- Buyers Guide
LTE-capable networks will continue to mushroom around the globe through 2018. In particular, frequency-division duplex (FDD) networks will see their population coverage expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent between 2012 and 2018 to hit 57 percent. Time-division duplex (TDD) networks will gain ground at a more rapid rate of 43 percent during this period but will only reach 52 percent population coverage due to fewer licensed markets currently.
RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced it has been selected by a leading smartphone manufacturer to supply multiple 3G/4G LTE components into a recently announced fourth-generation flagship smartphone platform.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces availability and full design support capabilities for a range of new, high efficiency, fourth generation antennas from Taoglas USA Inc. (Taoglas).
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that several leading OEMs and smartphone providers are leveraging the company’s highly customizable, fully optimized SkyOne™ front-end solution.
Aeroflex Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. announced that the 7100 Digital Radio Test Set has added support for carrier aggregation, a key component of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A).
Pulse Electronics Corp., a provider of electronic components, announces that it has developed a tunable, co-located long term evolution (LTE) antenna structure. The developed structure contains two LTE multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) antennas in the same end of one device to provide 9 frequency bands of functionality in a volume of just 3.20 cubic centimeters.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., an RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, is enabling next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a superior wireless user experience with the introduction of three new high-performance WLAN front-end modules and two advanced Wi-Fi/4G coexistence filters.
AWT Global has launched a new line of Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Testers - the PIM S1L Series of testers. These analyzers are well suited to meet the requirements of Laboratory and Quality Assurance applications and are offered in the 700, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100 and 2600 MHz mobile communications bands. Other bands and customized frequency combinations are also available on request.
Anritsu Co. announces that Tech Mahindra has purchased the Anritsu ME7834L Mobile Device Test Platform (MDTP) to expand the LTE Conformance Test (CT) and Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) capabilities provided by Tech Mahindra. The ME7834L enables the growing LTE device ecosystem with an additional source of test and certification services at Tech Mahindra’s lab, conveniently located in the New Jersey area.
Aeroflex Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced that the TM500 LTE-A Test Mobile now supports carrier aggregation for Time Division Duplex (TDD), in addition to its existing Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) capability. Carrier aggregation, a key component of LTE-A, allows multiple carriers comprised of either contiguous or non-contiguous spectrum to be added together, allowing wider channel bandwidths - and higher data rates - to be achieved.
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