Electronic Communications News

5G not necessary yet, says mobile industry conference

The mobile industry does not need 5G technology as it has been defined so far, according to delegates at the Future of Wireless International Conference in London. According to Bob Driver, CEO of conference organiser Cambridge Wireless the delegates voted against 5G deployment as it is currently specified. “This reflected…

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Conran director says mobiles need to be less stressful

Speakers from Conran and BT described their vision for smartphone technology at the Future of Wireless International Conference in London this week. “We are going to want products that give us back some control over our appetite for information,” said Tim Rundle, design director at Conran and Partners. “We need…

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White space IoT network goes live in London

The first Weightless-N Smart City network has been deployed in London, as part of the government-backed Digital Catapult centre to promote homegrown tech innovation. The Weightless-N basestations operate in in sub-1GHz, licence-exempt ISM spectrum using ultra narrow band (UNB) technology. The UNB basestations have a…

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Ericsson runs webinar for an "energy re-think" in telecoms

Ericsson is holding the Re-Think Energy Performance webinar on June 17, 2015. Times for the webinar are:  15:00 India (IST), 11:30 Sweden (CEST), 05:30 USA (EDT), 17:30 Singapore (SGT), 12:30 Nairobi (EAT). It will consider technologies and methodologies for addressing the energy needs of…

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Swatch Bluetooth chip covers 4.1, with less power

EM Microelectronic, part of Swatch, has added Bluetooth 4.1coverage to its radio chip and cut power consumption. EM9301 consumes 9µA in Bluetooth Low Energy idle, and <0.5µA when ‘off’, and operates on as little as 0.8V. The chip is designed to work alongside a…

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Super-fast Wi-Fi developer in wireless charging move

Blu Wireless Technology wants to demonstrate that its multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology which operates in the 60GHz band will work with wireless charging and it has teamed with chip company IDT to do it.  So that your high speed Wi-Fi router will also charge your phone. The aim…

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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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