Outdoor small cells have not happen as expected for many years. Nonetheless are we now possibly getting close to a breakthrough? According to a report by IHS Technology, 2017 will be the year: “The real ramp in outdoor small cell deployments will begin in 2017” . IHS Technology estimates a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 80 per cent until 2020. According to another report by SNS Research mm-wave backhaul for small cells will reach 1200 MUSD in 2020 (see below picture).
Sivers IMA is pleased to announce the release of the new RS3410X/00 radar front end. Operating at 9.5-9.975 GHz, it is intended for use in safety and security applications. RS3410X/00 is developed to provide the best possible range and reliability in difficult weather conditions.
What is FWA? We have earlier referred to this as Gigabit to Home (GBTH). FWA offers fixed locations a broadband “fiber-like” services via wireless. By using mm-wave technology it is now possible to offer wireless speeds >1 Gbps at a lower price point, hence FWA is a contender for the “last mile” broadband access services. This has also been proven via the announcement recently made by Google Fiber, when they halted  the roll-out of fiber and instead announced that wireless is the future.
Sivers IMA today announced that CAE S.p.A., a state-of-the-art system supplier of environmental monitoring systems, has selected Sivers IMA as their radar module partner for their Level Probing Radar (LPR) Hydrometer product. Under this partnership Sivers IMA will deliver FMCW radar technology allowing CAE to provide a state-of-the-art LPR Hydrometer solution.
Sivers IMA AB has participated in DOTSEVEN project supported by the European Union through the FP7 program. Within the framework of this project, Sivers IMA has contributed with an E-band mm-wave design on new Silicon Germanium (SiGe) technology. One of the new technologies developed in the project demonstrated an fmax of 700 GHz, which is 2 times higher than what is currently available. The project began in 2012 and was completed with great results in June 2016. A final review of the project was held in Munich in September 2016, thereby finishing the project.
Sivers IMA launches, in conjunction with the European Microwave Week in London, a fully integrated V-band transceiver RFIC. The difference between this transceiver and previous generations from Sivers IMA is that all parts are made of Silicon-Germanium. The circuit includes a complete millimeter wave transceiver (transmitter and receiver), digital control, signal source and a complete analog baseband.
Sivers IMA is pleased to announce NetWell Corporation to act as its new reseller for the Japanese market.
To support this incredible growth, tele- and data communication infrastructure must select an appropriate fixed or wireless technology that meets the demanding requirements on data throughput and cost. Today the most common technologies are based on copper, fiber and micro wave, however also millimeter wave will contribute with a large portion of this growth. ABI research estimates that over 20% of the total LTE backhaul market will be using millimeter wave technology in 2019.
Sivers IMA AB has participated in the ICT project E3Network supported by the European Union through the FP7 program and contributed with mm‐wave knowhow and state of the art transceivers for mm‐wave backhaul. This project was initiated in December 2012 and finalized with good results in May 2016. A final review was held in Brussels mid‐September 2016.