In-Q-Tel has invested an undisclosed amount in technology startup Newlans to help the latter company further develop radio frequency modules for wireless communication devices.
â€œThe Newlans approach represents a step forward in analog signal processing technology,â€ Megan Anderson, vice president of IQT’s field deployable technologies practice, said Thursday.
Anderson added the company sees Newlans-designed tunable RF components as a potential tool to address mobile communication issues in the intelligence market.
Newlans recently secured $20 million in Series B funding from several investors, including Intel Capital, Verizon Ventures and Paladin Capital.
The Acton, Massachusetts-based company intends to use the money to commercialize its RF front-end interface technology for LTE-enabled gadgets.