Trending 5G Products in 2023: September Edition

Trending 5G Products in 2023: September Edition

5G technology, short for the fifth generation of wireless communication technology, represents a significant advancement in wireless networking compared to its predecessors (such as 4G, 3G, and 2G). It is designed to provide faster data speeds, lower latency, greater capacity, and improved reliability for wireless communication. 5G products are the products designed to be used in 5G wireless technology and are the backbone of 5G networks, ensuring high-speed data, low-latency communication, and reliable performance. Some examples of 5G products include 5G antenna modules, 5G-NR chipsets, 5G wireless modules, beamforming ICs, testing software, 5G new radio RF conformance test systems, etc.

everything RF has compiled a list of 5G products that are trending on the website in September. Visit the 5G Hub on everything RF to keep up to date with the 5G Sector.

Test Application Software for FR1/FR2 5G Including RedCap and NTN

The S8711A UXM 5G Test Application from Keysight is a software interface for the UXM One Box Tester to analyze 5G NR chipsets and devices. It is an interactive real-time testing tool that covers the full chipset and device development workflow from early prototype testing through integration and verification. This software allows users to fully control the network environment and validate customized testing campaigns through RF performance and functional KPI. It can verify device performance in 5G-NR FR1 and FR2 (including 5G NR-U) bands and characterize the latest enhancements including RedCap and NTN. This solution provides a wide range of network emulation for 5G-NR NSA/SA, TDD, FDD, LTE, C-V2X, V2X sidelink, GSM, GPRS, EGPRS, W-CDMA connections, eCall, and C-IoT. Read more

3GPP/CTIA/PTCRB-Ready Sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave 5G OTA Testing System

The H300 from EMITE is a 5G OTA Test System that is designed for Sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave frequencies. It consists of a medium-sized anechoic chamber, a Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) with a 100 x 100 cm serrated precision reflector (15 µm peak-to-peak roughness), a lateral-positioned tower and feed antenna (for frequencies from 3 to 40 GHz). This test system also includes a 3D AuT/DuT fully-automated 0.03°-accurate positioning system with both roll-over azimuth and roll-over elevation (for DUTs up to 8 Kg, extendable to 50 Kg). Read more

3GPP-Compliant New Radio RF Conformance Test System

The ME7873NR from Anritsu is a 5G New Radio RF Conformance Test System for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both planned 5G NR SA and NSA modes. When this solution is combined with Anritsu's 5G over-the-air (OTA) chamber (CATR), it covers all 5G frequency bands, including sub-6 GHz and mmWave. This test system supports LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA RF tests as well as carrier acceptance tests (CAT). The ME7873NR is fully 3GPP-compliant and supports key frequency bands. It can test almost all 5G NR mobiles used worldwide. Read more

Real-Time & Continuous Spectrum Intelligence Platform

The Spectrum eXperience Management (SXM) System from thinkRF is a real-time wireless infrastructure monitoring / intelligence platform. It provides continuous monitoring of all major 4G and 5G parameters with immediate notification of any new, changed or discontinued deployments in an area. SXM comprises of powerful thinkRF sensors (SXM nodes) to collect RF spectrum data, a cloud to store data with maximum cybersecurity and an insightful software (SXM API) that provides advanced analytics to users. The insights are delivered to users on their laptop or desktop allowing them to eliminate threats. Read more 

5G-NR Low-Noise Diversity Receive Module from 3.3 to 4.2 GHz

The SKY53761-11 from Skyworks is a 5G NR Diversity Receive Module that operates in the n77/78 bands from 3.3 to 4.2 GHz. It utilizes the latest advanced SOI process technologies to achieve exceptional high-bandwidth, low-noise figure (NF) LNA performance. This module has integrated multi-mode, variable gain LNA that works with all 5G chipsets. It also integrates all the required filtering to attenuate unwanted out-of-band blockers in adjacent and far-out frequency bands while maintaining very low insertion loss (IL) performance in the passband frequencies. Read more

8 channel, Dual Polarization Beamforming IC from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz for 5G NR FR2 Applications

