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On The Edge

April 4, 2006 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

What is WiBro? WiBro is a variant of WiMAX. It is the Korean Wireless Broadband service based on the mobile WiMAX technology (IEEE 802.16e TDD OFDMA standard), is a wireless high-speed broadband service able to deliver voice, data and video at speeds of up to 120 km per hour. the Korean government allocated 100 MHz of electromagnetic spectrum in the 2....

WiMedia — The Next Generation

April 4, 2006 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WiMedia Alliance will adopt existing industry-standard radio technology for the Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY). The radio portion will be based on the IEEE 802.15.3 wireless MAC and PHY specifications for high-rate wireless personal area networks (WPAN) and the alternate PHY (under development in the IEEE Task Force Group 802....

WiMAX: Challenging the Status Quo — An Executive Summary

April 4, 2006 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

A report by InStat WiMAX is a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last-mile wireless broadband access. Conformance and interoperability testing for the fixed variant, 802.16-2004, will lead to commercial deployment of WiMAX-Certified™ gear in early 2006. Equipment for the mobile variant, 802....


WiMAX Forum™ Selects Korea’s TTA as First WiMAX Certification Lab in Asia

April 4, 2006 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

As the industry works aggressively to develop mobile WiMAX products based on the ratified IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard, the WiMAX Forum today announced it has selected the first test laboratory dedicated to the Certification of WiMAX products in Asia. In close collaboration with the Korean government and Cetecom Laboratories, the WiMAX Forum named Telecommunications Technology Association’s (TTA) IT Testing & Certification Lab in Seoul, Korea...

WiBro Power Amplifier

April 4, 2006 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

ANADIGICS introduces a linear PA for Wireless Broadband (WiBro) applications. The AWT6235 operates in the 2300 to 2390 MHz frequency band and meets the OFDM linearity requirements of the WiBro high-speed data system. The new PA offers an ACLR of – 40 dBc and output power of 25.5 dBm to provide good signal quality....

Power Amplifiers and Drivers

April 4, 2006 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

MwT announces a family of eight high-linearity PAs for Wi-Fi (802.11) and WiMAX (802.16d/e) standards for all three frequency bands, 2.4 to 2.7 GHz, 3.3 to 3.7 GHz and 4.9 to 5.9GHz. The WPS series power amplifiers have P1 dB up to 36 dBm with IP3 as high as 50 dBm and EVM less than 2% at 29 dBm output power level under 64-QAM modulation schedule with 256 WiMAX carriers....

WiMAX Amplifiers

April 4, 2006 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

AR Worldwide announces 15S5G7 and 30S5G7, 15 and 30 W amplifiers, respectively, designed for the 5 to 7 GHz frequency range. These broadband amplifiers are suited for testing WiMAX components because the amplified signal they produce is virtually indistinguishable from the signal generator’s output....

Two-way Radio Processor IC

April 4, 2006 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML announces the debut of the CMX7041 two-way radio processor IC, the second two-way radio IC from CML Microcircuits FirmASIC ™ family of products. The product is a full-function, half-duplex, audio, signaling and data processing IC, suitable for implementation in professional and leisure radio applications (PMR/LMR, trunking, GMRS, FRS, PMR446 and MURS)....


Micro Electro-mechanical Systems Testing and Failure Analysis Challenges

April 3, 2006 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEMS are being seen as one of the most promising emerging technologies to advance the development of next generation wireless devices. MEMS promises to shrink devices, lower power requirements and, most importantly, enable new and cutting-edge applications. By Ernest Worthman, Editorial Director Although MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) have been around for a number of years, only recently has the technology started to hit the m...

Data is Coming to Your Communicator — But When?

April 3, 2006 8:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Just about anywhere you go nowadays, within the wireless industry (talking shows, conferences, OEM visits here), the buzz is mobile data. Ah, mobile data... that ubiquitous platform that will take us to the next step and really make 24/7, anytime, anywhere, anything available to anyone. Ummm... OK....

Radio Module Solution

April 3, 2006 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices introduces a complete POLARIS 2™ TOTAL RADIO™ Module solution, comprised of a cellular transceiver module and a cellular transmit module for handsets operating on the GSM/GPRS and GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. The performance, size and cost advantages of the POLARIS 2 TOTAL RADIO Module solution enable handset manufacturers to introduce smaller, more feature-rich handsets capable of delivering advanced levels of functiona...

Architectures for Mobile RF Convergence

April 3, 2006 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

As mobile portable devices, such as cellphones, PDAs and laptop computers, acquire multi mode multi-band wireless connectivity, there is an ever-increasing need for greater levels of RF integration. Space, cost and power-consumption constraints will make it no longer viable to have a separate wireless transceiver for each communication pipe....

Program Implications in Embedded Systems for COTS and RTOS

March 3, 2006 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Achieving RAMS objectives through disciplined application of real-time Java rechnologies in mission-critical systems. Glossary of Acronyms 3GPP — 3rd Generation Partnership Project Protocol ACS — Adjacent Channel Sensitivity EVM — Error Vector Magnitude I/Q — In-phase and Quadrature IF — Intermediate Frequency PCB — Printed Circuit Board...

A PLL Module Design for W-CDMA Direct RF Modulation Systems

March 3, 2006 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designing a unique PLL module for W-CDMA mobile terminals with a direct modulation transmitter and superheterodyne receiver. By Wei Jiang, Xiaowei Zhu, Ling Tian & Yong Zou W-CDMA is one of the most important emerging technological platforms of next generation of 3G mobile communication systems....

Skyworks Ramps Innovative CMOS Switches into Volume Production with Several Customers

March 3, 2006 6:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announces that its highly innovative CMOS switches for satellite receiver applications are gaining significant market traction and have commenced volume production in support of several customers throughout Asia and Europe. The SKY13264-340LF and SKY13272-340LF, which were first launched in June 2005, are true high-isolation direct broadcast satellite (DBS) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) switches tha...


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