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5G & IoT – A Match Made in Hell or Heaven?

5G is entering uncharted territory. 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 16 enables entirely new applications, expanding commercial mobile communications from familiar mobile broadband to the vast internet of things (IoT). 5G engineers stand before their greatest challenge yet: achieving the International Mobile Telecommunications 2020 (IMT-2020) vision for 10−5 reliability and 1 ms end-to-end latency. Will it be an engineering marriage made in hell or heaven? Part of the answer, like in marriage, is to find out what you are getting into.


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5G Drives mmWave Technology Across Multiple Industries

The technology in today’s world continues to move higher in frequency to solve problems and improve performance. It is these millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies that offer hope in solving the toughest requirements in many industries such as communications and defense. 5G communication systems benefit from years of research done by defense companies for different applications but similar needs.


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Silicon Photonics: Past, Present and Future

Optoelectronic industry designers have traditionally used discrete optical devices for transceiver designs. The process requires manual integration of discrete free-space optical components such as lasers, modulator, photo detectors, isolators, MUX/DE-MUX, lenses in the form of optical gold box sub-assemblies such as transmit optical sub-assembly (TOSA).


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Heterogeneous Integration and System-in-Package for Military Microwave Solutions

Next generation communication systems are requiring faster receiving, transmitting and handling of data loads. While those data loads are rapidly growing, power availability is not scaling at the same rate. Therefore, next generation and subsequent generation Transmit and Receive (Tx/Rx) modules need to handle more data while accommodating ever increasing power efficiency per bit.


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