• 4 Things You Need To Know About 5G’s Massive Potential

    Despite these challenges, 5G network technology and RF are going to revolutionize the way we communicate; 5G by delivering more speed and more reliable connections and RF doing things such as solving line-of-sight problems. Still, issues such as cost and compatibility with existing equipment could slow the deployment and adoption of these technologies. But the payoffs – improved coverage, greater reliability, faster communication speeds, and easier remote access – are too good to be ignored.

  • Can 3D Printing Solve The Semiconductor Shortage?

    Semiconductors have been in short supply for the past couple of years and some experts don’t expect the supply of these little wonders to return to acceptable levels anytime soon. Those in need of semiconductors are learning to cope by designing for ability, leveraging AI, and finding the right logistics partners. There is one more solution to talk about: 3D printing.

  • How GaN Is Transforming 5G

    Gallium nitride (GaN) technology first came on the scene in the 1990s and since then has helped to push the envelope and further revolutionize technology, allowing for new, higher-demand applications. Now it’s being looked at as a way to help improve 5G network performance.

  • The Military And 5G: Things Are Starting To Heat Up

    5G will play a key role in the future success of the U.S. military but only if it is deployed quickly and in a manner to withstand the harshest of environments.

  • Digital Twins And RF: A Look At How The Two Are Intertwined

    Digital twins have been around, conceptually, since the early 1990s. Now the technology – which consists of the physical object or process and its physical environment, the digital representation of the object or process, and the communication channel between the physical and virtual representations – is becoming more and more common, including in the RF world.

  • 3 Developing Military Intelligence Technologies To Be Aware Of

    Two new technologies, as well as a new spin on one legacy technology, are coming to the forefront of the U.S. military’s must-have list.


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Back Channel presents the most captivating news and innovations in RF and microwaves. This week, we look at why Lockheed Martin is giving money to Northumbria University, how RF is helping find missing people, an end to my wife and me debating sell-by dates, and more.



Currently, no spectrum is assigned to 6G. However, researchers and industry experts worldwide are convinced that additional frequency layers for the next generation of wireless communication will be essential.

The new components and technologies required for 5G deployments must provide reliable operation in the presence of real-world noise and interference. Noisecom noises sources generate the broadband noise required to do this type of benchmarking, enabling 5G development and deployment through quantifying component and system performance across the microwave and mmWave bands.

Learn more on how a full range of comprehensive testing solutions from Rohde & Schwarz can help you deploy high performance and reliable operations in 5G private networks across various industries, for humans (QoE) and machines (M-QoE) users.

Compatible with the previously released SKY67183-396LF and SKY67189-396LF, the SKY67181-396LF by Skyworks is a high gain LNA. Applications include small cells, massive MIMO, macro basestations, and more.


The Qorvo QPF7250 is an integrated front end module (iFEM) designed for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) systems which marries the advantages of active components with edgeBoost filter technology.

The Si5518B NetSync Network Synchronizer Clock combines the functions of a SyncE/IEEE 1588 PTP network synchronizer clock with a low phase noise 5G/eCPRI wireless jitter attenuator into a single IC device.

The Skyworks family of wireless jitter attenuators offers CMOS integration, reduced power, low noise and size without compromising the stringent performance and reliability required in wireless applications.

NetSync network synchronizer clocks support Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE)-compliant wander filtering and software adjustment of output frequency and phase for IEEE 1588 applications.