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Date: 26 May, 2022
Sponsored by Skyworks
Latest 5G News
MediaTek Launches New Chipset for Seamless mmWave and Sub-6GHz 5G Smartphone Connectivity


Pharrowtech Raises €15 Million to Develop Next Gen 60 GHz RF Transceivers and Antenna Technology


CommAgility Introduces a New 4-Channel Small Cell Platform to Enhance 5G Performance


AMD Using the Xilinx RFSoC to Power 4G/5G RAN Solutions for Meta's Evenstar Program


Qualcomm Adds New Capabilities to the Snapdragon® X70 5G Modem-RF System


Samsung Hosts its First 6G Forum to Discuss the Future of 6G Technology

Samsung Electronics

ADRF Launches First Commercial Grade High Power 5G Repeater Covering the 2.5 GHz BRS Spectrum

Advanced RF Technologies

Keysight Receives Acceptance from PTCRB Validation Group for 5G New Radio Release 16 Test Cases

Keysight Technologies

R&S 5G Conformance Test System Now Approved for FR2 Frequencies by the Global Certification Forum

Rohde & Schwarz

Eridan Raises $46 Million to Develop the World's Most Advanced Transceiver for 5G Cellular Infrastructure


DuPont Demonstrates GreenTape™ LTCC as a Better Alternative to PCBs for mmWave and RF Applications

DuPont Microcircuit

This New Company is Developing High-Performance RF GaN Transistors and Amplifiers

Gallium Semiconductor

Sponsored by Skyworks
5G Massive IoT SiP for Smart Metering, Asset Tracking, Industrial Monitoring and Wearables
SKY66430-11 is the world's smallest, pre-certified all-in-one system-in-package (SiP) incorporating cellular modem, transceiver, RF front-end, memory and power management functionality. SKY66430-11 integrates Sequans’ Monarch SoC platform for low power, low data rate consumer and industrial IoT. Click here to learn more.
5G White Papers & Articles
Head-to-Head Coaxial Interconnect vs OTA Testing for 5G - JFW Industries
Positioning in 5G NR: A Look at the Technology and Related Test Aspects - Rohde & Schwarz
Throughput of a 5G-NR FD-MIMO System in an Urban Area Using Custom Beamforming - Remcom
The RF PoL: A Special Breed of Point of Load Converters - Qorvo
Advanced Antenna Systems for 5G Networks - Ericsson
More Whitepapers
New 5G Products
Beamforming IC
8-Channel Beamforming Front-End IC from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz
Beamforming IC  from pSemi, A Murata Company

The PE188200 from pSemi is an 8-Channel Beamforming Front-End IC that operates in the 5G n257 band from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz. It has two independently controllable RF chains of four channels supporting four dual-polarity antennas or eight single-polarity antennas. This beamforming IC has integrated power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, splitter/combiners, 6-bit phase/attenuation control, and phase & amplitude beamformers.
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Beamforming IC
Dual-Band 5G Beamforming IC from 24 – 29.5/37 – 43.5 GHz
Beamforming IC  from Peraso Technologies, Inc

The PRS1520 from Peraso is a Beamforming IC that operates in the mmWave range from 24-29.5 GHz and 37-43.5 GHz. It supports n257, n258, n259, n260, and n261 5G bands and has an EIRP of 43 dBm (n261). This module has an integrated 16-element dual-polarized antenna array and an internal CPU with beam control and automatic calibration.
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Beamforming IC
4-Channel Analog Beamforming IC for 5G Applications from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz
Beamforming IC  from NXP Semiconductors

The MMW9002KC from NXP Semiconductors is a 4-Channel Bi-directional Analog Beamforming IC that operates from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz. Both the Tx and Rx chains of this 5G Beamforming IC have a phase shifter and a variable gain amplifier (VGA). The IC has a high bit phase, good amplitude resolution, and on-chip power detectors that allow measurement of the power levels on all RF antenna pins.
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RF Transceiver
Up/Down Converter IC from 24 to 30 GHz for 5G Applications
RF Transceiver  from Anokiwave

