Skyworks offers power amplifiers, front end modules, antenna switch modules, and multi-throw switches supporting all leading handset OEMs and smartphone providers. Our industry-leading, energy-efficient solutions meet size and power-consumption constraints while managing unprecedented levels of potential signal interference. Visit us at MWC 2012, Hall 8, Stand C132. Learn more.
Spotlight On Mobile World Congress
Far more than a mere communication device, mobiles now serve as our books, health monitors, payment transfer devices, social connectors, and tour guides. Mobile technology is embedded in our cars, homes, appliances, governments, and utilities. Mobile is enhancing and expanding education, and thus transforming the world. Mobile World Congress 2012 will celebrate the current state of mobile and offer a glimpse into where mobile has the potential to go next. Being held February 27 to March 1, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, Mobile World Congress features more than 1,400 exhibitors and over 60,000 attendees. To learn more, or to register to attend, click here.
From The Editor
IMT-Advanced: True 4G Revealed By Paul Kruczkowski, Editor
Last month in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Telecommunication Union approved its recommended specification for the next generation of mobile technologies, known as International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced). IMT-Advanced defines true fourth generation (4G) mobile technology, succeeding the IMT-2000 standard for 3G mobile technology.
Testing New-Generation Wireless LAN By Agilent Technologies
The latest WLAN technology, 802.11ac, builds on 802.11n with a wider RF bandwidth (up to 160 MHz), MIMO, and high-density 256QAM modulation. The end result is that WLAN 802.11ac will provide high throughput of 1Gigabit/sec below 6 GHz for multiple stations.
Linking RF Design And Test Through AWR Software And National Instruments LabVIEW/T&M By AWR
Many veteran designers no doubt remember how comparatively simple it was to design base station or mobile phone amplifiers when the only modulation technique was analog and amplifier performance could be verified using Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN). Nowadays, second (and subsequent) generations of wireless networks usher in digital modulation techniques that necessitate the need to stimulate amplifiers and other circuits with waveforms they actually process in service.
New PIM guide available from Anritsu. Learn what Passive Intermodulation is and its impact on cellular systems, as well as how contractors, engineers, or field technicians can test for its presence. Content includes causes, testing, and prevention.
The LTE technology as specified within 3GPP Release 8 was first commercially deployed by the end of 2009. Since then the number of operators implementing the technology is strongly increasing around the globe. LTE has become the fastest developing mobile system technology.
The PXI system operates on a high-speed PCI bus, over 100 times faster than conventional instrumentation buses such as GPIB. The 3000 Series modules harness this speed by incorporating the List Mode and Fast Sequence Tuning features to accelerate hardware setup times.
In Barcelona, the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz is the featured product. This multistandard platform performs RF, protocol, performance, and application tests on wireless devices for LTE (FDD and TDD), WCDMA, HSPA+, GSM, and CDMA2000.
4G Technology Products
433-MHz To 470-MHz Transmit/Receive Front End Module