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End-To-End 5G Test Solutions
This eBook covers almost everything you need to know about testing and verification for 5G from devices to systems from an RF perspective. Rohde & Schwarz authored most of these informational articles with Microwave Journal plus an additional article from Maury on load pull. The articles discuss important features of 5G such as spectral and energy efficiency along with Dynamic Spectrum Sharing; specific test solutions such as drone testing of 5G systems and on wafer load pull measurements at mmWave frequencies; testing and digital optimization for Doherty power amplifiers; and 5G test systems including a one box solution and hardware/software for 5G OTA testing.
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Design Ideas and Tradeoffs for 5G Infrastructure
This eBook addresses some of the challenges with design solutions that were published in Microwave Journal. Microlab looks at the challenges and solutions for network densification as small cells will need to be deployed in massive numbers to achieve 5G NR goals. The second article is written by Nokia about how microwave solutions are required to drive 5G deployment. Qorvo discusses the various technology tradeoffs for designing FWA arrays including beamforming techniques, front-end components and semiconductor materials. Lastly, Rohde & Schwarz looks at optimization techniques for Doherty power amplifier design as these are a prime choice for basestation applications.
mmWave Design Guide eBook
This eBook takes a look at the importance of mmWave technology and the design considerations needed for antenna and system design. The first two articles discuss mmWave technology related to 5G NR systems. Then we look at antenna simulation for better design of systems using CDF to assess 5G antenna directionality. The last two articles cover the PCB material considerations for designing circuits at mmWave frequencies and takes a comprehensive look at the subtle effects that need to be understood to properly design systems.
5G Phased Array Technologies
This eBook looks at some of the innovative approaches to 5G phased arrays and the design/simulation to realize these products quickly. The eBook starts with an overview of the mmWave 5G market and technology approaches. Then efficient design and simulation techniques are covered to realize phased array designs. MathWorks then explores hybrid beamforming architectures for Massive MIMO 5G Systems including how use modeling and simulation to help reduce the risk associated with a complex workflow. Finally, several different architectures and approaches to 5G phased arrays are covered with solutions from IQ-Analog, SiverIMA, Gapwaves and StaixFy.
5G Filtering Solutions
This ebook covers the filtering challenges and design tradeoffs for 5G plus some of the newer technologies being developed to handle the wider bandwidths and higher frequencies that will be required for 5G. The articles focus on the following topics:
• Challenges and design tradeoffs to address the 5G market (including solutions that address the mmWave frequencies)
• Design of a 28 GHz bandpass filter for 5G including simulation and port tuning techniques
• Tolerance and size analysis for mmWave filter manufacturing
• Challenges of designing a global 5G handset
• New entrants into the SAW/BAW market
• Reducing the cost and complexity in 5G mmWave systems with surface mount filter components
Wideband Amplifier Design and Test Guide for 5G
New satellite and military communications systems plus 5G cellular communications will require much larger bandwidth signals in the hundreds of MHz versus current systems using tens of MHz of bandwidth, so new semiconductor amplifier designs need to support these wider bandwidth signals. However, designing and testing these types of devices is challenging. This eBook addresses some of the design and test challenges plus provides some solutions for wider bandwidth amplifier design and test giving RF/microwave designers better insight in this area.
5G Over the Air Testing (OTA) Challenges and Solutions
This eBook starts out with a couple of general articles about 5G testing challenges and a 5G NR standards overview. The third article describes how software and hardware near-field transformations for 5G OTA Testing are meeting the challenges for testing both sub 6 GHz and mmWave frequencies. The next article provides an overview of the various test methods including the advantages and disadvantages of the methods. Then it summarizes some of the solutions available from 9 leading test and measurement companies in this field. Finally, MVG reviews their mmWave OTA test system that provides proof of concept for measuring 5G beamforming. Read this eBook to learn about the challenges and solutions for 5G OTA testing.
Innovations in Phased Array Antennas for 5G
This eBook explores innovations in phased array systems and their application to the 5G radio access network (RAN), beginning with an article by Strategy Analytics discussing how the military market will continue to feed technology for commercial systems. An article written by MathWorks introduces the theory of spatial multiplexing, laying the foundation for beamforming arrays and several articles contributed by MACOM discuss the development of phased array antennas for 5G. Lastly, an article contributed by Rohde & Schwarz covers the options for OTA testing at sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave frequencies, including far field, compact antenna test ranges and software/hardware near-field transformations.
IoT Applications and Design Guide
This eBook takes a look at the emergence of IoT and design of devices for this market. The first couple of articles take a look at the overall IoT market challenges and trends for smart home services. Next, it addresses rapid product development of NB-IoT devices with simulation followed by a couple of articles addressing antenna design and new antenna technologies. The eBook concludes with an article addressing design for IEEE 802.11ax for distributed WiFi in the home. Learn more about specific design and simulation techniques for IoT by downloading this eBook.
PCB Fabrication and Material Considerations for the Different Bands of 5G
This eBook reviews 5G objectives and updates, material selection for the different spectrum of 5G power amplifiers, how to design PCB defected ground structures without radiation loss and how to include the effects of circuit material copper surface roughness in EM Simulations. And for the first time, we are publishing results on the effect of plated through hole surface roughness on high frequency signals as this has never been covered before that we know of in the literature.
5G RF Front End Design and Measurement
This eBook provides designers with the basics of measurement and design techniques being used to achieve high performance designs for 5G RF front ends. These articles are written by industry experts from leading companies as educational pieces with design examples and measurement methods to provide the latest information about 5G RF design.
5G Semiconductor Solutions - Infrastructure and Fixed Wireless Access
This eBook is a compilation of recent articles published by Microwave Journal on mmWave technology, automotive radar sensor trends and innovation, choosing the right PCB materials and configurations for high frequency automotive radars, the future of automotive radar testing and interference issues that need to be addressed.
Selection of PCB Materials for 5G
The demanding performance requirements of 5G will push the limit of PCB designs from antennas to control functions to amplifier circuits. PCB effects such as copper surface roughness, Dk variations, thermal dissipation, passive intermodulation, coefficient of thermal expansion and thickness variations, will affect 5G designs more than previous generations. This eBook covers these topics to help engineers design for the next generation of mobile communications.
The Rise of 5G - mmWave Moves Forward
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!