Wireless & Communications

Wind River launches Titanium Cloud Ecosystem Program to accelerate deployment of NFV

Wind River, a specialist in software for intelligent connected systems, has launched its Titanium Cloud ecosystem program for Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server. Through this program Wind River, working with its partners, will be able to ensure the availability of optimised, interoperable hardware and software solutions that accelerate time-to-market for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying infrastructure based on network functions virtualization (NFV).

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Altera and Lime Microsystems work together to accelerate wireless network development

Altera Corporation and Lime Microsystems, a specialist in field programmable RF (radio frequency) transceivers headquartered in the UK, have entered into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement that will focus on the joint development and promotion of programmable solutions for a diverse range of broadband wireless markets.

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Anritsu partners with Elliptika to create microwave teaching kit for students

Anritsu has announced a partnership with Elliptika to create Eductika, an innovative microwave teaching kit for students at colleges and universities. Anritsu's VNA Master series of handheld vector network analyzers is part of the complete turnkey solution that can be used by professors to teach the fundamentals of RF and microwave technologies.

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New low-power IQ modulator targets next-generation wireless communications

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced a new IQ modulator that it claims is able to deliver the industry’s lowest power consumption and highest linearity for wireless products. The IDTF1650 interfaces directly to high-performance dual digital-to-analogue convertors (DACs), offering up to 50 percent reduced power consumption, with IM3 distortion decreased by up to 12 dB.

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Freescale bolsters RF mobile radio position with 4W Airfast device

Freescale Semiconductor is augmenting its flagship Airfast RF power solutions portfolio with the addition of the AFT05MS004N 4W RF power device for handheld and mobile radio applications. The device delivers low power operation and extends the company’s support of mobile radio power levels to the 4W - 75W range.

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NXP unveils smartphone Quick-Jack solution

NXP Semiconductors has developed a versatile new Smartphone Quick-Jack Solution that simplifies connecting a variety of external devices to smartphones for self-powered data communications. Adapting the standard 3.5mm audio jack found on smartphones, the Solution creates a universal interface for external sensors, switches, peripherals and other devices.

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Tektronix delivers new BERTScope model addressing 100G optical receiver test requirements

Tektronix, a provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has introduced the BSA286CL BERTScope Bit Error Rate Tester. The BSA286CL is designed for the low intrinsic jitter and precision impairments required for testing a broad set of 100G communications standards including OIF-CEI, CAUI, and InfiniBand Standards.

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