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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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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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