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An Anite-led task group within the METIS project has published the world’s first channel models for 5G.
Mentor Graphics Corp. announced its Xpedition™ Path Finder product suite, providing designers with the ability to assemble and optimize complex electronic systems, and thereby enabling improved design, increased chip performance, and cost efficiency. This product, the newest addition to the Mentor Graphics® Xpedition platform, supports a methodology that leverages layout data from the IC and board design teams to guide and automate IC package selection and optimization.
Texas Instruments announced the addition of the RF Software Development Kit (RFSDK) to its Base Station SoftwarePac, enabling small cell developers to configure the baseband-to-radio communication and achieve first call or system verification in just one day compared to the weeks or months it took previously. With the new RFSDK, TI's KeyStone™- based TCI6630K2L small cell System-on-Chip (SoC) and TCI6631K2L backhaul SoC can now seamlessly implement digital radio functions like digital pre-distortion (DPD) and crest factor reduction (CFR), and use a JESD204B interface to communicate with TI's analog front end transceiver, the AFE7500, to maximize performance and system power efficiency.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate BenchVue software and the Agilent RF & Microwave Industry-Ready Student Certification Program at the 121st Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference and Exposition, June 15-18, at the Indiana Convention Center (Booth 1107) in Indianapolis.
Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF system solutions to deliver the best connected experience, unveiled EtherHelix GPS™, the world’s smallest, stand-alone, Right Hand Circularly Polarized (RHCP), external GPS antenna.
The 80,000 fans expected per match at the legendary Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be able to share the experience with family and friends over a new multi-operator, multi-technology network infrastructure enabled by Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist.
High Speed Interconnects, a custom, high-performance, coaxial cable extruder and manufacturer, has released a new video that demonstrates their achievement of capacitance as low as 8 picofarads (pF) per foot. When compared to other competitor coaxial cables built with various dielectrics typically achieving not less than 16 pF per foot, HSI’s cable uses a proprietary ePTFE dielectric called VP90. The enhanced dielectric achieves near air dielectric performance, eliciting an extremely low dielectric constant and thus, low capacitance and low loss.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a wideband GaAs VPIN limiter capable of protecting sensitive components against high power incident signals. The TriQuint TGL2205-SM operates from 2 to 6 GHz with low insertion loss of less than 0.6 dB. It can limit up to 100 W incident pulsed-power with a low flat leakage of less than 16.5 dBm. The TGL2205-SM die has a protective surface passivation layer that provides enhanced environmental robustness. The TGL2205-SM does not require DC bias and is available in a 4 x 4 mm QFN package allowing simple integration with minimal impact to system performance. TriQuint's TGL2205-SM is well suited for both commercial and defense related applications.