5G EDITORIAL & GUEST OPINIONS

  • 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.

  • 5G New Radio Architecture And Challenges
    5G New Radio Architecture And Challenges

    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.

  • Who Really Benefits From Spectrum Auctions?
    Who Really Benefits From Spectrum Auctions?

    How much do the FCC’s RF spectrum auctions foster competition, benefit consumers, or spur development of new components and technologies?

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5G NEWS FEATURES

The Week In 5G: 2/19/2019 – UK Unveils First 5G Factory, US FCC And Local Officials Clash Over 5G Deployment
The Week In 5G: 2/19/2019 – UK Unveils First 5G Factory, US FCC And Local Officials Clash Over 5G Deployment

Plus, the GSMA opposes EU governments' proposed security testing scheme, telcos embrace open infrastructure toward 5G, U.S. cable companies express concern about the FCC's spectrum plans for satellite operators, Norway rolls out a 5G movie theater with live-streaming films, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G. 

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5G VIDEOS

Sky5™ Makes 5G Work Sky5™ Makes 5G Work

Today’s shift towards faster 4G networks has transformed our world with entirely new mobile apps with higher connectivity. In the growing Internet of Things, these faster networks are extremely important for the seamless transfer of high amounts of data. 5G networks are the future technology that will connect the world we live in.

Demystifying 5G – V5GTF Crest Factor Reduction (CFR) - A Simple Way Out? Demystifying 5G – V5GTF Crest Factor Reduction (CFR) - A Simple Way Out?

High peak-to-average power ratios (PAPRs) are not beneficial as they challenge the non-linear power amplifier operation close to compression in order to reach maximum efficiency. Possible solutions for include crest factor reductions (CFR), such as clipping high signal peaks. This video demonstrates a simple technique to clip any waveform, including the Verizon Wireless 5GTF signal, with the use of software tools for signal generation and analysis.

5G – Why It Is Massively Awesome 5G – Why It Is Massively Awesome

5G – The ultra-reliable technology that increases connection speed everywhere! 5G makes use of technologies originally used for defense, like millimeter waves, massive MIMO and beamforming to fulfill the promise of universal connectivity.

5G In Five Minutes 5G In Five Minutes

What exactly will 5G networks do for you? Skyworks invites you to watch the first video in a series where Skyworks’ CTO, Peter Gammel, uses an analogy to explain the critical components for 5G and their importance in the evolution of 5G technologies.

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5G PRODUCTS

Knowles Precision Devices Filters For 5G mmWave Knowles Precision Devices Filters For 5G mmWave

5G is a broad category of innovative technologies that will transform wireless communications. Knowles offers an array of 5G solutions for mobile, broadband and wireless communications applications.

Filtering Components For 5G Networks Filtering Components For 5G Networks

As 5G testing continues to grow and demand more requirements for filtering components. Corry Micronics (CMI) has developed all types of filtering using different technologies, and several that have been allocated for 5G. At lower frequencies in the US market centered around 600 MHz, filtering can be easily, and cost competitively designed using several different filtering technologies. Types of filters range from LC to cavity, combline, interdigital, Helical, ceramic resonator, and tubular.

MIMO And Array Design For 5G MIMO And Array Design For 5G

Antenna engineers favor advanced antenna systems capable of beam steering and multiple data stream transmission in order to meet 5G throughput requirements.  Designing such a device is a difficult task because many factors are involved a device’s performance:

  • Antenna coupling within a device’s case
  • Effects of multipath propagation
  • Data transfer schemes

XFdtd and Wireless InSite ensure a comprehensive device design process, from simulating the initial antenna pattern to computing throughput performance in a multipath channel model. Together the products ensure a device will work well in its intended environment.

20 GHz High-Performance Spectrum Analyzer: SM200A 20 GHz High-Performance Spectrum Analyzer: SM200A

Signal Hound introduces the new SM200A 20 GHz RF spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver designed for applications ranging from IoT and 5G cellular, to military, aerospace, spectrum management, automotive, and radar. This instrument is optimized to lower the cost of entry to high-end spectrum analysis while delivering the high performance required for the most demanding environments.

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

  • Design And Physical Realization Of Phased-Array Antennas For MIMO And Beam-Steering Applications

    A phased-array antenna is made up of multiple individual radiating elements and each is fed with an RF signal controlled through phase shifters in such a way that the radio waves from the separate antennas are added together to increase the radiation. The advantages inherent in phased-array systems will enable major new commercial applications, including 5G communications and automotive radar, to exploit the millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum. This white paper explores basic phased-array theory and the design considerations behind next-generation antenna systems, and examines the new capabilities recently added to electronic design automation (EDA) software such as the NI AWR Design Environment platform.

  • Aperture Tuning: An Essential Technology In 5G Smartphones

    Antenna aperture tuning is essential to enable smartphones to operate efficiently over the ever-increasing range of RF frequency bands and support the transition to 5G. Smartphones need more antennas to support growing RF requirements such as new 5G bands, MIMO, and carrier aggregation (CA), but there is less space for these antennas due to changes in smartphone industrial design. As a result, antennas are becoming smaller, potentially reducing antenna efficiency and bandwidth. Aperture tuning compensates for this problem by allowing antennas to be tuned to operate efficiently on multiple bands and increasing Tx and Rx performance by 3 dB or more.

  • Throughput Of A 5G New Radio FD-MIMO System In An Urban Area Using Custom Beamforming
    Throughput Of A 5G New Radio FD-MIMO System In An Urban Area Using Custom Beamforming

    Wireless InSite’s Communication Systems Analysis module is a set of post-processing routines that builds on the X3D model’s high-fidelity MIMO calculations to predict system throughput and bit error rate.  This example utilizes these routines to analyze throughput between three small-cell base stations employing Full Dimension (FD) MIMO beamforming to User Equipment (UE) moving along a route, using 5G New Radio (NR) in a dense urban environment.

  • Design Of A High-Efficiency Broadband GaN HEMT Doherty Amplifier For New-Generation Cellular Transmitters

    Next-generation 4G/5G telecommunication systems require power amplifiers (PAs) to operate with high efficiency over a wide frequency range to provide multiband and multi-standard concurrent operation. This application note describes the design of an innovative Doherty amplifier architecture using 200-W high-efficiency broadband 1.8-2.7 GHz GaN high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) technology, which achieved average efficiencies of 50-60 percent for output powers up to 100 W and significantly reduced the cost, size, and power consumption of the transmitters. The designers used the NI AWR Design Environment platform, specifically Microwave Office circuit design software.

  • What’s Best? Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Or 5G?
    What’s Best? Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Or 5G?

    Every time a new cellular phone standard comes out, we see new claims about the “end of Wi-Fi.” When 3G was announced, the promise was that it would make Wi‑Fi (802.11b) redundant, which clearly turned out to be incorrect. With 4G (LTE), this story repeated itself and claimed it would put Wi‑Fi (802.11ac) in the shredder. And now the 5G message is that it will cover both the inside and outside of homes and buildings. It’s almost as though Wi‑Fi will soon no longer be needed. This begs the question: What will be the impact of the next generation of Wi‑Fi, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)? Do we even need it in the 5G/wireless landscape? This article discusses the answers.

  • 5G Network Filtering Brochure
    5G Network Filtering Brochure

    Corry Micronics offers an array of components for 5G network filtering applications.

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