As modulation scheme efficiency goes up, power amplifier efficiency goes down. Xilinx, TI, and Skyworks are bringing their expertise to the table to reconcile the trade-off.
November 18, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
Xilinx solutions are surfacing for each new wave in the 5G rollout. Appearing in 2021, the new RFSoC DFE is forecasted to break all existing benchmarks.
October 27, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
As 5G speed and storage demands collide with the end of Moore's law, chipmakers are turning to multichip packaging to save space and power.
October 26, 2020 by Steve Arar
With 5G closer than ever, it may be useful to brush up on the basics.
October 23, 2020 by John Koon
As 5G barrels forward, engineers are increasingly talking about one of the major design challenges of this technology: thermal management.
October 21, 2020 by Steve Arar
5G will operate at frequencies significantly faster than those of 4G, forcing PCB designers to rethink how their boards are designed and manufactured.
October 05, 2020 by Jake Hertz
NXP Semiconductors has announced the opening of its new high-volume RF GaN fab in Chandler, Arizona, representing the United States’ most advanced fab dedicated to 5G RF power amplifiers.
October 02, 2020 by Luke James
Hardware acceleration is said to create a new 5G throughput reality with 42x encoding and 24x decoding improvements for FEC and HARQ line coding.
September 21, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Intel, and SK Telecom have recently announced their partnership to develop an NFV platform aimed at democratizing 5G.
September 12, 2020 by Jake Hertz
The new chip leverages photonic topological insulators to operate in the terahertz band—not in the 5G range, but in the 6G range.
August 10, 2020 by Jake Hertz
The two RF powerhouses have teamed up to create a flexible radio platform that addresses 5G network design challenges.
August 05, 2020 by Jake Hertz
A new connectivity protocol shows promise for IoT designs, rivaling LoRaWAN and NB-IoT.
July 07, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
The most power-hungry component in RF transmitters, the RF power amplifier, is getting some serious attention from design engineers.
July 01, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Surging 15 trillion operations per second, Qualcomm’s RB5 platform is bringing AI and deep learning workloads to the edge of robotics.
June 23, 2020 by Nicholas St. John
With 5G around the corner, Nokia is boosting SoC processing power and intelligence with the help of Broadcom, Marvell, and Intel.
June 17, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
The Wireless Broadband Alliance has issued a rallying cry for tech leaders to support a global connectivity solution.
June 05, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
Although COVID-19 has caused a slowdown, the 5G revolution is still well underway with the first pioneer devices capable of accessing next-generation wireless speeds already on shelves worldwide.
May 31, 2020 by Luke James
With an eye on 5G at the hardware level, Arm is attracting notice from Facebook, Snapchat, Google, and Netflix.
May 28, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
For now, 5G is on the main stage. But behind the curtains, 6G might not be as far away as we think.
May 23, 2020 by Nicholas St. John
A Google subsidiary, Loon, is sending solar-powered balloons twelve miles into the stratosphere to beam LTE down to sparsely-populated or disaster-struck regions.
May 18, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
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