5G/Massive MIMO Channel

Qorvo Sampling 39 GHz Dual-Channel GaN FEM for 5G Arrays

Qorvo® is sampling what the company says is the industry’s first GaN on SiC front-end module (FEM) for the 39 GHz 5G band. The QPF4005 FEM integrates two identical, multi-function GaN MMICs into a footprint optimized for the phased array element spacing at 39 GHz. The FEM, which supports up to 256-QAM OFDM modulation, was designed for 5G base station architectures that use a phased array for beamforming.


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Microwave Journal Offers 5G mmWave Communications Course and eBook from Prof Rappaport of NYU WIRELESS

2-Day online course and eBook from the most renowned expert on mmWave Communications

Microwave Journal is now providing Professor Ted Rappaport’s 2-day online course, slides and eBook. Previously recorded by IEEE Com Soc, the course covers the fundamental communications, circuits, antennas and propagation issues surrounding emerging 60 GHz wireless LAN and mmWave cellular/backhaul applications.


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Nokia and NTT DOCOMO Testing 5G at 4.5 GHz

Nokia will conduct trials of 5G technology with DOCOMO in the Tokyo metropolitan area throughout 2017, focusing on busy tourist, shopping and business locations, as well as at key public events hosted by the operator. The tests will use 4.5 GHz spectrum, one of the candidate bands for 5G in Japan.


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Anritsu Enhances VNAs to Support 5G

Universal Fixture Extraction Option for VNAs

Anritsu Company introduces the Universal Fixture Extraction (UFX) option for its VectorStar® vector network analyzers (VNAs) to provide signal integrity and on-wafer engineers with an increased range of on-wafer and fixture calibration choices, even when a full set of calibration standards is not available.

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