The demand for mobile capacity is projected to double annually due to steadily increasing levels of gaming, web browsing and music and video streaming. As a result, we now have a goal of increasing capacity 1000× with speeds up to 10 Gbps for 5G. How will this be accomplished? A special MicroApps panel session at IMS 2014 will examine the challenges to device design and device/system testing for 5G technologies such as mm-wave/terahertz transceivers, massive mimo, carrier aggregation, CoMP, AESA radios and other related technologies for the future. This panel is open to everyone on the IMS 2014 exhibition floor and will take place Wednesday, June 4 from 12-1 PM.

The moderator is Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport who will lead the discussion with the panelists and take questions from the audience. Rappaport is a well-known expert in the field. He is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), professor of computer science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and professor of radiology at the NYU School of Medicine. He is the founding director of NYU WIRELESS, the world’s first academic research center to combine engineering, computer science and medicine.

Eric Higham will start off the session with a short 5G market overview. Higham is director of the GaAs and Compound Semiconductors Technologies Program within the Strategic Technologies Practice of Strategy Analytics. Following the introductions, panel members will take questions from the audience and moderator in an open discussion. The panel members include Steve Reyes, manager of product marketing at Anritsu Co.; Roger Nichols, 5G program manager for Agilent Technologies; James Kimery, director of marketing for RF, communications and software defined radio (SDR) initiatives at National Instruments; Henrik Morkner, director of engineering at the MACOM Design Center in California; and Jeffrey L. Hesler, chief technology officer of Virginia Diodes and a visiting research assistant professor at the University of Virginia.

This special session is right on the exhibition floor and features many of the leading experts in 5G technologies that will be realized in the future. Come by at noon on Wednesday to the MicroApps Theater located in booth 1246 to ask questions and participate in this open panel discussion.