Electronic Communications News

M/A-COM's bare 6W power amp

M/A-COM Has brought out a high linearity 6W power amplifier for Ka-band high data density satellite communications and 5G radio access networks…

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EM beacon incorporates tri-axial accelerometer

EM Microelectronic, the Swiss chip subsidiary of Swatch, has launched a Bluetooth Smart beacon with integrated tri-axial accelerometer to enable “motion” and “context aware” beacon applications…

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Cambridge ET firm targets gigabit Wi-Fi

Nujira, the Cambridge-based wireless chip company, now sees an opportunity to apply its envelope tracking (ET) technology to gigabit Wi-Fi systems. Gigabit Wi-Fi as defined by the 802.11ac protocol standard is attracting the interest of mobile operators in the planning of future 4G networks. So the…

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Small cells take over the mobile world

To meet the ever-rising demand for mobile data services operators are planning a radical change in the way mobile networks are built. Instead of traditional high-power radio basestations covering cells from 10km to 30km, networks will be made up of much more closely packed 50m to 200m small…

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NI buys 5G wireless system firm BEEcube

National Instruments (NI) has announced its acquisition of BEEcube, a firm specialising in FPGA prototyping and deployment modules for wireless research, wireless infrastructure and military/defence applications. The acquisition of California-based BEEcube will add to NI’s own FPGA-based massive MIMO wireless development systems used for 5G mobile…

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Ben Ainslie builds tech team for America's Cup challenge

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) has teamed up with UK technology company PA Consulting in its bid to win the next America’s Cup yachting trophy. The team is also working with the UK government’s “GREAT Britain” campaign aimed at attracting British engineering talent to the project, and to showcase…

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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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