Smartphone shipments to emerging markets will drive growth in the worldwide smartphone market in the years ahead. According to the latest smartphone forecast from the International Data Corp. (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, China will become the leading country-level market for smartphone shipments in 2012, moving ahead of the current leader, the United States. Looking ahead to 2016, two additional emerging markets, India and Brazil, will enter the top five country markets for smartphone shipments.
TDK company EPCOS, a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems, and Pulse Electronics, a leading antenna manufacturer, used AWR’s Microwave Office to design indie, a breakthrough technology that answers the challenge from carriers in the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance to develop a single, operator-independent RF platform supporting all NGMN operator frequency bands.
Leading RFIC front-end device manufacturers were on hand at the2012 Mobile World Congress, showing off the latest chip sets. To achieve smaller footprints and deliver on higher power added efficiency, vendors are offering different solutions which could shake up the industry.
Leading RF/microwave test equipment manufacturers were on hand at the2012 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona between February 27 and March 1, ashowing off the latest test solutions for the mobile communications industry. Here's a sample of what they had on display.
Azimuth Systems Inc. announced robust enhancements to its popular Azimuth Field-to-Lab™(FTL) solution. This latest release of FTL offers new features that allow customers to better visualize the radio environment, profile channel conditions, and more accurately recreate “real world” conditions in the lab using Azimuth’s integrated (open) automation platform, Testbuilder.