5G EDITORIAL & GUEST OPINIONS

  • A Look At 3GPP Rel-16: LTE and 5G-NR Enhancements
    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
    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
    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.

  • IMS 2018’s 5G Summit Examines Wireless Networks, Spectrum Policy, Autonomous Driving
    IMS 2018’s 5G Summit Examines Wireless Networks, Spectrum Policy, Autonomous Driving

    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.

  • 3 Common Pitfalls Of 802.11ax DVT (That Test Developers Should Avoid)
    3 Common Pitfalls Of 802.11ax DVT (That Test Developers Should Avoid)

    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.

  • Loose Lips Sink Gifts And Spaceships
    Loose Lips Sink Gifts And Spaceships

    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.

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5G NEWS FEATURES

The Week in 5G: 6/11/2019 — Huawei To Handle Russia’s 5G Rollout, U.S. FCC Auctions 24 GHz and 28 GHz Spectrum
The Week in 5G: 6/11/2019 — Huawei To Handle Russia’s 5G Rollout, U.S. FCC Auctions 24 GHz and 28 GHz Spectrum

Also, China’s government green-lights its major state-owned carriers to begin 5G network rollouts; Qualcomm And Lenovo claim the world’s first prototype 5G PC; telco Three announces its intent to enter the UK 5G market this year, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G!

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5G VIDEOS

High-Power PIN Diode Switches Video High-Power PIN Diode Switches Video

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.

Sky5™ LiTE Diversity Receive LFEM Solutions Video Sky5™ LiTE Diversity Receive LFEM Solutions Video

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

Sky5™ Ultra Front-End Platform Video Sky5™ Ultra Front-End Platform Video

The Sky5™ Ultra is a front-end platform designed for premium mobile flagship devices and prioritizes performance and size in a single global SKU approach.

  Sky5™ Unifying Platform Video Sky5™ Unifying Platform Video

The Sky5™ platforms comprise the Sky5™ Ultra and Sky5™ LiTE premium front-end platforms designed specifically for use in 5G networks.

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5G PRODUCTS

Filter Products For 5G FR2 Bands Filter Products For 5G FR2 Bands

Knowles Precision Devices (DLI) offers filter technology that addresses the challenge of implementing high-performance filters at mmWave frequencies. Their 26 GHz, 28 GHz, and 39 GHz filter solutions deliver 3 GHz of bandwidth, greater than 50 dB rejection, and are 20x smaller than current alternatives while implemented in surface mount packages for standard tune-free assembly. They are capable of stable operation within the -55°C to +125°C temperature range. Custom design services are available.

5G Fixed Wireless Access 5G Fixed Wireless Access

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is one of the early planned use cases for 5G deployment, offering a new wireless alternative for providing broadband to homes and businesses.  Because this requires very high bandwidth, many solutions for FWA consider use of new millimeter wave bands. This poses challenges for coverage, including increased path loss, weaker penetration through walls into the interiors of structures, and greater effects from shadowing of structures and trees on the outdoor propagation.

5G Urban Small-Cell Analysis 5G Urban Small-Cell Analysis

With a tremendous increase in the number of connected devices and mobile data demand predicted over the next decade, the wireless communications industry is exploring new technologies to accommodate 5G wireless data systems, including MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) technology and millimeter wave frequency bands.  One of the more complex environments for these technologies are urban small cells, where the prevalence of multipath and non-line-of-sight conditions leads to many challenges, particularly at higher frequencies.

Custom Waveguide Circulators For 5G Infrastructure Custom Waveguide Circulators For 5G Infrastructure

Skyworks offers the SKYFR-001692 and the SKYFR-001657 as the newest models in the family of mini circulators for 5G infrastructure. These ultra-compact, high performance circulators demonstrate unique capabilities to enhance network efficiency and deliver higher capacity with greater coverage.

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5G WHITE PAPERS, APPLICATION NOTES, CASE STUDIES, & BROCHURES

  • Tips And Trends: Small Cell 5G Systems
    Tips And Trends: Small Cell 5G Systems

    The role of small cells is increasing with each new network and is driven by the need for faster data speeds and capacity. This article presents the latest insights on small cell market trends, RF front-end challenges, and practical solutions to meet user and manufacturer needs.

  • Radio Fundamentals For Cellular Networks

    Cellular technologies have advanced from first generation analog technologies to advanced high-performance fourth generation and fifth generation systems in just four decades. Despite the increase in complexity of wireless standards and devices, cellular technologies maintain a set of common principles that form the basis behind the design of cellular systems. This white paper explores these basic principles and examine the underlying technologies that lay the foundation for today and future cellular systems.

  • Regionally Optimized 5G Solutions: Sky5™ LiTE Brochure
    Regionally Optimized 5G Solutions: Sky5™ LiTE Brochure

    The Sky5™ LiTE is the industry’s first fully integrated front-end solution for mass tier 5G cellular applications. This solution features a baseband agnostic platform supporting up to 100 MHz wide bandwidth of 5G new radio (NR) waveforms with flexible management options.

  • Advanced Solutions For 5G Applications: Sky5™ Ultra Brochure
    Advanced Solutions For 5G Applications: Sky5™ Ultra Brochure

    The Sky5 Ultra is a fully integrated, baseband agnostic solution combining the critical front-end functionality required for high-performance 5G mobile devices with global coverage in a compact form factor. This solution features best-in-class transmit and receive capabilities with unprecedented efficiency and output power, enabling highly reliable network connections while optimizing battery life.

  • COTS Software Defined Radio For 5G Development
    COTS Software Defined Radio For 5G Development

    The latest SDR products offer SoC solutions with integrated I/O, ARM processors, and large FPGAs that include intellectual property (IP) for accessing, routing, and processing digital data. 

  • 5G Extreme Performance RF Interconnects Brochure
    5G Extreme Performance RF Interconnects Brochure

    SV Microwave offers mmWave coaxial assemblies and connectors for 5G mobile comms development and production. These high frequency push-on and threaded RF connectors offer industry signal fidelity at 5G frequencies and unique packaging designs for high density requirements.

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