Trending 5G Products in 2023: April Edition

Trending 5G Products in 2023: April Edition

5G technology is the latest generation of cellular mobile communication, providing faster data transfer speeds, lower latency, and increased network capacity compared to its predecessors. 5G products are the backbone of the 5G technology to build and maintain 5G networks. Examples of 5G products include power amplifiers, beamforming modules/ICs, cellular modules, antenna modules, and more. everything RF has compiled a list of trending 5G Products that are new and trending on everything RF in April. For more 5G products, visit the 5G Hub on everything RF.

5G mmWave Antenna Module with Beamforming Capabilities

The QTM535 from Qualcomm is a mmWave Antenna Module for global 5G mmWave bands. It is the 3rd generation of Qualcomm Technologies’ mmWave solution and brings advancements in beamforming, beam steering, and better spherical coverage, for higher connectivity reliability and throughput speeds. This module is co-designed with Snapdragon X60 to support advanced power-saving techniques which include Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave for long battery life. Read more

High-Accuracy Beamforming IC from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz for 5G-NR Applications

The ICAMB2629-A from iCana is a Beamforming IC that operates from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz covering the 5G NR FR2 bands n257 and n261. It features 8 configurable transmit and receive channels (4 horizontal and 4 vertical polarized) and supports a signal bandwidth of 800 MHz. This IC has an amplitude accuracy of ±0.05 dB and a phase accuracy of ±2.5°. It supports best-in-class tapering and nulling performance and includes a memory for storing 2048 shared transmit and receive beam positions. In Tx mode, it provides an output power of 12 dBm (per channel) with a gain of 30 dB and an efficiency of 15%. Read more

Beamforming Module from 24.25 to 29.5 GHz for FWA Applications

The BFM02803 from Sivers Semiconductors is a Beamforming Module that operates from 24.25 to 29.5 GHz. It covers the 5G FR2 mmWave bands n257, n258, and n261 and supports 2x2 MIMO with dual-layer polarization in both downlink and uplink for channels up to 1.2 GHz. This module features two TRB02801 RFICs with 32 paths per polarisation (64 in total) and an integrated beam book for instant beamforming/steering. It includes 32 dual-polarized antenna elements with 2D beam steering (±45° in azimuth and elevation) capabilities. Read more

20 W GaN Power Amplifier from 3.3 to 3.8 GHz for 5G Applications

The ICASP3338-20 from iCana is a Power Amplifier that operates from 3.3 to 3.8 GHz. It delivers a saturated power of 20 W with a large-signal gain of 27.9 dB and a PAE of 30.2%. This DPD-friendly amplifier utilizes GaN technology and is designed for 5G-NR FR1 bands n48, n77, and n78 for wireless infrastructure applications. It requires a DC supply of 28 V. The amplifier is available in a 36-pad LGA package that measures 6 x 10 mm and is suitable for FDD, and TDD systems, small cells for wireless communications infrastructure, repeaters / DAS, and general-purpose wireless applications. Read more

16 Channel Beamformer + Up-Down Converter IC from 24 to 29.5 GHz for 5G mm-Wave Application 

The ADMV1228 from Analog Devices is an Integrated Dual-Channel upconverter, Dual-Channel Downconverter and Beamformer RFIC that operates from 24.0 to 29.5 GHz. It combines two transmit/receive streams (2T2R) with 16 independent TX and RX beamformer channels in a 2x8 configuration supporting both single and dual polarization array designs. The on-chip Tx/Rx switches connect the upconverter RF output and downconverter RF input for each polarization into eight independent channels using 1:8 power splitters/combiners. Read more

Linear Amplifier from 37 to 41 GHz for mmWave 5G Applications

The ARF1107Q4 from Altum RF is a Linear Amplifier that operates from 37 to 41 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of 25 dBm with 26.5 dB of gain. This amplifier is manufactured using the latest manufacturing techniques to ensure reliability and quality control. It is internally matched to 50 ohms and offers ESD protection with DC grounding. This RoHS-compliant amplifier requires a DC supply of 4 V and consumes 275 mA of current. It is available in a surface-mount package that measures 4 x 4 mm and is ideal for point-to-point radios, 5G millimeter-wave radios, and telecommunication applications. Read more

