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Galtronics Corporation Ltd. announced growing momentum for its PEAR™ in-building DAS antenna line with the availability of an additional dual-polarized MIMO and two vertically-polarized antennas. The new antennas, showcased today at DAS in Action 2012: Atlanta, support the broad coverage, throughput and high data rates driven by a growing wireless industry shift to 4G/LTE networks.
Custom MMIC is offering a new device from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD162 is a GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifier (LNA) chip for applications from 26 to 34 GHz. Optimized for 30 GHz satellite communications, the CMD162 boasts a typical noise figure of 1.7 dB with a small-signal gain of 22 dB and an output 1 dB compression point of +7 dB.
Jodi Zellmer is a product planner at Agilent Technologies specializing in HSPA technologies. She has worked at Agilent and HP for more than 25 years. Jodi graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Later, she received an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
LTE smartphones will top 65 million units in 2012, led by the anticipated LTE-enabled iPhone 5 and Samsung’s LTE smartphones. “Mobile wireless royalties for GSM, WCDMA, and LTE smartphones were just under $20 billion in 2011 but the increase to 65 million LTE smartphones will help push the 2012 royalty total higher,” states research director Philip Solis.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced that Jerry Neal, co-founder and executive vice president of marketing, is retiring from RFMD, effective May 31, 2012.
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).
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