Broadcom Limited has announced the first dual frequency, mass market receiver for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), designed to enhance location based services (LBS) for mobile phones, tablets and fitness wearables. The receiver is capable of centimeter accuracy while reducing power consumption by more than 50 percent.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) announced the availability of a new set of enhanced RF SOI process design kits (PDK) to the design of RF switches and deliver differentiated RF front-end solutions for a wide range of markets including mobile devices, millimeter wave, 5G and other high frequency applications.
Skyworks Solutions announced that its SkyOne® Ultra 2.5 and diversity receive (DRx™) modules for mobile applications have been adopted by some of the world’s leading machine-to-machine (M2M) module manufacturers to provide high performance, high speed 4G LTE capability.
At the recent IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, MaxLinear, Inc. demonstrated its proprietary echo cancellation technology for full duplex (FDX) DOCSIS. The combination of FDX and DOCSIS 3.1 will enable cable operators to offer up to 10 Gbps data rates over existing hybrid fiber-coaxial networks.
Wolfspeed, a Cree Company, has introduced a new series of 28 V GaN HEMT RF power devices, with an operating frequency range to 8 GHz, with increased efficiency, higher gain and best-in-class reliability.
Skyworks has introduced the SKY66403-11, a 2.4 GHz fully-integrated RF front-end module designed to support ZigBee®, Thread and next-generation Bluetooth® wireless protocols, including Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
With the modern mobile device revolution, semiconductor suppliers are challenged to increase capability, integration, and performance while reducing time to market. Test needs a new approach based on an open, flexible platform at significantly lower cost. NI is bridging this gap by building on the stability and capability of the PXI platform to deliver off-the-shelf modular technology to both the characterization and production engineer.