Wireless & Communications

IDT introduces radio frequency switch with ultra-high isolation and linearity

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced the F2912 switch, the first in a line of new radio frequency (RF) switch products planned by the semiconductor company. The F2912 offers a combination of low insertion loss, high isolation and linearity making it suitable for base stations (2G, 3G and 4G), microwave backhaul and front haul, test equipment, CATV headend, WiMAX radios, wireless systems and general switching applications.

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Renesas Electronics Europe adds communications to metering applications

Renesas Electronics Europe has released the “Connect it! – Wireless M-Bus 868 MHz” and “Connect it! – Wireless M-Bus 169 MHz” solution kits. These platforms have been designed to enable engineers to save time by re-using existing Wireless M-Bus solutions to add communication capabilities to their metering applications.

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ET market set for rapid growth to 4 billion units by 2018

Envelope Tracking (ET) adoption rates are set to soar according to a new forecast analysis published by the global ET chip company, Nujira Ltd. The company’s research predicts that the total market for ET will exceed 4 billion units a year by 2018, representing a $3 billion market opportunity over the next five years as ET becomes ubiquitous across the 4G smartphone market.

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Qualcomm looks to bring faster Wi-Fi connectivity to home networks and consumer electronics

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, is putting high performance Wi-Fi connectivity in consumers’ hands and homes with the only end-to-end ecosystem of 802.11ac 2.0 solutions with multi-user multi-input/multi-output (MU-MIMO).

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Radiometrix launches frequency programmable Narrow Band Transmitter

RF module designer and manufacturer Radiometrix Ltd, has launched a new range of highly flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B Transmitter offers true Narrow Band FM performance and is available on user/factory programmable custom frequencies between 425MHz and 470MHz.

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Versatile dual-band RFID antennas from HUBER+SUHNER

HUBER+SUHNER have announced a new range of dual-band UHF RFID antennas designed specifically for integration into package and goods identification systems. The Sencity SPOT-L antennas support both European ETSI UHF (865 – 868MHz) and USA/Canadian FCC UHF (902 – 928MHz) RFID bands which allows RFID system designers to develop solutions for a global roll-out.

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Livingston enables drive testing via smartphone

In order to maximise the optimisation and troubleshooting possibilities when deploying next generation wireless networks, test sourcing specialist Livingston is now offering JDSU’s RANAdvisor Handheld multi-technology radio access network (RAN) analysis solution.

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Peregrine Semiconductor enables dual-band architecture for DOCSIS 3.1 devices

Peregrine Semiconductor has unveiled the UltraCMOS PE42722, a high-linearity RF switch that enables a dual upstream/downstream band architecture in cable customer premises equipment (CPE) devices. By using a dual-band architecture, multi-service operators (MSOs) will now have the flexibility to offer their customers new and expanded services while CPEs can comply with the new DOCSIS 3.1 cable industry standard.

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