By Tim Brauner
As 5G innovation forges on, radio systems continue to emerge. Each system has a range of requirements, including specific RF filter performance needs, and it’s up to the 5G FR2 Ecosystem of suppliers to meet that demand. In response, Knowles Precision Devices (KPD) supports a wide variety of 5G radio applications.
As the mmWave spectrum helps to close the 4G data gap, more systems require low-power, low cost beamforming techniques. Radio access network (RAN) links, commonly used in mobile telecommunications systems, can be broken down into three node types: base station, user equipment, and repeater. These node types all have mmWave capability, and each of their unique requirements impact architecture decisions in 5G equipment.