Steep learning curves in RF mmWave antenna design demand collaboration and technology understanding beyond sub-6 GHz strategies.
5G’s RF signals and data rates bring development of new liquid crystal polymer materials for connectors, and PCBs to minimize signal losses
The 5G25 connector from Molex covers IF frequencies for mmWave applications.
5G can be up to 100 times faster than 4G with 100 times higher data capacity and latency of under one millisecond. What does this mean for PCBs?
As frequency increases, the effects of PCBs gain in importance for signal fidelity. Specifying PCB material, signal power and return planes, and signal layout all play a role.