5G

In telecommunications, 5G is the fifth generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks, which cellular phone companies began deploying worldwide in 2019, and is the planned successor to the 4G networks which provide connectivity to most current cellphones. 5G networks are predicted to have more than 1.7 billion subscribers worldwide by 2025, according to the GSM Association. Like its predecessors, 5G networks are cellular networks, in which the service area is divided into small geographical areas called cells. All 5G wireless devices in a cell are connected to the Internet and telephone network by radio waves through a local antenna in the cell. The main advantage of the new networks is that they will have greater bandwidth, giving higher download speeds, eventually up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbit/s). Due to the increased bandwidth, it is expected the networks will not exclusively serve cellphones like existing cellular networks, but also be used as general internet service providers for laptops and desktop computers, competing with existing ISPs such as cable internet, and also will make possible new applications in internet of things (IoT) and machine to machine areas. 4G cellphones are not able to use the new networks, which require 5G enabled wireless devices.

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NXP Brings GaN to 5G Multi-Chip Modules for Energy-Efficient Mobile Networks

“NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced a major industry milestone for 5G energy efficiency with the integration of Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology to its multi-chip module platform. Building on the company’s investment in its GaN fab in …

Samsung Introduces New 5G Radio with Integrated Antennas

“Driving greater deployment efficiency in a compact form factor, Samsung’s new One Antenna Radio is built to accelerate 5G rollouts Samsung Electronics today unveiled a new radio designed to help mobile operators overcome the challenges they face in deploying …

Samsung Achieves Industry First: Expands Virtualized RAN Capability to Support C-Band Massive MIMO Radio

“In additional milestone, Samsung’s Virtualized solution reaches the maximum 5G speeds on C-Band spectrum Samsung Electronics today announced that its commercial 5G virtualized RAN(vRAN) now supports its latest C-Band Massive MIMO radios, a first for the industry and …

Qualcomm Advances and Scales 5G IoT Industry, Unveiling Purpose-Built 5G Modem Optimized for IIoT

“Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. helps lead the IoT ecosystem forward by introducing the company’s first, purpose-built Internet of Things (IoT) modem solution equipped with 5G connectivity and optimized for Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. The Qualcomm® 315 5G IoT Modem-RF …

Samsung Develops New 5G Radio Technology for Efficient 5G Deployments in Mid-Band Spectrum

“New Samsung technology doubles bandwidth support of its mid-band portfolio, helping operators minimize hardware needs and simplify 5G rollouts Samsung Electronics has developed a new 5G wideband radio technology that expands bandwidth support for its next generation radios, including Massive …

Renesas Expands Communication Timing Portfolio for 4G/5G Radio

“Strong Lineup Delivers Best-in-Class Phase Noise, Industry’s First Complete 5G Radio Synchronization Solution Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today expanded its communication timing portfolio with three new low phase noise, high-frequency RF …

Samsung and Marvell Unveil New System-on-a-Chip To Advance 5G Networks

“The two companies pack advanced mobile technology into new SoC to improve power efficiency and network capacity of next-generation radios Samsung Electronics and Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) today announced that the companies jointly developed a new System-on-a-Chip (SoC) to enhance 5G …

Samsung Breaks 5G Speed Record, Reaching 5.23Gbps

“Trial successfully combines 4G LTE and 5G mmWave on a commercial 5G device Samsung Electronics today announced it achieved a breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology. EN-DC technology enables mobile …

Qualcomm Announces World’s First 10 Gigabit 5G Modem-RF System

“Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, its fourth-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution. It is the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G and the first 3GPP release 16 modem-RF system, which is currently sampling to …

MediaTek Unveils New M80 5G Modem with Support for mmWave and Sub-6 GHz 5G Networks

“New modem supports SA and NSA architectures, with a peak speed of 7.67 Gbps MediaTek today announced its new M80 5G modem which combines mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G technologies onto a single chip. The M80 supports ultra-fast speeds …

Xilinx Collaborates with Fujitsu to Support 5G Deployments in the US

“Fujitsu 5G radio units incorporate Xilinx UltraScale+ technology for O-RAN macro site and greenfield networks Feb 04, 2021 Xilinx, Inc., (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leader in adaptive computing, today announced that the company is supplying its leading UltraScale+ technology to …