With today’s launch of the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force continue to expand the advanced WGS communications network that serves the U.S. Department of Defense and its international partners, including the Australian Defence Force.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that it has acquired CAP Wireless (Newbury Park, CA) and its patented Spatium™ RF power combining technology that replaces traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) in communications and defense systems. TriQuint estimates that the TWTA market opportunity will be about $600 million by 2015.
Alcatel-Lucentand Qualcomm Technologies Inc. plan to collaborate to develop small cell base stations that enhance 3G, 4G and WiFi networks to improve wireless connectivity in residential and enterprise environments.
San-tron Inc., a leading manufacturer of RF and microwave coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, has announced the hiring of a new sales representative, McBride Scientific Sales, to handle customer relationships in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Themed “Communications: The Centrepoint of the Digital Economy,” the next annual IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) will be held June 10 – 14 in the dynamic cultural hub of Sydney, Australia. Known as the Harbour City, Sydney is also recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world with widespread amenities ranging from miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches to structural icons such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Pulse Electronics, a provider of cutting edge electronic components for the wireless and wired communications, power management, military/aerospace, and automotive industries, has developed a unique process that uses AWR’s Microwave Office® circuit design software for the design and optimization of its maximum efficiency LTE small cell base stations.
Thales Alenia Space has signed a study contract with French defense Procurement Agency (DGA) to enhance communications between ground and military mission aircraft through a telecommunication satellite without interruption during extreme flying conditions.