The AWMF-0210 from Anokiwave is an IF Up/Down Converter IC with an RF frequency from 24 to 30 GHz supporting n258, n257, and n261 5G bands. It has a flat wideband IF & RF response and high Rx linearity. This converter includes Tx single-sideband up-conversion and Rx image-reject down-conversion functionality.
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Vector Network Analyzer Extender
18 to 54 GHz Frequency Extender for 5G Applications
Vector Network Analyzer Extender  from Copper Mountain Technologies

The FET1854 from Copper Mountain is a frequency extender that upconverts an input frequency from 4.5 - 8 GHz to an output frequency from 18 - 54 GHz. It works with Copper Mountain's Cobalt Series 9 GHz VNAs. These VNAs have fast sweep speeds down to 0.2 microseconds per point and a dynamic range of up to 162 dB, all comprised in a compact, USB form factor.
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Cellular Module
Sub-6 GHz 5G NSA+SA Modules for IoT and eMBB Applications
Cellular Module  from Quectel

The RG500L Series from Quectel are 5G Sub-6 GHz Modules designed for IoT and eMBB applications. These 3GPP Rel-15 modules support both 5G NSA and SA modes. They also combine high-speed wireless connectivity with an embedded multi-constellation and high-sensitivity GNSS (GPS/BDS/GLONASS/Galileo) receiver for positioning.
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Cellular Module
Multi-Band Cellular Module with Support for 3GPP Rel 16 5G NSA/SA
Cellular Module  from SIMCom

The SIM8260E from SIMCom is a Multi-Band 5G NR/LTE-FDD/LTE-TDD/HSPA+ Module that supports 3GPP R16 5G NSA/SA. It delivers an uplink data transfer rate of 1 Gbps (Sub-6 GHz 5G-SA), 600 Mbps (Sub-6 GHz 5G-NSA) and downlink data transfer rate of 2.4 Gbps (Sub-6 GHz 5G-SA), 3.4 Gbps (Sub-6 GHz 5G-NSA).
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RF Amplifier
4 W Power Amplifier from 4.4 to 5 GHz for 5G NR FR1 band n79 Applications
RF Amplifier  from iCana

The ARQSP4450-4 from iCana is a Power Amplifier that operates from 4.4 to 5 GHz. It delivers a saturated power of 4 W with a power gain of 35 dB and has a power-added efficiency (PAE) of 25%. This DPD-friendly amplifier is designed for 5G NR FR1 band n79 wireless infrastructure and requires a DC supply of 5 V.
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Front End Module
Envelope Tracking Front-End Module for 2.5G/3G/4G/5G Handsets
Front End Module  from Skyworks Solutions

The SKY58211 from Skyworks is an Envelope Tracking Front-End Module (FEM) that supports 2.5G/3G/4G/5G and CDMA handsets. In the Tx section, it consists of a GSM800 / EGSM900 PA block, separate WCDMA blocks operating in the low bands, a logic control block for multiple power control levels, and band enable functions in both cellular and UMTS.
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Front End Module
SPDT Switch + 2-Stage LNA Module from 1 to 6 GHz
Front End Module  from MACOM

The MAMF-011156 from MACOM is an SPDT Switch with 2-stage LNA module that operates from 1 to 6 GHz. In Rx mode, the LNA provides a gain of more than 32 dB with a noise figure of less than 1 dB while the switch has an insertion loss of 0.46 dB. In Tx mode, it has an insertion loss of less than 1 dB and provides an isolation of more than 24 dB between the switch Rx port and antenna port.
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Band Pass Filter
RF Cavity Filter with Passband from 4.2 to 4.4 GHz for 5G C-Band Interference Mitigation
Band Pass Filter  from API Technologies

