iStock-1027833750-air-cargo-plane FAA Issues Flight Notices As 5G Rollouts Stuck In Limbo

A week before the anticipated Jan. 19 rollout of enhanced 5G wireless services, the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) has issued a historically high 1,462 flight notices detailing the potential interference 5G may have on aircraft altimeters. As reported by Bloomberg and Reuters, these notices, called notices to air missions or NOTAMs, were issued to areas around major airports and hospitals with medical helicopter operations.


  • Hirose, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative connector solutions, has enhanced its compact coaxial connector offering to serve the emerging 5G device market. 5G applications require connectors that can handle higher frequency, and the C.FL Series coaxial connector supports up to 30Ghz in an ultra-small footprint.  

  • Rohde & Schwarz announced today the next breakthrough in 5G data performance: With support of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Rohde & Schwarz has validated 10 Gbps end-to-end (E2E) IP data performance using its R&S CMX500 5G radio communication tester platform.

  • Rohde & Schwarz will partner with IRL Dresden to explore reliable and resilient wireless technologies for industrial applications. The test equipment is used for distributed real-time radio spectrum and interference monitoring.

  • 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 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 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.


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 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.


The QPG6100 is a multi-standard Smart Home Communications Controller for ultra-low power wireless communication for Connected lighting applications, switches and other Smart home end nodes, featuring Qorvo’s ConcurrentConnect™ technology; enabling Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth® Low Energy to operate simultaneously in a single chip design.

The Qorvo QPF4532 is an integrated front end module (FEM) designed for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) systems. The compact form factor and integrated matching minimizes layout area in the application.

The R&S®CMX500 radio communication tester is designed to cover all 5G signaling test applications and to support E2E data rates up to 20 Gbps.

Skyworks is pleased to introduce its L, S, and C Band Ceramic RF Band Pass Filters for GPS, TCAS, Portable Transceiver, Homeland Security Radio, 5G, IOT, and medical-based systems. 


  • In 5G and 6G, mmWaves bring the promise of new, high bandwidth frequency bands. Propagation losses and fast fading due to increasingly mobile devices and short wavelengths pose challenges for these new concepts. This paper explores the effectiveness of massive MIMO beamforming at mitigating mmWave propagation challenges using Wireless InSite and its mmWave hybrid beamformer capabilities to transmit data streams to a sedan driving in central Manhattan.

  • System designers are always looking for simple solutions for their complex system designs. This blog post is a practical guide to reducing design complexity while meeting those tough noise figure requirements for 5G infrastructure, defense, and aerospace applications.

  • Thanks to Verizon’s 5G marketing campaigns, there’s a boatload of confusion about what ultra-wideband (UWB) is and why it matters. Those of us fortunate enough to work around UWB technology and products would never confuse it for a 5G data plan, but let’s quickly bust a few UWB myths for everyone else.

  • The Qorvo QPF4532 is an integrated front end module (FEM) designed for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) systems. The compact form factor and integrated matching minimizes layout area in the application.

  • O-RAN was created as a catalyst to transform the wireless community, to enable new channels of wireless equipment, and to enable innovation to fulfill the promises made by 3GPP about 5G.1 To be successful and cost-effective, open sources of radio equipment and optimized 5G technology devices must be available.

  • There are three key differences between sub-6 GHz and mmWave operations. There are also a variety of different RF design challenges at mmWave largely because as frequency increases, wavelength decreases.