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Small/Pico/Femto Cells Channel

Hot Topics for Mobile World Congress 2013

HetNets, Carrier Aggregation, LTE-A, Small Cells, mmWave Radios, Envelop Tracking, 802.11ac and more
Tens of thousands of people from around the world are heading out to Barcelona this weekend to attend GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC13) which will take place at new venue this year, Fira Gran Via.  Back in November we did a MWC13 preview that was made up of contributions from 3 leading test/measurement companies and 3 component companies.  Agilent, R&S, Anritsu, RFMD, TriQuint and Skyworks all wrote pieces about what they expected to be hot topics at the show. Read this preview of the show.
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R&S and ASTRI demonstrate 2x2 MIMO test solution on LTE-Advanced small cells

Rohde & Schwarz performs together with ASTRI a live test on a 2x2 MIMO base station in the uplink and downlink at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) provides an LTE-Advanced small cell as the device under test. What makes this demonstration special is that the 2x2 MIMO signal is generated and analyzed using only a single measuring instrument each.    


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DragonWave introduces backhaul solution for urban small cell networks

DragonWave Inc., a  global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, announced a product addition to its portfolio with the introduction of the Avenue Link Lite. With a form factor of only 7.5 in square including antenna, the sub-6 GHz point-to-point microwave radio supports both licensed and unlicensed spectrum and is ideally suited for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios where obstructions are found between link endpoints.


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Maxim and Freescale to showcase a outdoor LTE picocell at MWC 2013

Maxim Integrated Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor® have collaborated to showcase a comprehensive LTE/3G picocell base station at the 2013 Mobile World Congress. This innovative small cell base station platform design is field deployable by mobile operators and also serves as a production-ready reference design to accelerate time to market for equipment manufacturers.


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LTE/3G multimode RF transceiver from Maxim enables successful deployment of HetNet small cell base stations

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. introduced the MAX2580*, a single-chip multistandard RF to Bits® small cell radio transceiver. This highly integrated solution requires very few external components to execute an all-band, multimode, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio design.


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