World's smallest Bluetooth location 'stickers’, StickNFind, locate misplaced items from smartphone app using Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 SoCs
Nordic Semiconductor today announces that its multiple award-winning nRF51822 SoC has been specified into the world's smallest Bluetooth low energy coin-sized location stickers, 'StickNFind' by Stick-N-Find Technologies.
First 802.11ac WLAN Platform Running Application-Aware Software
Freescale Semiconductor has demonstrated the first QorIQ P1020 reference platform for 802.11ac that simultaneously delivers "gigabit Wi-Fi" while running application identification software required for security and core network offload in next-generation wireless local area network products. The turnkey reference platform underscores Freescale's continued leadership in the wireless access space, which Infonetics projects to grow at 12 percent CAGR through 2017.
Broadcom Smartens Up Internet of Things with WICED Development Kit
Broadcom today continued the expansion of its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices product family with the announcement of the immediate availability of its new WICED Smart Development Kit through strategic distribution partners.
Redpine Signals Rolls Out Industry’s First 5 GHz CCX Certified Wi-Fi RTLS Tag and Location System
Redpine Signals today announced the availability of a comprehensive set of RTLS hardware and system components that include the industry's first 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual band Cisco Compatible Extensions certified RTLS tag – the WiSeMote WM1-50 device.
GL Announces Traffic Generation for Analog, TDM, IP, & Wireless Networks
GL Communications announced today its latest testing tool Traffic Generation Software for Analog, TDM, IP and Wireless Networks. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of the Company said, "As traffic intensity increases, network elements (including switches and transmission) can impart various impairments such as errors, excessive delay, congestion, blocking, loss, and degraded quality.
Complete Circuit Design Spanning From DC To Microwave Frequencies
AWR's new application note titled, 'Multisim/Ultiboard for Low-Frequency Simulation and Layout' details how to complement Microwave Office circuit design software with National Instrument's Multisim circuit simulation software and Ultiboard printed circuit board layout software for a comprehensive design flow spanning from DC to microwave frequencies.
Broadcom 3G Platform Chosen For New Android Smartphone
Broadcom reveal that leading Indian mobile phone brand Karbonn Mobiles has chosen a Broadcom 3G smartphone platform for use in its new Android-based smartphone, the Karbonn Smart A12. By selecting the BCM21654G, Karbonn is providing customers with an affordable, full-featured smartphone that includes a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor and high-end graphics support for a rich, immersive Android experience.
Yokogawa Announces “Wireless Anywhere” Concept to Expand Use of Field Wireless Systems Based on the ISA100.11a Standard
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the introduction of a new "Wireless Anywhere" business concept on the plant-wide use of ISA100.11a*1 compliant wireless communication technologies for both monitoring and control applications.
STMicroelectronics Select Agilent 3-D EM Simulation Software To Develop Integrated Passive Devices
Agilent Technologies reveal that STMicroelectronics has selected Agilent's Electromagnetic Professional software for use in development of integrated passive devices. ST's Protection & IPAD business unit in Tours, France is handling the development. The use of IPD technology is a growing trend in the development of RF systems for mobile applications with a frequency range of 800 MHz and above.
Interlligent To Supply Lime With Test And Measurement Equipment
Lime Microsystems has signed a deal with Interlligent RF & MW Solutions to use the company's latest test and measurement technology in the development of its field programmable RF transceiver ICs. Lime will use Interlligent to further its development of software configurable transceivers. Its current LMS6002D FPRF transceiver operates on all variants of existing mobile communication standards (2G, 3G, LTE, WiMAX) and frequencies (0.3-3.8GHz).
Plextek RF Integration Selects Agilent’s Momentum Simulation Software
Agilent Technologies announce that Plextek RF Integration has selected Agilent software to simulate its new high-frequency circuit and MMIC designs. After a thorough evaluation of available 3-D planar electromagnetic software tools, Plextek RF Integration chose Agilent's Momentum simulator for its performance and flexibility.
