Rohde & Schwarz is taking a completely new approach to measuring radiated spurious emissions on LTE devices, making it considerably easier for users to measure RSE in the presence of LTE carrier power. The solution is the R&S OSP open switch and control platform equipped with the new R&S OSP-B155 option.
"As the festive cheer of the holiday season dies away, the mood among handset vendors remains quietly confident regarding 2012," observes Jake Saunders, Vice President of Forecasting. "The outlook will yield growth in the order of 8%, netting 1.67 billion handsets shipped worldwide by the end of 2012.
2011 marked a big year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the mobile device semiconductor market. From Intel's acquisition of Infineon Technologies AG Wireless Solutions to NVIDIA's purchase of Icera, the mobile device semiconductor market has seen a lot of moving and shaking.
When network operators upgrade to LTE they want to take full advantage of their new and existing resources, so to support this objective, Rohde & Schwarz has added MIMO-specific measurements to its R&S ROMES4.65 drive test software. Using this feature, the R&S TSMW network scanner can quickly identify interferers that reduce MIMO performance in LTE networks.
Avago Technologies, a supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, announced a high-gain, high-linearity power amplifier for high-data-rate applications found in 700 to 800 MHz cellular infrastructure equipment.
Anritsu Company introduces enhanced MT8212E/MT8213E Cell Master™ and MS2712E/MS2713E Spectrum Master™ handheld analyzers that have new measurement capabilities and improved overall performance to address the rollout of 4G technologies, including TD-LTE. Offering superior performance in a compact design, the MT8212E/MT8213E and MS2712E/MS2713E offer service providers, network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), and third-party contractors and installers a cost-efficient and accurate test tool when deploying and maintaining LTE networks.