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  • Sprint’s Gigabit LTE: What it Means for Sprint, China, and 5G

    by Chris Taylor | 3月 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 | 2月 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 | 2月 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 | 11月 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 | 10月 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 | 7月 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 | 6月 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 | 6月 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 | 4月 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 | 2月 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 | 2月 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 | 12月 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 | 12月 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 | 12月 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 | 11月 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 | 10月 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 | 9月 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 | 9月 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 | 8月 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... ...
  • The Impending Home Automation Shake-Out

    by Chris Taylor | 2月 04, 2015
    More than 80 companies showed home automation devices and platforms at CES 2015 this January, up considerably from last year.  This does not count many of ... ...

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