5G White Papers, Application Notes, Case Studies, & Brochures

  1. 5 Things To Consider When Designing Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Systems
    5/4/2018

    In the earliest stages of 5G, fixed wireless access (FWA) systems will be used to deliver gigabit internet speeds to homes, apartments, and businesses in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional cable/fiber installations. Like other technological advancements, FWA has its own design challenges and considerations. This article presents five considerations to keep in mind when designing FWA systems.

  2. 5G Spectrum Recommendations
    5/1/2018

    New spectrum is critical for the successful launch of 5G mobile services, and many endeavors are ongoing to identify new suitable spectrum. Each available spectrum range has specific characteristics that make it suitable for certain deployment scenarios and applications. This paper discusses the dependencies between the 5G applications spectrum requirements and spectrum ranges that are attractive for 5G deployment services.

  3. The Road To 5G
    3/22/2018

    While some of the challenges that lie ahead to meet the 5G requirements may still seem daunting, simulation can already be used today to develop understanding and explore innovative solutions. FEKO offers comprehensive solutions for device and base station antenna design, while WinProp will determine the requirements for successful network deployment.

  4. 5G Or .11ax?
    3/1/2018

    Why are names such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE more well-known than 5G or Zigbee when they all play a huge role in our daily lives? This paper offers a different perspective on the “battle” between these types of technology, and how to leverage each to exploit the most advantages.

  5. The Road To 5G Is Paved With Fiber
    2/26/2018

    The most demanding ­5G applications will require fiber for each small cell, but the exact fiber cable requirements for each deployment will differ based on local geography and expected demand. This paper discusses the use of fiber in 5G technologies, as well as how to calculate the amount of fiber needed for 5G in metropolitan areas.

  6. Conducted And Over The Air Antenna Array Testing – The Way To 5G
    2/15/2018

    5G networks need to be designed to offer more capacity and flexibility while lowering overall systems operation expenses. This paper discusses various test solutions that can address current and future requirements for antenna verification, including conducted and over-the-air test methods.

  7. Utilizing VSS Test Benches For Verizon 5G Technical Forum Downlink System
    1/26/2018

    Proposals for next-gen 5G waveforms are converging towards using cyclic-prefix orthagonal frequency division multiplexing (CP-OFDM) for 5G New Radio (NR). CP-OFDM is used by LTE and ranks best on compatibility with multi-antenna technologies, high spectral efficiency, and low implementation complexity. 

  8. 5G Fixed Wireless Radio Validation Case Study
    11/1/2017

    Anritsu recently hosted a major network equipment manufacturer (NEM) at our factory in Morgan Hill, CA USA to perform some early validation of their 28 GHz 5G radios. The application is to use radios for 5G fixed wireless access to compete with fiber to the home. The NEM required the use of the Anritsu Spectrum Master™ MS2720T spectrum analyzer to test the performance of these next-generation 28 GHz 5G radios in a coverage mapping exercise. The spectrum analyzer was used to measure key parameters of the NEM prototype radio in a variety of real-world environments.

  9. Qorvo – The Path To 5G
    10/17/2017

    Qorvo is powering numerous 5G network field trials and now offers the world's first 5G mobile front end. The company is helping shape the global 5G standard as a platform for a new era of connectivity. They deliver core RF technologies and innovative products that will enable 5G end to end, from wireless infrastructure to mobile devices. Partnering with customers, carriers and standards bodies, Qorvo will bring the 5G vision to life.

  10. High-Efficiency Front-End For Pico And Modular Large Base Stations At LTE Bands 1 And 7
    9/25/2017

    The key to improving energy efficiency lies, fundamentally, in the use of active antennas. However, duplex operation of cellular phones greatly distorts the desired performance of active antennas. To correct this, one must deploy self-diplexed antennas.