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Sheri
5G 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
Ask 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)
Sheri
 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)
Sheri
With 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)
mattcampbell
The 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)
Cheryl Ajluni
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing everything and it’s not just the interaction between humans and machines.   As with any new or emerging technology, the changes it creates often ripple through society in multiple ways. It may transform the way businesses operate and even, the goods and services they deliver. It may transform existing… (Show more)
Karolina Eklund
I recently attended the Brooklyn 5G Summit 2018 with luminaries such as Thomas Marzetta, Arun Ghosh and Marty Cooper. Over the two day conference, these innovative minds and their peers impressed with insightful talks about the latest technology that will make 5G successful. I was much amused by the fact that by the end of the conference, only one… (Show more)
Cheryl Ajluni
Here’s a question for you: How do you define mission-critical in the Internet of Things (IoT)? Some might say that a mission-critical IoT device or application is one with the potential to impact life or death. A power plant, water infrastructure, refinery, or medical devices might fall into this category. If a city’s smart water system shuts… (Show more)
mattcampbell
The millimeter-wave (mmwave) frequencies of 30-300 GHz offer incredible opportunities for innovation. As we reach the bandwidth limits of lower frequencies, engineers are looking towards mmwave frequencies to help accommodate the explosive growth of wireless devices. One of the goals of 5G is to decentralize mobile phone transmission from big… (Show more)
Allison_Dartt
The objective of calibration is to remove the largest contributor to measurement uncertainty: systematic errors. As you start working in mmWave frequencies, the objective is unchanged, but the actual process for achieving the calibration is quite different.   The mmWave frequency band from 30-300 GHz is enabling technologies such as 5G and… (Show more)
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