week-in-5G-graphic The Week in 5G: 12/15/2020 — FCC C-Band Auction Tops $5 Billion; 220+ Million People Now Have 5G Access

Plus, the first commercial deployment of indoor 5G cell sites, Australia preps for mmWave spectrum auctions, 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.


The SKY67183-396LF and SKY67189-396LF models are broadband low-noise amplifiers designed for upcoming 5G network requirements. With features such as superior gain flatness, exceptional linearity, and an internal active bias circuitry, these LNA offers the ability to externally adjust supply current and provide stable performance over temperature and process variation.

With the expansion of 5G NR for mobile connectivity, industrial and manufacturing applications such as robotics, IoT, and smart factories with automation come into play. This video demonstrates how Wireless InSite predicts the coverage and interference and accounts for the multipath in complex environments such as heavy-industrial factories, warehouses, server farms and more.

This video introduces Skyworks' high-power switch solutions for 4G and 5G Time Division Duplexing Base station systems. These high-power switches utilize Skyworks’ internal PIN-diode processes and world class design expertise.

The Sky5™ LiTE diversity and MIMO LFEM solution featuring optimal cost, regional-specific coverage ad carrier aggregation support, and scalability to enable global roaming.


The SKY58085-11 is a mid- and high-band front end module (FEM) designed to support 3G/4G/5G mobile devices and operate efficiently in 3G/4G/5G modes. This model meets stringent 5G NR and LTE advanced requirements where wider bandwidth and carrier aggregation are utilized for high data rates.

The Model 7050 from PENTEK is an 8-channel high-performance PCIe board based on the Xilinx® Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC. With an on-board GPS receiver and 16 GB of DDR4 SDRAM, this device is ideal for high-bandwidth data streaming, waveform signal generators, multimode data acquisition, remote monitoring, and 5G development.

Skyworks offers the SKY5®-5242-11 dual 2.4 GHz, 802.11ax high-linearity, high-efficiency front-end module (FEM) specifically designed for Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices including handsets, tablets, and mobile devices supporting WLAN and Bluetooth® protocols.

The Krytar Model 526550010 dual-directional coupler covers the 26.5 to 50 GHz frequency range and is ideal for use in power sampling and measurement, amplifier leveling, VSWR monitoring, field control, and amplifier and load protection. The new directional coupler lends itself to wireless designs and many test and measurement applications for the emerging mmWave and 5G markets.


  • 5G Solutions

    Qorvo offers a range of RF connectivity solutions to help make 5G deployment a reality. These RF components provide flexibility to system designers, as well as the highest level of integration of multifunction building blocks to reduce size, lower costs, and accelerate time to market.

  • Through The 5G Antenna Design Maze With Antenna-Plexers

    Antenna-plexers provide a solution for how to accommodate the dramatic increase in RF complexity, even as the space allocated to antennas continues to shrink. They enable manufacturers to accommodate new 5G bands, 4x4 MIMO, and other new requirements with fewer antennas, and with no impact on existing form factors or features. By using antenna-plexers, manufacturers can deliver the full benefits of 5G without impacting their ability to add innovative features that attract consumers.

  • Critical Communications: 3 Key Trends Driving Evolution

    This white paper discusses three trends driving evolution in critical communications applications. Key points include public safety agencies’ use of analog-to-digital standards, multi-format radios and their use of LTE and WLAN technologies, and the move of radios to custom digital formats.

  • At mmWave Frequencies, Surface Mount Components Are Key To Reducing Cost

    Frequencies in the mmWave spectrum play a key role in 5G communications. RF technology that was developed around existing mmWave applications has evolved to encompass the needs of 5G wireless access and components for such systems need to be selected for performance and cost. Commercial systems are subject to intense price pressure, making both the purchase cost and the implementation cost of a component important factors in selecting devices for a new design. Another key consideration is likely size constraints and the need to preserve valuable board space.

  • Know Today’s RF Filtering Trends To Better Meet The Needs Of Tomorrow’s RF Design Jobs

    While all filters have the same basic job—remove unwanted or out-of-band signals—the specific job requirements of each filter vary depending on the RF architecture used and the needs of the final device.

  • Six Essential 5G Field Tests Using FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

    5G capabilities and improvements will require accurate field test methods for deployment. This article introduces six essential field tests for 5G installation, verification, optimization, and troubleshooting using the FieldFox handheld analyzer.