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2010-06-08 Mobile WiMAX PHY layer (RF) operation and measurement
This application note is intended for engineers developing and testing mobile or subscriber stations (MS or SS) and their components, based on the IEEE 802.16e OFDMA amendment to the 802.16-2004 standard.
2010-05-25 China OEM taps TranSwitch processors for WiMAX terminals
TranSwitch Corp. has scored pre-production orders from a China telecom OEM for its Atlanta 80 processor for use in its WiMAX VoIP terminal equipment.
2010-05-06 DesignWare controller IP suits LTE, WiMAX apps
Synopsys Inc. has is offering the DesignWare MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) 4G DigRF Master Controller IP compliant with the recently ratified MIPI DigRF v4 1.00 specification.
2010-04-16 WiMAX Forum opens certification labs
The WiMAX Forum has launched the Open Retail Initiative to increase availability of WiMAX devices while reducing technical and capital overhead by network operators to test products.
2010-04-14 Firms join hands to drive WiMAX 2 adoption
WiMAX silicon suppliers, equipment makers and research organizations have formed a new initiative to accelerate interoperability of WiMAX 2 based upon the 802.16m standard.
2010-03-25 WiMAX IC achieves up to 6dB performance gain
Beceem Communications has rolled out the BCSx350 chip that includes a patented "Twin-Turbo" dual transmit uplink technology that provides up to 6dB of performance gain.
2010-03-23 Tatung rolls out NEC WiMAX systems in Taiwan
Tatung InfoComm Co. Ltd has deployed NEC Corp.'s WiMAX systems in Taiwan's southern prefecture of Pingdong and the eastern coastal prefecture of Hualian.
2010-03-12 Power amps improve WiMAX apps signal quality
Avago offers power amplifier modules that feature low power consumption and improves signal quality for WiMAX and Wi-Fi applications that operate in the 2GHz range.
2010-02-24 WiMAX set to cover 1B people by 2011
WiMAX service providers now offer networks covering more than 620 million people (or POPS) in 147 countries and are on pace to surpass one billion by the end of 2011.
2010-02-08 Power amp boosts WiMAX transceiver efficiency
Anadigics Inc. introduced the AWT6283R feature-rich power amplifier (PA) to boost the performance and efficiency of WiMAX transceivers.
2009-12-11 Motorola, du team up for Dubai Metro WiMAX
Travelers will be able to access the Internet wirelessly while travelling at speeds up to 90km/hr using PDAs or laptops.
2009-11-09 Green Packet bags Singapore WiMAX license
Pacnet has agreed to transfer its redundant FBO license in Singapore and WBA spectrum right to Green Packet Berhad's Singapore company, Packet One Pte Ltd (P1).
2009-11-04 WiMAX conference in Taiwan sees roaming demo
A roaming WiMAX user with a commercially available device showed visitors how to access a local WiMAX network.
2009-10-30 WiMAX 802.16e-compliant radio packs SISO, MIMO
From BFi OPTiLAS comes what it touts to be the first WiMAX 802.16e compliant radio solution for use in the 5GHz spectrum.
2009-10-28 4G power amplifier boosts mobile WiMAX
It is estimated that the number of WiMAX subscribers will exceed 75 million by 2014.
2009-10-09 Tiny WiMAX transceiver maximizes data throughput
Maxim Integrated Products a MIMO RF transceiver that maximizes data throughput in nomadic and mobile WiMAX subscriber applications
2009-09-25 Malaysia WiMAX network taps Fujitsu mux
Malaysia WiMAX carrier Packet One Networks has deployed Fujitsu's Flashwave 7500 platform.
2009-09-22 Transceiver supports LTE, WiMAX baseband processors
Altair Semiconductor Ltd has developed the FourGee-6150 Long Term Evolution RF transceiver, which supports the baseband processors for mobile WiMAX and XGP, offering a broad 4G capability.
2009-09-14 WiMAX posts record growth rate in Q2
ABI Research says that WiMAX posted the highest rate of growth of all wireless access technologies in Q2 09.
2009-08-24 High-power SPDT switches fit WiMAX apps
NEC has released two new high-power RF switches, the ��PG2409T6X and ��PG2409TB, available through California Eastern Laboratories (CEL).
2009-08-14 RF modulator tailored for WiMAX, satellite comms
CML Microcircuits has released a new wideband RF I/Q modulator IC targeting designers of broadband WiMAX and any other wideband wireless infrastructure systems.
2009-08-13 CPRI v4.1 IP core supports WiMAX, LTE
Altera Corp.'s newly hatched IP core also upgrades W-CDMA, CDMA and other air-interface standards.
2009-08-06 Taiwan WiMAX CPE shipment to rise 11.4% in '09
Due to steady WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) growth in emerging markets, its shipment value is forecast to increase 11.4 percent compared to 2008.
2009-07-09 Huawei to provide solutions to KACST WiMAX lab
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia and Intel Corp. have selected Huawei to provide solutions for KACST's Wireless Technologies Research and Development Center.
2009-06-24 Alliance pushes for WiMAX patent pool
The Open Patent Alliance has issued a call for patents in an effort to put up a WiMAX patent pool.
