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PCTEL Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office notified PCTEL that its patent application, which describes an invention that will protect antenna installations from vandalism, will issue as U.S. patent number 8,162,698 on April 24, 2012.
Madhusudhan Gurumurthy is a Senior Applications Specialist at Spirent Communications. He talked with Microwave Journal about beamforming and TD-LTE systems being deployed in China and across the globe.
Scintera Networks Inc. announced the availability of the SC1889A-00B11 RF Power Amplifier Linearizer (RFPAL) with integrated dual-RMS power measurement unit (PMU).
Wireless equipment vendors performed well in the fourth quarter of 2011. While finishing strong in the last quarter of every calendar year is typical for vendors in this market, Huawei exceeded expectations and overcame Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to grab second place in the market. As usual, Ericsson was the market leader, with approximately US$3.5 billion in wireless network equipment sales during 4Q2011.
Sub10 Systems has appointed SideBand Systems Inc. as its first North American distributor and value-added reseller. The company will resell all Sub10 Systems’ point-to-point radio link products in the U.S. market.
Astrium has been awarded two contracts from the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) for the delivery of two telecommunication satellites – Express AM4R and Express AM7.
NEC Corp. plans to establish an NEC Mobile Network Excellence Center (NMEC) for the offshore development of mobile communication systems in Chennai, India, this month (April 2012).
Mobile device semiconductors were one of the few bright spots in a chipset market that stalled in 2011. Revenue from chipsets designed for mobile devices increased by more than 20 percent to $35 billion, while the total semiconductor market limped out of 2011 with just 2 percent year-on-year growth.
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