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Radio Channel Emulation Challenges in 3GPP LTE

June 26, 2009 6:55 am | Articles | Comments

Securing product performance in the field by using laboratory channel emulation can give a competitive edge to companies that use these solutions. By Janne Kolu, Elektrobit Corporation click to enlarge Figure 1. Emulation of a radio channel in the laborotary conditions.

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Is Network Sharing the OnlyWay Forward for the European Mobile Business?

June 26, 2009 6:55 am | Articles | Comments

By Mike Green, European Correspondent Wireless Design & Development The year 2009 is set to be the toughest year to date for European mobile operators. They are facing a fully saturated market, declining voice revenues due to hyper-competition, and a subscriber base that is going to attempt to cut its expenditure on all non-essentials.

Minimising WiMAX/LTE Network Costs with Digital Remote Radio Heads

June 26, 2009 6:55 am | Articles | Comments

By Steve Cooper, Axis Network Technology WiMAX has recently come of age with two significant network roll-outs being implemented (one in Moscow and another in Baltimore), and the announcement of the imminent availability of a number of WiMAX-equipped notebook PCs and handheld terminals.

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OEMs & Aftermarket Battery Packs

June 26, 2009 6:54 am | Articles | Comments

Aftermarket vendors may resort to practices that compromise the end user experience or safety to make battery packs inexpensive and attractive to the consumer. Jeffrey VanZwol, Micro Power Electronics Figure 1. Insufficient welds that are not fully on the tabs.

Simultaneous Multimode RRH Design Made Easy

June 26, 2009 6:54 am | Articles | Comments

Diverse modulation formats and sampling rates between various standards make designing common building blocks challenging. Deepak Boppana, Altera Corporation click to enlarge Figure 1. Farrow Filter Structure. Remote radio heads (RRH) technology with support for simultaneous operation of multiple air-interface protocols is an emerging product requirement for operators.

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Improving Radio Performance in Wireless Applications Using Slot Antennas

June 26, 2009 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The slot antenna's main advantages are its design simplicity, robustness, and convenient adaptation to mass production using printed circuit boards. By Gerardo Gonzalez, Pinyon Technologies, Inc. Figure 1a. and 1b. Examples of Pinyon's patented slot antennas....

Q: What type of tag should be used for cost-effective, accurate data capture?

June 26, 2009 6:54 am | Articles | Comments

EPC-compliant RFID UHF tags deliver accurate, affordable and unique identification. They create real-time visibility for identifying and tracking objects moving through the supply chain or on and off the shelves. But there are many different types of tags and formats to choose from, depending on the application.

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Taking a Car Ride this Summer? Eliminate “Are We There Yet?”

June 25, 2009 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Autonet Mobile, the first internet entertainment system for cars, is eliminating “Are we there yet?” from kids’ vocabulary this summer by turning the family car into a rolling WiFi hotspot. Now, everyone in the car can bring their own computer or WiFi device and be part of “getting there” with the ability to track points of interest on Google Earth; research the history of towns they are passing through o...

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Motorola Foundation Grants $5 Million to Programs That Engage Budding Innovators

June 25, 2009 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Motorola Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2009 Innovation Generation grants, $5 million in funding to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for America's youth. Now in its fourth year, the grants create opportunities for students to experience STEM both inside and outside the classroom, equipping them with the skills essential to their lives tod...

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China Accuses Google of Spreading Pornography

June 25, 2009 8:26 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Product Releases | Comments

BEIJING (AP) -- China accused Google Inc. on Thursday of spreading pornography after Chinese users were unable to connect to the search giant's Web site, while Washington called on Beijing to scrap its order for personal computers to be equipped with Internet-filtering software. "We have found that the English version of google....

Better Technology for Smart Phones and Other Mobile Internet Devices

June 24, 2009 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

David Pitt, AP Business Writer Intel Corp. and Nokia Corporation said Tuesday they're joining forces to build better technology for smart phones and other mobile Internet devices. The deal is significant for Intel because it will help the world's biggest maker of PC microprocessors penetrate the smart phone market, an area Intel sees as crucial for growth....

Gates Approves Creation of New Cyber Command

June 24, 2009 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lolita C. Baldor, AP Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates formally ordered the creation Tuesday of a new military cyber command that will coordinate the Pentagon's efforts to defend its networks and conduct cyberwarfare. A three-page memo signed by Gates orders U.S. Strategic Command to begin plans to set up a subcommand and be prepared to provide an implementation plan by Sept....

Combined Company Will Accelerate Deployment of Converged Multimedia Networks

June 24, 2009 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

CALABASAS, June 24, 2009 – Ixia, a global provider of converged IP performance test systems, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Catapult Communications Corporation (“Catapult”) for approximately $105 million, or $63 million net of Catapult’s cash and investments.   The acquisition was conducted by means of a tender offer for all of the outstanding common shares of Catapult, and was effected by a merger that was comp...

Companies Integrate IP and Optical Technologies to Improve Network Efficiency and Reduce Operator Opex

June 23, 2009 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

NICE, France(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks, Inc. are combining their respective strengths in Optical and IP networking to create a solution that brings the two complementary technologies closer together. The integrated IP-Optical solution will provide operators with a highly flexible, reliable and cost efficient way to scale their networks to manage growing volumes of data, voice and multimedia applicatio...

DeviceAnywhere Empowers Mobile Media and Entertainment Community with Best in Class Mobile Application Testing Solutions

June 23, 2009 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE)--DeviceAnywhere™ is working with leading mobile entertainment companies to enrich the end-user experience across the mobile community. Taptu, the leading mobile search engine, Twistbox Entertainment, a top games developer, and Velti, a mobile marketing and advertising platform provider are using the award-winning DeviceAnywhere service to bring their mobile entertainment applications and content to mark...

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