Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Russian operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) to build the Yamal-601 telecommunications satellite, which will provide fixed communications, broadcast and Internet access services.
Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $18 million for Falcon III® manpack and handheld tactical radios from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The orders were received during the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
Airbus Defence and Space will provide a secure data services pilot for the Rakel nationwide Swedish radio communications network, which will complement existing public safety radio networks by using multiple commercial broadband mobile networks.
Custom MMIC is adding two new low noise amplifiers, the CMD167 and the CMD167P3, to their growing product line. Both are ideally suited for EW and communications systems where small die size and low power consumption are needed.
Tektronix Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the acquisition of Picosecond Pulse Labs. The move is intended to strengthen the Tektronix portfolio in the growing market for test equipment to support 100G/400G optical data communications research and development. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The fifth Lockheed Martin Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy is entering its first system test faster than the previous build, now that integration is complete. Engineers and technicians recently mated its system module and core to the multi-beam assembly (MBA), which hosts 16 ultra-high frequency (UHF) antennas for distributed, global communications coverage.
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS), Russia's largest mobile operator has contracted NEC Corp. to provide its iPASOLINK EX, outdoor, integrated, ultra-compact microwave communications system supporting 70-80 GHz band communications.
Crystek's CVCO55CC-2380-2380 VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) operates at 2380 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 ~ 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -119 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +2.5 dBm.