The iCana ICAMB2629-A is a 5G mmWave Beamforming IC that operates from 26.5 GHz to 29.5 GHz covering n257 and n261 5G NR FR2 bands for Wireless Infrastructure applications. It contains 8 independent transmit and receive channels supporting 4 horizontal and 4 vertical polarized antennas via independent input/outputs. The IC provides a channel gain range of 7 dB with 0.5 dB step, common gain range of 20 dB with 1 dB step, phase resolution of 5.6°, and a wide signal bandwidth of 800 MHz. Integrated 8-bit temperature sensors at each RF port support automatic gain compensation across temperatures. In Tx mode, the IC provides an average output power of 10 dBm (per channel) at 3% EVM, 100 MHz 5G NR, 64 QAM with a gain of 28 dB. In Rx mode, the IC provides a gain of 28 dB with a noise figure < 4.5 dB. Read more

5G Antenna Module from 24.25 to 27.5 GHz with Built-in Front-End Module

The DS-MV_26 from Doosan Corporation is a 5G Antenna Module that operates from 24.25 to 27.5 GHz. This dual polarized (horizontal/vertical) antenna module has an EIRP of 38 dBm and an azimuth/elevation beam scan range of ±60°. It provides 48 dB of gain in Tx mode and 42 dB of gain in Rx mode. The antenna module incorporates an RF front-end module with a 32-array antenna and beamforming IC. It also includes pre-calibrated beambook storage in the module's memory which allows fast and accurate beam switching. This module implements transmission and reception through mmWave and IF frequency conversion within the module and includes an I/Q path for TDD-sync for communication with the base station. Read more

3GPP Rel-17 5G-NR Chipset from 600 to 7125 MHz for Global Deployment

The Taurus from Sequans is a 5G-NR Chipset that operates from 600 to 7125 MHz. It is compliant with 3GPP Release-17 and supports both standalone and non-standalone 5G, along with carrier aggregation for worldwide deployment. This chipset delivers a 5G broadband speed of 2 Gbps and is designed for broadband IoT applications combining a highly optimized sub-6 GHz (FR1) modem with a powerful system-on-chip (SoC) with dual-core APU for smart edge applications and integrated routers. It has a dual-core application processor capable of supporting smart edge applications and integrated routing. This chipset has a rich selection of low and high-speed data interfaces, including native Ethernet, which allows for easy integration with various external hosts and devices. Read more

5G NSA/SA Sub-6 GHz Module for Global Industrial Applications

The 5G RG500U-EA from Quectel is a 5G Sub-6 GHz Module that is optimized for IoT and eMBB applications. It is based on 3GPP Release 15 and can provide worldwide 5G and LTE-A coverage. It supports both 5G NSA and SA modes which makes it backward compatible with 4G/3G networks. This module supports VoLTE (optional), VoNR (optional), DFOTA, audio, and eSIM (optional) to expand its applications in the IoT industry. The 5G RG500U-EA delivers a downlink data rate of up to 2.6 Gbps and an uplink data rate of up to 1 Gbps. It can be controlled via PCIe Gen2, USB 2.0/3.0, SDIO, UART, SPI, I2C, I2S, and GPIO interfaces. Read more

5G Wireless Module for Home, Enterprise, and Manufacturing Applications

The FG190W-NA from Fibocom is a 5G Wireless Module that is compliant with the 3GPP Release 17 standard. It delivers a downlink data rate of up to 6.18 Gbps and an uplink data rate of up to 900 Mbps. This module supports global 5G Sub-6, LTE FDD/TDD, UMTS & CDMA bands, and has 4 antennas. It requires a DC supply of 3.8 V and can be controlled via USB 3.1/3.0/2.0, PCIe 4.0/3.0, UIM, and I2S interfaces. The FG190W-NA is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SDX75 chipset and has 8 GB LPDDR4x memory with 8GB Nand flash memory. Read more

