Feature Articles

  1. Throughput Of A 5G New Radio FD-MIMO System In An Urban Area Using Custom Beamforming
    1/30/2019

    Wireless InSite's high-fidelity MIMO calculations predict system throughput and bit error rate.  This example demonstrates throughput analysis between three small-cell base stations employing FD-MIMO beamforming to User Equipment (UE) moving along a route, using 5G New Radio in a dense urban environment.

  2. Duplex, Duplexer, Diplexer?
    1/30/2019

    One of the things all technical disciplines excel at is creating terminology that can trip up those who are not accustomed to speaking the language every day. This article takes the words “duplex,” “duplexer,” and “diplexer,” and defines their vastly different meanings.

  3. The Week In 5G: 1/29/2019 – Samsung Alters 5G Plans, U.S. Pressures Allies To Block Huawei
    1/29/2019

    Plus, the US FCC is accused of colluding with telcos to rig 5G rules as it wraps up its 38 GHz auction, German telcos grudgingly apply to participate in that nation's spectrum auction, and the end of cloud computing in the era of 5G is pondered, all in this edition of The Week in 5G. 

  4. The Week In 5G: 1/22/2019 – Germany Mulls Huawei Ban, ZTE Claims World's First 5G Call On A Smartphone
    1/22/2019

    Plus, 5G applications are realized in surgery and traffic management, IBM and Vodafone combine forces, Singapore Polytechnic constructs a 5G testing venue, 5G specttrum auctions and awards for both 2019 and 2020 come into clearer focus, and more, all in this edition of The Week In 5G.

  5. Distributed Antenna System (DAS) For IoT, Cellular And Other Wireless Applications
    1/18/2019

    Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) are used to provide strong and reliable wireless connectivity in location where connectivity is a problem with standard wireless routers or cellular connectivity. This app note discusses the use of DAS for IoT, cellular and other wireless applications.

  6. The Week In 5G: 1/15/2019 – 5G Takes Center Stage At CES 2019, US Govt. Shutdown Threatens To Stall 5G
    1/15/2019

    Plus, Sweden, Australia, and Japan tout successful 5G trials -- one streaming 8k video to a moving train; AT&T takes flack for its "fake" 5G; Huawei finds receptive customers in developing nations, and more, all in this edition of The Week In 5G.

  7. Top Design Tips For The Automotive RF Front End
    1/11/2019

    With the astounding evolution of the automotive ecosystem, complicated computer systems are used to connect the vehicle and people to the outside world. This article examines the biggest challenges encountered when designing a connected vehicle and offers some solutions.

  8. The Week In 5G: 1/8/2019 – T-Mobile Makes First 5G Call At 600 MHz, Cable Companies Push "10G" Initiative
    1/8/2019

    Plus, U.S. citizens show optimism for 5G rollouts, Sprint and Samsung plan to drop a 5G smartphone this summer, CES 2019 goes nuts for 5G, Ford plots a timeline for cellular vehicle-to-everything services in its vehicles, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G

  9. The Week In 5G: 1/4/2019 – SK Telecom Airs First Live TV Broadcast Via 5G, CES 2019 To Spotlight 5G
    1/4/2019

    Plus, OPPO offers a peek at its 5G smartphone, autonomous driving hype gains new momentum, Germany's spectrum auction faces a legal challenge, Spain welcomes Huawei, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G. 

  10. The Week In 5G: 12/28/2018 – North American Telcos Predicted To Hold Largest Slice Of Global 5G Market, White House Considers Executive Order Banning Huawei
    12/28/2018

    Such a White House order would hit small carriers particularly hard; also, Nokia's resurgence, Israel's 5G spectrum auction, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.