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Comtech Telecommunications Awarded $4.5 Million Order for High-Power Solid-State Amplifiers

May 10, 2012 5:48 am | Comments

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.

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Digi-Key Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Infinite Power Solutions

May 9, 2012 6:00 am | Comments

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.

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53% of Mobile Web Users in Key Emerging Markets Have Used a Mobile for Finance Activities

May 9, 2012 5:57 am | Comments

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.

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Satellite Backhaul and Small Cells: How Mobile Operators Can Affordably Reach Untapped Markets

May 8, 2012 8:04 am | Comments

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.

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Mobile Collaboration and Bring Your Own Device for Enterprises

May 8, 2012 6:58 am | Comments

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.

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Spirent Extends LTE Solution with TD-LTE Conformance Testing

May 7, 2012 12:49 pm | Comments

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.

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Apple May Release $799 MacBook Air Later This Year

May 7, 2012 9:50 am | by Samantha Murphy | Comments

  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.

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Sequans and Aeroflex to Demonstrate LTE Category 4 Throughput at CTIA

May 7, 2012 7:10 am | Comments

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.

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RFMW to Exhibit at IMS 2012 in Montreal

May 7, 2012 6:52 am | Comments

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.

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Sensory Brings Voice Activation to the Samsung Galaxy - "Hi Galaxy"

May 7, 2012 6:31 am | Comments

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.

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WindFi: Renewable Energy Wireless Basestation

May 3, 2012 12:38 pm | Comments

The WindFi basestation was initially designed to address issues of rural broadband in the mountainous, undulating and remote terrain of the Scottish Highlands & Islands in communities where fibre or xDSL access is not available. Using open source software, GIS tools, and driven by the broadband needs of rural communities, whole new business models are enabled by WindFi.

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A Cell Tower That Fits In Your Palm

May 3, 2012 12:13 pm | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio is 2.3-inches and contains the components of an entire cell phone tower - saving power and infrastructure costs. Click the image to watch the video!                     www.mbtmag.com       Posted by Janine E.

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IMS 2012, Montreal...Ready for the Experience...?

May 3, 2012 7:55 am | Comments

By Ramesh K. Gupta (IMS2011 TPC Chair), VP - Satellite Engineering and System Planning, LightSquared As summer of 2012 draws closer, anticipation is building among RF and Microwave engineers about the upcoming International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012 - June 17-22, 2012) in Montreal, a city known for its charm, history and cultural diversity.

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RIM CEO: We’re Not Leaving the Consumer Business

May 3, 2012 6:25 am | Comments

  Thorsten Heins, the CEO of Research In Motion , today clarified comments he made weeks ago about RIM refocusing on the enterprise market, saying the company was not leaving the consumer business behind. Heins said what he meant was the company needed to eliminate some services the company was doing in-house, and instead achieve those consumer-based goals with partnerships rather than going it alone.

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Conquering LED Efficiency Droop

May 3, 2012 6:11 am | Comments

Like a coffee enthusiast who struggles to get a buzz from that third cup of morning joe, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) seem to reach a point where more electricity no longer imparts the same kick and productivity levels-off. Now a team of researchers from California and Japan has devised a new design for green and blue LEDs that avoids much of this vexing efficiency droop.

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