Top 10 5G Products in 2020

December 22, 2020

Undoubtedly, 2020 has been the year of 5G. Despite of a global pandemic, innumerable 5G products were launched this year with the increasing 5G infrastructure and deployment. 5G subscriber count is increasing at a rate never seen before in any generation of telecommunication with various forecasts suggesting 5G to continue its momentum in coming years. Keeping this in mind, everything RF has compiled a list of the Top 10 5G products that were most popular on the website in 2020.

AFE VM 2Q 275: Beamforming IC from 24.5 to 27.5 GHz for 5G-NR Applications

The AFEVM2Q 275 from Sivers IMA is a 24.5 to 27.5 GHz Beamformer IC for dual-quad core 5G dual-polarized phased antenna array applications. Due to its flexible control interface, scalability, and low power dissipation, it is the perfect choice for 5G NR beamforming applications. This RFIC includes two quad antenna connections, each with RX/TX channels, including integrated RX/TX RF switches. It supports both horizontal and vertical polarization MIMO and has unique digital features to allow easy adoption. Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode can be set independently for the horizontal and vertical polarization beamformer. Click here for more details on AFEVM2Q 275.

SUMMIT 2629: 28 GHz Beamforming Front End IC for 5G Phased Array Antenna Systems

The SUMMIT2629™ from Mixcomm is a Beamforming Front End IC that operates from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz. Fabricated using RF-SOI, this 8-channel front-end IC is designed to address the challenges constraining 5G mmWave performance. A single SUMMIT 2629 module provides two sets of four channels for two antenna polarizations – a total of eight channels per RFIC. The IC extends link range to decrease infrastructure costs and improves customer satisfaction, reducing power consumption and thermal dissipation, while reducing antenna array complexity and the overall RF front-end cost. It integrates power amplifiers (PA), low noise amplifiers, T/R switching, beamformers with beam table memory, calibration, gain control and temperature, and power telemetry with high-speed SPI interface control. Click here for more details on SUMMIT2629.

AWMF-0146: Ku-Band SATCOM Quad-Core Receiver IC from 10 to 12.75 GHz

The AWMF-0146 from Anokiwave is a Ku-Band SATCOM Quad-Core Receiver IC that operates from 10.7 to 12.75 GHz. The IC provides 6-bit phase control (LSB= 5.625°) and 5-bit gain control (LSB=0.5 dB) with a gain of 29 dB and a noise figure of 1.9 dB. It supports four dual-polarization radiating elements with full polarization flexibility (RHCP, LHCP, and linear). The Quad-Core Receiver IC requires a DC supply of 1.2 V and is available in a WLCSP package with ESD protection on the ports. It is ideal for satellite communication terminal applications. Click here for more details on AWMF-0146.

SKY5-8085-11: Mid and High Band Front-End Module for 3G/4G/5G Applications

The SKY5-8085-11 from Skyworks is a Mid and High-Band Front-End Module for 3G/4G/5G mobile devices, data cards, M2M, and LTE advanced carrier aggregation applications. It incorporates a separate 3G / 4G / 5G power amplifier blocks operating in the mid and high bands, a silicon controller containing the MIPI RFFE interface, RF band switches, mid and high-band antenna switches, bi-directional couplers, and integrated filters for 1, 2, 3, 7, 34, 39, 40 and 41 bands. Click here for more details on SKY5-8085-11.

QTM527: mm-Wave Antenna Module for 5G Fixed Wireless Access

The QTM527 from Qualcomm is a mmWave Antenna Module designed for 5G fixed wireless access customer premise equipment (CPE). It supports up to 800 MHz bandwidth in the 24.25-27.5, 26.5-29.5 GHz, 27.5-28.35 GHz, and/or 37-40 GHz mmWave spectrum bands. Paired with the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G modem, the QTM527 delivers a comprehensive modem-to-antenna system for flexible, cost-effective, high performance 5G mmWave customer-premises equipment (CPE) designs. The QTM527 enables OEMs to quickly develop and launch cost-effective, portable CPEs at scale, which operators can pair with existing 5G infrastructure for rapid broadband deployments that deliver fiber-like connectivity and performance. Click here for more details on QTM527.

