Nujira beats own world record for ET PA linearity
Nujira will be presenting new performance results at the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium this week demonstrating that the company has bettered its own world record linearity mark for an RF Power Amplifier operating under ET conditions.
Agilent Technologies to Demonstrate Leading-Edge RF/Microwave Design and Test Solutions at International Microwave Symposium
Agilent Technologies will demonstrate 25 of its newest design and measurement solutions at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (Booth 1230), June 2-7, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Imec and Renesas collaborate on ultra-low power short range radios
Imec and Renesas Electronics announced today that they have entered into a new strategic research collaboration at Holst Centre. Together, the companies will collaborate to enhance ultra-low power wireless technologies for short range communication, targeting sensor networks for automotive and industrial purposes.
Laird Technologies Exhibit Wireless Solutions At CTIA 2013
Laird Technologies will exhibit solutions for the wirelessly connected world at CTIA 2013. Embedded wireless, active thermal management and telematics products will be on display, allowing Laird to showcase a range of wireless capabilities. The CTIA Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 21-23. Laird will exhibit at booth #6136.
STMicroelectronics and Quantenna Enter Strategic Licensing Agreement
STMicroelectronics and Quantenna Communications announced today that they have signed a non-exclusive worldwide licensing agreement giving ST the ability to integrate Quantenna IP into its broad array of systems-on-chips and giving Quantenna the ability to leverage the entire ecosystem of ST's entertainment, networking and security products.
Agilent Receive Frost & Sullivan's Global Company Of The Year Award For RF Test Equipment
Agilent Technologies has received Frost & Sullivan's Global Company of the Year Award for radio-frequency test equipment. Engineers in RF design, R&D and manufacturing face continuously emerging test challenges driven by increasingly complex modulation schemes, an ever-growing number of industry standards, wider information bandwidths, and new frequency bands and applications.
Ofcom's White Space Devices Pilot Program Supported By The Wireless Innovation Forum
The Wireless Innovation Forum are enthusiastically supportive of Ofcom's 26 April announcement that it will launch a white space devices pilot program this autumn. Ofcom's pilot program will use bands previously reserved for digital television and microphones (white spaces) to allow devices to transmit and receive wireless signals for applications such as broadband access for rural communities, Wi-Fi like services or new machine-to-machine networks.
Internet of Things Poses Conundrum for Industry
In the next decade it is predicted that ten times more 'things' than people will join the internet as everyday objects gain an online digital presence through the Internet of Things. But with current mobile networks developed to meet the needs of tablets and smartphones and still lacking ubiquitous coverage; devices too expensive and service tariffs too high to support a world of 50 billion connected devices; the IoT poses some major challenges that the industry has to solve.
802.11ac Standards And MIMO Technology To Drive Global RF Test Equipment Market
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global RF Testing Market: Increasing Complexity of Products Translate into Growth Opportunities for Test Vendors, finds that the market earned revenues of $3.02 billion in 2011 and estimates this to reach $4.20 billion in 2016. The research covers traditional general purpose instrumentation, modular GP instrumentation, semiconductor automatic test equipment, and rental GP segments.
Bluetooth Chip Shipments to Nearly Double by 2017, Driven by Demand for Integrated Parts in Mobile Devices
The market for Bluetooth semiconductors is expected to boom by nearly 100 percent from 2011 to 2017, with the majority of the growth driven by demand for wireless combination integrated circuits and mobile system-on-chip Devices with integrated wireless connectivity that are used in mobile devices like smartphones and media tablets.
Bluetooth World Brings Together Record Number of Tech Industry Elite and Bluetooth Product Innovators
The Bluetooth SIG hosted its inaugural Bluetooth World conference last week in Shanghai, China. The event brought together a record number of industry elite and Bluetooth product innovators – both current and prospective SIG members – to inspire, empower, and teach one another on the bright future of Bluetooth wireless technology.
TE Connectivity and PowerbyProxi Announce Partnership to Develop Industrial Wireless Power Solutions
TE Connectivity today announced a new partnership combining TE's history and market position in the industrial connector space with PowerbyProxi's expertise and intellectual property in wireless power. PowerbyProxi today also announced it has closed a $5 million Series C funding round. TE has taken an equity stake in PowerbyProxi and existing investor, New Zealand venture capital firm, Movac, also participated in the round.
ST Satellite-Tracking Chips Make A Mark On Europe’s Navigation System Roadmap
STMicroelectronics announce that its Teseo II single-chip satellite-tracking ICs were successful in the very first ground location test using Europe's own independent navigation system, Galileo. The tests were conducted in collaboration with the European Space Agency. Last month, the first position fix of longitude, latitude and altitude using the four Galileo satellites currently in orbit was performed by the ESA at its Technology Centre in the Netherlands and by ST at its GNSS software development labs in Naples, Italy.
Fluke free gift for CNX wireless measurement!
Fluke is celebrating its 65th anniversary by offering special promotions. When purchased during April and May 2013, Fluke is offering customers buying two of its latest CNX 3000 wireless modules a free PC adapter with software to provide real-time wireless datalogging on a PC at distances up to 20 metres.
