Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) Group Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions for industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, announced the availability of the RAS Smart Antenna System. The solid state RAS is the first wireless broadband networking system that instantly locates, steers toward and connects to a network base station, automatically establishing reliable high speed connectivity to and from roving assets.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has successfully demonstrated clear reception capabilities of LTE Broadcast services using evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) technology using Anritsu’s Rapid Test Designer (RTD) and MD8430A to simulate the LTE network environment.
As the mobile network struggles to cope with the growing level of traffic and pressures on CAPEX, the RF electronics of a typical base station design are subject to great innovation namely in the form of tower mounted amplifiers, remote radio heads, and active antennas.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that AT4 Wireless Test Systems’ business assets are now part of Agilent. The two companies had announced an acquisition agreement on July 16. Financial details were not disclosed.
Mobile Experts released a report that predicts a new future for base station semiconductors. In particular, the number of base station transceivers will grow to more than 17 million per year by 2017. Increasing bandwidth requirements, MIMO, and carrier aggregation will drive growth in key semiconductor components. The new report, "Semiconductors for Macro Transceivers and RRH," gives a detailed analysis of these trends.
U.S. PMI data for July 2012 stays flat at 49.8 from 49.7 in June 2012, this is indicative of a wider global malaise that is mirrored by not only other regional PMI index’s but also the results of major Semiconductor vendors. Lack of manufacturing capacity for key components coupled with the lack of investment in new fab space mean that this problem is likely to continue for a number of months and will eventually limit the availability of key flagship mobile products.
The Agilent Power of X application notes provide insight into solving tough measurement problems in a unique way for both the design and manufacturing environments. The new “Solutions for Enabling Fast, Accurate and Efficient Testing of Voice Quality in LTE User Equipment (UE)” 5991-0794EN, available now, offers information into how to best address the long list of test requirements when testing the voice quality of LTE UE with the right VoIP test building blocks.
Mesuro, the Cardiff University spin-out that offers testing and services solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced completion of a £700k funding round to expand its overseas sales and device characterisation capabilities.