EnSilica and Altera deliver successful RRH design
EnSilica announces they have recently completed a major project with a Tier1 mobile communications company, to deliver a world-class Remote Radio Head (RRH) solution based on the Altera's High End Stratix FPGA technology.
RFMD Selected To Support Fourth-Generation Flagship Smartphone
RF Micro Devices has been selected by a leading smartphone manufacturer to supply multiple 3G/4G LTE components into a recently announced fourth-generation flagship smartphone platform. The highly anticipated smartphones will feature RFMD's recently announced RF7388 multimode multi-band 3G/4G PA, multiple variants of RFMD's RF73xx family of ultra-high efficiency LTE PAs, and RFMD's industry-leading antenna control solutions.
Manchester And NRZ Configurable Protocol Decoders Simplify Design And Debug Of Custom Protocols
Teledyne LeCroy Corporation today announced the industry's first Manchester and non-return-to-zero configurable protocol decoders for a wide range of oscilloscope platforms. The decoders enable users to specify a broad range of physical layer characteristics for Manchester- or NRZ-encoded signals. The decoders define the grouping of bits into words, and words into frames, which makes short work of analysis for custom and/or proprietary protocols based on those generic encoding schemes. Decoded information is then shown in a colour-coded overlay directly on top of the physical layer waveform.
Teledyne LeCroy Debuts 100/10BASE-T Ethernet Decode Software
Teledyne LeCroy unveil an Ethernet decode software option compatible with its wide range of oscilloscopes featuring bandwidths from 200 MHz to 65 GHz. With the software, users can easily decode 100BASE-T and 10BASE-T Ethernet signals to examine each frame within a given packet, assuring pre-compliance with IEEE standards. The Ethernet decode software also aids in debugging issues that are not easily solved with a protocol analyzer, such as interoperability issues, uncertain error causes, and physical-layer issues.
ST and Thingsquare Team Up to Advance Easy-to-Use Internet of Things
Thingsquare and STMicroelectronics have cooperated to bring Thingsquare Mist Internet-connectivity software to ST's SPIRIT1 radio transceiver on the STM32L microcontroller platform. Thingsquare Mist is a game-changing software system that brings true Internet-connectivity to the Internet of Things.
Aricent and Mindspeed Announce Launch of a High-Performing 20MHz Small Cell Reference Solution
The Aricent Group and Mindspeed Technologies today announced the launch of a next generation, high-performing metrocell reference design, supporting 20MHz LTE FDD and throughputs of up to 150Mbps. The companies have taken their existing relationship one step further by integrating Aricent's world class software stacks and Mindspeed's PHY software with the Transcede T3300 baseband processor, especially designed for high performing small cell solutions.
ZTE Selects TI KeyStone Multicore SoCs For Small Cell Base Stations
ZTE Corporation has selected the KeyStone multicore System-on-Chips from Texas Instruments for its small cell base station products. TI's KeyStone SoCs are programmable multicore processors which enable ZTE to develop wireless base stations capable of concurrently supporting multiple 3G and 4G air interface standards.
TI Delivers Base Station SoftwarePac For KeyStone-based Wireless Infrastructure SoCs
Texas Instruments have introduced two new software packages for its KeyStone-based multicore System-on-Chips. The first software offering is a new production ready small cell Physical software package, enabling developers to quickly, easily and cost effectively design highly differentiated small cell base stations. The second software offering is a transport software package for wireless and other network-oriented applications.
Peregrine And Intel Collaborate On RF Front-End Tuning Solution For LTE Platform Reference Design
Peregrine Semiconductor reveal that the company is collaborating with Intel on the latest generation of its popular DuNE tuning technology offering for Intel's LTE platform reference design. The tuning solution utilizes Peregrine's third generation tuning products, which feature multidimensional tuning capabilities, for full coverage of the 41 available LTE bands.
Peregrine Semiconductor Unveils STeP8 UltraCMOS Process Technology
Peregrine Semiconductor announce the latest version of UltraCMOS process technology - Semiconductor Technology Platform 8 - from Mobile World Congress. STeP8 technology shows a 36% improvement in RonCoff performance over STeP5 technology announced just one year ago—dramatically improving the linearity, insertion loss, and isolation capabilities of Peregrine's RFIC products.
