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Worldwide LTE-related subscriptions reached 229.7 million in 2013, and will continually grow at a CAGR of 43.6% between 2013 and 2019, to exceed 2 billion. By the end of 2013, LTE-TDD subscribers accounted for 5% of the LTE market, while 94.2% of the LTE market was taken up by LTE-FDD.
Averna announces a new software release for RF Studio, featuring the ability to synchronize four channels within 1 ns, among other enhancements.
Rohde & Schwarz achieves LTE-A Cat6 CA full stack throughput using R&S CMW500 and Qualcomm Gobi 9x35 chipset
In a joint effort, Rohde & Schwarz and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., have extensively tested the user plane throughput of the new Qualcomm® Gobi™ 9x35 chipset in compliance with 3GPP Release 10 for LTE-Advanced. In the setup on display at Mobile World Congress, the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz simulates the LTE-Advanced network.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.(“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announced that it will showcase its industry-leading portfolio of new GaN power products at EDI CON 2014 in Beijing, China, April 8-10, 2014. The company will particpate in the event as an exhibitor in Booth #612 and in the conference as a presenter in the peer-reviewed technical session, workshops and special GaN expert panel to be sponsored by Richardson RFPD.
Integrated circuits and semiconductor technology are critical to the overall performance of electronic systems, whether the application is for mobile communications, radar or satellite navigation. The design track reflects the industry’s focus on recent advances in design technology with an emphasis on specific components such as filters and power amplifiers. Doherty and class-F PA architectures along with techniques such as digital pre-distortion and envelop tracking that are garnering so much industry attention at the moment will be among the hot topics presented in the field of power amplifier design.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. has announced the China debut of its UltraCMOS® Global 1, reconfigurable RF front end (RFFE) at EDI CON 2014. Company representatives will hold a special on-site press conference for local media serving the wireless industry in China. The new device which was initially introduced at Mobile World Congree in Barcelona supports over 40 frequency bands and a more than 5,000-fold increase in the number of possible operating states, a truly reconfigurable RFFE is now a requirement. This level of reconfigurability is only feasible with a CMOS process. Global 1’s entire system – multimode, multiband (MMMB) power amplifier; post-PA switch; antenna switch; and antenna tuner, on a single chip – is based on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS 10 technology platform. For the first time, 4G LTE platform providers and OEMs will be able to save time and money by creating a single-SKU design for global markets.
Anritsu Co. introduces an internal atomic clock option for its MS2720T Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzer that allows users to acquire excellent frequency accuracy, including in environments in which the GPS cannot be used. Integrating the atomic clock inside the MS2720T provides field engineers and technicians with a durable, handheld spectrum analyzer that can deliver the extremely high accuracy necessary to prove regulatory compliance.
UCLA Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging selects Nutaq’s PicoDigitizer 125-32 for positron emission tomography
Nutaq, a provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for signal processing applications in mil/aero, wireless, life sciences, and high energy physics, announced that it has been selected by UCLA’s Crump Institute for Medical Imaging to provide the PicoDigitizer 125-32 for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) algorithm development.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, unveiled a set of antenna switch solutions supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced and next-generation carrier aggregation architectures. The portfolio includes highly integrated antenna switch modules (ASM) as well as transmit and receive diversity switches. The dual-mode MIPI® RFFE-compliant modules are modem agnostic, making them compatible with every leading chipset provider.
TEGAM signed an agreement with AR Europe, a subsidiary of Amplifier Research (Souderton, PA), that will streamline sales and improve customer support in Europe. Now, TEGAM RF instrumentation, such as the PM Series of RF power sensor calibrators, the 1830A RF power meter, and TEGAM attenuation measurement systems, will be available from Amplifier Research subsidiaries throughout Europe.