Huawei completed the first phase of key 5G technology tests as a part of a series field trials defined by the IMT-2020 5G Promotion Group. Conducted in April 2016 in Chendu, China, the outdoor macro-cell tests consisted of a number of the foundational enabling technologies and an integrated 5G air-interface. The test results successfully demonstrated that the new 5G air interface technology can effectively improve spectrum efficiency and to meet diverse service requirements for 5G defined by ITU-R.
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, has rolled out a new security testing program for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors.
The new IoT Security Testing and Certification Program will test six components, including alert/logging, cryptography, authentication, communications, physical security, and platform security. Certified devices and sensors will carry the ICSA Labs’ mark of approval that indicates they underwent demanding testing and any weakness or vulnerability found was mitigated and confirmed through further testing by ICSA Labs. In addition, certified devices will be tested over their lifecycle at regularly established intervals to help make the devices more secure.
Linksys, a network solutions provider, announced the MU-MIMO AC5400 Tri-Band Wireless Router, AC1900 Range Extender and USB Adapter. Linksys said these are the first networking solutions in their category to ship with working MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output), the next generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, which helps improve overall performance and efficiency of a Wi-Fi network while providing dedicated bandwidth to MU-MIMO capable client devices as if they have their own dedicated router.
MACOM Technology Solutions Inc., a supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, has commenced sample shipments of its integrated E-Band transceiver (Tx) and receiver (Rx) modules, the MAMF-011057 and the MADC-011014. The modules are designed to enable the emerging wideband cellular backhaul and 5G millimeterwave market needs.
MACOM’s MAMF-011057 is a transceiver featuring a balanced IR mixer, x8 LO multiplier, envelope detector, RF buffer amplifier, RF power amplifier and output power detector in a small form factor surface mount module. The module operates from 71-86 GHz and is designed to be used in direct conversion applications. The output of the Tx module is a WR12 interface for ease of use.
The MADC-011014 is a receiver module integrating a balanced IR mixer with a x8 LO multiplier and LNA into a small form factor surface mount module. This device operates from 71-86 GHz and is designed to be used in direct down conversion applications. The RF input to the Rx module is a WR12 interface for ease of use.