Cavium’s PureVu Powers ZTE’s New Wireless Display Adapter
Cavium reveal that ZTE's MF15C wireless display adapter uses Cavium's market-leading CNW6611L media SoC to enable state-of-the-art media streaming and mirroring capabilities, compatible with ZTE's latest Grand Memo smartphone. With support for high definition content, and optimized interactivity, ZTE's new adapter is designed to enable users to enjoy a wide range of contents including photos, movies, and music, or play their favourite games on the larger screen of a nearby high resolution TV.
Handheld’s Ruggedized Computers And Smartphones Rely On u-blox GPS
Handheld has integrated u-blox' GPS modules in four of their most popular products: the Algiz 7 and Algiz 10X tablets, Algiz XRW notebook, and Nautiz X1 smartphone. These tough computers are designed for and used in demanding environments such as polar expeditions, marine exploration, rescue operations, as well as outdoor industrial applications such as utility maintenance and logistics.
Broadcom Drives Wireless Media Sharing Across Consumer Electronics Ecosystem
Broadcom have revealed broad adoption of its Miracast solutions by industry leaders across a range of consumer electronics products. Broadcom offers the most complete Miracast software solution, enabling ultra low-latency gaming, 3D and 4K display formats and advanced content protection for reduced time-to-market across a broad and diverse set of platforms.
LG U+ Selects Cavium’s OCTEON Fusion to Light up its LTE Small Cell Rollouts
Cavium today announced that LG U+ has selected Cavium's OCTEON Fusion platform from Samji Electronics for powering their small cell deployment for LTE. Using Cavium's OCTEON Fusion small cell "base station on a chip" hardware and software platform, carriers such as LG U+, are able to rapidly expand their existing macro cell based networks with a large number of small base stations.
Cavium’s PureVu Enables Superior Wireless Display Consumer Experience for Huawei’s Line of Ascend Smartphones
Cavium today announced that Huawei's new AirSharing AM02 wireless media adapter uses Cavium's CNW6611L media SoC to offer superior wireless display and home media streaming capabilities. The launch of the new adapter will coincide with the introduction of Huawei's new Ascend Mate smartphone.
Broadcom 5G WiFi Powers New HTC One Smartphone
Broadcom has today revealed that HTC has chosen Broadcom 5G WiFi technology in its new flagship HTC One device. By adopting the BCM4335, HTC is delivering the speed, reliability and power benefits of 5G WiFi in its newest smartphone. The new HTC One powered by Broadcom 5G WiFi will be available globally through more than 185 mobile operators and major retailers in more than 80 regions and countries beginning in March.
Broadcom's Advanced Development Platform For Small Cell Base Stations
Broadcom has introduced a scalable small cell development platform for multiple radio access technology. The platform integrates all the hardware and software components required to accelerate the development and deployment time of small cell base stations. As carriers, content service providers, and wireless and enterprise infrastructure OEMs address growing coverage and capacity needs, they are increasingly deploying small cells to meet demand.
Texas Instruments To Speed Wireless Power Adoption With Multi-Mode Power Circuits
Expanding its effort to bring wireless power capabilities to the market, Texas Instruments has today announced plans to develop multi-mode wireless power integrated circuits for smartphones and other portable electronics. TI will continue to develop new bqTESLA wireless power receiver and transmitter integrated circuits that comply with existing and future versions of the Wireless Power Consortium Qi standard.
Imec And Target Present Multi-Standard Low-Power LDPC Engine For Multi-Gbps Wireless Communication
At the Mobile World Congress, imec and Target Compiler Technologies announced that they have extended their strategic collaboration on ASIP designs in the field of mobile communication. One of the achievements endorsing their fruitful collaboration in the past years is a new multi-standard LDPC FEC ASIP architecture template for multi-Gbps wireless communication.
