The backhaul segment of the network is traditionally made up of the intermediate point-to-point links between the core (or backbone) network and the small subnetworks at the network edge, where the base stations are. Since 5G is aiming for multi-Gbps data rates for subscribers, all this data will need to be backhauled at much higher rates, too.
Several package types can be used at mmWave frequencies, so the choice will depend on the specific application. However, some general design rules apply to all forms of packaging.
This article is dedicated to describing the main components of the 5G Core Network -- as defined by the 3GPP – including an overview of the architecture, a description of the key individual network functions, and an example of 5G interworking with LTE.
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.
This article explains beamforming in the context of 5G NR specifications, and introduces beamforming characterization and beamforming verification test.
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.
Plus, former FCC chair suggests ways US can overtake China in 5G race, Japan considers tax incentives for 5G infrastructure development, Australia's Optus claims first 5G data call using 2300 MHz spectrum, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
Plus, Microsoft helps Singapore's 5G rollout, Brazil likely to welcome Huawei, a slew of activity from Ericsson, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
Plus, Huawei continues success in face of U.S. ban, Qualcomm Ventures launches a $200 million "5G Ecosystem Fund," and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G!
Plus, 5G makes its mark in in-flight connectivity and maritime shipping, T-Mobile continues on an upward trajectory, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G.
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.
Both companies will jointly develop the product and Ampleon will be funding parts of the Sivers IMA development by approximately MSEK 3.5. Ampleon will be the main sales channel to all tier 1 OEMs for the product resulting from the project.
Remcom announces 5G antenna array design features in the latest release of XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software, including workflow enhancements for modeling complex devices at millimeter wave frequencies.
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, and VSORA, which specializes in multi-core digital signal processor (DSP) design, recently announced they have demonstrated the implementation of 5G New Radio (5G NR) Release 15 on a new DSP architecture that can dramatically reduce time to market of digital modems.
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).
New technologies being deployed will need to rely on the performance of both high-power amplifiers on the transmit side, and low noise amplifiers on the receive side. Quantifying critical specifications like noise figure and noise power ratio can give radio and receiver designers a deep understanding of how the overall system will perform. Noisecom noises sources generate the broadband noise required to do this type of benchmarking and quantify component and system performance across the microwave and millimeter bands.
Strategy Analytics predicts an explosive growth of emerging 5G networks. They forecasted the number of new base station sectors deployed to double between 2018 and 2024. This rapid 5G growth will result in equipment for nearly 9.4 million new and upgraded wireless base stations deployed by 2024. Many of these 5G base stations will incorporate massive MIMO antennas. These new 5G network architectures incorporating massive MIMO antennas are pushing always-on connectivity to the outer edges of the cellular network. This article covers everything to know about the fundamentals of the RF front-end in the massive MIMO base station.
With the next big step in mobile communication, 5G will introduce new RF techniques, new frequencies and signal bandwidths. Ultimately, 5G New Radio (5G NR) will bring higher speed, reduced latency, more capacity and improved reliability. While the system parameters will change, the hardware to enable the new major step in mobile technology towards 5G NR will be different as well. New technologies will be deployed and designs have to follow the new requirements.
This white paper addresses the complexity of designing various points in 5G systems, and discusses possible solutions to design and simulate antenna systems, antenna-to-antenna coupling, environmental effects on signal propagation, and V2V / V2X communication.
5G represents an exponential increase in technical complexity with challenges coming from 5G new radio (NR), massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO), millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, and over-the-air (OTA) test methods. Device makers must effectively overcome these challenges to reach commercialization faster than the competition. This paper includes useful tips to help manufacturers accelerate time to market across the 5G workflow and reach first-to-market status.
Wi-Fi Tech & Trends is Qorvo's new blog series that features questions and answers from Tony Testa, Director of Wireless Connectivity Solutions. In this article, Tony will provide insight on the latest Wi-Fi design tips, trends and innovative solutions.