5G EDITORIAL & GUEST OPINIONS
Massive MIMO EMF Exposure Estimation: Tools, Models, And Initial Measurements
The introduction of new wireless network technologies necessitates novel approaches to model and estimate the resulting electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure.
Simplifying 5G Radio Design With A New Range Of 28 GHz Bandpass Filters
As 5G innovation forges on, radio systems continue to emerge. Each system has a range of requirements, including specific RF filter performance needs, and it’s up to the 5G FR2 Ecosystem of suppliers to meet that demand. In response, Knowles Precision Devices (KPD) supports a wide variety of 5G radio applications.
What Can mmWave Do For 5G Backhaul?
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.
Packaging For mmWave Devices — Why Do We Need It, And How Do We Do It?
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.
5G Core Network – Architecture, Network Functions, and Interworking
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.
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.
5G NEWS FEATURES
Plus, the first commercial deployment of indoor 5G cell sites, Australia preps for mmWave spectrum auctions, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
The Week in 5G: 11/10/2020 — Biden Administration Inherits U.S. 5G Mess; South Koreans Dumping 5G for LTE
Plus, Huawei fights to participate in the Brazilian and Swedish 5G equipment markets, Nokia’s wireless network infrastructure takes to the skies at a Turkish airport, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
The Week in 5G: 10/27/2020 — UK Inks Deal with Japan’s NEC; U.S. Creates Rural 5G Fund
Plus, national 5G network rumors dog the Trump administration, VMware and Samsung collaborate on network design, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
The Week in 5G: 10/20/2020 — European Commission Urged to Fight 5G Misinformation; 5G Tech to Support 4G on Moon
Plus, new iPhones are announced, France and the U.S. deal with rollout struggles, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.
Improving 5G Network Security
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 Provides New Cybersecurity Safeguards For Networks And Customers
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 To Introduce Next-Gen 5G ICs During MWC2019
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.
Sivers IMA, Ampleon To Collaborate On 5G Base Stations
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 XFdtd Electromagnetic Simulation Software
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 And VSORA Demonstrate 3GPP New Radio (5G NR) On Multi-Core Digital Signal Processor
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.
5G WHITE PAPERS, APPLICATION NOTES, CASE STUDIES, & BROCHURES
Qorvo offers a range of RF connectivity solutions to help make 5G deployment a reality. These RF components provide flexibility to system designers, as well as the highest level of integration of multifunction building blocks to reduce size, lower costs, and accelerate time to market.
Through The 5G Antenna Design Maze With Antenna-Plexers
Antenna-plexers provide a solution for how to accommodate the dramatic increase in RF complexity, even as the space allocated to antennas continues to shrink. They enable manufacturers to accommodate new 5G bands, 4x4 MIMO, and other new requirements with fewer antennas, and with no impact on existing form factors or features. By using antenna-plexers, manufacturers can deliver the full benefits of 5G without impacting their ability to add innovative features that attract consumers.
Critical Communications: 3 Key Trends Driving Evolution
This white paper discusses three trends driving evolution in critical communications applications. Key points include public safety agencies’ use of analog-to-digital standards, multi-format radios and their use of LTE and WLAN technologies, and the move of radios to custom digital formats.
At mmWave Frequencies, Surface Mount Components Are Key To Reducing Cost
Frequencies in the mmWave spectrum play a key role in 5G communications. RF technology that was developed around existing mmWave applications has evolved to encompass the needs of 5G wireless access and components for such systems need to be selected for performance and cost. Commercial systems are subject to intense price pressure, making both the purchase cost and the implementation cost of a component important factors in selecting devices for a new design. Another key consideration is likely size constraints and the need to preserve valuable board space.
Know Today’s RF Filtering Trends To Better Meet The Needs Of Tomorrow’s RF Design Jobs
While all filters have the same basic job—remove unwanted or out-of-band signals—the specific job requirements of each filter vary depending on the RF architecture used and the needs of the final device.
Six Essential 5G Field Tests Using FieldFox Handheld Analyzers
5G capabilities and improvements will require accurate field test methods for deployment. This article introduces six essential field tests for 5G installation, verification, optimization, and troubleshooting using the FieldFox handheld analyzer.