Posts Tagged ‘telecoms’

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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TI sees growing interest in a new data interface standard

Matthias Feulner, European marketing manager, telecoms at Texas Instruments describes how the JESD204B standard can allow designers to simplify board routing & digital interface and synchronise multiple devices more easily. Modern communications systems need to handle ever greater data traffic. This is pushing sampling rates of high-speed data converters…

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Smart grids will power microcontroller sales

Smart grid investments are expected to have a dramatic impact on microcontroller markets over the next three years.

Microcontroller markets are expected to grow substantially and, according to a new market report by GBI Research, the growth in smart grid investments is a major source of revenue for microcontrollers as…

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Automation can speed up telecoms test times

The need for network  test automation is apparent, but the problem is that traditionally network test automation has required specialist scripting skills with languages such as TCL, writes David Hill of Spirent Communications.

For all but the largest test teams, this makes the move to automation into a serious commitment…

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Orange launches Atom-based phone

Finally, an Intel Atom in a mobile from a major phone company, as Orange launches the ‘San Diego’. Inside the phone, codenamed Santa Clara (perhaps there was a clue there) is a Z2460 Atom. According to website Trusted Reviews, the phone is actually made by Huawei. Trusted Reviews also reports…

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ETSI says standards will unlock M2M market

ETSI has published the first release of its machine-to-machine (M2M) service standards, which it says are needed for large-scale deployment of services.

“M2M communications services are already showing strong revenue growth with the number of deployments steadily increasing. Large-scale managed M2M services will become a feature…

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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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China Telecom to provide Chinese mobile network services in UK

China Telecom (Europe) has signed an agreement with Everything Everywhere, the UK’s largest mobile network operator and mobile virtual network aggregator Transatel, which would enable it to supply mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services to Chinese residents and visitors in the UK, starting in the first quarter of 2012…

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Picochip sets sights on enterprise, metro and rural femtocells

Picochip, has launched its next generation of femtocell base station chips: PC3024 for enterprise use and the PC3032 for metro and rural cells. Fabbed by TSMC, the devices are made on a 40nm process and include a 1GHz ARM11 processor plus Picochip’s existing PHY and software. “They offer industry…

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