CES isn’t just about the latest consumer gadgets, there’s something for engineers, too.
5G Technology World spoke with Analog Devices’ Nitin Sharma on the massive MIMO technology deployed in 5G base stations from NEC.
RF power amplifiers consume lots of energy, which is a concern associated with 5G. Envelope tracking helps reduce power consumption but has tradeoffs.
5G brings higher data rates and a need for more efficient power amplifiers. Understand and calculate a PA’s efficiency. Radio communication systems steadily improve data rates and overall system performance. With that higher performance comes increasing pressure on power consumption. A recent industry report [Ref 1] concluded that power consumed by a typical 5G base…
The SAM100 from Rohde & Schwarz lets RF component manufacturers test devices on the engineering bench or from a rack and operates from 2 GHz to 20 GHz.
The SKY5805-11 RF front end from Skyworks adds a PA, RF switches, couplers, and filters to handsets, data cards, and M2M devices.
The single QPD0005 and dual QPD0405 power transistors from Qorvo provide the power needed to drive cellular antennas.
The Lepida S4L054 from Antenova mounts on a PCB like any other SMT component.
5G Technology World’s video interview with NI’s David Hall looks at 5G ICs coming off the production line and what’s coming next.
Part 2 continues the theme of power and efficiency in amplifiers, adding upload links, fixed access, and open RAN.