Electronic Communications News

5G will need a radio technology change

Research is indicating there will be a completely new radio technology for the 5G mobile communications standard expected to hit the market by 2020. Research work in the UK and across Europe into the next generation mobile phone standard is now focusing on the use of millimetre wave radio transmission…

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5G will not just be 4G with faster download speeds

Professor Rahim Tafazolli, director of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), tells Electronics Weekly in an exclusive interview that it is now apparent that 5G will be a step-change in mobile technology. “What was done in the last 30 years ending in 4G technologies was justifiable,” says Tafazolli. “But to…

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Marvell gets AT&T validation for LTE multimode chip-set

Marvell’s Armada PXA1928 and PXA1908 mobile multi-mode LTE chip-sets have completed the AT&T ADAPT validation process for multi-mode LTE data and voice services. Marvell co-founder and president Weili Dai described them as “best-in-class LTE single chip solutions”, for “cost-effective and…

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5G standards process begins in the desert

The 5G standards process begins next month in the Arizona desert. That is the first meeting of the 3GPP global standards body to discuss across industry the radio access network standardisation process for 5G mobile communications which is due to be operational by 2020. The 5G radio access network workshop…

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MIPI speeds up M-PHY and aims at in-car links

MIPI Alliance, the group driving the standardisation of mobile phone interfaces, has announced an updated version of its physical layer interface that supports an 11Gbit/s data rate for chip-to-chip within the phone. MIPI M-PHY specification also widens protocol support to include third-party protocols as well…

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Wireless network design adapts to change

If you are considering building a distributed antenna system (DAS) for your next wireless network, John Spindler, director of product management at TE Connectivity makes suggestions about how to configure your system.   Distributed antenna systems have evolved over the years, there have been several technology bandwagons onto which vendors have…

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NTT Docomo taps up Intel for 5G research

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo is to work with Intel and Qualcomm as part of its development of 5G research into mobile communications technologies. NTT Docomo has also signed up Panasonic and Rohde & Schwarz as part of the ongoing development of 5G mobile communications. Last month, Keysight Technologies also…

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5G research groups scrabble for millimetre wave expertise

There is a flurry of activity in the various research teams developing technology for the 5G generation of mobile communications around the world . The trigger seems to be to build know-how in millimetre-wave radio technologies which will operate around 60GHz. Keysight Technologies is to work with Japan’s…

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