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Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced it has introduced analog solutions for low-noise receivers being used in high-sensitivity radio frequency (RF) automotive highway tag applications, including toll tag transponder systems. Skyworks’ devices are being deployed across 40 million transponders supporting small signal RF applications where primary DC power is not available.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) launched its latest Bluetooth® low energy application software, the BLE-Stack 1.2, designed to further drive Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready devices such as wearables.
IWCE, the International Wireless Communications Expo, has announced dates for its 2014 event. IWCE 2014 will take place March 26–27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall 3. Conference sessions begin Monday, March 24 and run through Friday, March 28.
Antenova Ltd. has released a LTE Antenna Reference Design for Smartphones which covers the global LTE bands. The company’s extremely wideband and efficient antenna design is claimed to overcome the difficulty of covering all the LTE frequency bands without the use of switches or tunable active components, resulting in a lower cost LTE MIMO antenna system for smartphones.
Highlights the EDI CON 2013 conference and trade show that will take place in Beijing in 2013
Bluetooth Smart and ZigBee will compete in a number of new and emerging markets that require low power wireless connections and interoperability with other devices. Key battlegrounds include connected home devices (remote controls, TVs, STBs, etc.) and wireless sensors (medical, health, sports, home automation, etc.).
Gaas Labs LLC, a private investment fund targeting the communications semiconductor market led by industry veteran John Ocampo, announced that it has acquired privately-held Nitronex Corp., an innovative leader in the design and manufacture of gallium nitride (GaN) based RF solutions for high performance applications in the defense, communications, cable TV, and industrial & scientific markets.
Introduction to the Citrine Series crystal oscillators developed to provide a broad product offering for demanding applications requiring low phase noise performance in both static and dynamic conditions
Introduction to a highly integrated silicon chipset solution in recognition of important developments taking place in the 57 to 64 GHz band