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.

EDN’s 5G Standards watch begins

An introduction to the State of 5G, and what to look forward to in the standards arena. Read More...

What is 5G NR?

For those of you who are not familiar with 5G NR, it refers to 5G New Radio, a complex topic as it relates to a new OFDM-based wireless standard. Read More...

Struggling towards 5G

EDN is no stranger to 5G, but now we’re getting serious. Read this overview to get started. Read More...

Brooklyn 5G Summit 2017 wrap-up

Lauri Oksanen, VP Research and Technology at NSN-Nokia Solutions and Networks, gave a nice summary of the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit. Read More...

5G Waves

EDN's core 5G coverage. Read More...

Teardown: Wi-Fi device offers clever power design

EDIMAX shows us how to develop a low-cost design flexible enough to use largely intact across multiple geographies' and countries' mains standards. Read More...

Border control: Courtesy of electronics designers

I am not getting political here, but if there is going to be better border control, why a wall or fences? We’re electronics designers, so let’s strengthen border control with clever electronic design architectures. Read More...

16-bit AWG runs up to eight channels

The AWG5200 series from Tektronix comes in two, four, and eight channel versions. Read More...

Xilinx fires a 5G solution shot across the bow of RF and data converter companies

Xilinx has embedded RF-class analog technology into their 16nm, all programmable MPSoC architecture. Read More...

A major change in smartphone RF filters and front ends as 5G approaches

The coming carrier aggregation and MIMO designs will be needed to meet the needs of both interim LTE-Advanced and the ultimate arrival of 5G. Smaller and lower cost filters are a necessity in these new systems. Read More...

What is link training and when should I use it?

Link training is a process by which the transmitter and receiver on a high-speed serial link communicate with each other in order to tune their equalization settings. Read More...

NI vector signal transceiver to be major weapon in the fight for 5G

Larry Desjardin dives into the new National Instruments VST, and explains why it could be called Very Slick Technology. Read More...

Security: where the IoT meets the IT infrastructure

The IoT can only achieve its purpose with the full confidence of industry and consumers, creating a security imperative that every sector must face. Read More...

802.11ax: Not just another higher data rate

IEEE 802.11ax, with its dynamic spectrum allocation and power control, will require new test methods. Read More...

Tech predictions from 2007

In 2007, NBC News predicted what the world would look like in 2017 with advances in wireless, networking, and medical technology. How accurate was it? Read More...

My Fitbit stopped playing with me

The fitness device market will be won by the products that engage us. Read More...

Inductive charging for the iPhone will enhance the market

The iPhone is said to be getting inductive charging capabilities, but where is the rest of the market? Read More...

Teardown: Fitness band hardware

This fitness band's feature set was elementary but adequate, and the hardware seemed sufficient, but the product stumbled when it came to the associated software. Read More...

The Arrow Quadro IoT Wi-Fi Kit: a faster route to success in the Internet of Things market

Sponsored content: The total available market for IoT devices is expected to double during the next three years. To accelerate their time-to-market, companies are turning to IoT kits to provide the essential building blocks required for IoT development efforts. 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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Thermoset laminates outperform FR-4

Kappa 438 glass-reinforced thermoset laminates from Rogers serve as a more reliable alternative to FR-4 laminates in wireless circuit designs. Read More...

RF MCU packs sub-GHz radio

The SAM R30 system-in-package from Microchip meets the power-conscious needs of battery-powered wirelessly connected systems. Read More...

16-bit AWG runs up to eight channels

The AWG5200 series from Tektronix comes in two, four, and eight channel versions. Read More...

Motor driver fits small IoT devices

A single-chip 2.6 A driver for brushed DC motors, STMicroelectronics’ STSPIN250 targets battery-powered portable and wearable applications. Read More...

GigE chips ease network design

A suite of 48 Gigabit Ethernet chips, Microchip’s GigEpack lineup includes switches with integrated HSR/DLR redundancy. Read More...

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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...

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 mini: the teardown skinny

Does this smartphone address the market need for a simpler handset that will make and take calls, handle e-mail and Web surfing, and fit comfortably into a normal-sized pocket? Read More...

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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...

Implementing Bluetooth Smart modules in industrial IoT applications

Bluetooth Smart technology is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to implement IoT. Read More...

2D semiconductors take aim at optical communications

Developments in the lab offer glimpses of a technology that could change the future of high-performance optical links. Read More...

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EDN’s 5G Standards watch begins

An introduction to the State of 5G, and what to look forward to in the standards arena. Read More...

Struggling towards 5G

EDN is no stranger to 5G, but now we’re getting serious. Read this overview to get started. Read More...

Brooklyn 5G Summit 2017 wrap-up

Lauri Oksanen, VP Research and Technology at NSN-Nokia Solutions and Networks, gave a nice summary of the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit. Read More...

Intel discusses 5G on the road to WRC-19

The recent Radio & Wireless Week conference highlighted the hardware and system solutions that will help facilitate the upcoming deployment of 5G. Read More...

The virtual reality of 5G – Part 1

Larry Desjardin roams the halls of the International Microwave Symposium in search of the justification for 5G. Read More...

NI vector signal transceiver to be major weapon in the fight for 5G

Larry Desjardin dives into the new National Instruments VST, and explains why it could be called Very Slick Technology. Read More...

5G Waves

EDN's core 5G coverage. Read More...

Security: where the IoT meets the IT infrastructure

The IoT can only achieve its purpose with the full confidence of industry and consumers, creating a security imperative that every sector must face. Read More...

5G: The race is picking up pace

Although the target date for 5G demos is 2018, telecom providers are already vying to be the first to have a working 5G cellphone network or at least a network that is far faster than any in existence today. Read More...

My Fitbit stopped playing with me

The fitness device market will be won by the products that engage us. Read More...

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