Advertisement Editor’s Picks The Race to 5G The Race to 5G: Technology The Race to 5G: Standards Overview As more devices are connected wirelessly, the need for wireless technologies that can handle increased data and capacity demands has grown exponentially. The coming onslaught of Internet of Things (IoT) devices threatens to overwhelm existing wireless networks while the proliferation of video streaming and virtual reality technology requires faster data rates than are currently available. Multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) is one technology that has the potential to solve these problems by enabling the next generation of wireless. By using more than one antenna, multiple data signals can be sent in the same time and frequency domain to offer huge gains in capacity, throughput, reliability, or a combination of the three. As leading researchers and wireless companies rush to explore new communications technologies, MIMO will be a crucial topic. … [Read more...] about Introduction to the NI MIMO Prototyping System Hardware
Software defined radio hardware
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2018--The "Software Defined Radio Market by Application (Defense, Commercial), Component (Software, Transmitter, Receiver, Auxiliary System), Platform (Land, Airborne, Naval, Space), Frequency Band (VHF, UHF, HF), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.The software defined radio market is estimated to be USD 19.83 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 30 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.63% from 2017 to 2022. Software defined radios are increasingly used by the military to improve the command and control of troops stationed on the battlefield, as well as to enhance situational awareness of the battlefield.On the basis of application, the software defined radio market has been segmented into defense and commercial. The commercial application segment is projected to grow at a higher CAGR than the defense segment during the forecast period, primarily driven by the growth of the … [Read more...] about Global Software Defined Radio (Land, Airborne, Naval, Space) Market Forecasts 2018-2022: A $30 Billion Opportunity
Software-defined radios, instrumentation and test are ramping up alongside a flood of new technologies related to assisted and autonomous vehicles, 5G, and military/aerospace electronics, breathing new life and significant change into the test and measurement market. Software-defined test adds flexibility in markets where the products and protocols are evolving or still being defined, and where system architectures are being tweaked or replaced to deal with an explosion of data. In effect, the entire compute infrastructure across multiple markets is shifting, and the number of signals that need to be optimized and processed is rising significantly. Alongside of that is software-based instrumentation, also known as virtual instrumentation, which builds in similar levels of flexibility rather than relying on benchtop, handheld, and standalone instruments that have been a mainstay of the test and measurement business for decades. “If you look at the smartphone you have sitting in … [Read more...] about Software-Defined Test And Measurement
The decisions that the Department of Defense made about its "radios of the future" more than 20 years ago are still having an impact on the communications gear the military services purchase today. The Joint Tactical Radio System program may have ended, but it left behind a legacy that the US Army is now trying to get away from—while still holding fast to parts of JTRS' framework. Ars reported in 2012, was DOD's quest to build the perfect set of communications gear based on software-defined radio (SDR) technology. SDR was in its infancy in the mid-1990s, but the Joint Program Office JTRS (the organization driving the DOD-wide program) was convinced that investing early would pay off with cheaper hardware in the longterm, and the government-owned software (a sort of closed open source, with a library available to all vendors) would prevent lock-in with a limited set of contractors. CORBA style JPEO JTRS is gone, but its software lives on. The Joint Tactical Networking Center … [Read more...] about The Army’s costly quest for the perfect radio continues
One of the biggest reasons for Android 's success is in the hardware variety. There is an Android smartphone that fits everyone's preferences, size needs, and budget. The basic aim of the platform is to be incredibly adaptable and malleable, so why do people continue to try defining Android's success through the lens of what Apple has done with iOS? The comparison makes little sense when looking at market share, and even less sense when looking at how the platforms are built and how that affects the resulting hardware. iOS is a tightly controlled ecosystem designed to run on Apple's hardware and nothing else. It is highly optimized because of that software/hardware relationship and affords. Android on the other hand, is designed to be able to run on a wide range of devices across price points and form factors. Of course, that same variety causes a number of different issues which some people lazily file under the heading of "fragmentation". That is what OpenSignal has done, … [Read more...] about Android isn’t iOS, so why do we try to define it the same way?