Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), announced that it supplies the main antenna switch driving RF performance in the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphone. The PE421280 MultiSwitch was selected for its ability to support simultaneous multi-band operation of up to 14 frequency bands while delivering exceptional linearity, insertion loss performance and small size.
The global BTS antenna shipments increased by 1.2% in 2012, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global BTS Antenna Market Analysis and Forecast, 2012-2017 5th Edition.” “The slight increase in 2012 was partly due to the multi-band upgrades in North America and in Western Europe due to the LTE network launches.
Anritsu Co. introduces multi-band receivers for its Link Master drive test tools that offer field engineers, technicians and consultants a complete drive test system for locating interference and ensuring optimum wireless network operation.
Microlab, a Wireless Telecom Group company,is introducing a new product line for both in-Building and outdoor DAS applications, the DCC Series™ DAS Carrier Conditioners. These products are equally suited for passive DAS venues and for active fiber DAS installations.