IMS2012 is less than 6 weeks away and I have been browsing the Program book to try to decide what to do and unfortunately what I willn’t be able to do. I am always amazed at the breadth of activities available. There will be multiple opportunities to learn the latest in my area of expertise (active device test & measurement) at technical sessions, workshops, panels, wandering the exhibits, MicroApps presentations, … I also will take some time to learn about some of the emerging areas or some topic that has intrigued me but of which I know little – a great continuing education opportunity.
IMS2012 is pleased to introduce new interactive ways to view the conference program, create your own schedule and interact with other conference attendees. Go to the IMS2012 website to view the interactive program from your desktop computer or any mobile browser. The system is searchable and can can be browsed in a number of intuitive and convenient ways.
The IMS2012 Women in Microwaves reception will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 17:30-19:30, at Museum of Archeology and History of Montréal (Pointe-à-Callière - point in the Old Port named after the third governor of Montréal, Chevalier Louis Hector de Callière, who had his house built on this very location in 1688).
In advance of the February 2012 Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, the focus of GaAs device manufacturers -- including RFMD, Skyworks, TriQuint Semiconductor and ANADIGICS---was on new power amplifier products to satisfy the trend for more frequency bands and modes in mobile handsets.
Black Sand Technologies, Inc. announced that it has been selected to provide silicon PA technology for integrated RF front end products by Murata Manufacturing Co. The products will be used to increase integration and improve the performance of 3G smartphones, tablets and datacards. This new agreement combines the best in passive components from Murata, a proven leader in the cellular RF front-end, with Black Sand’s innovative CMOS power amplifier technology, delivering the industry’s best combination of performance and cost.
Comtech Telecommunications announced that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., received a $4.5 million order from a domestic prime contractor to supply solid-state high-power amplifiers to support the U.S. military. These solid-state high-power amplifiers will be used in small transportable military tactical SATCOM terminals to support worldwide U.
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS), a global leader in manufacturing solid-state, rechargeable, micro-energy storage devices for wireless sensors and other embedded applications. The THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) product line of solid-state, rechargeable thin-film batteries from IPS serves to address an ever-increasing need for a maintenance-free, embeddable energy storage solution that lasts the life of the application.
Mobile research specialists On Device Research, who use the mobile Internet to access consumer opinions, have released a report looking at the mobile finance activities of mobile Internet users in emerging markets. One of the key take outs from the report is 53% of mobile Internet users in India, Kenya, Indonesia, Ghana and Nigeria have engaged in mobile banking and payment activities.
Mobile operators around the world are witnessing a surge in data traffic as smartphone use increases, devices become more affordable and network capacity expands. One way in which they are responding to this data explosion is by adopting new, small-cell architectures that can better target underserved areas in developed markets, and extend services into previously unconnected remote and rural areas.
Enhancements to the Avaya Networking portfolio will enable enterprises to maintain greater security and control of their networks as they adopt BYOD initiatives. Avaya Identity Engines 8.0, announced today at Interop Las Vegas, makes it simple and cost effective for organisations to provide employees and guests with secure, controlled access to wired and wireless networks from their personal devices.
Spirent Communications announced the availability of TD-LTE conformance testing on the Spirent 8100 Mobile Device Test System. Recognizing the global significance of the technology, Spirent has extended its test capabilities to include TD-LTE conformance testing for all 3GPP RF, protocol and RRM requirements.
Apple may be considering the release of a budget-priced MacBook Air to compete against the upcoming second wave of ultrabooks, according to a new report. Citing unnamed sources in Apple’s supply chain, tech site Digitimes is reporting that the company might introduce a MacBook Air priced at $799 in the third quarter of this year — right in time for the back-to-school season.
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications, in collaboration with Aeroflex Incorporated, will conduct a live LTE throughput demonstration at International CTIA Wireless at Sequans' booth, number 3110, May 8-10, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Sequans is one of the very few LTE chipmakers delivering category 4 throughput today.
RFMW announces its participation and attendance at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2012 (IMS2012). Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and featuring the theme Microwave Without Borders, the IMS2012 will be the centerpiece of Microwave Week June 17-22, 2012.
The new Galaxy S III, unveiled by Samsung, is the latest Galaxy device to incorporate Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree technology. Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree has now been integrated into three Samsung products: the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note™ and now the Galaxy S III. Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree enables users of these Samsung devices to activate and access their device with the voice trigger phrase “Hi Galaxy.