Cobham SATCOM claims to have developed the world's smallest and lightest Inmarsat UAV satcom solution – the 1.45 kg AVIATOR UAV 200 – which integrates all components into one compact lightweight unit.
The R&S TS8980 RF conformance test system from Rohde & Schwarz is claimed to have achieved the world's first validation for both LTE-Advanced uplink carrier aggregation and LTE-Advanced Pro uplink 64QAM.
MegiQ has introduced a portable, compact radiation measurement system that allows wireless developers to measure antenna radiation patterns and TRP of their RF device from 700 MHz to 4 GHz.
CTS Corp. announced a new family of phase-lock-loop (PLL) modules, with two initial members, models VFJA1490 and VFJA1491, both supplied in miniature surface-mount packages measuring just 9 x 14 mm.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, its subsidiary, Comtech Systems Inc., received an order from a foreign prime contractor for approximately $7 million to design and install a number of fixed troposcatter terminals. The systems will be used by a foreign military end-customer for communications between off-shore islands.
Ampleon announced the availability of a new package platform that will be rolled out across the entire LDMOS and GaN product portfolio. Over a dozen variants of the SOT502 and SOT539 platforms are in development.
Rogers Corp. is exhibiting at the 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) May 24-26, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif., Booth #2039. IEEE MTT-S IMS is the microwave industry’s largest international gathering of RF/microwave professionals, with over 600 exhibition booths and more than 8,000 attendees expected.
Richardson RFPD has collaborated with Analog Devices (ADI) and New Edge Signal Solutions to develop digital front-end (DFE) radio solutions, including new wideband (6 to 24 GHz) SiGe up/down converters (ADRF6780, ADRF6880) and transceivers. The ADRF6780 and ADRF6880 enable simpler system architecture, especially for customers seeking to cover multiple bands from 6 to 24 GHz, by replacing narrow-band devices, using fewer components, offering higher system reliability, and using less board space.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Liam K. Griffin as chief executive officer. Mr. Griffin was also elected to the board of directors of Skyworks effective May 11, 2016. David J. Aldrich, Skyworks' chief executive officer since 2000, will assume the newly established role of executive chairman and, in that position, will continue to serve as the chairman of Skyworks' board of directors.
Base station spending will decline by double digits as initial LTE deployment completes and operators shift to densifying their networks through small cells, DAS and Wi-Fi.