- Buyers Guide
The market for chipsets containing LTE baseband processors has ramped up quickly, and is fraught with competition. 15 companies offer over 35 chipsets with LTE, from singlemode LTE chipsets to multimode chipsets integrated with application processors and wireless connectivity. ABI Research’s latest Competitive Assessment ranked Qualcomm first in LTE baseband product features and other attributes, followed by ST-Ericsson and Sequans.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc., a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, is showcasing a broad portfolio of new products for Networks, Aerospace and Defense, and Multi-Market applications at European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2012. Product solutions on display in M/A-COM Tech’s booth #421 include:
The total market for standards-based wireless connectivity chipsets is expected to exceed $10 billion in 2012, this includes both standalone and combo chipsets that use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, UWB, and ZigBee. “The market continues to develop with technologies - particularly Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - squaring up for a fight to be the dominant standard,” commented Peter Cooney, wireless connectivity practice director.
Nujira Ltd. announced the filing of its 150th patent relating to Envelope Tracking (ET). The milestone comes just 12 months after reaching the 100 patent landmark in April 2011, reinforcing Nujira’s dominant position in the ET IP landscape.
A novel and low cost antenna design offering efficient performance across multiple frequency bands is available from Ploughshare Innovations.
China Mobile is using the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communications tester from Rohde & Schwarz in its Research Institute labs to perform RF tests on user equipment for time division LTE (TD-LTE). The intention is for Rohde & Schwarz’s TD-LTE cooperation with the Chinese mobile radio network operator to continue on a long-term basis.
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