Pre-Driver Amplifier from 2.3 to 4.2 GHz for 5G-TDD Systems

The BTS6305U from NXP Semiconductors is a Pre-Driver Amplifier that operates from 2.3 to 4.2 GHz. It delivers a saturated output power of 29 dBm with a power gain of 39.5 dB and has a noise figure of 4 dB. This amplifier has a power-ON settling time of 0.7 μs and a power-OFF settling time of less than 0.1 μs. It requires a DC supply of 5 V and consumes 100 mA of current. This pre-driver amplifier is available in a 16-terminal surface-mount package that measures 3.00 x 3.00 x 0.85 mm with ESD protection on all terminals. It is suitable for use in 5G massive MIMO infrastructure applications, with fast on-off switching to support TDD systems. Read more

24/28/39 GHz Low-Latency mmWave Network Repeater for 5G Applications

The Pivot 5G Model 5620 from Pivotal Commware is a 5G Network Repeater that can extend, redirect, and shape mmWave signals from 5G base stations. It operates from 24.25-27.5 GHz, 26.5-29.5 GHz, and 37-40 GHz and uses Pivotal’s patented Holographic Beam Forming® technology to achieve the lowest available cost, size, weight, and power consumption profile. The repeater has an integrated horn antenna that delivers a MIMO EIRP of up to 22.4 W (~43.5 dBm) with a tunable gain range of 100 dB and a noise figure of 7 dB. It has an azimuth high power beamwidth (HPBW) of 75° and an elevation HPBW of 45°. It has an in-band ripple of 2 dB (per 100 MHz channel) and a latency of less than 100 ns. Read more

Handheld RF Spectrum Analyzer from 9 kHz to 4 / 6 GHz with Real-Time Option

The Field Master™ MS2080A from Anritsu is a Handheld RF Spectrum Analyzer that operates from 9 kHz to 4 / 6 GHz. It has an integrated spectrum analyzer, an optional real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA), a cable and antenna analyzer, and an LTE/5G base station tester. This analyzer has a full span sweep speed of 45 GHz/s, a DANL of -160 dBm DANL, and a phase noise of -95 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset (1 GHz frequency). It includes an input power protection for up to 5 W to protect the instrument’s front-end when used close to high-power transmitters or in a high signal level environment. The analyzer is suitable for use in interference hunting and 5G/LTE base station installation and maintenance (I&M) applications. Read more

Wireless Test Platform for 5G-NR FR1/FR2 RedCap and Cellular IoT Applications

The E7515R UXM from Keysight Technologies is a 5G Wireless Test Platform that is optimized for 5G-NR RedCap and Cellular IoT (CIoT) testing. It supports the 3GPP 5G-NR Rel-17 and enables users to establish a 5G call with a device under test (DUT) and perform RF, protocol, functional, and performance tests to ensure standards-compliance and user experience of the device. This test platform supports FR1 frequency bands up to 6 GHz (FR2-ready) and includes 2 Tx (downlink) and 2 Rx (uplink) ports with bandwidths of 100 MHz. It supports the entire device development workflow, from early design and development through acceptance and certification testing, manufacturing, and repair. Read more

7 Gbps Sub-6 GHz 5G SA/NSA Cellular Modules for North American Market

The FG370-NA Series from Fibocom are Sub-6 GHz 5G/4G/3G Communication Modules that support 5G Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) architectures. They deliver a downlink data rate of up to 7010 Mbps and an uplink data rate of up to 2500 Mbps. These modules are equipped with an MTK T830 chip based on a 4 nm manufacturing process and have a built-in 4-core ARM Cortex-A55 2.2 GHz CPU. They support 5G NR sub-6 GHz dual-carrier convergence (3CC CA) 300MHz frequency. The modules require a DC supply of 3.8 V and can be controlled via various interfaces such as USB 3.1 Gen2, PCIe 4.0, UART, SPI, GPIO, etc. Read more

7 Gbps, 3GPP Rel-16 Sub-6 GHz/mmWave 5G-NR/LTE Cellular Module

The SIM8380G-M2 from SIMCom is a 5G/LTE Cellular Module that operates in the Sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequency bands. It supports 3GPP Rel-16 5G NSA/SA architectures, delivers a downlink data rate of up to 7 Gbps, and an uplink data rate of up to 3 Gbps. This module supports 5G sub-6G, 5G mmWave, LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, and WCDMA frequency bands along with GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, and QZSS GNSS constellations. It requires a DC supply from 3.135 to 4.4 V and has PCIe, USB 3.1, and GPIO interfaces. This module is available in an M.2 package that measures 52.0 x 30.0 x 2.3 mm and is ideal for high throughput data communication in a variety of radio propagation applications. Read more

