5G

Brian Santo
Managing Editor, EE Times-interactive
A resource and community forum for engineers involved in designing advanced networking systems, related products, 5G networks, and heterogeneous networks that will use 5G along with other technologies. Find design tips, new product information, and discussion on 5G and other cellular technologies (3G, 4G, LTE, etc.), as well as complementary technologies – wired and wireless, including Ethernet, short-range networking (Bluetooth, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, etc.), and LP-WAN (LoRa, SigFox, Wi-Fi, etc.). This forum will also examine related emerging application areas such as the smart grid, smart homes, the internet of things, and cloud computing.

Qorvo helps advance 5G efforts with RF filter innovations for smartphones

What can we expect for filtering out a constantly increasing set of frequency bands and multiple antennas being added to smartphones, and how can the next generation of devices reach the needed Gigabit speeds? Read More...

IMS: Phased-array antennas and beamforming

Analog Devices and Keysight Technologies demonstrated on a small scale how phased-array antennas can steer beams to their targets, increasing power between cellular base stations and handsets. It's all about higher data rates. Read More...

Keysight achieves 12Gbps at 28 GHz

Keysight and partner UC San Diego demonstrate that throughput at 28 GHz can satisfy the high-speed requirements of 5G. In the last 6 months, Verizon and T-Mobile have maneuvered to be the two main users of that band in the US. Read More...

Shrinking communication satellite subsystems

This article discusses how using the ISL72813SEH 32-channel driver IC and the ISL71841SEH multiplexer shrinks the size of next-generation satellite command and telemetry subsystems. Read More...

IMS 2017: Test products and more, part 2

Following up on part 1, here's more test products plus several other announcements from the IEEE International Microwave Symposium. Read More...

A big part of Intel’s 5G strategy: Altera FPGAs and the mobile trial platform

Major network infrastructure vendors are interested in Intel’s third generation 5G mobile trial platform, which will be operational in the second half of this year. It is based upon Intel’s 14 nm Stratix 10 FPGA. Read More...

Streaming to an Airstream

Larry Desjardin describes how he extended the range of a distant 4G LTE signal while camping at his Airstream “work desk.” Read More...

IMS 2017: RF/microwave test equipment, part 1

The IEEE International Microwave Symposium is in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2017. Here is some of the new test equipment seen on Wednesday, June 7. Read More...

IMS: 5G is complicated

Even from an RF perspective, there are many facets to 5G. Will all of them work? Read More...

Targeting 5G with powerful building blocks

Larry Desjardin reports on National Instrument’s latest 5G test products, and the modular building block approach behind them. Read More...

Verizon 5GTF comes to life

A demonstration at WCNC shows how fixed-wireless access works and how it will likely precede mobile 5G. Read More...

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul

The introduction of 5G technology is going to require extensive upgrades of wireless networks, of course, but as if that weren’t enough, the wireline networks that 5G will rely on must be re-engineered as well. Read More...

Where will 5G appear first?

Carriers in the US, South Korea, and Japan are making mush-mouthed claims about their 5G plans, confusing consumers and irritating some of their peers, but real 5G is on the way, and it looks as if South Korea might be the first to have it. Read More...

5G channel sounder rolls through the streets

At NI Week 2017, the AT&T 5G channel sounder took to the stage for a live demonstration. Read More...

Teardown: Analyzing a zero-cost router

Free after rebate, and comprising tier-one hardware inside a tier-two brand shell, what is this entry-level 802.11n router made of, and what else can it be made to do? Read More...

5G online course covers the big picture

IEEE Communications Society sponsored a half-day course on how we're getting to 5G. It's more than just RF technology, for 5G encompasses layers of network software as well. Read More...

PAM-4 PCB best practices

Guidelines, calculations, and simulation will help lead to PAM-4 PCB success. Read More...

How 5G is changing data centers

While there is perhaps a general perception to the contrary, 5G systems are no longer just the subject of research within major telecoms companies or the topic of conference presentations at industry forums. Read More...

What’s now and what’s next for 5G

When it comes to 5G, it can be difficult to track how the industry might get there from here, especially because it’s not clear where here is. Read More...

Connected lighting may be the IoT killer app

Connected lighting is a huge potential market that might energize the IoT. Read More...

