For the 25th NIWeek, NI had a fun Star Wars theme of “Full Force Ahead” including a light saber fight on stage to introduce some of the exciting new products. Although there were many big announcements, the most important for the RF engineer was a new Vector Signal Transceiver (VST).
The Brooklyn 5G Summit attracts almost all of the leaders in 5G research and development as the premier 5G annual event is hosted by NYUWIRELESS and Nokia on the NYU Campus. Leaders from both the operators and equipment manufacturers all attend and present their latest results and thoughts on the direction of the industry.
EDI CON China 2019 returned to Beijing and the Chinese National Convention Center (CNCC) April 1-3 with an exhibition of 100 industry-leading companies as well as a technical conference that included 2 and a half days of technical presentations, workshops, panels and featured keynote talks.
Microwave Journal published about a dozen educational eBooks this year and 3 of them were in our top 5 most viewed pieces of content on the web site. Topics ranged from 5G and IoT to radar and GPS plus design and test solutions for RF front ends, amplifiers and antennas.
Ericsson has just released their Mobility Report Nov 2018 and on a global level, they predict major 5G network deployments from 2020 and by the end of 2024 estimate 1.5 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband. They think this will account for close to 17 percent of all mobile subscriptions at that time. Since the report is more than 30 pages, I thought I would extra some of the overview and devices specific data important to the RF/microwave community.