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More than 50% of remote controls shipped in 2018 will be RF enabled

In 2013 10 percent of the remote controls shipped with major home consumer equipment will be RF-enabled.  Over the next five years there will be a major surge in RF technology adoption for remote controls as vendors look to differentiate their products, and/or drive growth in smart home services.  While at the same time RF solutions continue to fall in price, implementations become more simplified and lower powers are achieved.


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Report says LTE-TDD has a lower TCO than LTE-FDD

LTE-TDD will go mainstream in 2014, and it is not just about China Mobile’s recently announced commitment to spend $3.3 billion on rolling out 207,000 LTE-TDD base stations. In the US, Clearwire is anticipated to have rolled out 5,000 LTE-TDD base stations which will play a complementary role in Sprint’s overall LTE service plans. Around the world, there are 60 LTE-TDD deployments, of which 21 have commercially launched.


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Peregrine introduces industry's highest isolation, carrier-grade Wi-Fi switch

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs),  announced the highest performance, carrier-grade Wi-Fi switch on the market. With the highest isolation by a factor of 50, Peregrine’s switch also sets a new bar in linearity, which makes it ideally suited for the fast-growing market of 802.11ac Wi-Fi access points.


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TriQuint innovation powers broadcom 5G Wi-Fi reference designs

TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that its TriConnect® 5 GHz WLAN front-end modules and premium LTE / Wi-Fi coexistence filters are being leveraged by Broadcom Corp. for use in the company's 5G Wi-Fi reference designs. The 5G Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ac) technology delivers faster throughput, longer operating range and extended battery life for smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices.


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