The global market for LTE capable antennas for wireless infrastructure, including passive and active types, is set to reach almost $4 billion in 2015, according to the latest forecast from ABI Research.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, announced it is opening a state-of-the-art design center and laboratory facility in San Diego, Calif. The design center will focus on the development of leading edge technologies targeting 4G/5G protocols and the Internet of Things.
Cobham Wireless announced the latest version of the industry-standard TM500 WCDMA network test system, with expanded capability to emulate four cells and hundreds of mobile terminals from a single benchtop unit.
Skyworks Solutions introduces a series of voltage-controlled variable attenuators (VVAs) which are designed to have excellent third order input intercept point and superb dynamic range. The devices cover operation from 1.45 to 5.0 GHz, and have control voltages ranging from 0 to 5.0 V.
Silicon Labs unveiled a dual-mode Bluetooth® Smart Ready module solution that gives embedded developers unparalleled flexibility to integrate both Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR) wireless technologies while minimizing design time, cost and complexity.
Tektronix, a leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, and The Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN), a major French research laboratory, announced the world’s first demonstration of a world record breaking wireless system capable of transmitting data at 400 GHz (0.4 THz) using advanced signal coding (up to QAM-16) and key advanced THz devices.
ABI Research estimates that there will be nearly 1.37 billion 4G LTE subscribers worldwide by year-end 2015, up from nearly 650 million in 2014. ABI Research forecasts that the LTE subscriber base will exceed 3.5 billion by 2020, demonstrating a 5 year CAGR of 20.8%. The exponential rise in LTE points-of-presence covered justifies the need for sustained investment in LTE infrastructure, which is expected to grow nearly 10% year-on-year.
In June 2015 the researchers—NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering doctoral student Ting Wu, NYU WIRELESS director Theodore “Ted” Rappaport, and Christopher Collins, a professor of radiology at the NYU Langone School of Medicine—published “The Human Body and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communication Systems: Interactions and Implications,” detailing their study, which used four models representing different body parts (both clothed and unclothed) to evaluate the thermal effects of mmWave radiation on humans.
The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium Committee named Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, as the outstanding educator of the year and honored him with the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Wireless Communications.
Rohde & Schwarz has successfully demonstrated the performance of the next-generation of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ LTE modems with three LTE-Advanced demonstrations made publicly available for the first time.