5G EDITORIAL & GUEST OPINIONS
What Can mmWave Do For 5G Backhaul?
The backhaul segment of the network is traditionally made up of the intermediate point-to-point links between the core (or backbone) network and the small subnetworks at the network edge, where the base stations are. Since 5G is aiming for multi-Gbps data rates for subscribers, all this data will need to be backhauled at much higher rates, too.
Packaging For mmWave Devices — Why Do We Need It, And How Do We Do It?
Several package types can be used at mmWave frequencies, so the choice will depend on the specific application. However, some general design rules apply to all forms of packaging.
5G Core Network – Architecture, Network Functions, and Interworking
This article is dedicated to describing the main components of the 5G Core Network -- as defined by the 3GPP – including an overview of the architecture, a description of the key individual network functions, and an example of 5G interworking with LTE.
A Look At 3GPP Rel-16: LTE and 5G-NR Enhancements
This article discusses the ideas and enhancements currently being developed for 3GPP Release-16, with a focus on selected Rel-16 work items and study items. These enhancements cover not only 5G-NR, but also LTE, which is being advanced in parallel.
Understanding 5G Millimeter Wave Beamforming Test
This article explains beamforming in the context of 5G NR specifications, and introduces beamforming characterization and beamforming verification test.
Power Amplifier MMICs For mmWave 5G
This article looks at the semiconductor process and SMT packaging options for the realisation of power amplifier (PA) integrated circuits (ICs) operating at millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies. It also presents examples of 5G mmWave SMT packaged PA designs.
5G NEWS FEATURES
Plus, Australia trials mmWave 5G mobile phone technology, the Thai government convenes a 5G rollout committee, South Korea's KT brings autonomous intelligent vehicles to its logistics center, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
The Week in 5G: 4/28/2020 — U.S. House Introduces $750 5G Bill; GSMA Claims First 5G SA Network Slicing PoC Case
Plus, China aims to build 500,000 5G base stations in 2020, the Dutch 5G rollout approach diverges from most of EU template, Apple reportedly pushes back and downsizes new 5G iPhone production, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
The Week in 5G: 4/21/2020 — List of Delayed Spectrum Auctions Grows; S. Korea Plans mmWave 5G Network in 2020
Plus, controversy surrounds L-Band spectrum release in the U.S., rumors state Apple's first 5G iPad will be delayed, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
The Week in 5G: 4/14/2020 — 5G Conspiracy Theories Continue To Rile Up Cretins; Apple and RedMagic Tout New Phones
Plus, the U.S. FCC Commissioner begs trump to intervene in its spectrum allocation fight, China Unicom and Huawei apply 5G massive MIMO to indoor networks, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
Improving 5G Network Security
Emerging 5G mobile wireless networking technologies are slated to dramatically increase in both scale and speed, enabling much faster access to data collected from billions of connected devices.
5G Provides New Cybersecurity Safeguards For Networks And Customers
5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, recently announced the publication of The Evolution of Security in 5G, a white paper that explores improvements in 5G technologies that have been developed to address current and emerging cybersecurity threats in commercial wireless networks.
Anokiwave To Introduce Next-Gen 5G ICs During MWC2019
Anokiwave recently announced its presence at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Our 5G ICs will power our customer’s 5G arrays at all three mmW 5G bands and the Anokiwave Active Antenna Innovator Kits, driven by Anokiwave 5G ICs, will be featured at several of our partner booths.
Sivers IMA, Ampleon To Collaborate On 5G Base Stations
Both companies will jointly develop the product and Ampleon will be funding parts of the Sivers IMA development by approximately MSEK 3.5. Ampleon will be the main sales channel to all tier 1 OEMs for the product resulting from the project.
Remcom Announces 5G Antenna Array Design Features In XFdtd Electromagnetic Simulation Software
Remcom announces 5G antenna array design features in the latest release of XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software, including workflow enhancements for modeling complex devices at millimeter wave frequencies.
Leti And VSORA Demonstrate 3GPP New Radio (5G NR) On Multi-Core Digital Signal Processor
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, and VSORA, which specializes in multi-core digital signal processor (DSP) design, recently announced they have demonstrated the implementation of 5G New Radio (5G NR) Release 15 on a new DSP architecture that can dramatically reduce time to market of digital modems.
5G WHITE PAPERS, APPLICATION NOTES, CASE STUDIES, & BROCHURES
How Important Is mmWave To 5G?
For 5G to deliver high expectations, it must operate across wide contiguous frequency spectrum - only available at mmW frequencies. The frequency bands in the spectrum above 24 GHz can support large bandwidths and high data rates, ideal for increasing the capacity of wireless networks. Anokiwave offers the industry's most complete portfolio of Silicon ICs for mmW 5G and is the trusted choice of Tier-1 and -2 OEMs worldwide.
From The 1920s To The 2020s – Bandwidth Has Always Been King
Over time, the telephone replaced the telegraph, and now cellular and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology are replacing the landline. As more communication is done wirelessly and over the Internet, we are becoming more interested in increased bandwidth. This is because bandwidth places a limit on how quickly we can send information through a channel such as an optical fiber or a section of the radio spectrum.
Facing 5G NR Test Challenges
With initial 5G trials and deployments now using the official 3GPP standard,design laboratories and conformance test facilities are facing the struggle to deliver user equipment, fixed-wireless access (FWA), and customer premise equipment (CPE) verified to meet this standard, and also to anticipate the next steps in 5G technology, the 3GPP standard, and corresponding test requirements.
5G Manufacturer Reduces Test Time By 20X
Manufacturing multi-antenna, high-frequency 5G transceivers requires rapidly testing large transceiver arrays at mmWave frequencies over-the-air. This case study details how a company adopted a distributed test architecture to significantly increase manufacturing speed and improve asset utilization.
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.
Applying Impedance Tuning To Maximize Antenna Performance In 5G Phones
This white paper describes how impedance tuners can be used and discusses the relative advantages of different impedance tuner designs. It includes several examples that demonstrate how impedance tuning can be used to achieve significant performance improvements in typical real-world scenarios.