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Astronics Test Systems Announces New PXIe Test Instruments

Astronics Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Test Systems, introduced two new test instruments. The new PXIe-1802 Arbitrary Waveform Generator and the new PXIe-1803 Digitizer deliver unprecedented test capabilities and measurement accuracy in a compact, robust PXI form factor for aerospace, defense, communications, and other high-reliability applications.   


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Thales to Upgrade the Swiss AF Master Radars

As part of the FLORAKO programme modernisation, armasuisse has awarded Thales a contract to upgrade the Master radars for the Swiss Air Force. This contract, which amounts to 74 million euros, will be the main order within the broader FLORAKO radars life extension project approved by the Swiss government in 2016, is intended to extend the lifespan of the radars and to ensure operational excellence until 2030.


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Qorvo Joins China Mobile 5G Innovation Center

Qorvo® has joined the China Mobile 5G Innovation Center, an alliance created to develop 5G solutions for China, the world’s largest wireless communications market. The innovation center is promoting industry collaboration on 5G development and the migration from 4G, including use cases such as self-driving cars, the IoT and VR/AR.


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MACOM Completes Acquisition of AppliedMicro

MACOM completed its acquisition of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation on January 26, 2017. The deal strengthens MACOM’s portfolio for the data center market, adding OTN framers, MACsec Ethernet networking components and a single-lambda PAM4 platform.


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Surging Wi-Fi Traffic and New IoT Applications to Spike Wireless IC Shipments by 54% by 2020

Surging Wi-Fi traffic, new uses cases, and emerging IoT applications will result in a nearly 54% increase in wireless IC shipments by 2020, forecasts ABI Research. The short-range wireless connectivity market technologies—including ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, and NFC—will continue to evolve to meet new market demands, as evident with various new and upcoming enhancements. 


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