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What is a femtocell?
A femtocell, originally called Access Point Base Station, is a small cellular base station, designed for use in residential and small business environments. It connects to the service provider’s network via broadband, such as DSL or cable.
A femtocell allows service providers to extend service coverage indoors, especially where access would otherwise be limited or unavailable. Femtocells are alternatives to Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC). While most FMC architectures require a new (dual-mode) handset that works with existing home/enterprise Wi-Fi access points, a femtocell-based deployment works with existing handsets but requires installation of a new access point.
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2008-09-18 Wireless firm targets to bridge WiMAX, LTE
Continuous Computing Inc. has unveiled a hardware and software suite to allow network operators to upgrade from 3G to 4G wireless broadband.
2008-06-18 Will WiMAX, LTE coexist in multimode?
From a technology perspective, how different are the WiMAX and the LTE specifications? More important, what multimode technologies are beginning to surface that make a standards-oriented battle for market supremacy pointless in the long run?
2009-02-17 Wi-Fi-enabled phones to double in numbers
Shipments of Wi-Fi-enabled cellular handsets will double in volume by the end of 2010, compared to January 2008, and that growth curve is expected to continue through 2013, according to a new ABI Research study.
2011-03-09 What lies ahead for LTE?
Multi-mode/multifrequency support, implementing voice over LTE and how networks will handle interference are three major issues confronting LTE today. This article outlines ways to address them.
2007-12-21 Watch out for these wireless trends in 2008
Top 10 trends predicted for the wireless industry in 2008 were listed by InCode, a subsidiary of VeriSign that specializes in wireless business and technology consulting.
2007-01-04 VoWLAN/cellular services gaining strong interest
The billing and service plans for converged VoWLAN/cellular services is gaining strong interest among consumers, but the segment may develop slowly due to the availability of suitable handsets.
2009-01-16 Ubiquisys readies ZoneGate upgrade
Femtocell specialist Ubiquisys Ltd is readying an upgrade of its ZoneGate residential and enterprise device that will use processors from picoChip and Percello.
2011-02-02 Ubiquisys claims world's first attocell
The personal femtocell's ability to continuously monitor its radio environment coupled with its tiny power output would likely make it exempt from regulatory controls and the requirement for type approval.
2013-06-11 TVS diode array offers a clamping voltage of 10.5V
Littelfuse's SP3051-04HTG transient voltage suppression diode array can safely absorb 20A of current (tP=8/20s) without performance degradation and a minimum of 30kV ESD protection.
2008-12-03 TI DSPs power femtocell field trials
Texas Instruments Inc. has revealed that major OEMs are using its DSPs in on-going field trials of the home base stations or 3G access point business.
2008-07-24 Three firms showcase 3GPP LTE femtocell functionality
Agilent recently announced that engineers from Agilent, picoChip Designs Ltd and mimoOn GmbH have successfully tested a 3GPP LTE femtocell reference design using Agilent's MXA signal analyzer VSA test solutions.
2011-02-09 Tensilica allows customer evaluation of Atlas DPUs
Now available for customer evaluation are ConnX SSP16, a 16-way SIMD baseband core optimized for processing of soft bits, and ConnX BSP3, a baseband core optimized for processing and control of bit streams.
2008-10-07 Synchronization controller cuts costs in mobile networks
Imsys offers the IM3240, an application specific controller with an integrated hardware Time Stamp Engine (TSE) for Ethernet based protocols.
2009-07-22 Survey finds 121% rise in HSPA user devices
A new survey published by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) found that the number of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) user devices launched in the market has risen 121 percent over the past 12 months.
2004-06-07 Startup's dual-radio IC opens door to roaming
Quorum Systems believes its QC2530 could upend today's coverage model of high-cost basestations for every square mile.
2008-12-09 StarHub deploys 'first' commercial 3G femtocell network
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd announced that it has helped StarHub, a telecoms operator in Singapore, deploy the world's first commercial 3G femtocell network.
2008-12-04 SoCs drive down femtocell costs
With the boom of mobile broadband data services, operators are looking to find new ways and cost models to facilitate the delivery of wireless service capacity to subscribers.
2012-02-13 SoC vendors to gain from small cell market
Multiple chip architectures are in pursuit of the small cell market with shipments forecasted to reach $14 billion by 2015.
2013-06-19 Small cells advance towards public use
Gordon Mansfield of AT&T discussed in an interview about how carriers are moving beyond trials to deployments with public access use cases.
2012-01-06 Small cell shipment retail value to top $14B by 2015
In-Stat revealed that worldwide outdoor metropolitan picocell unit shipments will have a CAGR of 248 percent in the five-year forecast period.
2010-10-20 Single-chip 4G basestation solution 'eNodeB' enables picocell designs
Mindspeed. collaborated with ArrayComm LLC and Continuous Computing Corporation to deliver a complete commercial eNodeB solution for LTE-FDD and LTE-TDD networks.
2008-10-07 RMS detector touts excellent accuracy, linearity
Linear Technology introduces the LT5581, a broadband 6GHz RMS detector that features a 40dB dynamic range and a low operating supply current of 1.4mA.
2010-08-20 RMS detector delivers accurate RF power measurements
Linear Technology has announced the release of its LTC5587, a 40dB dynamic range 6GHz RMS detector integrated with a high sampling rate 12-bit serial A/D converter.
2010-02-25 RF switch handles 500MHz to 3GHz
Peregrine's SP4T RF switch is designed using the company's green UltraCMOS silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) process technology, yielding broadband RF performance from 50MHz to 3GHz.
2009-02-23 Reality bites LTE rollout
Fourth generation networks and specifically LTE (Long Term Evolution) may be one of the major talking points at the Mobile World Congress, but the messages are unclear about what their impact will be in the short term.
2008-06-19 Quintplexer offers antenna apps low power use
Avago launched its next-generation quintplexer for mobile handset applications. The miniature ACFM-7103 quintplexer is believed to provide unprecedented PCS insertion loss for best-in-class power consumption and receiver sensitivity.
2010-05-24 Power amps support complex modulation schemes
Anadigics Inc. has launched new power amplifiers that support complex modulation schemes, such as those used in W-CDMA, HSDPA and LTE air interfaces.
2012-02-20 Power amp features 2.4-2.7GHz frequency
The 1W RF5652 linear power amplifier targets IEEE 802.11b/g/n WiFi for customer premises equipment applications.
2011-02-15 Power amp aimed for small-cell base stations
Anadigics Inc. introduces the AWB7227 power amplifier (PA) that promises high linearity and efficiency for use in small-cell base stations.
2008-09-30 PMC-Sierra expands WiMAX RFIC solutions
As WiMAX becomes a "global phenomenon," PMC-Sierra Inc. steps up to help solve WiMAX global spectrum hurdles and help OEMs develop cost-effective WiMAX products to enter the market.
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