Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) introduced a high power (44 W peak) single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) silicon switch that enables designers to reduce hardware size and bias power consumption in cellular radio systems.
The R&S TS8980 RF conformance test system from Rohde & Schwarz is claimed to have achieved the world's first validation for both LTE-Advanced uplink carrier aggregation and LTE-Advanced Pro uplink 64QAM.
Cobham Wireless, a global leader in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communication systems, has taken part in a pioneering project to enable high-quality LTE on a moving sea vessel using its market-leading digital DAS (Distributed Antenna System). This ensures crew and passengers can enjoy communications services up to 50 km from the shoreline without the need to use expensive and service-limiting IP-over-satellite technology.
Resonant Inc. (RESN), a designer of filters for radio frequency, or RF, front-ends that specializes in delivering designs for difficult bands and complex requirements, announced it signed its first licensing agreement with an existing customer. This license agreement follows the development engagement that was outlined in the memorandum of understanding signed with this customer in February 2016.
Nokia announced initial actions to reduce company personnel, part of a "synergy and transformation program" following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia is targeting €900 million of operating cost synergies to be achieved by the end of 2018.