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  1. Many Antennas, Multiple Benefits
    1/23/2015

    A concept that balances large-scale installations of low-cost and low-power antennas to boost cellular coverage in difficult environments will also provide better connectivity to more users. Developed by A*STAR, this new architecture for wireless communications can help service providers meet growing demands for increased network capacity and improved energy efficiency. By A*STAR Research

  2. GCF Approves 80% Of TD-LTE Carrier Aggregation RF/RRM Conformance Test Cases For Anritsu ME7873L
    1/22/2015

    Anritsu Company announces its ME7873L RF/RRM Conformance Test System has achieved more than 80% of RF/RRM conformance test cases approval by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) related to LTE-Advanced TD-LTE Carrier Aggregation.

  3. Wi-Fi Blasts Ahead With 11ac Wave 2 Chipsets
    1/22/2015

    This report provides a comprehensive technical analysis for 802.11ac wave 2 (W2) technology as compared with wave 1 (W1) technology and 802.11n. A detailed access point semiconductor chipset analysis is provided for all vendors.

  4. Keysight Technologies Introduces Industry’s First Adjustable And Integrated Intersymbol Interference Capability In A BERT
    1/22/2015

    Keysight Technologies, Inc. recently introduced adjustable and integrated intersymbol interference (ISI) capability for the J-BERT M8020A high-performance BERT. When engineers characterize and test high-speed digital receivers for compliance, they often need to emulate a certain channel loss.

  5. Rugged, Coaxial Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier Covers A Variety Of Applications From 0.4 To 3 GHz
    1/22/2015

    Mini-Circuits’ new ZX60-P33ULN+ low noise amplifier provides excellent noise figure performance across the 0.4 to 3 GHz frequency range, supporting many high performance applications including LTE, GPS, GSM, airborne radar, and more.

  6. Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Ready For Demonstration Flights
    1/22/2015

    The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems.

  7. Keysight Technologies Extends UXM Wireless Test Set LTE-A Carrier Aggregation Support With 3CC, TDD, Uplink Measurements
    1/21/2015

    Keysight Technologies, Inc. recently announced expanded capabilities for the E7515A UXM wireless test set. The new features address the rapidly evolving 3GPP LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation advancements.

  8. Optimizing Optimization Algorithms
    1/21/2015

    Optimization algorithms, which try to find the minimum values of mathematical functions, are everywhere in engineering. By Larry Hardesty

  9. RF Power Amplifier Efficiency: Big Challenges For Designers
    1/21/2015

    Work being conducted into increasing the efficiency of RF power generation, if described completely, could fill a large book. Efforts are underway not only in the areas discussed in this article, but in the use of different classes of amplifiers and assorted techniques that are combined to produce interesting results. Regardless of how these advances are achieved, one certainty is that the search for higher and higher efficiency will continue for as long as there is demand for ever higher data rates. By Barry Manz

  10. Five Output Ultralow Jitter Clock Distributor With PLL Provides Unique Multichip Output Synchronization Method
    1/21/2015

    Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC6950, a low phase noise integer-N synthesizer core with an ultralow jitter clock distribution output section.

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