MixComm announced that it has been selected as a member of the 5G Open Innovation Lab, a global ecosystem of developers, start-ups, enterprises, academia and government institutions, focused on helping start-ups utilize 5G to develop new capabilities, use cases and market categories. MixComm will work closely with the Lab’s founding partners, including Intel, T-Mobile and NASA, to develop RF and mmWave solutions that support 5G cellular communications infrastructure.

MixComm, the mmWave Antennas to AlgorithmsTM pioneer, is solving the challenges constraining 5G mmWave performance by extending range to decrease carrier cost and improve customer satisfaction, reducing thermal and electrical power consumption budgets and optimizing antenna arrays to reduce module cost. These benefits make MixComm’s solutions ideal for 5G infrastructure and terminals, ranging from gNodeB base stations and repeaters to customer premise equipment. Earlier this year, MixComm debuted the first of its family of breakthrough mmWave devices, the 5G 28 GHz beamforming SUMMIT 2629TM Front End IC.

“MixComm is honored to be the first mmWave solution provider selected by the 5G Open Innovation Lab,” said Mike Noonen, MixComm CEO. “The MixComm team looks forward to working closely with the Lab’s influential founding partners to develop compelling mmWave solutions that maximize 5G’s potential.”

Unique to the Lab’s approach is its focus on unifying an independent ecosystem by bringing together technology, financial and community partners and forward-thinking customers from industries such as media and entertainment, transportation, oil and gas, manufacturing and retail.

“5G mmWave impacts many different application verticals, and we are very excited to work with the 5G Open Innovation Lab’s partners who are industry leaders in these different spaces,” said Harish Krishnaswamy, MixComm CTO and co-founder.

“The 5G OI Lab is an extraordinary opportunity for developers to work directly with technology and business leaders to design and bring to life their vision and dreams for new 5G applications,” said Jim Brisimitzis, managing partner of the 5G OI Lab. “This is not just any startup program. We are building a true partner ecosystem that will bring knowledge, resources and capital together to change the world in profound ways.”