AT&T plans a nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for the Internet of Things (IoT) during the second quarter of 2017 in the U.S. and by the end of the year in Mexico. The rollout across AT&T's LTE network in the U.S. and Mexico will cover some 400 million people, as of the end of 2016.
Narda’s SignalShark Real Time Handheld Analyzer is designed to enable new capabilities for measurements in the high frequency spectrum for applications including mobile networks, IoT, M2M and C2C communications
Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it will showcase its latest software-centric design and test solutions for LTE-A, 5G, IoT and Connected Car technologies at Mobile World Congress 2017, Hall 6, Stand 6G10, Barcelona, Feb. 27 – March 2. Keysight is an active participant in many influential wireless standards bodies and leading 5G global initiatives. Keysight also collaborates with industry-leading companies and academia to enable the next-generation of wireless communications systems.
LeddarTech Inc. and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. will jointly develop and supply LIDAR ICs, a key sensor for self-driving vehicles. The LCA2 IC is a receiver that will enable high performance and low cost LIDARs, supporting the sub-$100 target for 2D and 3D flash LIDARs.
Qualcomm Inc. and TDK Corp. announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings). The joint venture will enable Qualcomm’s RFFE Business Unit to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices and fast-growing business segments, such as Internet of Things (IoT), automotive applications, connected computing, and more. The business being transferred constitutes a part of the TDK SAW Business Group activities.
Anaren Inc.’s IoT Group announced the release of version 2.0 of its innovative Anaren Atmosphere™ online development platform. Atmosphere affords embedded, mobile and cloud developers an exceptionally fast way to create IoT applications with an easy-to-use IoT development environment.
Skyworks is pleased to introduce the SKY66105-11, a new high performance, highly integrated RF front-end module (FEM) designed for high power Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) and Connected Home applications operating within the 902 to 931 MHz frequency band. This FCC-compliant module integrates harmonic filters and shielding, making it an ideal design choice for sensors, smart meters (water, gas, electric) and machine-to-machine uses.
Surging Wi-Fi traffic, new uses cases, and emerging IoT applications will result in a nearly 54% increase in wireless IC shipments by 2020, forecasts ABI Research. The short-range wireless connectivity market technologies—including ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, and NFC—will continue to evolve to meet new market demands, as evident with various new and upcoming enhancements.