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TI increases ZigBee, 6LoWPAN and BLE range by up to 7x

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the SimpleLink™ CC2592 range extender that provides up to a 7x improvement in range when paired with TI’s 2.4 GHz low power RF solutions for ZigBee®, 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN and Bluetooth® low energy networks. The first launched pairing is the CC2592 with the SimpleLink ZigBee CC2538 wireless microcontroller (MCU) to speed time to market of ZigBee-enabled equipment.


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Isola introduces ultra-low loss materials for applications over 100 Gbps

Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced that it has begun alpha testing of Tachyon, its new ultra-low loss product that is engineered to reduce insertion loss on high-peed digital designs. It is specifically being targeted for high-layer count backplanes for the growing 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) market that has channel data rates in excess of 25 Gbps.


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RFMD surpasses shipment milestone with breakthrough CMOS PAs

RFMD, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced it has shipped more than one million RF7196D high-power, high-efficiency CMOS power amplifiers (PAs). The ultra-low cost RF7196D is RFMD's newest and most innovative CMOS PA, delivering a revolutionary combination of cost, size and performance. It is in mass production in support of multiple high-volume 2G and 3G handset platforms, and shipments are expected to increase rapidly, reaching approximately 10 million units by the end of the September quarter.


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Sub-$200 smartphone shipments to exceed 750M in 2018

Low cost smartphones, defined as smartphones with a wholesale ASP below $200, are increasingly appearing in OEM and operator portfolios in both emerging and developed markets. The low hanging fruit for low cost smartphones is to drive smartphone adoption in emerging markets where handset subsidization and disposable income are scarce.  Market intelligence firm ABI Research forecasts low cost smartphone shipments to grow from 238 million in 2013 to 758 million by 2018, driven by the low penetration of smartphones and large subscriber bases found in BRIC countries.


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