Feature Articles

  1. The Week in 5G: 11/12/2019 — Apple AR Headset by 2022, T-Mobile to Launch 5G in U.S., Chinese Govt. Kicks Off 6G Research
    11/12/2019

    Plus, Microsoft helps Singapore's 5G rollout, Brazil likely to welcome Huawei, a slew of activity from Ericsson, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G. 

  2. Connectivity Q&A: Why Wi-Fi 6 Will Be Your Competitive Advantage
    11/11/2019

    This article offers practical advice on designing applications for Wi-Fi 6 and unlocking the full potential of the new 802.11ax standard.

  3. Best Practices to Accelerate 5G Base Station Deployment: Your RF Front-End Massive MIMO Primer
    11/8/2019

    Strategy Analytics predicts an explosive growth of emerging 5G networks. They forecasted the number of new base station sectors deployed to double between 2018 and 2024. This rapid 5G growth will result in equipment for nearly 9.4 million new and upgraded wireless base stations deployed by 2024. Many of these 5G base stations will incorporate massive MIMO antennas. These new 5G network architectures incorporating massive MIMO antennas are pushing always-on connectivity to the outer edges of the cellular network. This article covers everything to know about the fundamentals of the RF front-end in the massive MIMO base station.

  4. Wearable Dual-Band MIMO Antenna
    11/8/2019

    This example demonstrates a possible wearable antenna design for dual-band use constructed of textile materials. The performance of the antenna remains acceptable as it is deformed as might happen in actual usage cases. When combined in a MIMO array, the antennas show good isolation and acceptable antenna performance.

  5. The Week in 5G: 11/5/2019 — China Switches On World’s Largest 5G Network, U.S. Military Bases Roll Out 5G Test Initiatives
    11/5/2019

    Plus, Huawei continues success in face of U.S. ban, Qualcomm Ventures launches a $200 million "5G Ecosystem Fund," and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G!

  6. Understanding RF Signal-Combining Technologies
    10/30/2019

    This article explores options for combining or separating signals and is intended to help engineers determine which component -- or combination of components -- is most advantageous, given the application.

  7. The Week in 5G: 10/29/2019 — Forecasters Vs. 5G in Egypt, Volkswagen touts V2X Golf, ZTE and Huawei Bouncing Back
    10/29/2019

    Plus, 5G makes its mark in in-flight connectivity and maritime shipping, T-Mobile continues on an upward trajectory, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G. 

  8. Ceramic Feedthrough Filters: Winning The Finite EMI Fight
    10/24/2019

    EMI is a serious concern for devices that are externally powered or require signal wires that extend outside the device. The wires that connect to power sources, or I/O points, can act as antennas that will allow EMI to be received and enter the device, causing it to perform improperly. 

  9. To Block Or Not To Block?
    10/24/2019

    RF switch matrices eliminate the need to manually move connections by routing signals, via user control, from their input ports to their output ports, providing convenience and speed to many industrial applications. There are a lot of possible options and trade-offs to be considered when choosing an RF switch matrix. The first step is to select the type of switch matrix from the options of blocking, non-blocking, and super non-blocking.

  10. The Week in 5G: 10/22/2019 — U.S. 5G Policy Earns Kudos, Hong Kong Auctions Spectrum, Verizon Pumps Brakes on 5G Pixel 4
    10/22/2019

    Plus, Nvidia and Ericsson plan a GPU-powered 5G mobile network, Huawei explores licensing its 5G network tech to U.S. companies, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G.