25 GHz mmWave Flex-to-Board PCB Headers for 5G Applications

The 2188770062 from Molex are mmWave Flex-to-Board PCB Headers that have been designed to support frequency signals up to 25 GHz. They can handle a current of up to 1.0 A per contact and has a dielectric withstanding voltage of 250 V (AC). These board connectors can withstand up to 10 mating cycles and enable the high-speed transfer of RF signals while offering space savings and mechanical robustness. They also offer full EMI shielding and high-frequency capability for superior EMI reduction and signal integrity (SI) performance, while supporting mating positioning. They ensure protection against potential RF contact buckling and shock caused by accidental drops. Read more

Sinewave Double Oven Ultra Precision OCXO

The DOCXO5151AN01-HS from Dynamic Engineers is a Double Oven OCXO with output frequencies from 4.096 to 10 MHz. It provides a sinewave output waveform with a frequency stability vs. operating temperature of ±0.05 ppb and a phase noise of -155 dBc/Hz (at 10 kHz). This OCXO requires a DC supply of 12 V and consumes less than 1.5 A of current in warm-up mode and 350 mA in steady-state mode. It has sub-harmonics of up to -40 dBc and provides harmonic suppression of more than 30 dBc. The oscillator is available in a surface-mount package that measures 51 x 51 x 38 mm and is suitable for use in 5G, GPS, CDMA, telecommunications, and test & measurement applications. Read more

FR1/FR2 Up/Down Frequency Converter IC for 5G Applications

The MOBX222 from Mobix Lab is an Up/Down Frequency Converter IC that supports FR1 Baseband, C-Band (CBRS) and FR2 mmWave frequencies. It enables the use of input/output frequencies of DC – 800 MHz and 2.3 – 7 GHz IFs for up/down conversions to mmWave frequencies of 24.25 – 49 GHz. This IC includes a switch matrix that allows up/down conversions between 5G C-band and baseband signals for transmitting and receiving, and the FR1 Tx path integrates a high-linearity power amplifier and an RF power detector circuit. It is designed on 28 nm bulk CMOS process and provides device flexibility for various 5G applications by allowing for interoperability across frequency bands. Read more

Low-Band Front-End Module for 2G/3G/4G/5G Applications

The SKY58100-11 from Skyworks is a Low-Band Front-End Module that is designed for 2G/3G/4G/5G applications. It features a 3G/4G/5G PA block, low-band, and high-band 2G PA blocks with a silicon controller containing the MIPI RFFE interface. This module also includes RF band switches, antenna switches, a bi-directional coupler with cascade support, integrated switched duplexer filters, and a low noise amplifier (LNA). It has three auxiliary 3G/4G/5G Tx outputs for external filters and three auxiliary 3G/4G/5G TRx ports to support additional bands. The FEM has an extremely low leakage current which maximizes device standby time. Read more

MIPI-Controlled SP4T Switch from 0.04 to 7.125 GHz for 5G/LTE Applications

The BGS14M8U9 from Infineon is an SP4T Switch that operates from 400 MHz to 7.125 GHz. It has a switching speed of 1.3 μs and provides an isolation of up to 49 dB. This switch can handle an input power of up to 39 dBm and has an insertion loss of less than 0.9 dB. It is optimized for 5G and other cellular applications and is suitable for 5G and LTE 4G applications, such as 5G SRS, uplink-carrier aggregation and high-power user equipment. Read more

Sub-6 GHz Omnidirectional MIMO Dipole Antenna for 5G/Wi-Fi 6E Applications

The W1856 from Pulse is a 2-Port 5G/Wi-Fi 6E Dipole Antenna that operates from 617 to 7125 MHz (617 – 960 MHz, 1710 – 2690 MHz, 3300 – 4200 MHz, 4400 – 5150 MHz, and 5150 – 7125 MHz). This linearly polarized antenna supports 2x2 MIMO and has an efficiency of up to 73%. It can handle an input power of 2 W and provides a port-to-port isolation of more than 15 dB. The antenna has an omnidirectional radiation pattern and has been designed to offer consistent and reliable connectivity with fast speeds and ultra-low latency. Read more

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