Wireless & Communications

LSI expands networking ecosystem boosting 4G implementation

LSI Corporation has enhanced the ecosystem support for its Axxia platform that will accelerate time to market and lower software investment for mobile equipment manufacturers. LSI and its growing base of ecosystem partners provide hardware and software solutions for 4G wireless base stations designed to help networking manufacturers and service providers contend with massive mobile broadband data usage growth.

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Survey highlights LTE uplink limitations as critical burden for network operators

Nujira, the leading company in the development of Envelope Tracking technology, has released the results of an operator-focused study carried out by RTT and Caru Ventures on its behalf to understand the network performance challenges faced by operators. Crucially the study found that LTE network performance is currently limited by handset transmit performance - reducing network coverage by as much as 32%, requiring operators to install 45% more base station sites.

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CEVA unveils new low power DSP architecture framework meeting needs of a wide array of wireless standards

CEVA has unveiled the CEVA-XC4000, a fully programmable low-power DSP architecture framework supporting communication standards for cellular, Wi-Fi, DTV, white space, and more. The architecture utilizes an innovative instruction set to enable highly complex, software-based baseband processing which otherwise could only be accomplished with dedicated hardware.

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TE Connectivity and ip.access introduce all-digital integrated DAS and base station

TE Connectivity (TE) and ip.access have announced that they have teamed up in order to create the world’s first all-digital integrated Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and small cell base station for WCDMA services. The solution uses ip.access" E16 picocell access point integrated with TE’s InterReach Spectrum or InterReach Fusion DAS products.

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LPRS supplying UHF narrow band telecommand modules

LPRS has announced the availability of multi-channel telecommand transmitter and receiver modules. In addition to the high performance narrow band FM (MSK) wireless design, the modules offer 4 selectable pre-programmed communication channels and 6 switch signal input/output processing circuits, allowing switch signals to be transmitted and received without the addition of external components. A simple control system may be quickly realised by connecting a switching board to the CDT-TX-02M-R transmitter.

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Wolfson power and audio technology selected by ZiiLABS for tablet reference design

Wolfson Microelectronics’ innovative power management solution, the WM8326 and its advanced audio hub solution, the WM8993 have been selected by media processor and platforms company ZiiLABS for use in the JAGUAR3 Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) reference tablet design, powered by the ZiiLABS 100-Core ZMS-40 processor.

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New circuit technique boosts efficiency in CMOS power amplifier for mobiles

Toshiba Corporation has developed the first circuit technology to remove distortion in wireless transmissions that can be directly integrated into a CMOS radio frequency (RF) power amplifier. The new circuit will be unveiled at the 2012 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco.

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New software defined radio architecture enables higher RF performance & lower power consumption

Cambridge Consultants, a technology design and development firm, has introduced a new architecture, ModStar, for the design of low power and highly efficient software defined radios (SDRs) for military communications. Bringing together the company’s SDR experience and expertise in design of consumer mobile communications architectures with its experience in military and security applications, ModStar will be able to support smaller, and more flexible high performance software defined radios for operation in the field.

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Nujira releases handset RF power amplifier characterisation system

Nujira has launched a new handset RF power amplifier (PA) characterisation system, the NCT-T9102, targeted at OEMs, chipset suppliers and PA vendors wishing to measure the performance of Envelope Tracking RF PAs for low power applications. Nujira has developed this system specifically for characterising handset RF PAs under Envelope Tracking (ET) conditions, overcoming the huge challenge of characterizing PAs in ET mode using standard test equipment.

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Murata collaborates with Beta LAYOUT to deliver UHF Passive RFID starter kit

Murata and Beta LAYOUT, a company that specialises in rapid PCB prototyping services, have launched an RFID starter kit based on Murata’s MAGICSTRAP UHF passive RFID devices. Aimed at engineers and developers wishing to learn quickly about how to incorporate RFID into their electronics design, the kit comprises a reader/writer board, communication software, two reader antennas and four different kinds of MAGICSTRAP RFID tag modules.

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