2009-06-18 Power amp fit Wi-Fi, WiMAX apps
RFMD has released the RF5602 high-power, high-efficiency and high-linearity power amplifier designed for medium power applications including CPE and AP applications for Wi-Fi and WiMAX.
2009-06-16 Motorola boosts WiMAX services in Saudi Arabia
Motorola Inc. and Etihad Atheeb Telecom Company (GO) have launched of a new nationwide WiMAX 802.16e network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2009-06-16 Intel, Globe roll out WiMAX in the Philippines
Intel Corp. and Globe Telecom have announced the official roll-out of commercial WiMAX services in the Philippines through Globe Broadband.
2009-06-12 Mobile WiMAX SoC packs network processor
Sequans Communications' second chip in its 65nm generation of Mobile WiMAX solutions, the SQN1220, eliminates the need for an external CPU or DSP and delivers all the features needed to support combination voice and data applications.
2009-06-11 WiMAX patent alliance welcomes new members
Building on worldwide 4G WiMAX momentum, Beceem Communications, GCT Semiconductor, Sequans Communications and UQ Communications have joined the Open Patent Alliance (OPA).
2009-06-09 Wireless groups team to develop WiMAX femtocell spec
The Femto Forum and the WiMAX Forum have agreed to collaborate on the development of WiMAX Femtocell Access Point (WFAP) specifications that will address topics such as end-to-end QoS, provisioning, network entry and authentication, power optimization, and mobility management.
2009-06-09 Intel helps boost WiMAX adoption in Japan
UQ Communications Inc. and Intel Corp. have announced their extended collaboration to promote and expand "UQ WiMAX," the commercially available WiMAX service from UQ Communications in Japan.
2009-06-08 WiMAX interoperability, roaming tests pick up
The WiMAX Forum announced at its global congress that fourteen companies involved in the development of chips and device equipment and running of mobile WiMAX networks have linked in the first commercial WiMAX interoperability and roaming trials.
2009-06-04 Continued growth seen in Taiwan WiMAX CPE market
A new study by Taipei-based MIC forecasts that shipment volume of the Taiwan WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) will reach 413,000 units in Q2 and 485,000 units in Q3 09.
2009-06-03 WiMAX chips target handheld mobile apps
MediaTek has introduced three second generation IEEE 802.16e WiMAX chips designed for customer-premises equipments, handsets and other mobile devices.
2009-05-25 Power amp geared for mobile WiMAX systems
Anadigics Inc. has rolled one of the first mobile WiMAX 4G power amplifiers (PAs) developed for use in the 3.4- to 3.6GHz spectrum adopted by broadband wireless service providers in Europe and South America.
2009-05-13 Acer joins WiMAX open patent alliance
Acer Inc. has joined the Open Patent Alliance (OPA), a group dedicated to offering intellectual property rights (IPR) solutions that support the development and widespread adoption of WiMAX.
2009-05-08 Motorola boosts Singapore WiMAX network
Singapore's Unwired Fiji has selected Motorola Inc. to design and deploy an end-to-end 802.16e-based WiMAX network to upgrade and provide increased capacity to the operator's existing network for expansion of network coverage and capacity.
2009-04-29 Why WiMAX protocol conformance testing matters
Protocol conformance testing for WiMAX is vital for minimizing time-to-market for vendors by ensuring that any problems��such as differences in implementation and software bugs��are detected and rectified as early as possible in the development cycle.
2009-03-27 2.5GHz WiMAX network deployed in the Philippines
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd has deployed what it claims is Southeast Asia's largest 2.5GHz WiMAX commercial network in terms of the coverage area for Globe Telecom, a telecommunications services provider in the Philippines.
2009-03-09 Is LTE crushing WiMAX
Any reader who believed all the recent headlines would feel confident that the WiMAX market is being crushed by LTE. Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent were reported to have 'backed off' from WiMAX. But that's not quite the whole story.
2009-02-27 WiMAX's massive network: 430M people
WiMAX service providers are now offering networks covering 430 million people, or POPS, globally and are on a path to nearly double to 800 million people by the end of 2010, according to the WiMAX Forum.
2009-02-13 Huawei, Intel open WiMAX test lab in China
Huawei Technologies and Intel Corp. announced the launch of a new WiMAX Interoperability Testing laboratory in Beijing.
2009-02-12 Mobile WiMAX tech deploys in Russia
Scartel, provider of high-speed wireless Internet in Russia, is now offering access under the Yota brand and powered by Cisco's latest mobility technologies. Yota's network provides service within the Sadovoye Ring in Moscow and at the Vassilyevsky Island and Petrogradsky District in St. Petersburg.
2009-01-22 NEC, ArrayComm to jointly develop WiMAX products
NEC Corp. and ArrayComm LLC will collaborate to develop new WiMAX products that include ArrayComm's A-MAS multi-antenna signal processing software. The joint effort will deliver WiMAX base station products beginning mid-2009.
2009-01-20 Fujitsu intros 65nm mobile WiMAX design
Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd has taped out a 65nm mobile WiMAX design using Fujitsu Reference Design Flow 3.0, which includes Common Power Format (CPF) enabled Cadence Low-Power technologies.
