Reveal the True Performance of Your Wi-Fi 6E Modules

Wi-Fi 6 chipsets and devices harness the latest wireless standard with improved capabilities and performance. Enabling metrics such as faster data throughput and greater network efficiency may be favorable for consumers, but it places considerable demands on Wi-Fi module characterization and compliance testing. When faced with test equipment that is not up for the task, […]

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Could 5G Wirelessly Deliver Power to IoT Devices?

5G has been designed for blazing fast and low-latency communications. To do so, mm-wave frequencies were adopted and allowed unprecedently high radiated power densities by the FCC. Unknowingly, the architects of 5G have, thereby, created a wireless power grid capable of powering devices at ranges far exceeding the capabilities of any existing technologies. However, this […]

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5G IoT: Market Drivers and Challenges

This presentation will outline the broad trend toward 5G IoT market adoption, including examples of low-latency and high-reliability applications and technical solutions that are necessary for success. A key focus will center on the business factors that must converge and the likely size of the market.

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5G Communications for IoT

There are challenges to implementing 5G in the standard mobile form-factor. Space is already limited and 5G comprises two major frequency bands requiring different antenna technologies. The higher band, mm-wave, requires special attention to achieve good overall coverage and pass certifications. Beam forming techniques, material selection and additional antenna modules need careful evaluation. In this […]

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Latest Trends in 5G Deployments

In 2021, 5G networks continue to ramp up in scale, scope, and sophistication. With already hundreds of millions of users worldwide, 5G is the fastest growing generation of wireless cellular networks, far surpassing the adoption rate of 4G LTE before it. What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for 5G network deployments? How will trends in […]

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How to Evaluate Shielding Absorbers for IoT/Wireless Products

Self-interference to IoT, cellular and wireless receivers from on-board energy sources, such as DC-DC converters, has become a real challenge for manufacturers. One possible mitigation is to absorb some of this radiated energy using ferrite absorber material, but manufacturers of this material usually don’t provide adequate absorption or shielding data. The presentation will describe a […]

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Technical Considerations for Testing 5G Base Station Finals for Digital Pre-distortion (DPD) Characterization

The increased bandwidth and peak to average ratios of the 5G physical layer has amplified the need for accurate DPD characterization. Wide band DPD systems are in extensive development. Final amplifier stage gain can be as low as 10 dB. To accurately characterize its distortion, high power linear RF drive is required. This signal should […]

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When Do I Get My 5G and What Does That Mean for the Compound Semiconductor Industry?

The wireless industry is renowned for developing the next generation of wireless networks about every ten years, but it seems like we have already been talking about 5G for ten years, so where is it? While that statement is a bit of an exaggeration, the path between concept and implementation can sometimes get a bit […]

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The Promises (and Pitfalls) of Open RAN Architecture

The disaggregation of the radio access network (RAN) into multiple subsystems with open interfaces between them is revolutionizing the cellular wireless architecture. With the O-RAN Alliance, Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP), and other bodies leading the way, the industry is witnessing a burst of activity in standardizing the behavior of Open RAN interfaces, facilitating the development […]

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