Overcoming the Challenges of On-Wafer Load Pull Measurements at mmWave Frequencies for 5G Applications

Fifth generation mobile networks, also known as fifth generation wireless systems and more commonly referred to simply as 5G, represents the next evolution in wireless communications. With an emphasis on connectivity, 5G is expected to bring together data, voice, video, Internet-of-Things, connected cars, smart homes, smart cities, augmented reality, industrial automation and more.

5G will address this aggressive plan by deploying technologies over multiple frequency bands, from low MHz to high GHz, with much research being done at the longer-range 450 MHz to 6 GHz bands and the higher data rate 28-30 GHz and 37-39 GHz millimeter-wave bands.