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L-com Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products has introduced two new HyperLink® brand horizontal polarized waveguide omnidirectional antennas. These rugged new 2.4 GHz antennas are available in 9 dBi and 13 dBi versions.
Aeroflex Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced support for a comprehensive range of IP data services with the Aeroflex E500 LTE Capacity Test platform. Adding end-to-end data services supplements the industry-leading functional capability of the E500, providing network equipment vendors and cellular operators with the most realistic lab-based LTE end-to-end test solution on the market.
Discusses the development of low cost, miniature, four-way transceivers in Ku-Band for MIMO wireless communication systems
Harris introduced a backpack version of its KnightHawk™ mobile tactical cellular network solution that provides warfighters with high-bandwidth connectivity and enables the use of smart apps at the tactical edge of the battlefield.
Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, announced it has more than doubled production of bonded silicon-on-sapphire (BSOS) substrates to meet increased demand from its strategic partner, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.
Elektrobit (EB) announced the successful implementation of the MIMO Over-The-Air (OTA) test system at NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Japan’s premier technology company, based on EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulators and an anechoic chamber.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s T1G4003532-FL, DC to 3.5 GHz GaN transistor offering up to 37W P3dB. Gain at P3dB is >13dB requiring half the power from a driver stage compared to some competitors.
Cree Inc. introduces a range of new 50V GaN HEMT devices enabling a significant reduction in the energy needed to power cellular networks. The world’s cellular network is estimated to consume more than 100TWh of electricity per year (approximate value of $12 Billion US Dollars) and 50-80 percent of the networks’ power is consumed by the systems’ power amplifiers and feed infrastructure.
Microsemi introduces world's first SiGe-based, monolithic RF FE device designed for 5G WiFi platforms
Microsemi Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, delivered the world's first monolithic silicon germanium (SiGe) RF front-end (FE) device for the 5th generation of Wi-Fi devices based on IEEE 802.11ac standard. Benefitting from its industry-leading integration levels and utilizing high-performance SiGe process technology, the new LX5586 RF FE provides significant performance and cost advantages over existing technologies.
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications and leading provider of RF ICs (radio frequency integrated circuits), announced the release of a PLL synthesizer that offers leading phase noise performance. An upgrade to the widely used 4-GHz ADF4153 fractional-N PLL, the new, pin- and software-compatible ADF4153A PLL synthesizer facilitates improved integrated phase noise in a variety of applications including communications infrastructure, pulse-Doppler and FMCW (frequency-modulated continuous-wave) radar applications, test and instrumentation equipment, microwave point-to-point systems, PMR (professional mobile radio), VSATs (very small aperture terminals) and aerospace systems.