Laird To Demo Thermobility Wireless Power Generators At Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe
Laird Technologies announced today that it will demonstrate its Thermobility Wireless Power Generator series at Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe. The event will be held at the International Congress Centrum ICC Berlin in Berlin, Germany, April 17-18, 2013. Laird Technologies will exhibit at booths P7 and P8.
Agilent To Demo Latest RF Circuit, System And 3-D EM Design & Simulation Solutions At WAMICON
Agilent Technologies announce that it will demonstrate its latest RF circuit, system and 3-D electromagnetic design and simulation solutions at the 14th annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference. WAMICON 2013 will be held April 7-9 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. A gold-level sponsor of the event, Agilent will have technical experts and application engineers available for informal discussions and demonstrations pertaining to the unique applications of individual engineers.
Laird Bolsters Wireless Connectivity For Travellers At Singapore Changi Airport
Laird Technologies announce today that its' advanced, first-to-market, high-speed wireless antenna system has been deployed at the Singapore Changi Airport, the 15th busiest airport in the world. Laird's CMD69273 Dual Port MIMO antenna system provides better wireless coverage for mobile data connections, and increases speed for faster mobile downloads for the more than 50 million passengers who travel through the airport each year, according to the Airports Council International.
Marvell Recognized Four Consecutive Years by Wi-Fi Alliance
Marvell Technology Group is pleased to announce today that its award-winning wireless team was honored as a recipient of the Outstanding Leadership & Contribution Award by Wi-Fi Alliance for the fourth consecutive year.
Peregrine UltraCMOS RFICs Enable Communication For Globalstar Communication Satellites
Peregrine Semiconductor announce that the six Globalstar mobile communication satellites, launched into orbit on February 6, have its UltraCMOS Phase Locked Loop frequency synthesizer and prescaler devices designed in. Built by Thales Alenia Space in France, the low-Earth orbit satellites transmit audio and data communications for Globalstar's mobile voice and data customers worldwide.
Freescale Ships Over 175 Million Plastic-Packaged RF Power Transistors
Freescale Semiconductor have recently reached a milestone unparalleled in the industry – shipment of more than 175 million high-power, high-frequency RF power transistors in plastic packages. Freescale's RF power over-molded plastic packaging provides cost-effective and reliable alternatives to conventional, more expensive metal-ceramic packaging. Freescale's plastic packaging withstands and dissipates the high heat levels generated by RF power transistors while maintaining optimal performance levels.
Fourth Consecutive Year For AWR's Popular Graduate Gift Initiative
AWR Corporation announces that it will continue to offer its popular Graduate Gift Initiative to graduating engineering students worldwide for a record fourth consecutive year. The AWR Graduate Gift Initiative program provides qualified electrical engineering graduates with free and fully functional one-year licenses of AWR software, inclusive of Microwave Office and Visual System Simulator software suites as well as AXIEM 3D planar EM simulation software.
CSR Location Platforms Go Live with China’s BeiDou-2 Satellite Tracking
CSR today announced that its SiRFstarV, SiRFprima and SiRFatlas location platforms are now able to acquire and track satellites and utilise location data from the recently activated BeiDou Satellite Navigation System (BDS) to help these devices achieve best-in-class location positioning and navigation performance anywhere in the world.
7Layers Presented With PTCRB Award Of Excellence
At their latest meeting in Savannah, Georgia (USA), in March this year, the PTCRB wireless device certification forum presented the new "PTCRB award of excellence" to 7Layers for their outstanding work at the PTCRB. Established in 1997 by North American Mobile Network Operators, the PTCRB provides a certification program for wireless devices supporting GERAN (GSM), UTRAN and E-UTRAN (LTE) technologies.
Nokia Siemens Networks And LSI Collaborate On Wireless Infrastructure Solutions
Nokia Siemens Networks and LSI Corporation announce a collaborative framework with ARM processor based System-on-Chips that enable enhanced support for real-time performance, I/O optimization, robustness and heterogeneous operating environments on multi-core SoCs.
China’s RFID Card Market to Nearly Double to $807 Million in 2017
Driven by the government's focus on the futuristic Internet of Things – embedding connectivity and intelligence in everyday objects – and a surge in private sector growth, China's RFID card market will nearly double in value and more than double in units in 2017, according to Lux Research.
Sub10 Systems scores a hit at Mobile World Congress
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona attracted more than 70,000 delegates this year and was spread over some eight exhibition halls. Given the size of the show it is hard for any one vendor to stand-out but Sub10 Systems came away pretty pleased with its efforts during the week.
Lime Microsystems Announces Open Source RF Hardware Project
Lime Microsystems has launched an open-source RF initiative to widen the community of developers and aid RF innovation. Launched as a non-profit initiative, Myriad-RF aims to give both hobbyists and experienced design engineers a range of low-cost RF boards and free design files available for general use. Future board designs will come from the wider Myriad-RF community, with the first board (Myriad-RF 1) designed by Taiwanese distributor Azio Electronics.
