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5G Antenna Characterization in the Far-Field

5G mobile devices and base stations will be operating antenna arrays and beam-steering techniques in the millimeter-wave region. The question of the far-field measurement distance is particularly critical for such technologies as a larger over-the-air test range means dynamic range issues and significantly larger cost. The traditionally used formula for the far-field distance aims at… Read more »
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Demystifying 5G – V5GTF crest factor reduction (CFR) – a simple way out?

A high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) is not beneficial as it challenges the non-linear power amplifier operation close to compression for maximum efficiency. A possible way out is to apply crest factor reduction (CFR) techniques such as to clip high signal peaks. This video demonstrates a simple method to clip (any) waveform, including the Verizon… Read more »
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Demystifying 5G – How about clipping a V5GTF signal?

This video compares the performance of a V5GTF standard-compliant signal showing a standard-dependent high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) with a clipped version of such a signal. Did the crest factor improve? How about the error vector magnitude (EVM)?
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Demystifying 5G – 5G New Radio (NR) waveform analysis

How to analyze a 5G New Radio (NR) waveform? This video demonstrates how to create a configuration file with the R&S®FS-K96PC OFDM vector signal analysis software from Rohde & Schwarz to analyze an OFDM-based waveform that follows the physical layer parameterization for 5G NR.
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Demystifying 5G – US is leading the race for 5G frequency candidates

In July 2016 the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the US regulator, decided to open up additional spectrum for future 5G wireless communications. This video provides a summary on the intended frequency bands for 5G in the US and explains the potential auction principles.
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Demystifying 5G – Where 5G waveform candidates lose their advantage

5G waveform candidates, such as FBMC, UFMC and GFDM, are designed to overcome limitations of LTE. For example, FBMC, UFMC and GFDM outperform LTE in spectral regrowth. Their much sharper power spectrum is a clear advantage over LTE. But what happens, if a non-linear device such as a power amplifier is used to amplify the… Read more »
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Demystifying 5G – Full power frequency sweep for 5G PA characterization

5G power amplifiers typically support a power range and a frequency band. It is important to characterize the amplifier for these settings using power and frequency sweep and 5G waveform candidates such as FBMC, UFMC and GFDM. This video demonstrates a power vs. frequency sweep while measuring error vector magnitude (EVM), crest factor, adjacent channel… Read more »