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October 26, 2016

16 bits @ 625Mb/s and 1.25Gb/s

Forecasts to 2020, predicts mmWave uptake

October 24, 2016

Why do people even buy test equipment? This series looks at the economic and financial drivers that create and shape our industry?

October 17, 2016

Rapport answers questions about the FCC, policy, and 5G

Column outlines the ecosystem needed for 5G

NI VeriStand 2016 aims at Hardware-In-The-Loop systems

October 14, 2016

MathWorks simulations show advantages of partitioning beamforming between digital and RF domains to optimize performance and cost

October 12, 2016

In my latest blog, I describe how a researcher used memory mirroring (that I had first proposed) to crack the iPhone 5c passcode security

Demos of EU 5G Triangle testbed, real-time beamforming, and virtual drive testing

10km with one watt

Rohde & Schwarz claim 1% EVM when generating and testing Verizon 5G signals

To provide 100 Mb/s to apartment units

October 7, 2016

Pickering’s chassis hold 2 of their PXI switch modules. That’s 3 standards in one.

True. AT&T names 3 key 5G technologies: MIMO + beamforming, low latency protocol design, software defined core network

October 6, 2016

New white paper from Spectrum

Part 4 of the series by Keysight’s Roger Nichols (preview: not 5G IoT)

October 5, 2016

A very good summary from Amitava Ghosh, Nokia Bell Labs

October 4, 2016

Based on Gen 2 PXI VST plus mmWave front end

Semiconductor test system sources RF at +38 dBm, adds 26 GHz S-parameters

Azimuth supplies channel emulators and controlled RF environments

One analyst’s take on Giga-tronics