Newsletter | February 18, 2021

02.18.21 -- Spotlight On Massive MIMO/Beamforming

 
Spotlight On Massive MIMO/Beamforming
Best Practices to Accelerate 5G Base Station Deployment: Your RF Front-End Massive MIMO Primer

Strategy Analytics forecasts the number of new base station sectors deployed will double between 2018 and 2024. This rapid 5G growth will result in equipment for nearly 9.4 million new and upgraded wireless base stations deployed by 2024. 

What’s So “Massive” About Massive MIMO?

As the list of mobile services available grows, technologies that provide these services must evolve in order to meet this demand while simultaneously improving the overall cost structure to consumers and service operators. Massive MIMO is a key element in 5G cellular networks.

How To Design Base Station (Or Microcell) Antenna Arrays For 5G Wireless Networks

This white paper describes a simulation workflow in Ansys HFSS used to design 5G base station (or microcell) arrays.

Resources
MIMO System Simulation In WinProp

This white paper presents and discusses practical examples of communication simulations involving MIMO technology. It also discusses two workflows existing for MIMO simulations and presents an example with relevant results for each.

Understanding The Basics Of MIMO Communication Technology

MIMO technology is ideal for communications applications where clear line of sight is harder to achieve, and the abundance of RF and microwave systems can pose interference issues. This paper covers a range of basics of MIMO communications for readers of all technical levels.

Focus On: Radar E-Book

Presenting a historical look at radar technology and examining modern generating techniques, this eBook is a must-have for engineers involved with radar signal generation and analysis.

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Massive MIMO: 8 Things To Consider
 

Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology uses a number of antennas at the transmitter and receiver to improve diversity gain, take advantage of uncorrelated propagation paths for higher efficiency and high throughput, and/or for providing multiple accesses for different users simultaneously. This download offers a concise overview of the key aspects of massive MIMO technology and testing.

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Design And Assessment Of A 5G Base Station Using Massive MIMO For Fixed Wireless Access
 

This webinar demonstrates how modeling and simulation can be used to assist system designers, first in the design of a complex antenna array for a base station, and then to assess its potential performance in the field.  

Featured Products And Services
Wide Instantaneous Bandwidth High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers

Skyworks offers the SKY66312-11, SKY66317-11, and SKY66318-11 fully input/output matched power amplifier with high efficiency and a wide instantaneous bandwidth. The compact power amplifier is designed for FDD and TDD 4G LTE and 5G systems. It is part of a high-efficiency, pin-to-pin compatible PA family supporting major 3GPP bands.

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Phase Shifter Assembly With Ethernet Control: Model 50PSA-101-XX

JFW offers the model 50PSA-101-XX programmable phase shifter assembly with Ethernet control and a range of 0 – 358.6° by 1.4° steps. The center frequency is user selectable from 1.5 – 3.0 GHz.  It has a 2RU high 19-inch rack mount enclosure and is available with up to eight individually controlled phase shifters.

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JFW Industries, Inc.
Precision Source/Measure Unit: B2900B/B2900BL Series

The Keysight B2900B/BL Series of Precision Source/Measure Units comprises compact and cost-effective benchtop Source/Measure Units (SMUs) with the capability to source and measure both voltage and current. These capabilities make the B2900B/BL Series SMU ideal for a wide variety of IV (current versus voltage) measurement tasks that require both high resolution and accuracy.

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Keysight Technologies
LTE Band 28/38 Switched MIMO Amplifier: CMIPAS-MIMOB28B38

The CMIPAS-MIMOB28B38 is a MIMO amplifier that can be operated as a Band 38 TDD amplifier or a Band 28 FDD amplifier. The specific operating mode is controlled by discrete digital bits.

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Corry Micronics, Inc.
Quad-Channel, Wideband RF Transceiver Platform Brochure

Analog Devices offers the quad-channel, wideband RF transceiver platform as the smallest low power transceiver solution for base transceiver stations (BTS). This platform features a common platform design for 3G/4G/5G that reduces complexity, development costs, and time to market for a variety of macro base station, massive MIMO, and small cell design applications.

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Analog Devices, Inc.
Custom Ultra-Broadband Beamforming Networks

KRYTAR announces their ability to provide custom designs of ultra-broadband beamforming networks, which are multifaceted assemblies for a wide range of applications, including multiple antenna and antenna arrays used in military electronic systems and commercial communications systems. Proprietary computer-aided-engineering (CAE) tools are utilized to provide unique electrical and mechanical solutions for systems engineers in need of custom ultra-broadband beamforming networks.

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