Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
ELVA-1, a European manufacturer of ultra-high capacity millimeter wave point-to-point wireless links, announced the availability of its flagship PPC-10G, 10 Gbps Ethernet radio link, to the U.S. market. Gilland Electronics, of Morgan Hill, Calif., has begun taking orders for the radio.
Ericsson is commercializing the world's first 5G NR radio for massive MIMO, with the first deployments coming in 2017. Together with the Ericsson 5G Plug-Ins announced in June and Ericsson's already commercially available Radio System Baseband 5216, which currently powers Ericsson's award-winning Radio Test Bed, Ericsson is first to deliver all components of a 5G access network.
Verizon announced completion of its 5G radio specification - the first U.S. carrier to do so. The specification is the product of collaboration within Verizon's 5G Technology Forum, a group that is working to define parameters for 5G specifications in advance of future standards. With 5G, end users will enjoy wireless service that delivers several gigabits per second throughputs and single-millisecond latencies.
Lime Microsystems announced that the crowd-funding campaign to bring its LimeSDR software defined radio platform into full-scale production has been a resounding success with over 120 percent of the goal pledged at the end of the campaign.
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) introduced a low power, high performance, radio transceiver for battery powered applications. The new transceiver enables more reliable wireless radio connections with fewer retries and packet losses as well as longer battery lifetime. The ADF7030-1 features a highly sensitive receiver and superior immunity to signal interference as well as low power modes, including the industry’s lowest current in sleep mode.
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) unveiled the RadioVerse™ technology and design ecosystem, which provides customers with integrated transceiver technologies, a robust design environment, and market-specific technical expertise to move their radio designs from concept to creation quickly.
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) announced it will exhibit a complete 10 Gbps E-Band solution for point-to-point radio at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2016, booth 1519 in San Francisco, Calif., May 24–27. Delivering a 10 Gbps full signal chain solution is a milestone for the communication industry, enabling high bandwidth applications to operate entirely on wireless networks without the need for expensive fiber infrastructure. Analog Devices has partnered with Escape Communications Inc. to create a unique ecosystem that goes beyond components and provides a full solution for the customer.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, its subsidiary, Comtech Systems Inc., received an order from a foreign prime contractor for approximately $7 million to design and install a number of fixed troposcatter terminals. The systems will be used by a foreign military end-customer for communications between off-shore islands.
ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, announced the ViaSat Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System – Dismounted (BATS-D) handheld Link 16 radio – a new digital device that will enable U.S. forces the ability to engage enemy forces 20 times faster than using current radios in their inventory.