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Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it is partnering with SMC Networks, a leading customer premise equipment manufacturer for multi-service operators (MSOs), to develop wireless connectivity solutions for security, monitoring and automation (SMA) applications in the emerging connected home market. SMC is utilizing Skyworks’ wireless networking and ZigBee® front-end solutions for security sensors, smoke alarms, motion detectors and touch pads.
Mobile operator capex declined by 13 percent to USD $5.97 billion in 2012, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Russian Mobile markets Analysis 2007-2012” “Official BTS registrations increased by 20 percent while actual base stations installed increased by 15 percent from 2011” says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that the Russian wireless market will see mobile capex levels near USD $7 billion through 2017.
The growth of 802.11ac and 802.11ad will occur in very different ways. 802.11ac will explode into devices, including smartphones, from the start while 802.11ad will see a more modest and staggered growth. 802.11ac is being pushed into smartphones by key carriers’ device requirements that are in sync with 802.11ac hotspot plans for more robust Wi-Fi offloading.
Rohde & Schwarzand 7Layers have verified and validated the Synchronized test approach to determine the Envelope Correlation Coefficient, which characterizes the antenna subsystem of MIMO LTE devices.
NXP Semiconductors has launched its new Gen8+ LDMOS RF power transistors – an expansion of its eighth-generation LDMOS product line for wireless base stations with a strong focus on TD-LTE.
M2M Modules based on 2G technologies continued to dominate shipments in 2012 with over 70 percent market share. As a result, module revenues did not break the $1 billion mark as hoped and the average module price continued to decline.
Mobile Experts has released a new Carrier Wi-Fi Report, illustrating the convergence of Wi-Fi networks with mobile and cable networks to create a heterogeneous network (Hetnet).
LTE-capable networks will continue to mushroom around the globe through 2018. In particular, frequency-division duplex (FDD) networks will see their population coverage expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent between 2012 and 2018 to hit 57 percent. Time-division duplex (TDD) networks will gain ground at a more rapid rate of 43 percent during this period but will only reach 52 percent population coverage due to fewer licensed markets currently.
Exalt Communications, the leading innovator of next-generation wireless backhaul solutions, unveiled ExpandAir®, the company’s new point-to-multipoint (PMP) platform. The first system available in the platform is a sub-6 GHz non-line-of-sight offering based on Exalt’s exclusive eMIMO® technology, which brings performance, reliability, and security to a new level for value-priced point-to-multipoint microwave backhaul, accelerates deployment time, and reduces infrastructure costs.