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.
Ampleon announced a new family of integrated Doherty power amplifier devices aimed at LTE Advanced Pro / 4.5G massive-MIMO base station applications and capable of being used as power amplifiers in small cells.
SiTime Corp., a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corp., introduced an innovative Elite Platform™ encompassing Super-TCXOs™ (temperature compensated oscillators) and oscillators. These precision devices are engineered to solve long-standing timing problems in telecommunications and networking equipment. With the Elite Platform, communications equipment can deliver the highest performance, best reliability and highest quality of service, even in the presence of environmental stressors.
ELVA-1, a European manufacturer of ultra-high capacity millimeter wave point-to-point wireless links, announced the availability of its flagship PPC-10G, 10 Gbps Ethernet radio link, to the U.S. market. Gilland Electronics, of Morgan Hill, Calif., has begun taking orders for the radio.
AT&T has developed a novel approach to achieving multi-Gbps wireless transmission and last mile delivery. Branded AirGig, the system uses surface wave propagation of millimeter wave signals along power lines.
Skyworks introduced a family of GPIO-controlled, high performance RF cellular switches for LTE and GSM applications. The SKY13581-676LF (SP2T), SKY13582-676LF (SP3T) and SKY13626-685LF (SP4T) are for LTE, while the SKY13597-684LF (SP4T) is for GSM.
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it has added new capabilities to its Propsim F32 channel emulator. These capabilities enable manufacturers and mobile operators to efficiently verify the performance of devices and network equipment with LTE-Hotspots and Indoor (LTE-Hi) small cell and LTE-Licensed Assisted Access (LTE-LAA) dual connectivity technology support.