link distance of 300 m, the 32-element array achieved a data rate of greater than 2 Gbps over all scan angles up to ±45 degrees. Data rates were 4 Gbps at 100 m and 500 Mbps at 800 m over most scan angles. Initial tests by a leading wireless provider suggest the system can deliver content to eight homes at a time at up to 300 m.
Anritsu Co. introduced new software for its Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C that creates the industry’s first test solution that supports evaluation of 4x4 MIMO 256 QAM RF Rx performance for all DL 3CC CA band combinations with no restrictions on frequency and signal bandwidth combinations. The new software provides wireless chipset and UE manufacturers, as well as mobile operators with a solution to conduct efficient, highly accurate carrier acceptance tests to ensure performance.
Harris Corp. has received a five-year, $1.7 billion ceiling, single-award follow-on IDIQ contract from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) to supply secure tactical communication solutions. The contract was awarded under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program and was received during the fourth quarter of Harris’ 2016 fiscal year.
Keysight Technologies Inc. and National Applied Research Laboratories (NAR Labs), Taiwan, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership on research and development of 5G communication technologies. Both parties are committed to working together on the 5G enabling technologies as well as prototype verification and evaluations with a goal of enhancing future Taiwan wireless communication innovations.
Harris Corp. has received a $10 million order from an Eastern European nation to supply high-performance, high-frequency (HF) tactical radios that will create long-range, secure communication networks and enable users to connect seamlessly with coalition partners.
ON Semiconductor has expanded its wireless portfolio to include high performance, low power consumption, sub 1 gigahertz (GHz) RF devices through the acquisition of AXSEM AG. The devices enable wireless connectivity and support advanced functionality in the IoT, automatic meter reading, home automation, sensor networks and satellite communication markets.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it is collaborating with the University of Bristol on 5G millimeter-wave research. The two organizations are already deeply involved in the 5G ecosystem in Europe and the U.S. and now will be working closely together on multiple 5G millimeter-wave technologies.