LPRS easyRadio Advanced Wireless Modules Chosen For Sports Training Timing System
LPRS has announced that they are supplying their market leading easyRadio Advanced wireless modules to Microgate for use in their new wireless athletics training timer – WITTY. The new Microgate WITTY has been designed as a portable, practical and precise athlete timing system which meets all the requirements of the latest training methods.
Intermec Handheld Computers Use ams' Low-Power AS3993 UHF Reader
ams have revealed that Intermec has embedded the AS3993 UHF reader in its 70 Series of rugged, handheld computers. The 70 Series, which includes the CN70 RFID, CN70e RFID and CK70 RFID, is a family of ultra-rugged handheld computers designed for use by couriers, shopworkers and inventory handlers. The benefits of the products include excellent data-capture capabilities and long battery life.
Paragon Software’s Universal File System Driver Technology Embedded In Corsair’s Portable Wireless Drive
Paragon Software Group announced that Corsair's newly released Voyager Air, a portable, wireless drive, is embedded with Paragon's universal file system driver technology. Paragon's drivers enable cross-platform read/write access to various file systems connected to the Voyager Air. Paragon's cross-platform driver technology makes the Voyager Air compatible with all devices and PCs, regardless of the operating system.
AWR Application Note Describes End-To-End Design Of A Complex X-band Transmission Analyzer
AWR has just published a new Microwave Office software application note titled, "End-to-end Design and Realization of an X-band Transmission Analyzer Using AWR Circuit, System, and EM Software." The note examines the complete flow and details the design of several critical design elements for this device, which integrates many RF components on a single printed circuit board.
SystemVue 2013.01 Accelerates MIMO Radar And Wireless/4G Design
Agilent has announced the newest release of SystemVue, its premier platform for designing communications and defence systems. SystemVue 2013.01 provides new application support for system-level architects, digital signal-processing modelers, and test-and-measurement verifiers who are designing next-generation MIMO radar systems and wireless/4G infrastructure.
Hermon Laboratories chooses CommAgility DSP and RF modules for LTE handset test
CommAgility announced today that its Advanced Mezzanine Card modules are being used in the latest LTE test equipment from Hermon Laboratories. CommAgility will be at the Hermon Laboratories booth at Mobile World Congress (Stand 6F53 in Hall 6) to demonstrate how its DSP processing and RF boards have helped Hermon to create cost-effective, high performance LTE test products.
New 16-Band ET RD Front-End For Global LTE Handsets From Nujira
Nujira Ltd has today released its new "Woodstock" 16-band Multi-Mode, Multi-Band ET reference design for 4G smartphone RF Front Ends. Using Nujira's recently announced NCT-L1200 ET chip, the reference design overcomes the energy efficiency and frequency band challenges faced by mobile operators and handset OEMs since the introduction of 4G.
Syfer Unveil Tuning Rod Kits To Aid Capacitor Selection For RF Designs
Syfer Technology introduce a set of tuning rod kits created specifically to help RF engineers determine more efficiently and precisely the capacitors they need for their next design. They are classed as design aids and can be supplied free of charge to RF design and test engineers on application. These kits are based on Syfer's Hi-Q range of capacitors and help speed up the selection of the correct surface mount capacitor for any particular circuit or application.
NuWaves RF Subsystems Selected For ViaSat RF Signal Generator
NuWaves Engineering announced today that two of its module-level RF products, the Multi-Octave RF Upconverter and the ConvertaWave2 Downconverter, have been selected by ViaSat to be embedded in the company's VRG-1000 RF Signal Environment Generator product line. NuWaves' MORF accepts a range of intermediate frequency signals and delivers a userselectable RF output between 2 MHz and 3000 MHz for RF transmission.
TI Smart Data Concentrator Slashes Up To Nine Months From Development Time
Texas Instruments have announced the Smart Data Concentrator Evaluation Module at DistribuTECH 2013. The TMDSDC-EVMAM335x is a highly integrated EVM that gives developers the ultimate level of flexibility and scalability with numerous performance, cost and connectivity options for their data concentrator designs. Based on TI's Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors, the EVM includes advanced hardware and software that reduce development time by up to nine months while still supporting connectivity to more than 1,000 smart meters.