Much like the 2017 event, this month’s IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2018 (IMS) was abuzz with talk of 5G applications, rollouts, and developments. But nowhere was that focus more singular than Monday’s (June 12) 5G summit, whose speaker lineup looked like a connectivity all-star roster.
The transition from previous 802.11 standards, such as 802.11n and 802.11ac, to 802.11ax adds several new technologies and performance requirements that need to be fully tested. However, there are a number of challenges in designing these test scenarios.
Whether it’s a matter of national security or commercial success, a space plane or a sensor, brilliant people regularly refrain from trumpeting their astounding scientific achievements. It's not always easy or popular, but it's necessary, and I tip my hat top you, secret-keepers.
NR is billed as a more capable air interface, and will need to operate in both the frequencies below 6 GHz and above 24 GHz (mmWave) with a frame structure supporting both TDD and FDD, as well as operate in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.
How much do the FCC’s RF spectrum auctions foster competition, benefit consumers, or spur development of new components and technologies?
As machine-to-machine and Internet of Things technologies grow congruent with daily life, satellite-based IoT is increasingly relevant to the mix. Given that IoT devices are primarily used to eliminate the need for human interface, as well as provide real-time automated monitoring and control across distances, it’s often essential to enable its functioning in remote regions that lie outside the range of terrestrial network coverage.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr says the United States is in "great shape" to win the global 5G race, but China has more cell sites and has heavily outspent the U.S. on infrastructure; Ericsson ups its U.S. commitment; and the Philippines gets its first 5G test network, all in today's The Week In 5G
Another telco claims the "world's first" commercial 5G network, a tug-of-war takes place in the U.S. over the 3.5 GHz band, and new 5G technology debuts at MWC Shanghai, all in this edition of the Week in 5G!
Ericsson is pinning its hopes for long-term growth on the wide adoption of 5G across multiple industries, Vodafone will test 5G at more than 40 sites in seven UK cities, VR will be showcased during Singapore's first 5G live trial by the end of the month, and South Kora's three most prominent telcos each secured 800MHz of the 2.8GHz spectrum, all this week in 5G.
At the Global Terminal Summit held on June 28, 2018, at this year’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai, China Mobile brought together the members of the 5G Device Forerunner Initiative to publish the Guideline for 5G Terminal Products. China Mobile and the other members of the 5G Device Forerunner Initiative signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Anokiwave, Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated IC solutions for mmW markets and Active Antenna based solutions, will continue its presence at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium with participation in the exposition at booth 538.
ALPHA – Route des Lasers & des Hyperfréquences, a technology cluster specializing in photonics, microwave and digital technologies, recently announces it will bring six cluster members to the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2018, taking place on June 10 – 15, in Philadelphia (PA).
Wi-Fi and cellular data traffic are increasing exponentially but, unless the capacity of wireless links can be increased, all that traffic is bound to lead to unacceptable bottlenecks.
Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) Limited is delighted to announce that its innovative Metnet technology is providing superfast wireless backhaul for the 5G Smart Tourism testbed to be delivered in Bath and Bristol.
The University of Bristol's Smart Internet Lab; Watershed, the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West, and We The Curious, the Bristol-based science centre, hosted the Layered Realities Weekend 5G Showcase in mid-March.
Qorvo offers a broad range of RF connectivity solutions designed to help make 5G deployment a reality. This family of high-performance discrete RF components provides flexibility to system designers, as well as the highest level of integration of multifunction building blocks to reduce size, lower costs, and accelerated time to market.
Series-fed patch elements forming an array are simulated to demonstrate antenna performance and beamforming including S-parameters, gain, and effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) at 28 GHz. Beam steering is performed in one plane by adjusting the phasing at the input ports to each of eight elements.
An 8x8 planar antenna array creates narrow beams capable of scanning large sectors in front of the antenna. This example focuses on displaying typical simulation results for beams and possible plots of coverage from the full array and combinations of sub-arrays.
This article examines the design challenges for practical millimeter-wave power amplifiers delivering the necessary power, linearity, and efficiency for future 5G networks.
This white paper discusses candidate waveforms for 5G research and introduces a new flexible testbed for 5G waveform generation and analysis. This testbed combines software solutions with test equipment to investigate and to perform “what-if” scenarios for new emerging 5G waveform applications. Co-existence scenarios between candidate 5G and 4G waveforms are also investigated.
5G is pushing for the enhancement of over-the-air (OTA) efficiency with the expansion of MIMO and beam-steering antenna technologies. This app note primer examines some of the simulation technologies available that support the design of MIMO and beam-steering phased-array antennas.