EM9190: 5G NR Sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave Module for M2M and IoT Applications

The AirPrime® EM9190 from Sierra Wireless is an Embedded 5G NR and LTE Cat-22 Module that supports Sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave bands. This device is a part of the Sierra EM Series that offers global 5G connectivity. It delivers up to 5.5 Gbps of downlink speed and up to 330 Mbps of uplink speed. The EM9190 device is available in a 30 x 52 x 2.38 mm footprint. With automatic 4G and 3G fallback networks, and a built-in GNSS receiver, it can be used for a wide range of M2M and IoT applications such as industrial routers, home gateways, industrial and consumer laptops, rugged tablet PCs, video surveillance and digital signage. Click here for more details on AirPrime® EM9190.

SIM8202G-M2: 5G Sub-6 GHz Module for NSA/SA Networks

The SIM8202G-M2 from SIMCom is a Multi-Band 5G module that supports NSA/SA networking and covers most Sub-6GHz (FR1) frequency bands across major network carriers around the world. The module uses a new 4-antenna design, which effectively increases communication capacity, sends and receives data in an active manner, and maintains high data speed and stability. It has a sub-6G downlink data rate of 2.4 Gbps and an uplink data rate of 500 Mbps. Click here for more details on SIM8202G-M2.

B280LA0S: 28 GHz Surface Mount Bandpass Filter for 5G Applications

The B280LA0S from Knowles is a Bandpass Filter with a passband from 27.5 to 28.5 GHz. It has an insertion loss of less than 4.5 dB and provides rejection of over 30 dB above (30 to 37 GHz) and below (DC to 26.1 GHz) the passband. The filter uses DLI’s low loss temperature stable materials which enable it to offer a small size and minimal performance variation over temperature ranging from -55°C to +125°C. This RoHS-compliant BPF is available in a surface-mount package that measures 13.97 x 3.56 x 2.11 mm and is ideal for 5G applications. Click here for more details on B280LA0S.

StarLab 50 GHz: Antenna Measurement System from 650 MHz to 50 GHz for 5G Test Applications

The StarLab 50 GHz from MVG World is an Antenna Measurement System for 5G test applications that provides frequency measurements from 650 MHz to 50 GHz. Its spherical near-field measurement capabilities provide flexibility in types of antennas that can be tested, from low to high directivity. The patented multi-probe electronic scanning technology and oversampling capabilities limit mechanical movement. The system integrates cutting-edge technology for measurement and analysis of mm-Wave frequencies and provides fast and accurate test results for a variety of 5G devices. It has a typical dynamic range of 50 dB and is designed for DUTs measuring up to 45 cm. Click here for more details on the StarLab 50 GHz.

MA8172A: Compact Range Anechoic Chamber from 600 MHz to 110 GHz

 The MA8172A from Anritsu is a CATR (Compact Antenna Test Range) Anechoic Chamber that can be used from 600 MHz to 110 GHz. It uses the 3GPP-compliant CATR method to implement 5G NR OTA tests in a small space. This unit provides a shielding of over 60 dB and can incorporate FR2 In-band x 1, FR2 Link x 2 and LTE Link x 2 antennas. The chamber measures 2.20 x 2.00 x 1.20 m and can be used for mmWave development and conformance tests of 5G NR chipsets, devices, and UE. This chamber can be disassembled into three parts making it easy to transport. Click here for more details on MA8172A.

E7515B: 5G Wireless Test Platform

The E7515B UXM 5G Wireless Test Set from Keysight is 5G Network Emulation Solution to test 5G devices. Supporting the latest 3GPP Release 15 and beyond, the UXM 5G enables users to establish a 5G call with a device under test (DUT) in different 5G NR deployment modes (non-standalone (NSA) and stand-alone (SA)) and frequency bands (FR1 and FR2) and perform signaling test in terms of device RF characteristics, protocol compliance and functional key performance indicators. It also supports LTE and C-V2X signaling formats. Click here for more details on E7515B.

IQxstream-5G: 5G FR1 Sub-6 GHz Cellular Test System

The IQxstream-5G from Litepoint is a multi-DUT manufacturing test solution with 200 MHz of contiguous bandwidth for physical layer testing across the 5G NR Sub-6 GHz frequency range. This high performance, compact platform also supports 2G/3G/4G cellular technologies and is ideal for user equipment (UE) applications such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This 5G FR1 Sub-6 GHz Cellular Test System that operates from 400 to 6000 MHz. It also supports other cellular standards like C-V2X, LTE TDD/ FDD, LAA, and other 2G/3G technologies. Click here for more details on IQxstream-5G.

Note: This list has been compiled based on actual analytics data from everything RF. It consists of the products that were most viewed by users on everything RF in a specific category in 2020 (not in any specific order). We have limited the number of products shown for each company to 1, even if there were multiple products from a single company.

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