5G EDITORIAL & GUEST OPINIONS

  • 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.

  • 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.

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5G NEWS FEATURES

The Week In 5G: 4/9/2019 – South Korea Releases World's First 5G, Verizon Inks 5G Deal With San Diego
The Week In 5G: 4/9/2019 – South Korea Releases World's First 5G, Verizon Inks 5G Deal With San Diego

Plus, German automakers look to 5G automation, China's ZTE asks India to ease spectrum pricing, the U.S. backpedals on its Huawei ban, and more, all in the is edition of The Week in 5G.

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5G VIDEOS

Video: Sky5™ Makes 5G Work Video: 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

  • 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

    Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Software-Defines-Radio (SDR) products are traditionally used for military radar and communication applications. However, 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. These attributes with superior signal integrity, phase-coherent sampling, and multi-channel transceivers a COTS SDR system is an ideal choice for 5G development platforms.

  • 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.

  • 5 Points To 5G Brochure
    5 Points To 5G Brochure

    There are robust plans for rapid 5G deployment, especially in regions where wide bandwidth provided by new 5G bands are able to produce higher data rates for consumers. This download offers five points to reaching this goal and predicts what to expect from 5G technologies in the future.

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