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M2M Modules based on 2G technologies continued to dominate shipments in 2012 with over 70 percent market share. As a result, module revenues did not break the $1 billion mark as hoped and the average module price continued to decline.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces availability and full design support capabilities for an omni-directional heavy-duty, fully IP67 waterproof external M2M antenna from Taoglas USA Inc. (Taoglas).
Harris Communications, the nation’s leader in the creation, design and installation of enhanced wireless networks, cell phone repeaters,bi directional amplifier and bi directional antenna technology, announces the launch of their latest line of products that comply with the new changes that have been implemented by the FCC with new rules for cell phone boosters, giving booster makers an absolute advantage after years of debate over the issue. The FCC has also managed to get the nation's wireless carriers to all agree to the new changes in the rules.
Anritsu Co. introduces the MA2700A InterferenceHunter handheld direction finding system that enhances interference mapping and simplifies locating interference sources in wireless networks. Designed for use with Anritsu’s BTS Master™, Cell Master™, Site Master™ and Spectrum Master™ handheld analyzers, the MA2700A InterferenceHunter can be used by field engineers and technicians during deployment, installation, and maintenance of wireless networks. It is ideally suited for use in spectrum clearing and interference mitigation.
RF Monolithics Inc. (a subsidiary of Murata Electronics North America Inc.) (“RFM” or “the company”), a provider of solutions-driven, technology-enabled RF technologies for machine-to-machine (M2M) and wireless communications, introduced the next generation of its wireless sensor networking platform products -- the SN-4 series of battery-powered wireless sensor nodes. The SN-4 provides 4 channels of sensor inputs and transmits the data back to access points, Ethernet, or Cellular gateways.
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, is ramping several antenna tuning products with leading smartphone manufacturers. Skyworks’ devices are meeting the market demand for tunable antennas which dramatically improve performance by increasing data throughput, reducing dropped calls and minimizing the antenna footprint needed for today’s multiband LTE smartphones.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced its new E6607C EXT wireless communications test set, featuring an integrated multiport adapter for cost-effective, high-volume wireless device manufacturing test. Optimized for testing multiple devices simultaneously, the EXT-C with integrated multiport adapter enables up to 3x gain in effective test throughput (vs. the EXT-B) for less than 1.3x the price.
In 4Q-2012, the LTE subscription in Asia-Pacific has increased by 60.92 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), reaching 34.6 million. ABI Research expects that the LTE subscription market will continue to grow rapidly in 2013 to reach 72.1 million. “The operators in South Korea have aggressively promoted LTE since launch.
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