Communications award winner 2013
Qualcomm RF360 Front End solution is the first solution designed by Qualcomm to enable global roaming for LTE devices. It will help improve economies of scale for LTE multimode devices by addressing the problem of LTE band fragmentation, along with benefiting globetrotters and bringing better performance to mobile devices.
Qualcomm® RF360™ Front End Solution
Tim Hamer, Director of Knowledge Management at The IET received the trophy on behalf of Qualcomm, who were unable to attend the ceremony.
The judging panel commented:
“This is a very important innovation that addresses a real and serious issue of band proliferation facing the 4G industry.
"It is an incredible technical integration on a single chip that will have global significance in the next generation of mobiles. There will be trade-offs but it certainly moves the game in the right direction."
Application Resource Optimiser (ARO)
The AT&T Application Resource Optimiser (ARO) is a carrier-agnostic, open source diagnostic tool that lets developers analyse the performance of their apps. ARO makes it easy for developers to find and fix inefficiencies in their apps, enabling the creation of apps that conservatively use device energy and cellular network resources.
Delivering 1Gbps to the Home Using Fibre to the DP
Fibre to the distribution point (FTTDP) provides the ultimate in xDSL access where speeds of up to 1Gbps can be achieved (i.e. is equivalent to that of optical fibre) but where the installation cost is significantly cheaper. Reverse-powering from the customers’ premises is essential for this technology to succeed.
SonoKlara SK200V Hearing Protection Device
SonoKlara SK200V is a DSP-based hearing protection device for call centre operators and office headset users. It incorporates sophisticated acoustic incident attenuation, noise dose management, noise cancellation and speech enhancement. SonoKlara SK200V enables call centre managements to protect their employees from acoustic shock and noise-induced hearing loss.