Keysight Technologies Inc. and CommSolid demonstrated the successful completion of a NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) connection with the Keysight E7515A UXM base station emulator and wireless test set during Vodafone’s Innovation Days 2016. Establishing a Cat-NB1 device link was the result of a collaboration between Keysight and CommSolid. The Keysight UXM is the world’s first wireless test set to demonstrate connectivity with an NB-IoT device that complies to the standards.
The II-VI EpiWorks Division of II‐VI Incorporated is breaking ground on a new production facility in Champaign, Illinois. The expansion, planned to complete by mid-2017, will enable a quadrupling of capacity over the next three years.
Targeting wireless infrastructure and other communications equipment, Integrated Device Technology (IDT) introduced four dual-channel fanout buffers for distributing high frequency clock and data signals. The 1.8 V LVDS buffers add very low phase jitter, typically less than 45 fs.
In a filing with the SEC, Cree stated that Infineon’s acquisition of Cree’s Wolfspeed subsidiary is proceeding through the regulatory review process, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Cree and Infineon believe the transaction will close in February 2017.
Pentek Inc. announced a new member of its popular family of Talon® RF/IF signal recording and playback systems. The Model RTR 2727A rugged portable recorder targets applications needing to record and reproduce high-bandwidth signals. A complete PC workstation, the RTR 2727A provides high data capacity and aggregate recording rates of up to 4.0 GB/s in a four-channel system.
Cobham is working with Harris Corp. to provide automated test and alignment capabilities for Harris XL-200P P25 radios using the Cobham 3920B Digital Radio Test Set. The Harris XL-200P is a multiband portable radio that supports P25 communications on VHF, UHF, and 700/800 MHz spectrum.