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6/11/14 11:00 am to 6/11/14 12:00 pm EDT

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Technical Education Webinar Series

Unleashing 5G mm-waves – a Test & Measurement Perspective

June 11, 2014, 8am PT/ 11am ET/ 3pm UTC

Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz

Presented by:
Andreas Roessler, Technology Manager, Test & Measurement Division, Rohde & Schwarz, North America, and Meik Kottkamp, Technology Manager, Test & Measurement Division, Rohde & Schwarz, Munich

Description:
In the past 12 months, research around 5G wireless communications has gained significant momentum. Aspects discussed include how to define the overall use cases and constituent technology elements in order to fulfill the anticipated demanding requirements. At present, neither frequencies nor bandwidths have been decided on, and it is still unclear as to what a potential new physical layer may look like. But it seems obvious that 5G will require, among other things, higher frequencies and bandwidths to accommodate the anticipated capacity. This poses a challenge for transceiver components such as filters, mixers and amplifiers. To design these components and later integrate them into an mm-wave transceiver, adequate test and measurement solutions are essential. This webinar discusses the associated test and measurement aspects and challenges that have been identified, and demonstrates initial measurement solutions.

Attendees will learn:
·         Status of worldwide 5G research activities
·         Requirements and technology options for 5G
·         Challenges and available solutions from a test & measurement perspective

Presenter Bios:
Andreas Roessler is technology manager for North America at Rohde & Schwarz Inc. with a focus on LTE/LTE-Advanced. His responsibilities include strategic marketing and product portfolio development regarding LTE/LTE-Advanced. He joined Rohde & Schwarz in 2008. Prior to this, he worked as product manager at Willtek Communications. He has more than 9 years of experience in the mobile industry and in wireless technologies. He graduated from Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, and holds a master degree in communication engineering.

Meik Kottkamp is technology manager within the test & measurement division of Rohde & Schwarz in Munich. He is responsible for strategic marketing and product portfolio development regarding LTE, LTE-Advanced, HSPA+ and EDGE Evolution. Meik joined Rohde & Schwarz in August 2007. From 1996 to 2007, he worked with Siemens Mobile Communication Networks and Terminals. As standardization manager, he was leading a group responsible for the Siemens standardization strategy in 3GPP TSG RAN. Later he was involved in predevelopment projects on broadband technologies Flash OFDM, WiMAX and HSPA+. After creation of NSN in early 2007, he joined the LTE product management group. Meik holds a degree of electrical engineering from the University of Hannover, Germany.

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