5G

Teardown: Wireless AC upgrader is a networking oddity

The TEW-820AP is a 5 GHz access point that supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and connects to, and thereby spectrum-upgrades, an existing Read More...

Mushrooming PoE use cries out for true standardization

PoE standardization has unfortunately lagged. With renewed efforts and resources, there’s no longer any excuse to use proprietary designs. Read More...

Teardown: The DOCSIS 2.0 cable modem falls out of favor

DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems may not be state of the art, but they're still sufficient for many cable Internet customers' needs. And they're also fairly Read More...

NYU emulator advances 5G technology towards reality

With the NYU emulator, one can test out the performance of a system for different types of theoretical antennas that have not yet been built. Read More...

Teardown: Router hardware provides flexibility

A mainstream 802.11ac router design offers plenty of mysteries and surprises, along with sleight-of-hand enhancement opportunities. Read More...

Improve RFID by killing noise

RFID is great technology, but noisy power and other aggressors can ruin performance. Use this trick to solve the problem, for RFID or any RF or Read More...

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 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 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 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...

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