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Unlicensed bands used to meet mobile data demand

Mobile operators could soon be using unlicensed radio spectrum as a way of dealing with over-capacity on their licensed and expensive networks. Usage of unlicensed frequency bands is effectively free to operators. Hence the attraction. There were a number of demonstrations at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week…

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Rohde & Schwarz supports roll-out of ERA-GLONASS

An accident alert system based on the Russian satellite-based positioning system called ERA-GLONASS is being used by car makers in Europe. The ERA-GLONASS system works much like the European Union’s eCall system. When an accident occurs, the system in the vehicle connects with a public safety…

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MWC: Qi wireless power receiver from IDT

Integrated Device Technology has introduced a magnetic induction power receiver for the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi charging standard that can be used in an 8W receiver with a 37mm2 footprint. Called P9027, the magnetic induction receiver offers “80% peak system level efficiency”, said the firm. At the time of…

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FTDI Chip design ecosystem launched

FTDI Chip technology partner MikroElektronika has released development products to support the FT90X series of 32-bit application-optimized MCUs to enable engineers to harness the full potential of FT90X MCU devices for embedded system designs…

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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: Intel and Qualcomm want 60GHz spectrum for 3Gbit/s Wi-Fi

First multi-gigabit Wi-Fi home hubs based on chipsets from Qualcomm and Intel will be introduced before the end of the year. Both chip firms were showing working silicon and demonstrating reference systems for the 802.ad 3Gbit/s Wi-Fi standard at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this…

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MWC: Supercomputer used to analyse 5G bandwidth data in real-time

Nvidia is working with IDT and Orange Silicon Valley on a supercomputing platform that can analyse 4G to 5G basestation bandwidth data in real-time. The supercomputer consists of clusters of Nvidis Tegra K1 mobile processors connected using IDT’s RapidIO interconnect and timing chips. Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics…

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Qorvo targets RF chips at China 4G LTE

Qorvo says its latest radio front-end chipsets for 4G LTE have been selected for reference designs, with volume production commencing in the third quarter of 2015. Qorvo is the mobile wireless chip supplier which was formed from the merger of RFMD and TriQuint. The RF Flex multi-band PA…

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