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Performance Requirements for 5G Antennas

Available on Demand

Monday, 31 October 2016 • 1:00 PM EDT, 10:00 AM PDT, 17:00 UTC/GMT

60 Minutes

IEEE Communications Webinar Series: Three Key Challenges for 5G (Part 1 of 3)

This series of IEEE Communication Society webinars will highlight three areas of intense technical interest that require substantial development to make 5G a reality and realize its promises for the Internet of Things.

Emerging 5G designs will have to handle a wide range of frequencies, from today’s 3G bands up to the 70 GHz range and beyond. They will also need to deal with an equally wide range of approaches for making the most efficient use of existing and expanded bandwidth, from flexible short-range device-to-device communication, shifting frequencies to adapt to conditions, and strategies like beamforming and MIMO. So, among other challenges, designers will have to devise antennas that are compact enough to fit into handheld devices or compact base-stations, flexible enough to respond to a much wider variety of frequencies over short and long distances, and smart enough to accommodate both low-data-rate spatial multiplexing (MIMO) and antenna arrays that can shape signals to deliver high data rates to a single receiver in a crowd.

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