Vishay Showcase Electro-Films Submounts, RF Capacitors And Wire-Bondable Products At OFC/NFOEC 2013
Vishay will be showcasing its latest industry-leading Vishay Electro-Films solutions at the 2013 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, taking place from Mar. 17-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. In booth 3343, products on display will include a wide range of Vishay EFI custom submounts, high-performance RF capacitors, and wire-bondable products.
Plextek RF Part Of The Inaugural Agilent Certified Expert Program
Liam Devlin and Andy Dearn of Plextek RF Integration, a part of the Plextek Group, have become two of the industry's first professionals to be recognised by the new Agilent Certified Expert program. The ACE program recognises the most technically advanced professionals in the Agilent EEsof EDA user community and certifies that they hold the highest level of practical expertise and theoretical knowledge in the application of Agilent EEsof EDA design tools for successful product design and modeling.
NEXCOM Factory Automation, Machine Automation and Industrial Wireless Solutions Debuts at Hannover Messe 2013
NEXCOM has broadened its Industrial Automation portfolios with Factory automation, Machine Automation and Industrial Wireless offerings, aimed to build the infrastructure for an Ethernet-connected factory. Mirroring the trend of an intelligent world, a connected factory will enable raw data to be exchanged over the network and translated into valuable information, helping enterprises make insightful decision and therefore increase competitiveness in fast-paced industries.
Atlona LinkCast Wireless HD System Now Available in Europe
Atlona today announced that its award-winning LinkCast is now available for the European market. The EU-certified LinkCast Wireless HD System provides an easy and affordable way for users to get content in their home theaters from as many as four HD sources — including laptops, game consoles, Blu-ray players, and more — to displays, projectors, or AV receivers without the hassle and clutter of cables.
InterDigital, Mindspeed and Radisys Collaborate to Deliver Integrated Small Cell with Wi-Fi Solution
InterDigital, Mindspeed Technologies, and Radisys announced today that they will be demonstrating an integrated Wi-Fi and LTE small cell solution at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month. The solution combines InterDigital's Converged Gateway, a licensed and unlicensed bandwidth management software with carrier-proven Radisys TOTALeNodeB complete small cell software, all running on Mindspeed's Transcede dual-mode processor.
Microchip’s BodyCom Technology is World’s First to Use Human Body as a Secure, Low-Power Communication Channel
Microchip Technology today announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany its BodyCom technology, which provides designers with the world's first framework for using the human body as a secure communication channel. Compared to existing wireless methods, BodyCom technology provides lower energy consumption, while further increasing security via bidirectional authentication.
Laird Technologies To Exhibit At IWCE 2013
Laird Technologies has revealed that it will attend IWCE 2013. The event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 13-14, 2013. Laird Technologies will exhibit at booth #2213. Through innovation, reliable fulfillment and speed, Laird is a trusted partner and supplier for many of the world's leading technology companies.
lesswire presents solutions for integrating and controlling multiple wireless standards
lesswire today announced that they will present their new HWC Open Wireless Platform for the simple implementation of building automation, energy management and medical monitoring applications at this year's Embedded World Exhibition. Alongside this device - soon to enter series production - lesswire will also showcase new embedded wireless modules and new products for the Car-2-Car communications segment at Stand 601, Hall 1. The international trade fair for the embedded sector runs from 26 to 28 March at the NürnbergMesse site in Nuremberg.
Broadcom Demonstrate 4G LTE And Mobile Innovations At MWC 2013
Broadcom has revealed that it is demonstrating the carrier aggregation capabilities of its new 4G LTE-Advanced modem, the BCM21892, at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Carrier aggregation enables service providers to join different spectrum bands to create the equivalent of a contiguous 20MHz channel capable of delivering peak LTE speeds of 150Mbps.
Nujira Announces 200th Envelope Tracking Patent
Nujira has celebrated the opening of the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by announcing that it has passed the 200 patent mark. Nujira has the most extensive ET IPR portfolio in the industry and this latest milestone demonstrates Nujira's continuing innovation in developing ET for use in modern digital communications.
NXP Heralds a Secure, Contactless and Multimedia Future at MWC 2013
NXP Semiconductors will be showcasing a wide range of industry-leading mobile technology solutions at this year's Mobile World Congress – the world's premier mobile event. Building on its leadership in contactless technologies such as NFC and MIFARE, NXP will show a wide variety of NFC-enabled devices running innovative applications for the connected city, home, office and retail environments. NXP will also be highlighting new audio and video enhancements for mobile devices.
Murata & Cogiscan PCB Mounted RFID Solution Wins NPI Award
Murata's innovative RFID tag - MAGICSTRAP - integrated with Cogiscan's TTC Middleware solution has won the 2013 New Product Introduction Award in the labelling equipment category. Murata's MAGICSTRAP series is the latest in UHF RFID tag technology designed to be placed directly on the printed circuit board.
Robust Demand For Connected Devices Boosts Electronics Supply Chain
A substantial number of customers subscribe to broadband and wireless local area network services that enable them to conduct various activities from home. This connected home represents a paradigm shift in the way communication services are delivered and consumed. As the connected device market grows more sensitive to these networking needs, it needs to depend on a strong network and supply chain to distribute content and services, thereby lending momentum to electronics supply chain participants.