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MediaTek first with ARM's Cortex-A72 'PC-class' mobile chip

MediaTek expects to see the first smartphone with a mobile processor it has designed based on an ARM Cortex-A72 dual core processor before the end of the year.

MediaTek of Taiwan is believed to be the first chip firm to see first silicon of the new 64-bit processor…

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Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide

Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide

Mobile World Congress
The annual Mobile World Congress highlights the latest trends in mobile technology and services. It runs from 2 – 5 March in Barcelona, this year, and is organised by the GSMA (GSM Association). The congress brings together mobile operators, equipment vendors as well as industry figures, and Electronics…

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MWC: Phone charger powered by water

MWC: Phone charger powered by water

Swedish power company myFC will introduce a mobile phone charger which is powered by a fuel cell charger at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona today.

The card-shaped charger, which is called JAQ, derives enough power to charge a phone from a fuel cell containing water and salt and…

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Alcatel-Lucent says small cells are needed for data demand

Alcatel-Lucent says small cells are needed for data demand

Mobile basestations are shrinking and it is all in the interests of meeting the needs of networks tottering under the strain of rapidly increasing mobile data usage.

The radio masts and basestations which make up today’s mobile networks are becoming small enough to be fitted to lamp posts, advertising…

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NXP takes over Freescale

NXP takes over Freescale

NXP is going to buy Freescale for $11.1 billion. Freescale still has $5.5 billion of debt left over from the $10 billion debt imposed on it by Blackstone in 2006 when the private equity company took it over…

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MWC: Imagination's small 6XE PowerVR

MWC: Imagination's small 6XE PowerVR

Intended for wearables and low-end phones, PowerVR G6020 is Imagination Technologies’ smallest Series6XE graphics processor.

Designed to deliver 720p video at 60frame/s, the graphics processor (GPU) is OpenGLES 3.0-capable, and offers 400-500Mpixel/s (2.2mm2 silicon on 28nm) as well as 12.8-16Gflop (16bit…

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MWC: Anritsu shows UK cloud technology in connected car

MWC: Anritsu shows UK cloud technology in connected car

Anritsu is taking a connected car to Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona next week (2-5 March).

The cloud-based system for fleet tracking developed at the Smart Systems Laboratory, University of Hertfordshire in the UK, and demonstrated together using satellite positioning technology GNSS Simulator from Spectracom.

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Ethertronics goes for WiFi

Ethertronics goes for WiFi

Ethertronics is extending its active steering system to 5GHz WiFi. The product is in alpha mode and the company has engagements with leading box manufacturers according to COO Vahid Manian…

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MWC: Keysight generates 5G signals

MWC: Keysight generates 5G signals

Keysight Technologies has announced custom waveform creation software for 5G applications.

Called N7608B Signal Studio, it connects with the firm’s signal generators and arbitrary waveform generators.

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“In the early stages of 5G research, flexibility is the key to investigating new waveforms, frequency…

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MWC: Samsung unveils S6 smartphones in Barcelona

MWC: Samsung unveils S6 smartphones in Barcelona

A warmish evening in Barcelona saw Samsung finally unveil its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.

So guesswork has finished and we now have the specs for the smartphones which Samsung hopes will slow the wave which Apple set in motion with the launch of its iPhone 6 last October…

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