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August 17, 2016
Seven images from Microwaves and RF
Frost & Sullivan white paper
August 12, 2016
My latest blog after attending the 5G Summit, and what it means for T&M.
NI’s James Kimery lays out the case for 5G rapid prototyping
Focusing on providing wireless connectivity to fixed locations
August 11, 2016
Page 24: Panos describes why Cobham chose SDR, SCA, and AXIe
August 10, 2016
Frost & Sullivan predicts modest R&D growth and higher frequency products
August 9, 2016
Switch product line sold to Astronics, now focusing on EW and YIG filters, net loss of $102K this quarter, 55 employees, first EW receiver shipped, generator facing manufacturing issues, EW has $4.2M of backlog.
Coalition including AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile accuses WFA of intentional foot dragging.
August 8, 2016
Includes new Gen 3 PXI chassis and interface, VXT, and SMU
AT&T, Verizon, and Google seem to be elevating fixed wire access to compete with fiber.
LTE-U test sparks battle at Wi-Fi Alliance
August 5, 2016
5G initiatives highlighted at IMS for Keysight, MathWorks, NI, Rohde & Schwarz, Anritsu, Copper Mountain, Qorvo, and EJL.
More on the successful demo of Massive MIMO and record spectral efficiency
More details about the NI second generation VST
Overall winner, University of Bristol and Lund University, set a world record for spectral efficiency
Tek, Fluke included. Revenue down 0.5%, Professional Instrumentation (Tek, Fluke) down 5%
“Sales of electronic test and measurement…increased organically”, referring to LeCroy.
August 4, 2016
Timing over ethernet, based on IEEE 1588
Supports up to 128 antennas
August 3, 2016
I select my top 3 announcements from Day 1 of NIWeek
NI HIL systems add switching load unit to expand application
NI CEO opening remarks at NIWeek
August 2, 2016
100MHz pattern rate, up to 256 channels in a subsystem
Aimed at replacing VXI legacy applications
Can create AM/FM, DAB, GPS, HD Radio, and Sirius XM. Will add more.
August 1, 2016
My review of a 1982 editorial, and my own predictions of next 60 years.
Modularity addresses proliferation of interfaces
Focused on TD-LTE, demos included LTE-A and NB-IoT