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Wireless Cognition, Cones of Silence, Terahertz Communications – 6G Research is Underway!

Professor Theodore S. Rappaport and colleagues at NYU WIRELESS recently published a new article entitled “Wireless Communications and Applications Above 100 GHz: Opportunities and Challenges for 6G and Beyond,” outlining the challenges and possible solutions for future communications using frequencies from 100 GHz to 3 THz. Read this summary of their findings.


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The 5G revolution is pushing innovations for RF front-end SiP

Consolidated from Yole Développement and System Plus Consulting

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.


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Let’s Talk 6G

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.


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New Thin GaN Structure on SiC Improves RF Performance

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. 


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