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John Glossner
Sandbridge Technologies CTO & EVP. A fabless semiconductor company building SDR baseband processors.

January 2012

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North Carolina Officially Launches the First Commercial TV White Spaces Network

January 26, 2012

Spectrum Bridge Enables Wilmington / New Hanover County and the Wireless Industry to Launch First FCC-Approved Smart City Using TVWS. Full Story at Market Watch.

Altair chipset finishes LTE Band Class 14 testing

January 26, 2012

The FourGee-3100/6200 LTE chipset supports both FDD and TDD variants on a single semiconductor and software platform in any 3GPP frequency band between 700 MHz and 2700 MHz. It implements a high-performance MIMO receive architecture and is based on a proprietary software-defined radio processor, offering performance that exceeds conventional communications DSP cores, yet consumes a [...]

Tensilica’s ConnX Baseband Engine DSP Core Successfully Deployed by NXP Semiconductors

January 26, 2012

NXP to Also Use Tensilica’s ConnX in Global Intelligent Traffic System Field Trials. Full Story at Market Watch.

LTE report

January 24, 2012

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association reports that there are now 269 LTE-enabled user devices, manufactured by 57 companies. It’s a six-fold jump in six months. The GSMA also noted the number of LTE-enabled tablets has doubled in the past six months. Full Story at

Maxim acquires LTE chip firm

January 24, 2012

Genasic was founded by Ashok Dhuna who served as CEO. Dhuna was previously vice president of RF engineering at Sequans and prior to that he was chief technology officer and founder of Synad Technologies Ltd., a fabless wireless LAN chipmaker sold to STMicroelectronics in 2003. Full Story at EE Times.

Recent College Graduate Unemployment Rates

January 22, 2012

Engineering major with three relevant internships in the engineering field? Ding. Ding. We have a winner. Job. Full Story at the Washington Post

LightSquared accuses government of ‘rigged’ interference tests

January 18, 2012

The unanimous conclusion of the group was that the LightSquared planned system did interfere with many GPS receivers, and an analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would also interfere with several aircraft systems. Read Full Story at The Register

Genachowski Lobbies for Unlicensed White Spaces at CES

January 12, 2012

said the FCC’s unlicensed spectrum use generates about $30 billion worth of economic value every year. The FCC hopes to utilize auction off the now freed up television spectrum, which could be worth an estimated $25 billion. Full Story at Daily Wireless.