The BOM10648 from API Technologies is an RF Cavity Filter that operates in the globally allocated aeronautical band from 4.2 to 4.4 GHz. It has a passband insertion loss of less than 1 dB, provides a signal rejection of over 50 dB outside the passband, and has a propagation delay of less than 2 ns. This filter is available in a housing that measures 4 x 1 inches and has several connector and mounting options.
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Band Pass Filter
Bandpass Filter with Passband from 37 to 40 GHz for 5G Applications
Band Pass Filter  from Mini Circuits

The BFCQ-3852A+ from Mini-Circuits is a Bandpass Filter with a passband from 37 to 40 GHz. It can handle an input power of up to 1 W, has a passband insertion loss of less than 3.4 dB, and provides a rejection of more than 20 dB above and below the passband. This filter utilizes a proprietary LTCC material system and a distributed filter topology to achieve repeatable performance on a lot-to-lot basis, up to mmWave frequencies.
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90 Degree Hybrid Coupler
90° Hybrid Coupler from 1700 to 2300 MHz
90 Degree Hybrid Coupler  from TTM Technologies

The X4C20J1-03G from Anaren is a 90° Hybrid Coupler that operates from 1700 to 2300 MHz. This 3 dB coupler can handle a CW input power of 5 W, provides more than 20 dB of isolation and has an insertion loss of less than 0.5 dB. It has a phase balance of 90° and an amplitude balance of ±0.5 dB. The coupler is available in a surface-mount package that measures 2.03 x 1.28 x 0.89 mm and is ideal for 5G applications.
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Power Divider
30 W, 4-Way Power Divider from 26 to 34 GHz
Power Divider  from MECA

The 804-3-30.000 from MECA is a 4-way power divider that operates from 26 to 34 GHz. It can handle up to 30 watts of power, has an insertion loss of under 2.2 dB and isolation over 15 dB. The power divider is available in a module with 2.92mm Female connectors.
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Directional Coupler
10 dB Directional Coupler from 10 to 110 GHz
Directional Coupler  from KRYTAR

The 1100110010 from Krytar is a directional coupler that operates from 10 to 110 GHz. It has a coupling value of 10 dB with 1.8 dB variation over the band. The coupler has a directivity of over 7 dB and an insertion loss of less than 5.5 dB. It can handle up to 20 watts of power and has a VSWR of 2.5:1. The coupler is available in a module that measures 1.55 (L) x 0.38 (W) x 0.80 (H) inches with 1.0 mm female connectors.
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Conformance Test System
Conformance Test System for 5G-NR (FR1 and FR2) and LTE
Conformance Test System  from Rohde & Schwarz

The R&S®TS-RRM from Rohde & Schwarz is a Conformance Test System for running 5G NR and LTE inter-RAT RRM test cases for certification of wireless devices. It is a fully automated system for running validated RRM conformance test cases. In addition to the RRM test cases required by GCF/PTCRB, this system also supports carrier acceptance-specific RRM tests.
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Horn Antenna
Dual-Polarized Scalar Feed Horn Antenna from 40 to 60 GHz
Horn Antenna  from ERAVANT

The SAF-4036031340-219-S1-188-DP from Eravant is a Scalar Feed Horn Antenna that operates from 40 to 60 GHz. This dual-polarized antenna provides a gain of 13 dBi and port isolation of 35 dB between the horizontal and vertical ports. It has a 3 dB beamwidth of 40° for both E and H planes and provides a cross-polarization rejection of 30 dB.
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Base Station Antenna
4×4 MIMO Panel Antenna for Stadiums from 1695 to 3800 MHz
Base Station Antenna  from Alpha Wireless

The AW3873-T0-F from Alpha Wireless is an 8-Port Panel Antenna that operates from 1695 – 2170 MHz and 3400 – 3800 MHz. This ±45° slant linearly polarized antenna provides 10 dB of gain and has a VSWR of less than 1.5:1. It has azimuth and elevation beamwidths of 50° with a front-to-back ratio of more than 28 dB.
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