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Lowering Cost for 5G: New Testing + Manufacturing Challenges

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 • 2:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM PDT, 18:00 UTC/GMT

The cutting edge of 5G research includes the use of millimeter waves, new waveform types, new network topologies, and massive MIMO. If technologies such as millimeter waves or massive MIMO are adopted as part of the official 5G standard, mobile-device testing will become substantially more difficult and expensive. Client devices and base stations will require testing in chambers, where previously testing was done using coaxial connectors. This webinar lays out the cost issues related to handsets, CPEs, IoT devices, and network infrastructure to illustrate how innovative manufacturing solutions can bring down the overall cost of a mobile service.

Understanding Ultra Low-Latency in 5G Cellular

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 • 2:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM PDT, 18:00 UTC/GMT

Ultra-low latency connectivity of less than one millisecond is one of the key IMT 2020 requirements for fifth-generation (5G) cellular systems. In this talk, we will describe the applications that are driving these ultra-fast connections and the technologies in 5G that can achieve them. We provide an end-to-end perspective and consider latency at various layers of the protocol stack, including the physical layer (with a particular focus on millimeter wave communications), rate adaptation and scheduling, core network architecture, and congestion control.

Choosing the Right Probing Solution and Oscilloscope for Power Electronics Measurements

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Monday, 16 April 2018 • 12:00 PM EDT, 9:00 AM PDT, 16:00 UTC/GMT

Passive high voltage probes, isolated channel oscilloscopes or high-voltage differential probes: They all offer different advantages for measurements on power electronics devices. This talk will give an overview about available solutions and will provide guidelines on how to select the right probe and oscilloscope for you power electronics application.

Evolution of Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) Technology: Use Cases, Technical Challenges, and Radio-Layer Solutions for Connected Cars

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 • 12:00 PM EDT, 9:00 AM PDT, 16:00 UTC/GMT

Presentation will provide an overview of the recent developments towards support of V2X services by cellular wireless communication technologies. In particular, it will outline the recent progress made by 3GPP to upgrade cellular LTE technology to address early V2X use cases and provide overview of the radio-layer enhancements. In addition, it will discuss evolved V2X use cases and provide an outlook on further evolution of C-V2X communication technology including the main design components to address those based on 5G NR radio-access technology.

Making 5G New Radio (NR) a Reality – The Global 5G Standard

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 • 2:00 PM EST, 11:00 AM PST, 19:00 UTC/GMT

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Over the past year, the industry has made tremendous progress towards realizing 5G NR—the global standard for a unified, more capable 5G air interface. 3GPP recently completed the first 5G NR standard to enable 5G NR commercial launches to start in the first half of 2019. But there still remains some mystery and skepticism around 5G NR. What exactly is 5G NR? What technologies and use cases will come first and why? And what will the evolution of 5G NR bring beyond these first launches in 2019? Join us as Dr. John Smee will demystify the 5G NR design and advanced technologies coming in 3GPP Release 15 and beyond, as well as showcase the tremendous progress being made on the path to 2019 commercialization.

Moving From Testing the Internet of Thing Towards the Internet of Tested Things

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 • 12:00 PM EST, 9:00 AM PST, 17:00 UTC/GMT

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The term “5G” is applied to a broad range of applications, from mobile broadband to fixed access.  But foremost among the drivers for 5G is the desire to use mm-wave technology to support the Internet of Things (IoT), including the growing area of M2M (machine-to-machine) communications.  From the IoT we get the requirement to be able to support 10-100x the number of devices supported by today’s networks, which leads to the question, “who is going to create all these devices?”  In this presentation, we explore the implications of a dramatic increase in the number of wireless device developers on product testing, and discuss how increased access to testing equipment can help to smooth the path to the 5G future.

Meeting the Challenges of the Protocol Level Issues for 5G Networks

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 • 2:00 PM EST, 11:00 AM PST, 19:00 UTC/GMT

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Among the primary challenges of the roll out 5G networks are the protocol level issues it faces. Issues such as mm-wave beamforming, initial access, MAC layer design, mm-wave localization, network architectures, are all proving to be key elements that must be addressed. Both industry and academic research is still at an early phase of this work and for it to progress work must be done on a number of fronts in terms of test and measurement and other issues. This webinar will examine the work that is being done in addressing these issues and some of the solutions that have been developed.

Adapting Test & Measurement Solutions to Virtualized Networks

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 • 2:00 PM EST, 11:00 AM PST, 19:00 UTC/GMT

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Service providers are now virtualizing parts of their network, which is having a profound impact on the test & measurement solutions used to ensure the network’s performance. One of the impact areas involves a movement towards early-stage network validation, which requires qualifying individual devices to ensure they all work together in an end-to-end environment. This webinar will examine how test-and-measurement technologies are not only leading to a virtualization of testing but are also helping to drive down costs, increase efficiency and add functionality within the software of the network.

Real-time Prototyping of Massive MIMO: From Theory to Reality

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 • 12:00 PM EST, 9:00 AM PST, 17:00 UTC/GMT

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This industry webinar will provide attendees with insights into Massive MIMO and rarely shared information on the implementation of such a complex system. Attendees new to Massive MIMO will be given an introduction to the topic from a theoretical perspective, but will also be presented information on the practical challenges associated with the implementation of such systems that are not addressed fully in the majority of published theoretical studies. With a close examination of the National Instruments Massive MIMO test bed, attendees will be taken on a journey from theory to reality to understand what is actually achievable not just in computer based simulations, but in practice using real-world over-the-air channels and at true real-time data rates.


Massive MIMO for 5G: How Big Can it Get?

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Thursday, 9 November 2017 • 3:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM PST, 20:00 UTC/GMT

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Massive MIMO stands as one of the most attractive sub-6 GHz physical-layer technology for future wireless access. It possesses excellent spectral efficiency and superior energy efficiency. But what are its theoretical limits and how can it be deployed practice? This webinar looks at the current state-of-the-art in Massive MIMO and based on that how to most successfully integrate the technology into 5G networks.