Wireless & Communications

Anritsu receives PTCRB approval for RF Conformance Test System

Anritsu Corporation has received the world"s first PTCRB approval for its ME7873L RF Conformance Test System meeting the LTE Rel-10 Carrier Aggregation Standard. The new 4G mobile LTE-Advanced standard supports the carrier aggregation function offering faster communication speeds than the LTE technology now being deployed worldwide.

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Imec and Renesas unveil high performance RF solutions using 28nm CMOS technology

At this year"s VLSI circuits Symposium in Kyoto (Japan), imec and Renesas Electronics Corporation have unveiled the world’s first multi-standard radio frequency (RF) receiver in 28nm CMOS technology, and a 28nm analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) targeting wide-bandwidth standards such as LTE-advanced and next-generation WiFi.

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Nujira signals start of volume production ramp

Nujira Ltd, considered the market leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has unveiled its newest Coolteq.L ET power supply modulator chip for LTE handsets. According to Nujira the NCT-L1300 is able to deliver the best ET modulator performance on the market across all key metrics: system efficiency, noise, bandwidth, linearity and RF output power. The new chip is now being geared up for volume production to support 4G smartphone shipments in 2014.

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Microsemi delivers highly integrated synchronous ethernet timing card device

Microsemi has expanded its Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) product portfolio with a single-chip, ZL30162 timing card device designed for mobile infrastructure and packet-based carrier Ethernet networks. The ZL30162 features four T0 high quality and highly programmable integrated digital phase lock loops (DPLLs), capable of locking up to 11 inputs for applications that require independent transmit and receive timing paths.

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AVX releases low profile 0603 MLO diplexer for multilane applications

AVX Corporation has launched a new low-profile 0603 diplexer at the International Microwave Symposium in Seattle, Washington. Based on the company’s patented multilayer organic high density interconnect technology, the new 0603 MLO diplexer employs high dielectric constant and low loss materials to realise high Q passive printed elements, such as inductors and capacitors in a multilayer stack up.

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MEMS wireless vibration sensing system provides remote monitoring of industrial machines

Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced a wireless vibration sensing system that will allow industrial systems operators to remotely monitor production equipment health, improve system performance and reduce maintenance costs. The new networked system includes the ADIS16229 iSensor wireless vibration sensor node, which combines dual-axis digital MEMs (micro-electro mechanical systems) acceleration sensing with advanced frequency-domain and time-domain signal processing.

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Freescale delivers six new Airfast RF power solutions for TD-LTE base stations

Freescale Semiconductor, a leading supplier of high-power radio frequency (RF) power transistors, has introduced six new Airfast RF power solutions designed specifically for TD-LTE base stations at the 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands. Their high throughput capacity and ability to support a large number of simultaneous users makes the 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands suitable for LTE deployments worldwide.

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NXP looks to transforms TD-LTE networks with Gen8+ LDMOS RF power transistors

NXP Semiconductors has unveiled its new Gen8+ LDMOS RF power transistors – an expansion of its eighth-generation LDMOS product line for wireless base stations with a strong focus on TD-LTE. As China prepares to roll out the world’s largest 4G network, the Gen8+ is intended to enhance NXP’s TD-LTE portfolio and deliver significant improvements in performance, flexibility and cost-efficiency.

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B&B Electronics unveils enhanced fibre-optic enterprise networking solutions

B&B Electronics Manufacturing Company has released its iMcV-Giga FiberLinX-III gigabit intelligent Ethernet media converter. This third generation of the company’s successful FiberLinX family is a 10/100/1000Mbps copper to 1000Mbps fibre device, converting existing copper wiring-based networks to fibre optics. . The converter securely transmits data from end to end over fibre (up to 100Km), well beyond copper’s distance limitation (328 ft., 100 m). The announcement follows the company’s acquisition of IMC Networks in June 2012.

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LPRS plans launch of complete system-on-chip integrated wireless controller

LPRS has announced that it will be launching its new low cost easyRadio Integrated Controller – eRIC - at the upcoming Fortronic RF and Wireless Technical Forum on June 25th at the Williams F1 conference centre near Oxford. Despite being half the size of the long established and field proven easyRadio range, eRIC (easyRadio Integrated Controller) is still able to offer many of the easyRadio features and benefits of eRA (easyRadio Advanced).

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