- Buyers Guide
Cellular 4G/LTE Channel
The smart home appliance market, defined by products with built-in connectivity, will witness substantial growth over the next five years, reaching nearly $25 billion by 2018. Currently limited to the top-end luxury models, wireless connectivity will slowly permeate to lower tier brands and models.
M2M connectivity will be embedded in more than 2 billion devices across nine key industries by 2018, but it will be cellular that will bring the bulk of the value and the connectivity revenues.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that its industry leading wireless connectivity front-end modules (FEMs) are being leveraged by Broadcom Corp. for use in several of the company’s 5G WiFi solutions, enabling some of the fastest download speeds available in access points, routers, DSL/cable gateways, PCs, smartphones and tablets.
Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester with new options for RF tests and end-to-end testing of LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. has received further orders of $7 million from Vodacom Tanzania to upgrade and support backbone links across the country
Infineon Technologies has started the production of its BGTx0 chipsets for wireless backhaul communication systems. The transceiver family provides a complete radio frequency (RF) front-end for wireless communication in 57-64 GHz, 71-76 GHz, or 81-86 GHz millimeter wave bands. Paired with a baseband/modem, the system solution requires less space, offers improved reliability and lower cost for the critical wireless backhaul links needed in mobile base stations that support LTE/4G networks.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announced that its products will be used by Transit Wireless to support the architecture for Phase 2 of its extensive project to bring a distributed antenna system (DAS) to the New York Citysubway system.
Carrier Wi-Fi started to gain momentum in 2013 driven by increasing data demands and new Wi-Fi advancements. Cable operators are enthusiastically adopting the technology as an entrance into the wireless market. ABI Research forecasts Carrier Wi-Fi access point shipments in 2018 to reach 9.7 million with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for 70 percent of that number.
A leading American mobile operator has implemented Anite test scripts for the qualification of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) devices in its rigorous acceptance programme.
EMITE has included the R&S CMW500 Wideband Radio Communication Tester from Rohde & Schwarz as a supported test solution for MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) testing.