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DSP Offers Next-Generation Acceleration

April 8, 2010 1:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its MSC8155 digital signal processor (DSP), a higher performance and cost-optimized version of the company's flagship MSC8156 DSP based on the latest StarCore technology. The MSC8155 includes next-generation acceleration and interconnect technologies that boost overall chip performance and further enhance the capabilities of broadband wireless base station equipment.

RF Micro Devices® and SELEX Galileo Collaborative Announcement

March 1, 2010 9:24 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

EDINBURGH, U.K. and GREENSBORO, N.C., (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company and a world leading defense electronics manufacturer, and RFMD, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announce the extension of their collaboration to develop high frequency GaAs MMIC solutions focused on SELEX Galileo's ne...

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LTE Chipset Makers Position for Long Term Endeavor

March 1, 2010 9:23 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LTE is a truly evolutionary communications platform and will become the dominant 4G technology. However, LTE deployment will be gradual and protracted. Nevertheless, chipset manufacturers, such as Broadcom, Infineon and Qualcomm, have established LTE product development plans, according to market research firm In-Stat (http://www....

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Family of Transmit Modules for 3G Entry Phones Expanded

March 1, 2010 7:38 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. has added four new products to its portfolio of 3G transmit modules. The RF3230, RF3231, RF3232, and RF3171 are designed to accelerate the implementation of 3G entry-level feature phones supporting one-to-two bands of WCDMA and two-to-four bands of GSM/GPRS (also referred to as WGPRS)....

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Automated Test Solution Validates Performance of Both A-GLONASS and A-GPS Technologies in Mobile Devices

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Spirent Communications plc introduces a solution to test Assisted GLONASS (A-GLONASS) capability on UMTS mobile devices and chipsets. Supported on Spirent's 8100 UMTS Location Technology Solution (ULTS), the new A-GLONASS testing capability gives early adopters of A-GLONASS a competitive edge by enabling the delivery of better-performing devices and improved user experiences.

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Antennas Enable Simultaneous Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Operation in Netbooks

December 14, 2009 11:48 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

SkyCross has expanded personal connectivity and improved end-user satisfaction by enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to operate simultaneously in netbooks. Because 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth operate at 2.4 GHz, interference between the two RF signals previously made using both functions at the same time nearly impossible, particularly when the two antennas were in close proximity inside a device.

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Interoperability Testing will Highlight Growing Adoption of New 3GPP Femtocell Standard

October 12, 2009 9:07 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Airvana, Inc. announced the company's planned participation in the upcoming "1st Femto Forum UMTS Femtocell Plugfest" scheduled to take place in March 2010. Airvana will be showcasing interoperability of the company's HubBub™ UMTS femtocell with other vendors' products within the femtocell ecosystem....

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NFC Controller Delivers Fully-Compliant Platform

June 26, 2009 6:55 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

NXP has unveiled a truly industry-standard Near Field Communication (NFC) controller, delivering a fully compliant platform for handset manufacturers and operators to introduce next-generation NFC devices and services. The new NXP PN544 chip is based on the latest NFC specifications by the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI)....

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Upconverter Supports Transceiver Test, Simplifies Test System Design

June 11, 2009 6:19 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. introduces the Model 2891-IQ Upconverter, which provides comprehensive support for transceiver testing by processing analog I and Q baseband signals for testing a transceiver’s transmitter, as well as processing analog I and Q output signals for testing a transceiver’s receiver....

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Symmetric Switch Offers 44% Reduction in Size

May 26, 2009 6:59 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced a pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) gallium arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuit (IC) SP3T switch for 0.1 to 6.0 GHz. The SKY13317-373LF symmetric switch offers low insertion loss and high isolation with a 44% reduction in size than SKY13309-370LF....

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Accurate Tool for Evaluating Performance of Next-Generation LTE Chipsets and Mobile Devices

March 5, 2009 5:48 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MD8430A Signaling Tester, a LTE base station simulator. Providing flexible and responsive support for the latest 3GPP LTE standard, the MD8430A is a highly accurate cost-effective solution for manufacturers of LTE chipsets and mobile devices to evaluate their products and improve time to market....

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From the WDD Board Member's Point of View: What Caught Them by Surprise in 2008 and the Changes to Come in 2009

January 5, 2009 5:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

In many respects, 2008 was not your typical year in the wireless industry, nor any industry for that matter. In addition to the normal pressures of dealing with global competition and time to market, the pressure to do so within tight finanacial constraints and limited resources was overwhelming for all....

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Integrated Components Filter Low Or High Frequencies

July 31, 2001 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics introduces a full line of standard and enhanced T Filter networks for suppression of EMI/RFI at low and high frequencies. KOA T filter networks combine exceptional filtering capabilities, high stability and high reliability with a unique symmetrical design that allows for the filtering of bi-directional signals....

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