Electronic Communications News

5G research groups scrabble for millimetre wave expertise

There is a flurry of activity in the various research teams developing technology for the 5G generation of mobile communications around the world . The trigger seems to be to build know-how in millimetre-wave radio technologies which will operate around 60GHz. Keysight Technologies is to work with Japan’s…

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Imagination gives 5G centre chip focus

The UK’s 5G mobile development initiative has received a big boost from a global semiconductor company. Imagination Technology is joining the UK’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey which is developing and defining underlying technologies for next-generation 5G mobile communications networks. Imagination will provide…

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5G will revolutionise the radio spectrum

5G IoT to mobile communications networks will dramatically change the radio spectrum landscape when it is rolled out in 2020. The next generation of wireless communications will require at least 500MHz of radio spectrum to support the necessary radio channels. This is more than 20 times the radio bandwidth required…

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Kia adopts MOST150 for for in-car multimedia

Car maker Kia has chosen the MOST150 bus for Internet connectivity in its K900. MOST is Media Oriented Systems Transport. 150Mbit/s MOST150 has both an isochronous transport mechanism to support video and a simultaneous Ethernet channel for IP-based packet data. “Using standard TCP/IP stacks without change, the…

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Si Labs launches Thread

Today, Silicon Labs introduces its Thread networking technology for connecting devices such as thermostats, wireless sensor networks, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, connected lighting devices, control panels, wireless access points and gateways. Thread provides a standards-based, low-power mesh networking solution based on Internet Protocol (IP), enabling reliable, secure and…

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Software-defined networks grow the cloud in China

The communications industry is entering the era of software-defined networks. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) separates the network infrastructure from the control function. This allows multiple hardware nodes within the network to be controlled from a single location, which may not be in the network itself, but in the cloud…

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5G mobile networks will adapt to needs of society

Technology behind next generation 5G mobile networks will start to take shape over the coming months with a group of companies including Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks, Deutsche Telekom and Orange will work to define the mobile network architecture. The work which beings this month is part of the 5GPPP standards…

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Nordic integrates Bluetooth Smart and NFC Touch-to-Pair

Nordic Semiconductor has put Bluetooth Smart and NFC for Touch-to-Pair on its nRF52832 SoC which has a 64MHz ARM Cortex-M4F processor, a 2.4GHz multi-protocol radio, and automatic power optimisation. According to Nordic Semi, with a 215 CoreMark the nRF52832 delivers up to 60% more generic…

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