The latest frontiers in communication systems
Data centres such as the ones used by Google and Facebook are the fundamental backbone for a range of services and applications including cloud and fog computing, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), social networking, weather forecasting, earthquake and tsunami prediction and cyber security. As such they are a hidden, yet integral part of modern life and human progress.
Facebook to pave the way for 5G
Social media network, Facebook have announced the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an engineering-focused initiative that is bringing operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators and other technology companies together to collaborate on the development of new technologies and reimagine traditional approaches to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
The 5G future is closer than you think
In the last decade, advances in how we communicate have redefined what it means to 'be online'. Consumers are ditching desktops and laptops for sleek, handheld devices. Today, millions of Americans use these devices as their primary means to get online. And our devices are not just useful for searching the Internet, but are beginning to help us manage important parts of our lives. In the next decade, the development of the next generation of wire...
CMOS SAW-less digital transmitter enables advanced 3, 4 & 5G
imec and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) have demonstrated a 0.22mm2 CMOS resistive charge-based direct launch digital transmitter with -159dBc/Hz out-of-band noise. The achievement paves the way to small form-factor SAW-less transmitter implementations enabling advanced wireless communication systems including all the cellular standards 3G, 4G and future 5G.
The power behind the IoT
Much has been written about how the IoT will change the way we live our lives and it‘s been the primary buzzword on the lips of technologists for some time. While issues and concerns have justifiably been raised around security and safety, there’s no doubt that the IoT is here to stay.
Switches deliver ultra-low latency & high bandwidth for 5G
IDT's next-gen RapidIO switches deliver the ultra-low latency, high bandwidth and superior energy efficiency needed for the development of 4G LTE-A and 5G wireless infrastructure systems. The RXS switch family delivers greater than twice the performance of IDT’s previous-gen switches and are also suited for applications with intensive bandwidth and low latency requirements such as mobile edge computing, high-performance computing and data a...
The race to 5G
What is 5G? Is it just about the speed?
Whitepaper explores rural ‘not-spots’ in the 5G era
The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) has published a whitepaper describing the capacity and coverage challenge for wireless networks in the coming decades. Collaborating with partners from BT, Telefonica, Real Wireless and EE, 5GIC researchers identified a need for 5G to tackle the challenge of universal mobile coverage that delivers the required speed and capacity for a range of applications, in a range of geographical ar...
What do we talk about when we talk about 5G
Way beyond faster connection, 5G means a whole new generation for technology and a whole new experience for human life. It will revolutionise the production and application of technologies such as self-driving cars, video multi-casting, smart grids, robotics, virtual reality, and even remote medicine.
Looking at 5G from a microwave perspective
With 5G looming large on the horizon, it’s an exciting time to be an RF engineer. As we embark on the road to 5G (the next generation wireless communications system), there are countless challenges and opportunities emerging for the engineering community. Thomas Cameron, CTO, Communications Infrastructure, Analog Devices explains more.