Wireless & Communications

CommScope works to address challenges of cell densification in wireless networks

To alleviate capacity concerns in their macro networks, many wireless operators are exploring or deploying lower power and smaller footprint cell sites. Often referred to as small cells, these applications, which are designed to increase overall sector density, or capacity, can present challenges when it comes to acquiring sites and integrating them into the macro wireless network.

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LSI Introduces Axxia 5500 communication processors with ARM technology

LSI Corporation has introduced its Axxia 5500 product family of communication processors which have been designed to accelerate performance and increase the power efficiency for multi-radio base stations and 4G/LTE-capable wireless networks. The Axxia 5500 product family is the first to combine 16 ARM cores with LSI specialised networking accelerators in order to optimise performance and power efficiency.

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CEVA looks to enrich XC DSP architecture framework

CEVA, a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, has launched a new suite of advanced processor and multi-core technologies to further enhance the CEVA-XC DSP architecture framework for high performance wireless applications including wireless terminals, small cells, access points, metro and macro base-stations.

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Latest LTE/3G multimode RF transceiver eases deployment of cell base stations

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX25801, a single-chip multistandard RF to Bits small cell radio transceiver. Highly integrated the solution requires very few external components to execute an all-band, multimode, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio design. The design package also includes full system-level reference designs to shorten time to market.

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Nujira announces breakthrough LTE performance for CMOS PAs

Nujira Ltd, a leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has released details of significant test results that demonstrate how ET technology can unlock the potential of RF CMOS PAs for high end 3G and 4G smartphone applications. Nujira has published a white paper detailing the results of this testing, available to download from www.nujira.com

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CommScope demonstrates technical feasibility of Category 8 copper cabling system

CommScope, a leading supplier of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of Category 8 cabling for enterprise networks. This is being seen as a major step along the path towards a viable 40GBASE-T system for data centre applications.

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Freescale supports wireless insulin pump for diabetes care

Freescale Semiconductor has designed a fully integrated microcontroller (MCU) solution that power is able to power the second generation of Insulet’s OmniPod, the tubeless, wireless insulin pump. Freescale’s integrated technology has helped make the new OmniPod one-third smaller, one-quarter lighter and much more power-efficient to help people with diabetes lead a more active life.

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Nujira releases new 16-band ET RF front-end for global LTE handsets

Nujira Ltd, a leading specialist in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has released its new “Woodstock” 16-band Multi-Mode, Multi-Band (MMMB) ET reference design for 4G smartphone RF Front Ends. Using the company’s recently unveiled NCT-L1200 ET chip, the reference design is able to overcome the energy efficiency and frequency band challenges that are faced by mobile operators and handset OEMs since the introduction of 4G.

 

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FTDI releases J2XX driver for USB peripheral implementations

The USB solutions specialist, Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI), has expanded its portfolio of USB Android solutions with the release of the J2XX Java driver for USB peripheral implementations. By utilising the J2XX and compiling it with the user’s application, the USB driver is automatically loaded onto the Android platform without any need for user intervention.

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AT4 wireless invests in Anritsu 3G and LTE testing equipment

AT4 wireless and Anritsu have closed an agreement that brings Anritsu test equipment for 3G and LTE conformance and carrier testing to the AT4 wireless network of testing laboratories. The agreement includes RF, RRM and Protocol testing equipment which will be located in Spain, USA, Taiwan and Japan.

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