Intel has introduced the XMM™ 8160 5G modem, a multimode modem optimized to provide 5G connectivity to devices like phones, PCs and broadband access gateways. Intel has accelerated the timing of this modem by pulling in the launch by more than a half-year. The XMM 8160 5G will support peak speeds up to 6 gigabits per second, making it three to six times faster than the latest LTE modems available today. It will be available in the second half of 2019 and will deliver the features and experiences to accelerate widespread 5G adoption.The Intel XMM 8160 is a multimode modem, that will support the new standard for 5G New Radio (NR), including standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, as well as 4G, 3G and 2G legacy radios in a single chipset. With single-chip multimode baseband capability, the Intel XMM 8160 5G modem will enable device manufacturers to design smaller and more power-efficient devices. This can be achieved without the added complexity, power management and form factor adjustments of two separate modems for 5G and legacy connectivity, as will be introduced in early competing 5G modems. By advancing directly to a multimode solution, Intel will offer very clear improvements in power, size and scalability. Intel’s integrated multimode solution supports simultaneous connectivity (EN-DC) for LTE and 5G – critical as 5G mobile network devices must be backward compatible to 4G if 5G is not available at any moment or at any location.The modem offers advanced technology needed to support new millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum as well as sub 6 GHz 5G NR support (including FDD and TDD bands from 600 MHz to 6 GHz) and download speeds up to 6 Gbps. The industry move to mmWave and mid-band spectrum addresses the enormous need for more bandwidth for users, devices and connected machines.With worldwide carrier support, broad platform certification and broad OEM support, the Intel XMM 8160 modem delivers 5G capabilities that operators and device makers can rely on for their global deployments. The Intel XMM 8160 5G modem is expected to ship in the second half of 2019. Commercial devices using the Intel XMM 8160 5G modem including phones, PCs and broadband access gateways are expected to be available in the first half of 2020. To know more, click here.
Share UWF Volleyball Visits Nicaragua PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida volleyball spent their entire spring semester working toward one goal that led to an unforgettable opportunity. It had been four years since UWF volleyball’s last international trip, and on May 4th-12th, seven players and eight staff members embarked upon a tour through Bring It Promotions that allowed them to extend their hands to the country of Nicaragua, located in Central America. After months of raising money through bake sales, car washes, and phon-a-thons, the team then continued their quest by seeking out donations of specific needed items to bring along. Each member of the traveling party packed an extra 50 pound bag that included items strictly for donation to the citizens of Nicaragua. These items were then distributed at different locations throughout the trip for use by the children and families. The tour began with a flight into Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua, where the team spent a whole day getting acclimated to the country and its people. A city tour allowed the group to learn about the country’s history, as well as develop a visual depiction of what challenges are faced by the individuals living in Nicaragua. A visit to the Masaya Volcano also entertained the group before their move to another city. The team then enjoyed a three-day stint in San Juan del Sur, located on the coast of Nicaragua where they participated in community outreach programs with the locals. Different small groups visited a vast array of places, and were able to connect with groups of local adults and children, and assist them with their needs. San Juan also held fun activities for the group that included sailing, fishing, surfing, and even yoga on the beach. The final days of the trip included a stop in Jinotepe that allowed the group to visit a local orphanage where they were able to spend a few hours reading, playing outside, and helping with the children’s everyday activities. Granada was then the final stop where there was time to shop, hike through a “cloud forest”, as well as take a boat tour through the islands of Granada on Lake Nicaragua. The team members were each designated a day to write an entry for the trip’s blog where more details about each day and personal experiences can be found. The blog can be accessed by clicking here. In addition, a photo gallery from the entire trip has been added with pictures taken by members of the team and staff throughout the eight-day journey, and can be found here. More photos will be added as they become available. Print Friendly Version UWF Volleyball in Nicaragua (Photo by Melissa Wolter)
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Brooke Ciolino has hired Shantell Taylor as the assistant coach for the University of West Florida’s cheerleading team.Taylor is no stranger to leadership, as she was captain of her high school team in Tifton, Georgia, and in college at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Taylor has a B.A. in Psychology from Armstrong Atlantic State.From 2002-2009 Taylor was head instructor of the Universal Cheerleader Association on Southeast staff, and before being hired by UWF, was the program choreographer, head coach, and tumbling instructor for Velocity Xtreme Cheer in Spencerport, New York, from 2015-2017.Taylor is a Spirits Event Certified Judge, USASF Certified Level One through Four, Concussion and Cardiac Arrest Test Certified, along with many other certificates to add on to her resume.Print Friendly Version
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Running in her first marathon in nearly 18 months, Hara pulled away from Yoko Shibui and ran unchallenged over the final 13 km to cross the finish line at Nagai Stadium in a personal best time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 48 seconds.The 2005 Nagoya champion’s win gave her the first of five spots up for grabs on the Japan squad for the worlds here in August after easily clearing the standard set at 2:26:00.Mari Ozaki was second in 2:24:39 while Yuri Kano came third on her marathon debut in 2:24:43. Shibui finished 10th.“My goal was to get a place at the world championships, so I am pleased to have achieved that with this time,” said Hara, who had not competed in a marathon since finishing sixth at the 2005 world championships in Helsinki because of a series of injuries.“This win is for all the people that have supported me through the hard times.”Shibui and Hara shared the lead from the early stages and ran side by side until Hara upped the pace from the 29-km mark and never looked back. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 OSAKA – Yumiko Hara clinched a berth at this summer’s athletics world championships after cruising to victory in the Osaka Women’s International Marathon on Sunday.Yumiko Hara extends her lead over Yoko Shibui near the 29-km point en route to winning the Osaka Women’s International Marathon and capturing a berth at this summer’s world championships on Sunday. KYODO PHOTO
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