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  • Gigabit LTE Picks Up Momentum in China

    by Chris Taylor | Jun 26, 2017
    On June 14, 2017, China Mobile completed a commercial test of gigabit LTE in conjunction with Qualcomm, Huawei and Samsung, marking what promises to be a bright... ...
  • Sprint’s Gigabit LTE: What it Means for Sprint, China, and 5G

    by Chris Taylor | Mar 21, 2017
    US wireless operator Sprint demonstrated the first US commercial gigabit LTE network on March 8, 2017 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans during an NBA b... ...
  • Telstra Goes Live with World’s First Gigabit LTE Network

    by Chris Taylor | Feb 01, 2017
    This week Australian wireless operator Telstra, in conjunction with Ericsson, Qualcomm and Netgear, announced the world’s first cellular network capable o... ...
  • The Need for Speed: Gigabit LTE and the Road to 5G

    by Chris Taylor | Feb 01, 2017
    LTE just keeps getting faster. With LTE-Advanced, operators and phone OEMs added downlink carrier aggregation with two LTE component carriers to increase peak d... ...
  • DelfMEMS Post Mortem

    by Chris Taylor | Nov 22, 2016
    DelfMEMS SA (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France), a developer of RF MEMS contact switches, went into liquidation in March 2016 according to court filings. The DelfMEMS C... ...
  • 5G in 2018? Qualcomm Announces First Commercial 5G Millimeter Wave Radio

    by Chris Taylor | Oct 19, 2016
    This week Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon X50 5G Modem, the first commercial radio modem for 5G operating at millimeter wave frequencies.  The X50 platfo... ...
  • Wi-Fi Alliance Certification of 802.11ac Wave 2: Good News for Suppliers

    by Chris Taylor | Jul 01, 2016
    The Wi-Fi Alliance just announced that it will now include 802.11ac Wave 2 devices under its interoperability, testing and certification program.  This is ... ...
  • Uplink CA Arrives: 上行链路载波聚合技术引起轰动,备受欢迎 (Mandarin Version)

    by Chris Taylor | Jun 09, 2016
    LTE 上行链路载波聚合 (UL CA) 是全球蜂窝网络的最新技术。韩国和中国有四家无线运营商采用了此技术,而西欧、美国和马来西亚至少有四家运营商也将很快跟进。 UL CA 可提高用户体验,带动社交视频的高速增长趋势。UL CA 还代表着 LTE 的前沿技术,这是一个充满挑战但又利润丰厚的市场。随着今年智能手机增长速度... ...
  • Uplink Carrier Aggregation Arrives with a Splash and User Smiles

    by Chris Taylor | Jun 08, 2016
    LTE uplink carrier aggregation (UL CA) is the latest global phenomenon in cellular.  Four wireless operators have rolled it out in S. Korea and China, and ... ...
  • ACCO Semi: Another Advance for CMOS PAs

    by Chris Taylor | Apr 15, 2016
    ACCO Semiconductor closed a $35 million funding round led by investor Bpifrance Large Venture, with participation by Foundation Capital, Pond Ventures, Partech ... ...
  • World's First X16 Modem: 高通全球首款千兆 X16 调制解调器再次提高行业标准 (Mandarin Version)

    by Chris Taylor | Feb 11, 2016
    随着全球首款千兆下载速度芯片 X16 的发布,高通再次提高了行业标准。骁龙 X16 薄型调制解调器采用 14 nm FinFET 技术设计,目前处于样片研制阶段,有望于 2016 年下半年商用投产。X16 调制解调器采用可扩展架构,硬件和软件模块或层容易移除,便于设计低端弱能基带:这种新方法可显著降低开发时间和成本,使... ...
  • Qualcomm Raises the Bar with World’s First 1 Gbps X16 Modem

    by Chris Taylor | Feb 11, 2016
    Qualcomm raised the bar once again with the announcement of world’s first gigabit download speed capable chip, the X16.  The Snapdragon X16 slim mode... ...
  • 5G Windfall: 电子元件将迎来 5G 东风 (Mandarin Version)

    by Chris Taylor | Dec 30, 2015
    在最近的展销会上,人们都在纷纷讨论“什么是 5G”?答案是:“这取决于您的想象”!结果是,这些可能离真相相去不远。 支持者设想的 5G 将提供 10 Gbps 的峰值数据速率,可以连接超过数百个设备,容量将达到当前网络的 1000 倍。5G 将延迟至少降低一个数量级,使传... ...
  • The Coming 5G Windfall for Components

    by Chris Taylor | Dec 29, 2015
    At a recent trade show, discussions about 5G typically went something like this” “What is 5G?”  Answer: “Whatever you want it to be... ...
  • LTE-A 和手机芯片市场份额 (Mandarin Version)

    by Chris Taylor | Dec 05, 2015
    2015 年上半年,LTE-A 网络数几乎翻倍,它使用载波聚合 (CA) 技术来实现用户体验和网络性能增强。这使得高通受益,能够为 LTE 移动设备提供最先进和全面的手机芯片。但是在载波聚合之后会出现什么新技术,哪些芯片供应商将受益? 大多数运营商都拥有相对较小频段的许可证,它们需要跨越三个载波 (3x) 的载波聚合,... ...
  • LTE-A and Cellular Chip Market Share

    by Chris Taylor | Nov 20, 2015
    The number of LTE-Advanced networks almost doubled in the first half of 2015, using carrier aggregation (CA) to provide user experience and network performance ... ...
  • Narrowband IoT LTE

    by Chris Taylor | Oct 01, 2015
    The 3GPP has proposed a narrowband version of LTE for inclusion in Rel. 13, which will probably reach finalization in early 2016. Known as Narrowband IoT LTE, t... ...
  • Qualcomm Steps Up, Two More Chipset Suppliers Drop Out

    by Chris Taylor | Sep 29, 2015
    Qualcomm recently announced new details of its flagship Snapdragon 820 processor, once again positioning itself ahead of the competition in the premium tier.&nb... ...
  • LTE Broadcast Launches in the US

    by Chris Taylor | Sep 01, 2015
    Verizon Wireless demonstrated its LTE Broadcast this week at an Indy Racing League (INDYCAR*) motor vehicle race at the Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma CA.  LTE B... ...
  • Do Not Break Up Qualcomm!

    by Chris Taylor | Aug 20, 2015
    Qualcomm’s sales declined 15 percent sequentially to $5.8 billion in the quarter ended June 28, 2015 (Q3 FY ’15), accompanied by a decline in profit... ...