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Cellular 4G/LTE Channel
In monitoring the early progress of LTE, many industry insiders closely watch countries where mobile operators are aggressively deploying new networks, and offering commercial LTE devices and services. In South Korea, the United States, and Japan, the number of LTE subscribers surpassed that of WiMAX subscribers in 4Q11, 1Q12, and 2Q12, respectively. The findings are part of new market data from market intelligence firm ABI Research detailing the mobile broadband transition.
C4I’s new collection of perceptive, transportable communication systems are smaller, smarter, sleeker
Communication devices for the public safety, utilities, transportation, military, and other “second responder” sectors are often characterized by images of clunky, large instruments that look like they require a master’s degree to operate. Yet these are the type of urgent communication systems that should be quick and easy to operate in order to protect and save lives.
Azimuth Systems Inc. announced the availability of the latest release of its Azimuth Field-to-Lab™ (FTL) solution, version 2.4. The product now offers complex test cases with added support for new scanners and file formats.
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.
Nanjing Ericsson Panda Communications Co. Ltd. (ENC) celebrated its 20th anniversary and inaugurated a new 11,700 m2 Research & Development Centre in Nanjing, China.
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.