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Sivers IMA Develops 5G mmWave Beamformer ICs

Sivers IMA plans to begin sampling two beamformer ICs designed for the 24 and 28 GHz 5G bands. The RFICs integrate a pair of four-channel transmit and receive paths to support antenna arrays with horizontal and vertical polarization.


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Qualcomm Introduces Third-Generation 5G Modem-RF System to Enhance 5G Performance Globally

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System, its third-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution (the Snapdragon X60). Snapdragon X60 features the world’s first 5-nanometer 5G baseband and is the world’s first 5G Modem-RF System to support spectrum aggregation across all key 5G bands and combinations, including mmWave and sub-6 using frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD), providing ultimate operator flexibility to uplift 5G performance utilizing fragmented spectrum assets.


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Silicon Labs' New Wireless SoCs Enable Eco-Friendly Zigbee Green Power IoT Devices

Silicon Labs announced a new family of secure, ultra-low-power Zigbee® system-on-chip (SoC) devices designed for eco-friendly IoT products deployed in mesh networks. The EFR32MG22 (MG22) family expands Silicon Labs’ Zigbee portfolio by delivering the smallest, lowest power SoCs optimized for Zigbee Green Power applications. Based on Silicon Labs’ Wireless Gecko Series 2 platform, the MG22 SoCs are an ideal choice for Zigbee devices powered by coin cell batteries or energy-harvesting sources. Target applications include smart home sensors, lighting controls, and building and industrial automation.


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Rohde & Schwarz Presents Next Generation Test Solutions for Bluetooth® Low Energy up to Version 5.2

The R&S CMW platform of Bluetooth® testers already support the new Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) version  5.2 power control test routines. These are the only T&M instruments that measure all specified RF tests up to Bluetooth LE 5.0 via the air interface. This unique solution has already been submitted to the Bluetooth® SIG for the specification of a new Bluetooth LE test mode.


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ZTE Releases Industry Unique SuperDSS Solution for Tri-RAT Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today released its SuperDSS solution, the industry's unique solution for tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing. It is a big innovation step forward of the Magic Radio Pro solution in the 5G era to achieve multi-RAT spectrum sharing when legacy FDD bands are getting refarmed for 5G. Capable of dynamic spectrum sharing among both 2G/4G/5G and 3G/4G/5G, SuperDSS is an ideal way of fast 5G deployment and at the same time offering legacy voice service experiences over 1800MHz or 2100MHz band, so as to maximize spectrum return on investment.


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VIAVI Introduces OneAdvisor, a Modular Test Platform to Simplify and Expedite Network Installation at Scale

Viavi Solutions Inc. launched OneAdvisor, a brand new instrument platform designed to address the evolving requirements of communication service providers, their field technicians and their contractors. As 5G becomes more ubiquitous in 2020 onward, network operators are aggressively scaling and commercializing this technology using large workforces of technicians or contractors to install and activate tens of thousands of cell sites. The first OneAdvisor solution, ONA-800, provides the essential combination of technology coverage, test features, and test process automation to facilitate this aggressive network deployment.


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