2009-01-09 How much do you know about OFDM, WiMAX
A virtual "sit down" with some industry leaders offers a peek at where OFDM and WiMAX technology is and where they think it is going.
2009-01-08 Portland welcomes 4G WiMAX service
Clearwire has made Portland home to one of the first 4G WiMAX wireless broadband services in the world, dubbed as Clear.
2009-01-06 Samsung expands WiMAX, LTE silicon portfolio
Samsung is working on basebands for LTE and mobile WiMAX networks as well as media accelerators.
2008-12-19 India awaits WiMAX-ready notebooks
Intel Corp. is working with Indian service providers and device manufacturers to help bring WiMAX-ready notebooks and netbooks to the India market segment mid-2009.
2008-12-16 How high can WiMAX power go
A WiMAX network must have an optimized power profile��from the base station to the mobile device. High transmit power is important for long race, but how high can WiMAX go?
2008-12-16 WiMAX demands conformance
WiMAX, has become the poster child of the mobile Internet world but WiMAX devices, terminals and base stations require rigorous testing and conformance to tight specification standards, more so than those required for Wi-Fi.
2008-11-24 iSuppli: WiMAX, 3G will bring good tidings to India
India's mobile phone demand is expected to continue to perform well at an accelerate rate in 2009 buoyed by the rollout of 3G and WiMAX networks and the implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP), according to iSuppli Corp.
2008-10-28 WiMAX market sees high growth in India
The WiMAX Forum forecasts that the Indian WiMAX market including devices will be worth $13 billion in 2012.
2008-10-10 WiMAX Goes Live; Now Comes the Hard Part
It's official: the fledging WiMAX broadband network is finally getting rolling, with companies such as Lenovo, Toshiba and Nokia announcing a number of products (or extensions of previous products) that will take advantage of the competitor to cellular and home data-delivery markets.
2008-10-09 MIMO tool eases testing for LTE, WiMAX standards
Agilent Technologies has launched the PXB MIMO receiver tester for faster, more precise test of MIMO receivers in the design cycle.
2008-10-08 Coresonic demos 'smallest' WiMAX solution
Coresonic AB unveiled at the WiMAX World last week what it claims to be the smallest and most efficient WiMAX solution.
2008-10-07 AxisNT begins volume production of WiMAX RRHs
Axis Network Technology (AxisNT) has stated volume production of its WiMAX Remote Radio Head (RRH) in Europe and in Asia.
2008-10-06 WiMAX emulator allows real-world network testing
Elektrobit has released what it claimed as the industry's first radio channel emulator aimed at makers of base stations and subscriber devices using WiMAX, LTE and other 4G wireless network standards.
2008-10-06 Mobile WiMAX SoC responds to base stations' needs
Meeting the narrow cost constraints of a femto environment, while scaling one solution to pico and micro base stations, was a challenge eluding system manufacturers and service providers.
2008-10-03 AT4 picks Azimuth emulator for mobile WiMAX testing
AT4 wireless has selected the Azimuth Systems Inc.'s ACE 400WB channel emulator for integration into AT4 wireless' automated WiMAX interoperability testing solution.
2008-10-03 Lithuania gears up for mobile WiMAX
Mobile WiMAX will be available soon in Lithuania.
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.
2008-09-25 NI-WisyTech pairing eyes WiMAX toolkit for LabView
National Instruments will be working with WisyTech on a forthcoming WiMAX toolkit for the NI LabVIEW graphical system design platform
2008-09-24 WiMAX femtocell SoC slashes design cost barriers
Fabless wireless chip designer DesignArt Networks has released its second chip in its SoC platform architecture, targeting WiMAX femtocells
2008-09-22 Firms tie up for dynamic video streaming demo
Fujitsu Microelectronics and Cisco are partnering for a multivendor presentation of interoperable video streaming using mobile WiMAX with beamforming and MIMO capabilities
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.
2008-09-09 Russia gets mobile WiMAX network
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Scartel LLC have successfully launched a mobile WiMAX network in Russia
2008-09-08 Alcatel-Lucent collects Mobile WiMAX certification
Alcatel-Lucent has been awarded the WiMAX Forum Certified seal of approval for its WiMAX 802.16e compact base station at 2.5GHz
2008-09-08 Intel Capital invests in WiMAX service provider
Aicent Inc. has received funding from Intel Capital to accelerate its 3G and 4G global data roaming initiatives including mobile WiMAX
2008-09-03 Intel helps boost India WiMAX services
Intel Corp. and India telecom carrier Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) have partnered to promote WiMAX-based broadband access in India
2008-09-02 Multi-interface WiMAX R1 protocol analysis with Tektronix G35 and WaveJudge 4800
Verifying the correct function of the air-interface is a key issue in any type of base station testing. In the case of Mobile WiMAX, test engineers must not only be able to analyze the PHY and MAC layers of the R1 interface, but also all MAC Management messages specified in IEEE 802.16e, that is, the control-plane messages exchanged between the mobile station and the base station
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