RF & Microwave Industry News

ARFTG Explores Emerging Measurement Techniques

“Measurement for Emerging Technologies” was the theme of the ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium held November 28th to December 1st in Broomfield, CO. The symposium consisted of four events over four days: the NIST/ARFTG Microwave Measurement Short Course (all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning), a Nonlinear Measurement Workshop (Wednesday afternoon),...
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Freescale Lowers Power Requirements for RF Television Modulators

Responding to market demand for low power digital home entertainment systems, Freescale Semiconductor introduces its first 3.3 V UHF television radio frequency (RF) modulators based on CMOS technology. The modulators offer customers cost-effective, low power solutions designed to help shorten design-to-market cycles. They also reduce system requirements for television-related...
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dBm Introduces Synthesized CW Signal Generator

To provide an alternative for many test scenarios in which only a high-quality CW source is required, dBm , Wayne, NJ, is introducing the SSG synthesized CW signal generator. This instrument focuses on the basics: simplicity, connectivity and excellent RF performance in a small and low cost solution. The...
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Ohmite Acquires Two Vishay Businesses

Ohmite Manufacturing Co. announced that it has acquired both the Ultronix Precision Wirewound Resistor and Angstrohm Rheostat Businesses of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. Ultronix is a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of precision wirewound resistors. Angstrohm, based in Hagerstown, MD, is a manufacturer of wirewound rheostats. It is anticipated that the acquisitions will...
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ABI Finds That Power Consumption Will Force Carriers To Rethink Their Mobile Broadband Strategies

Power Delivery And Distribution Realities May Make WiMAX And Metro Wi-Fi Big Winners
According to a new study by ABI Research, mobile operators will soon have to come to grips with a tough reality when the conflicting needs of electric power reduction and mobile broadband network deployments collide. Electricity is one of the top three network operating expenses for carriers and should...
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WiMAX Security Gaps Present Revenue Opportunities Says New Study From ABI Research

Plugging Holes And Securing Transmissions Looks To Become A Lucrative Business As Wimax Picks Up Steam
This year will see a number of mobile WiMAX deployments and, contrary to many users' expectations, WiMAX does have a number of security vulnerabilities. The need to plug those holes in its defenses creates attractive revenue opportunities for security solutions vendors, which are explored in a new ABI Research...
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Strategy Analytics Forecasts Over 500 Million Mobile Broadband Users by 2010

Alternative Technologies Led By WiMax Contribute About Six Percent
According to Strategy Analytics’ recent report, “Beyond 3G: Looking for True Mobile Broadband,” new alternative technologies will contribute just 6 percent of the forecast 500 million mobile broadband users globally by 2010. Despite all the hype surrounding alternative technologies like WiMAX, it is iterations of existing technologies which will...
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RFMD Introduces Family of GaN Power Amplifiers for WCDMA, WiMAX and Public Mobile Radio Applications

Benefits include superior performance in gain, output power and efficiency across a broad range of frequencies
RF Micro Devices, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, last week announced the introduction and sampling of Gallium Nitride (GaN) wideband power amplifier ICs to Tier 1 WiMAX, cellular base station and Public Mobile Radio...
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MobiTV Demonstrates First Mobile WiMAX Broadcast TV Service

MobiTV Integrates And Secures Wimax Television Services, Connecting Emerging Devices And Platforms, While Protecting Content Owner Rights
MobiTV, Inc., a leader in mobile and broadband television and music services, last week announced it will be unveiling the first seamlessly unified multicast and unicast television solution for Mobile WiMAX.  In addition, MobiTV will be demonstrating the integration of critical security and content protection layers through a partnership...
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Motorola, Sprint Nextel Team To Deliver 1,000 WiMAX Sites To Chicago

Sprint Nextel Awards Windy City Market To Motorola For Network Deployment; Initial Service Targeted For Later This Year
  Motorola,, a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, last week announced that it had been awarded the Chicago market by Sprint Nextel for the build-out of its WiMAX wireless broadband service. Motorola will deploy WiMAX infrastructure to at least 1,000 sites in the greater Chicagoland area, providing select...
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