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Anritsu Co. and ETS-Lindgren announced the Anritsu MT8820C RF Tester has been selected by ETS-Lindgren as an approved test solution for 2G to 4G/LTE/MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) testing. As part of the selection, support for the MT8820C has been integrated into the CTIA-compliant ETS-Lindgren EMQuest™ EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software.
The latest Rohde & Schwarz test solution for LTE is based on the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester with new options and the R&S UPV audio analyzer. The R&S CMW500 emulates an LTE network and the R&S UPV assesses the voice transmission and voice quality of the LTE user equipment according to an objective set of test criteria.
Exalt Communications announced that GovNET Inc. is deploying Exalt ExploreAir LR microwave backhaul systems in Arizona as a part of the country’s most advanced statewide multi-agency network, serving public safety, education and healthcare.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. announced that several of its front-end solutions are being leveraged by the industry’s leading baseband providers for their smartphone platforms currently supporting all of the world's leading mobile broadband standards. Several of Skyworks’ newest power amplifiers and front-end modules deliver approximately 50 percent power added efficiency with a 30 percent smaller footprint.
Rogers Corp. announced the appointment of Jeffrey Grudzien as Vice President of its Advanced Circuit Materials Division, replacing Michael Bessette, who is retiring after 37 years with the company.
To meet growing demand for cost-effective RF power solutions capable of supporting skyrocketing data rates, multiple wireless standards and increasing network complexity, Freescale Semiconductor introduces the first two products from its advanced Airfast RF power portfolio. The offerings are engineered to deliver industry-leading power density, signal bandwidth, linear efficiency and gain in cost-effective, small form-factor configurations.
RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it has been selected to support multiple next-generation devices for a leading manufacturer of 3G/4G smartphones. The next-generation devices include a highly anticipated LTE smartphone that will feature multiple variants of RFMD's family of ultra-high efficiency WCDMA and 4G LTE power amplifiers.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. introduced several new 3G and 4G high-efficiency front-end solutions, collectively known as SkyHi™, for smartphones, tablets and wireless data modules. Skyworks’ SkyHi™ solutions deliver industry-leading power-added efficiency performance for today’s data intensive mobile platforms, extending battery life, reducing the radio footprint, and simplifying calibration for manufacturers.
ANADIGICS Inc. announced that the company is shipping production volumes of its ALT6705, AWT6621 and AWT6624 fourth generation High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP4™) power amplifiers (PA) and AWC6323 dual-band third generation High-Efficiency-at-Lower-Power (HELP3E™) PAs to Samsung Electronics for Samsung Galaxy Note. The AWT6621 powers the Galaxy Note I9228 (TD-SCDMA) and the AWC6323 powers the Galaxy Note I889 (CDMA), both available in the China market. The ALT6705, AWT6621 and AWT6624 power the Galaxy Note SHV-E160L available in Korea.
The M2M market is largely characterized by cellular module shipments and connections. China’s cellular connection revenue, which constitutes more than one-third of the Asia-Pacific’s (APAC) M2M market, is expected to grow from $642 million in 2011 to $2.76 billion in 2016.