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Blu Wireless validates millimetre wave gigabit modem IP at 40nm

Blu Wireless Technology, which has developed baseband system IP for millimetre wave communications, has implemented its Hydra gigabit modem on a 40nm CMOS process. The modem, with associated firmware for the PHY and MAC functions, is aimed at millimetre wave communication applications including ‘WiGig’ 802.11ad and wireless Back Haul…

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Chess champion Magnus Carlsen is a fan of Bluetooth Smart

Nordic Semiconductor will have World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen on its stand at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month to challenge ten chess players in games of ‘blitz’ chess. World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen, was the youngest player to be ranked number one in world chess is the highest…

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French firm develops eco-friendly mobile networks

A French firm believes it is possible to build mobile phone and TV broadcast networks which have less of an impact on the environment. Arelis will present its present its eco-friendly networks project, called Zenitthys at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. The aim is to reduce the…

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5G Millimetre wave platform uses Xilinx IP

A 5G development platform for millimeter wave (mmWave) modems will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress, writes Richard Wilson. It is the result of a joint development between Xilinx and communications hardware specialist BEEcube. “5G will increase cellular network capacity by a factor of 1,000 and the use of…

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Rohde & Schwarz simulates mixed carrier aggregation on LTE network

Rohde & Schwarz has simulated an LTE network with simultaneous time division duplex (TDD) and frequency division duplex (FDD) combining various frequency bands in mixed-mode TDD and FDD mixed carrier aggregation. The data was successfully transferred to the DUT on multiple aggregated carriers in different duplex modes. The simulation…

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Ericsson demoes LTE-A super broadband in Africa

Ericsson has worked with operator Unitel to demonstration of the end-to-end LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) in a wireless network capable of supporting data speeds up to 450Mbit/s. According to Ericsson, this is one of the first demonstrations of 450Mbit/s data rate on a…

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China commits to global 5G standard

China wants to see a global standard for 5G, the next generation mobile phone standard which is expected to be introduced by 2020, writes Richard Wilson. China is the world’s largest mobile phone market and its adoption of a global 5G standard will be crucial. The head of the…

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12-way RF MEMS switch

French firm DelfMEMS has micromachined a 12-way RF switch, and will be showing prototypes at Mobile World Congress. “Until now, companies have tended towards the capacitive switch solution route. We chose contact or Ohmic switching because of the superior performance,” said CEO Cybele Rolland. “This is a key milestone…

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