Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular mobility markets, announced it will start volume production of its second-generation, pure CMOS-based RFeICs in Q4 2012. The new solutions will serve rapidly growing markets including smartphone and tablets, WLAN 11a/n/ac, ZigBee, wireless audio, smart energy and home automation.
DragonWave Inc., a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, announced it has concluded field tests and confirmed the functionality of higher modulation modes of up to 2048 QAM on its Horizon packet microwave products. The field tests were conducted in Odessa, Ukraine, the nation’s south Bay City.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. announced a new Multi-band, Multi-mode Power Amplifier (MMPA) that simplifies the increasingly complex RF front-end for next-generation global 3G/4G smartphones and other mobile devices. The compact, highly integrated TRIUMF™ MMPA achieves best-in-class power-added efficiency, providing up to 15 percent more browsing time.
Alcatel-Lucent is transforming the regional networks of VimpelCom Ltd. Group to support the introduction of the latest high-speed 3G mobile broadband entertainment and business services, and prepare for the future introduction of 4G LTE.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it has received the Best Vendor and Outstanding Delivery awards from ZTE for supporting their growing RF business without a single part shortage in the last three years. Skyworks is now ZTE’s leading front-end solution supplier and has supported several major product launches.
MILMEGA, now a part of Teseq, offers a new amplifier product range designed to meet test requirements within wireless testing frequency bands. The AS0728 family of amplifiers has a frequency range of 700 MHz to 2.8 GHz. Available in 25 W, 50 W, 100 W and 170 W P1 dB power levels, these new amplifiers are ideal in the wireless communications industry where high reliability, excellent linearity, power density and leading performance are required.
L-com Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has finalized an agreement with an Argentinean electronics company ISECOM S. A. Through ISECOM, customers in Argentina can purchase L-com's high quality wireless products without the need for foreign shipping.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced its end-to-end Miracast system, comprised of source and display (sink) solutions that enable consumers to stream media, games, photos and other digital content from mobile devices to larger screens. Based on TI's OMAP™ platform, DaVinci™ video processors and WiLink™ connectivity family, the Miracast solutions deliver best-in-class video quality and market leading low latency over a secure Wi-Fi connection.
The total market for standards-based wireless connectivity chipsets is expected to exceed $10 billion in 2012, this includes both standalone and combo chipsets that use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, UWB, and ZigBee. “The market continues to develop with technologies - particularly Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - squaring up for a fight to be the dominant standard,” commented Peter Cooney, wireless connectivity practice director.