Teledyne Paradise Datacom, a business unit of Teledyne Microwave Solutions, announced the launch of the Q-FlexV™ broadcast satellite modem/modulator, a solution designed specifically for ASI and IP DVB video broadcasts. Q-FlexV now gives broadcasters a “single-box” modem and modulator solution packed with all the advanced features they need, and with an unmatched Performance-to-Price ratio in comparison to competing alternatives on the market.
Aeroflex Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced that it is actively working on developing technologies toward potential Fifth Generation (5G) wireless systems, and is a founding member of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) program, led by the University of Surrey, UK.
Nujira Ltd., the world’s leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has welcomed the publication of the MIPI Alliance Analog Reference Interface for Envelope Tracking (eTrak) specification. Nujira has worked closely with the MIPI Alliance since the formation of the ACI Working Group in November 2011, contributing to the development of a standardised specification that provides interoperability between multiple 3G/4G modem chipsets and Envelope Tracking Power Supplies (ETPS).
Shipments of cellphones equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) will expand by nearly a factor of 10 from 2012 to 2017, reaching 1.2 billion units as the majority of smartphone makers are increasingly adopting the wireless communications and payment technology in their products as a de facto standard.
ViaSat Inc. has received orders in excess of $11 million for Joint IP Modem Network Control Centers (NCCs), remote modems, and Joint IP Modem enhancements. These production contracts enable the Department of Defense to complete its roll out of interoperable network services to warfighters from teleports and Strategic Tactical Entry Points (STEPs). In addition, the orders include further development of the Joint IP Modem to enable efficient regional connectivity within a larger global network footprint. These awards follow successfully deliveries against previous contract obligations.
Greater adoption of mobile broadband modems in portable and mobile computing and the rollout of 4G networks have not been enough to overcome a downturn in USB modem shipment volumes. New data analysis released from market intelligence firm ABI Research finds that 49 million mobile broadband modems shipped in PC and Consumer Electronics devices worldwide during the first half of 2012.
Newtec has successfully tested its new high speed Ka-Band technology for SES Broadband Services. The test was completed with next generation Ka-Band Sat3Play® terminals, which feature download speeds beyond 10 Mbps, and related hub infrastructure including a new high speed modem and outdoor unit.