China test centre chooses Keysight 5G solutions
Keysight Technologies’ 5G device test solutions have been selected by State Radio Monitoring Centre Testing Centre (SRTC), an independent third-party testing and calibration laboratory in China, to support both domestic and international certification of 5G mobile devices.
Adaptive radio platform combines flexibility for 5G standards
Xilinx has introduced Zynq RFSoC DFE, a breakthrough class of adaptive radio platforms designed to meet the evolving standards of 5G NR wireless applications. Zynq RFSoC DFE combines hardened Digital Front-End (DFE) blocks and adaptable logic to build high performance, low power, and cost effective 5G NR radio solutions for a broad array of use cases ranging across 5G low-, mid-, and high- band spectrum.
5G use cases: exploring 5G applications beyond telecom
One exciting aspect of 5G is its potential to transform whole industries beyond telecommunications. These industries will become huge new CSP customers. For example, 5G is expected to form the backbone of autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) applications. Guest blog written by Paul Miller
NEC, Analog Devices team up to deliver 5G O-RAN radio
NEC and Analog Devices have worked together to design a 5G Network Massive MIMO Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile.
5G verification software lands on Android smartphones
Keysight Technologies’ new handheld measurement software (Nemo Handy) uses Android-based commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) smartphones for verification of 5G new radio (NR) quality-of-service (QoS) and quality-of-experience (QoE) in the field.
Renesas and Sequans to collaborate on 5G/4G cellular IoT
Renesas Electronics and Sequans Communications, a provider of 5G/4G chips and modules for IoT, will partner to develop IoT modules based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform. The modules are designed to provide IoT companies with an integrated microcontroller (MCU) plus connectivity platform that streamlines and simplifies IoT system design for many applications, including smart city, smart home, and industrial IoT. The collaboration b...
RF Airfast multi-chip modules for MIMO 5G antenna radio
NXP Semiconductors and NEC have announced that NEC selected NXP to supply RF Airfast multi-chip modules to be used in a Massive MIMO 5G antenna Radio Unit (RU) for Rakuten Mobile. NEC’s Massive MIMO 5G antenna RU features a 5G open virtual radio access network (vRAN) interface and has been adopted by Rakuten Mobile for its fully virtualised cloud-native mobile network.
Challenges involved in 5G testing
The imminent large-scale rollout of 5G technology imposes new and tough challenges for designers of PCB, network equipment, electronic devices in general, and 5G testing. 5G will not only represent an increase in data rates, but it will be a real revolution, with latency times reduced up to 1ms and the use of millimeter waves (mmWave) to support greater bandwidth.
Network appliance platforms to serve 5G and WiFi 6
Portwell has announced new product lines in its Advanced Network Solutions (ANS) family of computing platforms for software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) appliances. The new products offer the high throughput and connectivity options required to support the demanding requirements of 5G cellular and WiFi 6 applications.
The importance of accelerated distributed computing for 5G
The multifaceted needs of a 5G network creates new requirements, like those for AI, IoT, and MEC applications, that legacy technology cannot meet. Due to 5G’s requirement to distribute compute nodes to 10’s of thousands of different sites to support the explosion of new connected devices, there is a fundamental mismatch to legacy virtualisation approaches. Guest blog written by Jeff Gowan