With the ARGUS 165, intec will present the latest generation of combi testers at this year’s CeBIT: The xDSL + GigE combi tester not only combines all standard broadband interfaces (ADSL, VDSL, SHDSL) with comprehensive Triple Play test functions - it also has a fixed 1000Base-T (RJ45) and two variable copper or fiber GigE interfaces using SFP slots.
The market for fixed broadband access equipment saw exceptional growth for the second consecutive year, according to Ovum. Preliminary results for 2011 show PON equipment shipments doubled from 2010, annual DSL port shipments surpassed 100 million and CMTS port shipments crossed the 1 million mark for the first time ever.
Green Hills Software will deliver technology presentations at the embedded world 2011 Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, from February 28 – March 1, 2012. In Hall 4, Stand 325, Green Hills Software will also demonstrate its latest embedded software solutions. Please visit Green Hills Software's website to request a meeting and register for free exhibition entrance.
A new report from Juniper Research finds that annual revenues generated by MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices built into mobile phones including sensors, audio, displays and RF will exceed $6 billion by 2016, as the mobile device market accelerates, including smartphones, tablets, eReaders and Ultrabooks.
Tracking and identifying metal objects can prove difficult for some radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. A patent-pending technology developed by a research team at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at North Dakota State University, Fargo, could solve these RFID tracking problems.
TÜV Rheinland is hosting a series of free International Approvals (IA) roundtable discussions on the global regulatory approval of products. Professionals involved in legal placement of products in global markets, including marketing, compliance and engineering staff, are invited to participate in the discussions that will include: • An overview of global regulatory/IA requirements with focus on telecom/radio, wireless, product safety (including EN60950, EN60065 and EN60335), EMC and Mutual Recognition Agreements • Information on country-specific regulatory requirements in: o BRICK countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Korea) o Countries with regulatory changes (Russia, Korea, Taiwan and Ukraine) o Additional challenging markets The sessions will also introduce TÜV Rheinland’s IA services, including global service and delivery, final in-country product registration services and IA program management.
Starting this week, the drama ‘Private Peaceful’ will be available for download in 5.1 Surround Sound Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, announces its continuing online experiments with the BBC and MPEG Surround Codec. After the success of the “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” MPEG Surround streaming experiment during Christmas 2011, the BBC is offering a radio play for download in 5.
Agilent Technologies announced that Bluetest AB now supports Agilent’s PXT wireless communications test set. The Bluetest RTS (Reverberation Test System) uses the Agilent PXT test set to evaluate LTE devices over the air. OTA testing of LTE user equipment is essential to evaluate and prove performance prior to commercial deployment.
Fueled by spectacular growth in the next-generation 4G wireless technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE), the overall market for mobile communications equipment is expected to enjoy a strong double-digit expansion this year. Factory revenue for the mobile communications market in 2012 is projected to reach $398.
Matthew Desch, Chief Executive Officer, Iridium Communications , has been named Via Satellite ’s Satellite Executive of the Year for 2011. Iridium boasted a strong performance in 2011 that exceeded estimates on nearly every metric. Financially speaking, the MSS operator grew in areas where it was not expected to grow, driven by its service, its technological innovation and its ability to be a catalyst to its ecosystem of development partners in an increasingly competitive sector and in new sectors, as well.
Pactron has recently purchased an Aegis Manufacturing Operation Software (MOS) system to improve efficiency across their facility. This system comprises Aegis’ iLaunch, iView, iTrac, IQ and XLink software modules. Pactron turned to Aegis after enjoying excellent technical support related to a previous purchase, and their decision was further simplified when they realized that Aegis’ offering met their business needs more comprehensively than competing products.
Digi-Key Corporation and F-RAM Pioneer Ramtron International Corporation Sign Global Distribution AgreementFebruary 16, 2012 9:18 am | Comments
Digi-Key Corporation announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Ramtron International Corporation. Ramtron is a leading developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor solutions. The distribution agreement will make Ramtron’s entire line of F-RAM-enabled semiconductors available for purchase from www.
Although soaring sales of Amazon’s Kindle Fire and other low-priced tablets trimmed Apple Inc.’s media tablet market share in the fourth-quarter, it was Apple’s own newly introduced iPhone 4S that proved to be the strongest competitor for the iPad during the final three months of 2011. Apple shipped 15.
Tests Demonstrate Packet-based Backhaul Networks Can Satisfy Synchronization Requirements Under Real-world ConditionsFebruary 16, 2012 7:08 am | Comments
Ixia announced it participated in a test of mobile backhaul packet synchronization with Alcatel-Lucent. The demonstration highlighted that the Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul Solution can maintain accurate phase synchronization and quality of service (QoS) guarantees, while undergoing test conditions related to extreme packet congestion and network failovers.
Tribold Turns Up The Heat For Enterprise Product Management In Barcelona At Mobile World Congress 2012February 16, 2012 5:51 am | Comments
Enterprise Product Management (EPM) market leader, Tribold is promoting EPM as one of the hottest BSS/OSS topics of 2012 to Communication Service Providers (CSPs) at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. At the event, Tribold will be discussing the wide range of benefits to CSPs through adoption of Enterprise Product Management (EPM) with executives from mobile network operators, industry press and analysts, leading systems integrators and OSS/BSS software providers.