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Nujira Ltd., the world leader in envelope tracking (ET) technology, has announced that is sampling its next generation ET IC for mobile handsets, the NCT-L1200, to lead partners. The second product in its Coolteq.L ET product family, Nujira’s NCT-L1200 has already been delivered to several key platform chipset vendors, and is the only product currently available on the market that supports the maximum 20MHz channel bandwidth of LTE.
Wireline operators have been the largest market for IMS services to date, but due to an increase in the number of mobile IMS deployments, ABI Research forecasts IMS revenues to reach $3.4 billion in the next five years.
Wireless infrastructure equipment revenues continued their downward trend in the second quarter of 2012 reaching only $11.2 billion – a 4.7 percent decrease from the first quarter of 2012 and a 14 percent decrease from the same quarter one year ago. “Total revenues for wireless network equipment reported by the vendors was the lowest amount that we have seen since 3Q 2003; reaching a 35 quarter low,” says Nick Marshall, principal analyst, networks.
Linear Technology’s Dust Networks® product group introduces the SmartMesh™ LTC5800 (system-on-chip) and LTP5900 (module) families, the industry’s lowest power IEEE 802.15.4E compliant wireless sensor networking products. SmartMesh ICs and modules enable tiny sensor “motes” to be designed with a battery life of over 10 years, while companion network manager components enable the development of highly robust and secure wireless sensor networks (WSN).
Freescale unveils 2-stage LNAs to support multiple air interfaces for wireless base stations in 1 system
Freescale Semiconductor announced new two-stage, low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) that address two gain stages in one device and deliver coverage across multiple bands to simplify wireless base station designs.
The total Bluetooth IC market (including stand alone and combo ICs) is expected to reach $4.3 billion in 2012 — an increase of 21% on 2011. Revenues are forecast to grow at a compound growth rate of over 20% to reach almost $12 billion by 2017.
351 operators are investing in LTE, a figure which is 41 percent more than a year ago, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) in an update to its Evolution to LTE Report.
RFEL, which specialize in high performance electronic signal processing solutions, has produced a solution to overcome the common performance bottleneck of the dynamic range of high speed ADCs that can prevent innovative projects in wireless communications and instrumentation from getting off the ground.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is offering developers a comprehensive portfolio of cognitive radio solutions based on its TMS320C66x DSP generation.
7Layers has been recognized by MetroPCS Communications as an approved test lab for LTE device certification. The cooperation expands the options available to mobile phone manufacturers who are preparing to introduce LTE devices.