Enabled by Advanced Semiconductor Technologies - 5G mmWave Systems Have Arrived

A year or two ago, it was thought that the first 5G applications would be sub 6 GHz using technologies such as massive MIMO, high orders of carrier aggregation, heterogeneous networks, etc., to achieve better data rates, latency and capacity. But new semiconductor processes and architectures have rapidly progressed making 5G mmWave technology available today at reasonable costs.

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Movandi array

Movandi Brings Innovative RF Front-End Technology to Emerging mmWave 5G Networks

Internationally recognized siblings Maryam and Reza Rofougaran form new company to introduce innovative approach to RF and antenna design

Movandi, a venture-backed startup with a mission to revolutionize millimeter wave networks announced BeamX technology, a scalable RF front-end system solution. The high performance of Movandi’s RFIC, phased array antenna and beamforming techniques enable the next generation of 5G and multi-gigabit connectivity that will drive new applications.

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Earl Lum, founder and president of EJL Wireless Research

4.5/5G Bringing Prosperity to Compound Semiconductor Market

Earl Lum, founder and president of EJL Wireless Research, believes the migration to 4.5G and 5G will create a “period of prosperity” for the compound semiconductor industry, as LDMOS power amplifiers cede share to GaN and GaAs. He forecasts that 5G and fixed wireless access transceivers at 28 GHz will exceed 20 million units by 2021, and 5G new radio (NR) transceiver shipments will represent 80 percent of all macrocell shipments by 2021.

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