Tech news tagged ‘cdma developments’

Electronics patent of the month: Anti retail-theft RFID antenna and reader

GPS with an accuracy of 2m has been developed by researchers at Carlos III University in Madrid. The researchers added three gyroscopes and three accelerometers to a conventional GPS system to pinpoint the position of cars in cities to within 2m. Unaided GPS has an accuracy of 50m in cities…

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White space transceiver from Cambridge

Neul has announced its first transceiver chip for ‘white space’ communications in 470-790MHz UHF TV bands. Called Iceni, the chip is intended for secure non-line-of-sight machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Both 6 and 8MHz channel bandwidths are supported, and “adaptive digital modulation schemes and error correction…

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Wideband antenna meets need for new mobile frequencies

CommScope claims to have an antenna which can be used by operators to add spectrum and bandwidth to mobile networks.

The family of ultra-wideband basestation antennas are designed to address the needs of operators for bandwidth growth and additional radio spectrum availability in the future. “This familiy of ultra…

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Micro-range wireless adds 375Mbit/s to NFC

A Japanese-led international consortium is developing a 375Mbit/s data transfer standard for ‘touch’ communication with phones and other mobile devices. Dubbed TransferJet, applications are foreseen photo sharing, transferring video, synchronising data, and receiving pre-paid content. Although it is not inherently secure, its range is limited to 3cm…

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UK ‘dangerously reliant’ on GPS sat nav

The UK could be dangerously dependent on satellite radio navigation systems such as GPS, warns the Royal Academy of Engineering. Inadequate independent backup for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) could affect safety systems and other critical parts of the economy, according to an RAE report. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS…

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UK average broadband speed increases 5% – Ofcom

The average broadband access download speed UK users experienced rose 5% to 6.2Mbps, but this is less than half the average headline speed they pay for, communications regulator Ofcom says. Ofcom’s fourth annual report into broadband speeds is based on 765 million tests that were run across a…

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BMW driving research for NFC car

BMW wants to turn your car key into a universal access device using near-field communications (NFC) technology. In a paper entitled Innovation Days Connected Drive meets Efficient Dynamics BMW spelled out plans to allow people to customise their electronic car keys to allow the driver to pay for goods…

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Android overtakes Symbian as top smartphone platform

Google’s Android operating system has overtaken Nokia’s Symbian platform to become the world’s leading smartphone platform. According to the latest report by Canalys, shipments of smartphones running on Android OS reached 32.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to 31 million units shipped…

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Apple unveils iPhone 4

The latest Apple smartphone, the iPhone 4, offers multi-tasking and is claimed to be the thinnest smartphone in the world, with the highest resolution display built into a phone. Apple has introduced technology called Retina display which it says has four times the pixel count of existing iPhones. Apple…

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Job cuts and losses grow at ST-Ericsson

Losses at ST-Ericsson deepened in Q4, though sales rose slightly. The loss for Q4 was $125m, compared with Q3’s $112m, and revenue increased to $740m from Q3’s $728m. ST-Ericsson blamed the increased loss on restructuring charges which were $62m in Q4 compared to $19m in Q3…

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