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Click to view content5G has so many promises it’s difficult to tell how they all can be achieved.  From extreme data download speeds, to self-driving automobiles, to IoT devices monitoring over many years.  One of the key enablers for these to happen is the flexible numerology recently defined in 3GPP Release 15.  I find this part of 5G fascinating and think it will… (Show more)
Cheryl Ajluni
Click to view contentAsk any R&D engineer these days if they are working on devices with wireless connectivity and they will likely say yes. Ask them again if they consider themselves Internet of Things (IoT) engineers and it’s a safe bet the answer will be no. It’s easy to understand the disconnect. R&D engineers come out of college and enter the workplace ready to… (Show more)
Click to view content A significant milestone in the final sprint toward 5G commercialization   Last month the 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) approved 5G New Radio (NR) Release-15 standalone (SA) specification, paving the way for commercial introductions later this year.   Leading telecom operators, internet companies, and chipset, device, and… (Show more)
Click to view contentWith 5G NR release 15 in June 2018, how soon can you expect to see 5G devices operating at mmWave frequencies?  The current buzz is sooner than you expect.    At the recent IMS 5G Summit, I learned about some timelines. Initial mmWave releases are expected to be point-to-point, or point-to-multi-point, but not fully 5G NR compliant. But soon… (Show more)
Click to view contentThe higher in frequency you go, the harder it is for a connector to find a mate.  The key to a successful connection is finding a good mate. As it turns out, finding a mate may be more difficult at millimeter-wave frequencies.   Before we talk about connections, let’s consider the block diagram of a transceiver operating at millimeter-wave… (Show more)