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Skyworks Unveils SkyOne Ultra 3.0

Skyworks Solutions Inc. introduced SkyOne® Ultra 3.0, a highly integrated front-end solution for premium mobile device and smartphone manufacturers. SkyOne® Ultra 3.0 supports all major carrier aggregation combinations, meets class 2 high power user equipment requirements, supports 2.5G, 3G and 4G handsets and covers more than 23 LTE bands.

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Keysight Technologies, Samsung Electronics Announce 5G Collaboration

Keysight Technologies Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corp. announced a technology collaboration on 5G development and testing. Keysight and Samsung have entered into a technology collaboration to enable design and deployment of 5G devices to support early operator trials. The initial focus of the partnership is on 5GTF specifications ( Future collaboration will include work being done in 3GPP NR.

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RMI Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

Response Microwave Inc., a global specialist in the supply, design and manufacture of RF/microwave connectivity and control component solutions, is celebrating its 15th year of business. With industry roots that date back to the 1980s, RMI has experienced consistent growth and created a reputation for high performance and quality products at fair and reasonable price levels.

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MACOM Announces mmWave T/R Switch Targeting 5G

MACOM announced a surface-mount packaged SPDT switch developed to be used as a T/R switch in 5G demonstration systems operating at 28, 37 and 39 GHz.

The MASW-011098 is fabricated using MACOM's patented AlGaAs process and achieves 1.17 dB insertion loss and 38 dB isolation with 7 W power handling.

MACOM is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in Hall 8.1, Room CC8.15 from February 27 through March 2, 2017.

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Bristol and BT Collaborate on Massive MIMO Trials for 5G Wireless

The quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, National Instruments (NI), and BT Labs, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. The research team has undertaken field trials of a massive MIMO system at the BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk. The trials were conducted in a large indoor hall mimicking a stadium environment and outdoors within the Adastral Park campus.

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25 Operators Lab Testing Pre-5G

36 Gbps Max Reported Data Rate

According to Viavi Solutions 25 operators have announced "5G" lab tests, and 12 report field testing. Five have demonstrated data rates of 35 Gbps or more in the lab, with the UAE's Etisalat claiming the highest speed of 36 Gbps. 28 GHz is the most widely used spectrum for the tests, based on eight operators that have disclosed operating at this frequency. Seven operators are using 15 GHz.

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