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mmWave 5G Phased Array and Beamforming System Design

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 • 1:00 PM EDT, 10:00 AM PDT, 17:00 UTC/GMT

Beamforming phased array systems are becoming essential in 5G and next generation communications, especially in mmWave frequency bands. This webcast introduces advanced modeling and simulation approaches for various beamforming techniques. We will demonstrate phased array system design while using practical phased arrays in working, system-level beamforming scenarios. The webcast includes a live software demo with typical configurations, weightings, and impairments that affect beam-level performance (such as nonlinearities, coupling, and element variations).

Addressing Direction Finding in Over-the-Air Testbeds and Prototypes

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 • 2:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM PDT, 18:00 UTC/GMT

Direction finding has found use in many applications that include military or security, spectrum monitoring, geo-location and intelligent communications like SDMA. It is an indispensable first step in most radio-detection systems. Multi-antenna systems make direction finding easier and reliable. As the source signal reaches an antenna array, one can take advantage of the variations in the received signal at each antenna, together with the knowledge of the array characteristics, to determine the direction of arrival of the signal. This approach requires the antennas to be calibrated and synchronized, and achieving this, is a challenge. This Webinar provides an overview of the practices and methodologies employed in direction finding particularly for communication systems, highlighting their advantages and drawbacks. An overview of a 128-antenna massive MIMO testbed will also be given to provide an example of how practical direction-finding research could be conducted.

5G Massive MIMO: Achieving Spectrum Efficiency

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 • 2:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM PDT, 18:00 UTC/GMT

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Massive MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) promises the simultaneous transfer of many incoming and outgoing messages at once. While traditional cellular base stations might leverage four antennas, a Massive MIMO array features dozens that is complemented with smart signal processing to simultaneously and efficiently route messages to their intended destinations. This webinar will look at the challenges that researchers in this field face in developing these complex systems. It will highlight how the system concept can be exploited in the actual design and yields attractive implementations. It will show the status of demonstrators in Massive MIMO testbeds, which are contributing to a smooth development of these systems and their experimental validation.

Prototyping mmWave 28GHz Systems to Realize 5G Networks

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 • 2:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM PDT, 18:00 UTC/GMT

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The roll out of fifth generation (5G) wireless networks will involve a shift to the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum in the frequency bands above 24GHz for mobile applications. However, achieving this mmWave spectrum comes at the cost of high propagation loss and susceptibility to blockage. So-called beam-forming techniques can overcome propagation loss by concentrating RF energy in a certain direction. However, this is just a starting point.

From Closed Smart City Solutions to Open Marketplaces

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 • 11:00 AM EDT, 8:00 AM PDT, 15:00 UTC/GMT

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Smart city activities are usually driven by large cities with enough resources to adopt and deploy the solutions they need. This approach generally works for large metropolitan areas where there is enough population to attract further innovation. This scheme, however, is not applicable to smaller regions and satellite towns that may not have enough resources to procure smart city platforms, are not ready to commit to long-term contracts, or that simply do not have the size to bring in large-scale development. In this webinar, we will use a multi-region IoT field trial in the UK as a way to introduce the use of open IoT standards to enable regional integration of data and to stimulate a wider innovation footprint by creating an open marketplace for data and data services.

A Deep Dive into New Radio and mmWave for 5G

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Monday, 26 June 2017 • 1:00 PM EDT, 10:00 AM PDT, 17:00 UTC/GMT

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Join us for a technical overview of the New Radio (NR) standard being proposed for 5G. NR aims to provide a solution for both sub 6 GHz and mmWave. Evolving communications from the sub 6 GHz frequencies into mmWave frequencies presents a variety of unknowns and challenges. This webinar will also discuss what some of those challenges are and the ongoing research for mmWave communications.

SDN/NFV – Time for Real Innovations

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 • 11:00 AM EDT, 8:00 AM PDT, 15:00 UTC/GMT

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SDN and NFV are currently moving from the phase of standardization to that of early proliferation and adoption as common 5G base technologies. First innovations that truly exploit the capabilities enabled by SDN and NFV are also emerging in the form of novel architectures and technologies that improve on flexibility, dynamicity and overall performance. On the other hand, there is also a remaining belief that SDN and NFV have not pushed the boat out where it is needed for 5G and beyond. This webinar sheds light on these aspects of adoption, innovation, and the new frontiers with the help of invited esteemed experts in this space who will outline their position and debate their views.

Real-time Prototyping of 5G Software Defined Networks

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 • 2:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM PDT, 18:00 UTC/GMT

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In this webinar, attendees will learn more about the National Instruments MAC/PHY prototyping system which includes a flexible hardware and software reference architecture complete with a real-time and fully modifiable upper layer stack and PHY layer that enables wireless researchers to rapidly prototype SDNs that communicate over real-world wireless channels.

Understanding 5G’s Signal-Processing Demands: Device centric network cooperation for 5G and beyond: Theory and algorithms

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 • 1:00 PM EST, 10:00 AM PST, 18:00 UTC/GMT

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IEEE Communications Webinar Series: Three Key Challenges for 5G (Part 3 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.

5G's Role in the Internet of Things

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Thursday, 17 November 2016 • 10:30 AM EST, 7:30 AM PST, 15:30 UTC/GMT

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IEEE Communications Webinar Series: Three Key Challenges for 5G (Part 2 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.

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