Low-Cost, Beam-steering RF Module from 57 to 71 GHz for FWA Applications

The BFM06017 from Sivers Semiconductors is a Low-Cost RF Module that operates from 57 to 71 GHz. It supports 1D beam-steering (±45° steering in azimuth) and is optimized for high-performance FWA applications and for unlicensed 5G spectrum (802.11ad and 5G NR-U, TDD). This module has a 16+16 Tx/Rx array and enables up to 256 QAM SC with an integrated synthesizer to support a throughput of 10 Gbit/s. It combines the performance of the TRXBF01 RFIC with innovative antenna design to achieve a cost-effective solution with only 6 RF layers and castellated vias. The module delivers a Tx RIRP of 40 dBm and has a noise figure of 7 dB. It is designed to interface with leading baseband modems and provides the flexibility and performance required for large deployments of 60 GHz FWA networks. Read more

5G/NB-IoT Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) Antenna from 617 to 5850 MHz

The 9001815F0 from KYOCERA AVX is a 5G and NB-IoT Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) Embedded Antenna that operates from 617 to 960 MHz, 1415 to 2690 MHz, 3400 to 3800 MHz and 5150 to 5850 MHz. This linearly polarized antenna provides a gain of up to 4.81 dBi with efficiency from 35 to 60%. It has an omnidirectional radiation pattern and supports 2G/3G/4G/5G, LTE CAT-M, NB-IoT, SigFox, LoRa, and cellular LPWA technologies. The antenna can handle a CW input power of 2 W and has a VSWR of 2.2:1 (5150 to 5850 MHz). It is available in a package with a flexible substrate that measures 102.0 x 14.5 x 0.2 mm with a 200 mm long cable and U.FL compatible connector. Read more

4G/5G MIMO Dipole Antenna from 400 to 6000 MHz

The TGX.04.W.A.001 from Taoglas is a 4G/5G MIMO Dipole Antenna that operates from 400 to 6000 MHz. This cross-polarized antenna has an omnidirectional radiation pattern and has a VSWR of 2:1. It uses four dipole antennas for improved throughput and quality improvements in transmitting and receiving signal levels for better coverage and performance in urban environments. The cross-polarized layout of this antenna enhances MIMO performance capabilities for improved signal quality. It offers excellent performance in 5G NR bands from 3300 to 4200 MHz, while covering Band 31 and Band 71 at the lower end of the 4G/5G frequency spectrum. Read more

Omnidirectional 5G Base Station Antenna from 617 to 5925 MHz

The MHO5GFR1NF from PCTEL is a Cellular Base Station Antenna that operates from 617 to 5925 MHz. This linearly polarized antenna provides a peak gain of 5.87 dBi and has a VSWR of less than 4.5:1. It has an omnidirectional radiation pattern and an elevation half-power beamwidth from 15° to 50°. The antenna has rugged, UV-resistant fiberglass housing and can be used in harsh environments. It is available in IP67-rated enclosures that measure 2.86 (Dia.) x 26.67 (L) cm with N-type Female connector and is ideal for 5G base station applications. Read more

USB/Ethernet Controlled mmWave Signal Generator from 10 MHz to 30 GHz

The SSG-30GHP-RC from Mini-Circuits is an mm-Wave Signal Generator with a frequency range from 10 MHz to 30 GHz. It delivers an output power of up to +27 dBm with a phase noise of -130 dBc/Hz (at 10 kHz offset) and has a frequency resolution of 0.2 Hz. This signal generator can be used for the characterization of high-power millimeter wave components and systems. It provides a reliable high-power signal, which reduces the need for external amplification and gain control. The generator can provide CW/single-tone outputs at any supported frequency and power level, pulse sequences with varying frequency, power, pulse width (down to 0.5 µs), and pulse repetition interval (PRI) or automated frequency/power sweep and hop sequences. Read more

20 W, WR-28 Waveguide Junction Circulator from 26.5 to 40 GHz

The SNF-28-C5 from Eravant is a Waveguide Junction Circulator that operates from 26.5 to 40 GHz. This Ka-Band isolator can handle a CW forward power of up to 20 W, provides an isolation of 15 dB, and has an insertion loss of less than 0.7 dB. It offers a much shorter insertion length for system integration compared to a Faraday isolator. This isolator is available in a module with a WR-28 waveguide interface (UG-599/U-M flanges) and is suitable for port isolation, instrumentation, and module integration applications. Read more

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