Plus, Hong Kong plots out its 5G spectrum auctions, Italy and Qatar flip the 5G "on" switch, evidence is lacking to support the idea that Huawei products pose a security threat, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G.
Every time a new cellular phone standard comes out, we see new claims about the “end of Wi-Fi.” When 3G was announced, the promise was that it would make Wi‑Fi (802.11b) redundant, which clearly turned out to be incorrect. With 4G (LTE), this story repeated itself and claimed it would put Wi‑Fi (802.11ac) in the shredder. And now the 5G message is that it will cover both the inside and outside of homes and buildings. It’s almost as though Wi‑Fi will soon no longer be needed. This begs the question: What will be the impact of the next generation of Wi‑Fi, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)? Do we even need it in the 5G/wireless landscape? This article discusses the answers.
This paper presents results from modeling RF propagation in a mine using Wireless InSite®. The Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs, CO provided the realistic scenario for the model. The path loss exponent was evaluated for a 5m section of the modeled mine by considering three different materials and three different standard deviation of surface roughness values for dry granite. When comparing this simulated data with data retrieved from the Edgar Mine it was determined that the Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD) ray tracing code, of Wireless InSite, can portray a communications system within a mine environment.
This paper presents results from sea to land propagation using Wireless InSite®. The effort explores the effects of various elements in the scene and how they impact the results. The various elements in the scene include the ships out at sea, the ships docked, the docks themselves, the buildings around the dock area, and the material properties of each.
Also, Australia and China assign spectrum licenses, Qualcomm claims a patent infringement victory, Vodafone devises a novel solution to small cell placement wariness, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G.
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Modelithics and ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) will develop the industry's first 3D electromagnetic simulation component model library that will enable customers to accelerate the design of wireless communication systems for 5G, smart devices and the industrial internet of things (IIoT).
Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN), a leader in transforming the way radio frequency, or RF, front-ends are being designed and delivered for mobile handset and wireless devices, signed a license agreement for a high performance quadplexer design with a new customer entering the RF front-end market.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT), will give customers a look at the evolution of wireless power with demonstrations of new technology at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the global exhibition for innovation.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, recently announced its next-generation modem purpose-built for Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as asset trackers, health monitors, security systems, smart city sensors and smart meters, as well as a range of wearable trackers.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments, accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that OPPO, one of the world’s top five mobile device manufacturers*, has selected Keysight’s 5G New Radio (NR) network emulation solutions for protocol and radio frequency (RF) performance validation in sub-6GHz frequency bands (FR1).
Remcom announces 5G antenna array design features in the latest release of XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software, including workflow enhancements for modeling complex devices at millimeter wave frequencies.