Yole Développement (Yole) has just released a report showing an industry shift in packaging technology as 5G is implemented. They state that 5G will totally redefine how the RF front-end interacts in-between the network and the modem. The new RF bands for sub 6 GHz pose big challenges for the industry.
In June, the first 5G specification was finalized as 5G NR phase I (release 15) and next year will see the completion of phase II for the 5G NR specification. 5G started in the U.S. in Oct this year when Verizon released the first commercial 5G service with the deployment of mmWave Fixed Wireless Access service in several cities. AT&T is starting the deployment of the first standards-based 5G mobile service now and T-Mobile plans to start in the first half of 2019. Although it will be several years before 5G becomes prevalent to the consumer around the world, we have to ask what’s next.
SweGaN is a spin-off from Linköping University that recently announced a new GaN-on-SiC HEMT heterostructure, QuanFINE ™, built on the concept of a GaN−SiC hybrid material that combines the high-electron-velocity thin GaN with the high-breakdown bulk SiC. According to their web site, the structure is realized by the company’s unique hot-wall MOCVD process and shown good result in both high-frequency and power transistors.
Many of us have seen exciting applications for radar to see through walls, detect cancer, or scan people for hidden weapons. But much of this technology has to date been too expensive for wide use and adoption in commercial markets. Vayyar is changing all of that with their low cost radar on chip.
The 2018 IEEE EMC+SIPI event returned to Long Beach, CA after last visiting in 2011. The event continues to include Signal Integrity & Power Integrity (SIPI) as part of the conference, reflecting the EMC Society’s influence and focus on this critical topic of engineering design.
Researchers at Qatar University, University of Idaho and Temple University, led by Dr. Heena Rathore, are mimicking how the human brain works to prevent low-power IoT devices, such as insulin pumps, brain simulators, cardiac defibrillators and others, used in medical applications from being hacked.