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Splitting and arbiting a bidirectional serial bus

Serial buses like I2C are widespread. This Design Idea demonstrates ways of splitting each bidirectional line into two unidirectional ones – and why you might want to. Read More...

NRZ to AMI converter uses single supply

Convert serial data to AMI format with this simple Design Idea. Read More...

Monitor a differential pair for valid & fault conditions

Monitor the state of a differential communications line with this Design Idea. Read More...

Avago Tech Note: High-speed optocouplers enable industrial networks

Communicate at up to 25Mb/s over (e.g.) PROFIBUS. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Robust 10MHz reference clock input protection circuit and distributor for RF systems

Design a protected 10MHz reference input without degrading phase noise. Read More...

Postprocessing converts Spice to RF analyzer

Designers of RF and high-frequency products need a simulator that can predict noise figure at a given frequency, minimum noise figure, optimum reflection coefficient for noise, and noise resistance. Read More...

Simple circuit suits quadrature detection

A circuit generates an output voltage that you can measure to determine whether two sine waves have a quadrature relationship. Read More...

Low-cost RF synthesizer uses generic ICs

You can make an AM-band frequency synthesizer from standard components. Read More...

Achieve simple IR-data transmission from a PC’s serial port

By transmitting appropriate hex values from a PC's serial port to a pair of IR LEDs, a remote-control IR receiver can enable 38.4-kHz data transmission. Read More...

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PXIe generator is scalable to 44 GHz

With frequency coverage up to 44 GHz and modulation bandwidth up to 1 GHz, Keysight’s M9383A generates complex 5G waveforms. Read More...

Wideband amp furnishes 35 W

Analog Devices’ HMC8205 GaN MMIC amplifier provides high gain and power across an instantaneous bandwidth of 300 MHz to 6 GHz. Read More...

Fast ADC teams with 15 GHz PLL

TI’s ADC12DJ3200 12 bit ADC delivers speeds of up to 6.4 Gsamples/s in single-channel mode and up to 3.2 Gsamples/s in dual-channel mode. Read More...

VNAs tackle high data-rate designs

A universal fixture option for Anritsu VectorStar VNAs enhances model accuracy through improved test fixture de-embedding. Read More...

I/Q mixers simplify wideband designs

Passive in-phase quadrature RF mixers, the HMC819x series from Analog Devices, cover a frequency range of 2.5 GH to 42 GHz. Read More...

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Teardown: Analyzing a zero-cost router

Free after rebate, and comprising tier-one hardware inside a tier-two brand shell, what is this entry-level 802.11n router made of, and what else can it be made to do? Read More...

Teardown: Dead GbE switch

Another day, another dead GbE switch. Maybe a decade of service is asking too much, but let's see what went wrong. Read More...

Teardown: Wireless keyboard and remote senses motion

The Mohu Channels wireless keyboard is also a remote control with motion-activated on-screen cursor capability; see how it works. Read More...

Teardown: Apple iPad Air packs faster A7

Apple's iPad Air packs a somewhat faster A7 processor but few other surprises. Read More...

Dissecting the Intel 710 Enterprise SSD

The design for this drive, which uses multilevel-cell NAND flash for primary storage, emphasized endurance, reliability, and power efficiency. Read More...

RFID-enhanced CES badge helps you get to the show

Las Vegas Monorail multi-day passes are a great deal, and especially convenient when they're encoded on your CES badge ... when they work, that is. Read More...

Teardown: Ethernet and EMP take out TV tuner

In this teardown we look for evidence that an EMP generated by a lightning bolt coupled to Ethernet cable, acted as an antenna, and zapped relevant ICs inside a TV tuner. Read More...

Dissecting Disney's MagicBand

Disney is no stranger to technology, but one of the really cool tools they've put out fairly recently is the MyMagic+ system or MagicBand. Read More...

The Nexus One: Google hits a smartphone home run

More than a year after its unveiling, the Nexus One remains a leading-edge product, and represents a substantial leap in capability beyond the T-Mobile G1. Read More...

Wireless high-definition video: silicon consolidation that's maximal

The Wireless Gigabit Alliance's 60-GHz-based high-definition wireless-video-transport scheme may be on the way, but SiBEAM's pioneering approach and multiple product generations are already on the scene. Read More...

