News http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6700/more en Qualcomm Tests LTE over Unlicensed Spectrum in Germany http://mwrf.com/services/qualcomm-tests-lte-over-unlicensed-spectrum-germany <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm and Deutsche Telekom, one of the largest wireless companies in Germany, recently completed the first “over-the-air” tests of Licensed Assisted Access technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/qualcomm-tests-lte-over-unlicensed-spectrum-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/qualcomm-tests-lte-over-unlicensed-spectrum-germany#comments News Commercial Mobile Services Test & Measurement Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:10:00 +0000 41281 at http://mwrf.com <p>Deutsche&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Telekom">Telekom&#39;s headquarters in Bonn, Germany. The wireless carrier</span><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Telekom">,&nbsp;</span>one of the largest in Germany, recently partnered with Qualcomm to test Licensed Assisted Access technology that unloads LTE data into the unlicensed spectrum. (Image courtesy of Deutsche Telekom).</p> Researchers Use Software-Defined Radio for Testing Millimeter-Wave Antennas http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas <div class="node-body article-body">NYU WIRELESS recently announced plans to build a programmable testbed for prototyping mm-Wave antennas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/researchers-use-software-defined-radio-testing-millimeter-wave-antennas#comments News Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Defense Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Software Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:10:00 +0000 40981 at http://mwrf.com <p>A new testbed for testing millimeter wave antennas will&nbsp;combine high-gain phased array antennas with a software-defined radio, in which computer programs replace&nbsp;hardware components like filters and amplifiers. (Image courtesy of National Instruments).</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (2/1-2/7) http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for power dividers or frequency mixers, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-21-27#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:40:00 +0000 40971 at http://mwrf.com Sony Buys Modem Chips in Latest Bid for Cellular Internet of Things http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things <div class="node-body article-body">Sony has agreed to purchase Altair Semiconductor, an Israeli company that makes modem chips and software for LTE technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/sony-buys-modem-chips-latest-bid-cellular-internet-things#comments News Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Industrial Mobile Semiconductors Services Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:10:00 +0000 40891 at http://mwrf.com <p>Sony&#39;s president and CEO Kazuo Hirai&nbsp;speaks to a crowd&nbsp;at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="35" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/" title="Go to Maurizio Pesce's photostream">Maurizio Pesce</a>&nbsp;and edited from the original by Microwaves &amp; RF).</p> Metamaterial-Based Antenna Grasps at Lower Frequencies http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers from Penn State University have developed a new material that allows them to control the frequency response and polarization of extremely small satellite antennas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies#comments News Materials Active components Commercial Defense Mobile Systems Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:35:00 +0000 40681 at http://mwrf.com <p>When combined with a software-defined radio, a new tunable&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="metamaterial">metamaterial</span>&nbsp;can extend an antenna with narrow instantaneous bandwidth across an entire communications band. (Image courtesy of Penn State University).</p> Update: Anadigics Sale Sparks Bidding War http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war <div class="node-body article-body">Last year's bid from GaAs Labs to purchase Anadigics quietly sparked a bidding war. Another competing bid on Monday has derailed the most recent merger agreement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/update-anadigics-sale-sparks-bidding-war#comments News Analog semiconductors Commercial Semiconductors Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:08:00 +0000 40371 at http://mwrf.com <p>This image shows the details of a semiconductor laser diode, one of the products that II-VI manufactures using gallium-arsenide semiconductors. (Image courtesy of Dave L. via Flickr).</p> Qualcomm and TDK Form New Company Around RF Filters and Front-Ends http://mwrf.com/systems/qualcomm-and-tdk-form-new-company-around-rf-filters-and-front-ends <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm is forming a new company with Japan's TDK Corp. to develop RF filters, front-end modules, and other wireless components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/qualcomm-and-tdk-form-new-company-around-rf-filters-and-front-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/qualcomm-and-tdk-form-new-company-around-rf-filters-and-front-ends#comments News Analog semiconductors Automotive Industrial Mobile Robotics Semiconductors Systems Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:38:00 +0000 40331 at http://mwrf.com <p>Qualcomm&#39;s booth at the 2016 CES show.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of&nbsp;Maurizio Pesce&nbsp;and edited from the original by Microwaves and RF).&nbsp;</p> Resilient HetNets Need Test Equipment to Match http://mwrf.com/systems/resilient-hetnets-need-test-equipment-match <div class="node-body article-body">Heterogeneous networks that combine large cellular base stations and small cells have proven difficult to test quickly and accurately. As a result, the market for HetNet test equipment is on the rise, a recent study finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/resilient-hetnets-need-test-equipment-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/resilient-hetnets-need-test-equipment-match#comments News Mobile Systems Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:10:00 +0000 39771 at http://mwrf.com <p>Wi-Fi repeater mounted on a streetlight, providing public internet access. Wi-Fi access points are part of&nbsp;heterogeneous networks that incorporate many different access technologies. (Image courtesy of Silicon Valley Power).</p> The Down Low on HaLow: Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things http://mwrf.com/systems/down-low-halow-wi-fi-internet-things <div class="node-body article-body">A new version of Wi-Fi is trying to alter the perception that it is not suited for the industrial sensors, wearables, and smart home devices that will keep the Internet of Things connected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/down-low-halow-wi-fi-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/down-low-halow-wi-fi-internet-things#comments News Commercial Energy Industrial Medical Mobile Services Systems Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:15:00 +0000 39621 at http://mwrf.com <p><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="HaLow">HaLow</span>, the new version of Wi-Fi, is designed to consume significantly lower power and have twice the range as traditional&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Wi-Fi">Wi-Fi</span>, making suitable for&nbsp;the tiny sensors that will gather data in future smart cities. (Image courtesy of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/electronicfrontierfoundation" target="_blank">EFF Photos</a>/Flickr).</p> RFID Gaining Hype Again, Though More Mature Than Years Past http://mwrf.com/systems/rfid-gaining-hype-again-though-more-mature-years-past <div class="node-body article-body">Although early predictions about RFID technology were somewhat overeager, it has been revived by the growing momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT), a recent study finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rfid-gaining-hype-again-though-more-mature-years-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rfid-gaining-hype-again-though-more-mature-years-past#comments News Automotive Commercial Industrial Mobile Passive components Semiconductors Systems Wed, 06 Jan 2016 20:55:00 +0000 39561 at http://mwrf.com <p>Recent research suggests&nbsp;that around&nbsp;10.4 billion RFID tags will be sold in 2016, spurring a market that is expected to reach nearly $13.2 billion in 2020. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p>