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5G: Where do we stand?

The technologies that will constitute 5G are being worked by service providers and device manufacturers. They are engaged in real world testing of 5G technologies including higher order MIMO, 5G New Radio (NR), 3D bidirectional beamforming and mmWave frequencies, among others. The presentation will review current developments.



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Originally presented: August 3, 2017
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

The explosive growth in mobile data traffic and connected devices means demand for a new generation of wireless infrastructure has never been higher. To meet the requirements for this next generation of mobile communications, researchers are looking to a wide range of enabling technologies in RF, microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies. This year the telecommunications industry has started to test "5G" networks - the next generation of wireless technology that will replace 4G. Among other things 5G will offer faster speeds and lower latency - a shorter time interval between sending and receiving data. In this presentation we will provide an overview of 5G developments. We anticipate the discussion will cover the following topics:

  • How is 5G different from 4G?
  • When is 5G coming?
  • Testing requisites
  • Real-world 5G tests and other current examples of Public Activity
  • Status of the formal international standard

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn the fundamentals of 5G
  • Understand the current state of testing
  • Find out what is happening on the international standards front
  • Learn about the roles of semi companies, device manufacturers, carriers
  • Acquire an understanding of 5G test methodology

Speakers

Bill Schweber

Bill Schweber is an electronics engineer who has written three textbooks on electronic communications systems, as well as hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns and product features. He has managed a number of technical websites for EE Times and was both the Executive Editor and Analog Editor for EDN. Bill has written and presented online courses on a variety of engineering topics. In addition, he has worked in marketing communications for Analog Devices, Inc., an analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company, and was associate editor of ADI's respected technical journal. Bill has an MSEE from the University of Massachusetts and a BSEE from Columbia University. He's a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds an Advanced Class amateur radio license.

Patrick Mannion

Patrick is an engineering and business-to-business media and communications professional who has been writing about and analyzing developments in electronics and the business of electronics for more than 25 years. Formerly vice president and brand director for UBM America's electronics group, he is now founder and director of ClariTek LLC, where he practices daily the arts of engineering and technology writer, editor, analyst and content marketing consultant. He has a passion for uncovering new ideas and technological innovations, shining a light on the people behind them, and helping engineers manage risk through informed editorial and analysis. This passion envelops the development of strategic, useful, engagement methodologies and platforms for communities, both online and face to face.

Murray Slovick

Trained as an engineer, Murray Slovick has more than 20 years of experience as chief editor of award-winning publications covering various aspects of electronics and semiconductor technology. He most recently was Editorial Director at Hearst Business Media where he was responsible for the online and print content of Electronic Products, Electronic Engineers Master and Semiconductor Applications, among other properties in the U.S. and China. Previously he served as Executive Editor at CMP's eeProductCenter and he also spent a decade as editor-in-chief of the IEEE flagship publication.