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Reference Designs Quickly Create ULP ISM-band Wireless Links

March 18, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces that designers without specialist RF knowledge can now build an Ultra-Low Power (ULP) ISM-band wireless link into a product or application within hours by using pre-approved modules developed by US RF specialist, RF Digital. Because all the RF development work has been done, the modules only require a digital In/Out, power (+V) and ground (GND) connection....

Mobile Core and Soft MSC Markets Look Bright

March 13, 2008 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The worldwide mobile network infrastructure equipment market topped $45 billion in 2007, and is expected to decline to $41 billion in 2011, pushed down by declining radio access network equipment sales, despite expected strong growth in the soft mobile switching center (MSC) and packet core markets, says Infonetics Research in a new report....

USB Single Chip Enables Single SKU Worldwide Solutions

March 13, 2008 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wisair, a provider of single-chip based Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB solutions, announces that its Wireless USB solution, based on its CMOS single chip, has been tested and conforms to European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Class 1 requirements, enabling shipment across Europe and to all EU member countries....

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Triquint Semiconductor Acquires WJ Communications

March 13, 2008 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor® and WJ Communications, Inc. have announced a definitive agreement for TriQuint to acquire WJ. WJ is a leading supplier of radio frequency (RF) solutions for wireless infrastructure and will expand TriQuint’s reach into this market. Under the terms of the agreement, TriQuint will acquire by merger all outstanding shares of WJ for $1....

Nokia Siemens Networks Takes Leading Role in 3G in Latin America

March 13, 2008 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks celebrates first year of operations by playing the leading role in 3G in Latin America. Over 10,000 new Nokia Siemens Networks 3G sites, at 850, 1900 and 2100 MHz frequencies will be in operation in Latin America by the end of 2008. The company has managed to reap the full benefits of the merger in the region and become preferred 3G vendor for many of the top carrier groups throughout the continent with 17 carrier c...

Technological Progression Opens Avenues for 10 Gigabit Ethernet Test Equipment

March 13, 2008 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The migration from digital subscriber line (DSL)-based services to direct Ethernet services, as well as scalability requirements, the increased network and bandwidth speed, and triple- and quad-play deployments, propel the adoption of gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10GbE test equipment. The progression of 10 GbE technology, in particular, makes an incredible impact on the total world GbE and 10GbE test equipment market....

WiMAX Forum® Designates Official Test Equipment for WiMAX™ Certification

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex and AT4 wireless have announced that the WiMAX Forum® has designated the Aeroflex/AT4 wireless MINT223x protocol conformance test (PCT) system and AT4 wireless MINT T2110 radio conformance test (RCT) system as official test equipment for WiMAX Certification (802.16-2005). Both systems have been installed and are being actively used for WiMAX equipment certification at the first worldwide WiMAX Forum Designated Certification Labo...

Another Motorola Departure

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola, Inc. recently announced that Stu Reed, formerly the president of Motorola's Mobile Devices business, has decided to leave the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Reed and his team launched a number of key initiatives important to the Mobile Devices business that the Company will continue to drive and expand upon....

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European Consortium to Push Speed Limit of Silicon Based Transistor to 0.5 THz

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Led by STMicroelectronics, the European Consortium is setting out to develop advanced silicon-based bipolar transistors with a maximum operating frequency of 0.5 THz (0.5 TeraHertz or 500 GigaHz) needed for future millimeter wave and terahertz communication, radar, imaging and sensing applications....

Azimuth Systems Receives Von Magazine Innovators Award

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems has received a 2008 VON Magazine Innovator Award, which is the foremost listing of innovative companies that represent the future of the VoIP Communications industry. Azimuth has been named to the list as a result of their focus on streamlining the testing of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) products for service providers, handset manufacturers and semiconductor vendors looking to prove that their solutions deliver the carrier...

Achievement Recognizes Product Innovation and Operational Agility

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of high- performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, recently announced that it has received LG Electronics' 2007 Best Supplier Award. The award is based on technology, quality, product reliability and on-time delivery. In addition, Skyworks was graded as Class A for their work with LG in 2007....

Getting Around the Technical Issues with Battery-assisted UHF RFID Tags

March 11, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Simon Müller, EM Microelectronic Marin SA One way to overcome the read sensitivity limitation of passive tags is to add a battery to supply the IC. The RF signal is now only used to carry the information not to supply the IC. Of particular interest are the so-called battery-assisted passive (BAP) tags, also known as semi-passive tags....

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Wi-Fi Goes to School

March 11, 2008 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief Considering the fact that my first job after college was as an educator in the classroom, I was very disappointed in a statistic I recently read. According to an ABI Research report there are more than 98,000 schools in America that still lack Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access....

Wireless Design for Regulatory Compliance

March 11, 2008 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

A modular approval allows you to avoid re-approving the radio for each revision of the host circuitry. Roland Gubisch and Nicholas Abbondante, Intertek Radio transmitters are being designed into more and more diverse commercial and consumer applications. Beyond toys, remote household controls, RFID and Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone headsets, radio technology is enabling many new emerging business applications....

Wisair’s Dongle Set Doubles the Speed and Halves the Price of Wireless USB

March 11, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wisair, a leading provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) chipset solutions, today announced a new Wireless USB host and device dongle set that delivers high-speed wireless connectivity to a range of USB devices such as printers, hubs, or external hard disk drives (HDD). Offering superior performance, lower cost, and improved ease of use compared to existing Wireless USB alternatives in the market today, the dongles enable ...

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