5G/Massive MIMO Channel

This channel features 5G technologies such as massive MIMO, SDR, mmWaves, etc.

ARTICLES

RF GaN Market Nearing $750 Million

Revenue for RF GaN devices increased by slightly more than 23 percent in 2016, and demand is expected to grow, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. Growth in defense applications, particularly radar, communications and EW, will offset flat revenue from the wireless infrastructure segment.


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Xilinx Delivers Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Family Integrating the RF Signal Chain

For 5G Wireless, Cable Remote-PHY and Radar

Xilinx announced delivery of its Zynq® UltraScale+™ RF SoC family, a breakthrough architecture integrating the RF signal chain into an SoC for 5G wireless, cable remote-PHY and radar. Based on a 16 nm UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture, the programmable RF SoCs monolithically integrate RF data converters, for up to 50–75 percent system power and footprint reduction, and soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) cores to meet 5G and DOCSIS 3.1 standards. With silicon samples already shipping to multiple customers, the early access program for the Zynq UltraScale+ RF SoC family is now available.


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AXIe Consortium Announce Optical Communication Standard for Instrumentation Systems

The AXIe Consortium announced a new specification, Optical Data Interface, suitable for high-speed instrumentation systems addressing challenging applications in 5G communications, mil/aero and advanced communication research. The AXIe Consortium was joined by Conduant Corporation, Guzik Technical Enterprises, Intel Corporation, Keysight Technologies, Samtec Incorporated and Xilinx in endorsing the standard and stating their plans to offer components or instrumentation products compliant with the new standard.

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MWC 2017

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PRODUCTS

5G mmWave Communications Training Course - Prof Ted Rappaport of NYU WIRELESS

$499.00

Learn everything you need to know about mmWave technology in this 2 day online course was recorded in 2014 by IEEE Com Soc and covers the fundamental communications, circuits, antennas and propagation issues surrounding emerging 60 GHz wireless LAN and mmWave cellular/backhaul applications. The course was developed and delivered by Professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, a pioneering researcher and educator in mmWave wireless communications, wireless systems and radio propagation. It is bundled with his eBook and full class notes with more than 300 pages of information. The course can be played at your own pace and stopped/repeated at any point since it is in video format with one file for each day.

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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

NI 5G mmWaves ebook

This eBook brings together several recent articles from Microwave Journal covering mmWave radios for communications, 5G mmWave applications, mmWave propagation measurements, automotive radar issues and mmWave gesture control of IoT devices. These articles take an in-depth look at each area including measured data and examples. The mmWave revolution has begun!

5G in Perspective - A Pragmatic Guide to What's Next

This paper examines the current state of LTE networks and the ways it could evolve to deliver a gigabit-per-second user experience. To accomplish this, the ecosystem will need to deliver 100x data throughput improvement. As a premier provider of RF front-end solutions, Skyworks believes we have the capability to enable this evolution using tools and techniques provided in the LTE specification leading up to the release of 5G. Additionally, this paper explores the impact of new 5G services from the mobile and fixed wireless perspective.

The Communication System Architect’s Guide to 5G Physical Layer Modeling

Keysight's new white paper, The Communication System Architect's Guide to 5G Physical Layer Modeling, describes how to model and evaluate a next-generation communication system in combined multi-domain simulation environments. With complex analog and digital components, it is vital to model accurately to understand the behavior of the system. 

Electromagnetic Design in the Electronics Industry

Technology advancement in the electronic industry is unyielding but new trends will build on RF communications to drive new product functionality. Some examples include the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G mobile networks and automation/smart technology.

Addressing the 4G and 5G Backhaul Capacity Challenge with Air Division Duplexing

Achieving sufficient capacity to meet the forecast backhaul needs over the next few years will be a major challenge. This white paper describes the technique of Air Division Duplexing (ADD), which makes use of MIMO and spatial multiplexing techniques to achieve simultaneous transmission and reception of data on each carrier frequency, and has been shown to achieve full duplex data rates1 in excess of 1 Gb/s in a 28 MHz channel allocation2 in the microwave bands.

Evolutionary & Disruptive Visions Towards Ultra High Capacity Networks

With many groups now beginning to consider the drivers for 5th Generation wireless networks, this timely document includes contributions from 20 IWPC member organizations from around the world and aims to advance certain understandings and concepts for adoption in wireless systems to be deployed beyond the year 2020. This 89 page document covers a broad range of 5G topics with emphasis on mm-wave.