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Qorvo helps advance 5G efforts with RF filter innovations for smartphones

What can we expect for filtering out a constantly increasing set of frequency bands and multiple antennas being added to smartphones, and how can the next generation of devices reach the needed Gigabit speeds? Read More...

A big part of Intel’s 5G strategy: Altera FPGAs and the mobile trial platform

Major network infrastructure vendors are interested in Intel’s third generation 5G mobile trial platform, which will be operational in the second half of this year. It is based upon Intel’s 14 nm Stratix 10 FPGA. Read More...

Design with QDR-IV for high-performance networking systems, part 3

The final part of this series will cover deskewing, including error correction codes and design recommendations for QDR-IV memory controllers. Read More...

RFID-enhanced CES badge helps you get to the show

Las Vegas Monorail multi-day passes are a great deal, and especially convenient when they're encoded on your CES badge ... when they work, that is. Read More...

Design with QDR-IV for high-performance networking systems, part 2

In part 2 of this series, we’ll cover important bus issues, such as bus turnaround, bus inversion, and address parity, when designing with QDR-IV. Read More...

Maximize infotainment system design reuse with I2C GPIO expanders

I2C GPIO expanders provide a way to reuse existing design and add new feature sets to form an integrated automotive cockpit that combines infotainment and cluster systems. Read More...

Real world RS-485: Low power, low EMI

RS-485 is a well established serial interconnect for both point-to-point and multi-drop applications. Learn how to optimize your designs. Read More...

Design with QDR-IV for high-performance networking systems, part 1

In part 1 of this multi-part series, we’ll discuss the two types of QDR-IV memory, clocking, read/write operations, and banking. Read More...

The basics of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Bluetooth Low Energy is the intelligent, power-friendly version of Bluetooth wireless technology making smart gadgets compact, affordable, and less complex.  Read More...

Building wearables that sense, think, and communicate, part 2

In Part 2 of this series, additional design challenges for wearables, including field upgrade, energy harvesting, connectivity, and special features are discussed. Read More...

Building wearables that sense, think, and communicate, part 1

This series provides guidance in meeting the myriad design challenges of building interactive wearable devices. Part 1 will identify the challenges and offer help in the way of feature-rich MCUs. Read More...

Wireless networking will cover the world

The next 60 years in wireless will be more exciting than the last 60 years, with everything from 10G to intrusion tolerant networks and photonic Li-Fi. Read More...

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IMS: Phased-array antennas and beamforming

Analog Devices and Keysight Technologies demonstrated on a small scale how phased-array antennas can steer beams to their targets, increasing power between cellular base stations and handsets. It's all about higher data rates. Read More...

Keysight achieves 12Gbps at 28 GHz

Keysight and partner UC San Diego demonstrate that throughput at 28 GHz can satisfy the high-speed requirements of 5G. In the last 6 months, Verizon and T-Mobile have maneuvered to be the two main users of that band in the US. Read More...

IMS 2017: Test products and more, part 2

Following up on part 1, here's more test products plus several other announcements from the IEEE International Microwave Symposium. Read More...

Streaming to an Airstream

Larry Desjardin describes how he extended the range of a distant 4G LTE signal while camping at his Airstream “work desk.” Read More...

IMS 2017: RF/microwave test equipment, part 1

The IEEE International Microwave Symposium is in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2017. Here is some of the new test equipment seen on Wednesday, June 7. Read More...

IMS: 5G is complicated

Even from an RF perspective, there are many facets to 5G. Will all of them work? Read More...

Targeting 5G with powerful building blocks

Larry Desjardin reports on National Instrument’s latest 5G test products, and the modular building block approach behind them. Read More...

Verizon 5GTF comes to life

A demonstration at WCNC shows how fixed-wireless access works and how it will likely precede mobile 5G. Read More...

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul

The introduction of 5G technology is going to require extensive upgrades of wireless networks, of course, but as if that weren’t enough, the wireline networks that 5G will rely on must be re-engineered as well. Read More...

Where will 5G appear first?

Carriers in the US, South Korea, and Japan are making mush-mouthed claims about their 5G plans, confusing consumers and irritating some of their peers, but real 5G is on the way, and it looks as if South Korea might be the first to have it. Read More...

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