“What’s the hottest tech on the market?”
From C-suites and market analysts to investors and system designers, that is a question that never becomes old. One technology having it’s moment is 5G.
On the carrier side, T-Mobile and Sprint are merging to create a strong #3 carrier in the US. Verizon project that half of the US will have 5G coverage by mid-2020. Network equipment manufacturer Ericsson predicts that half the world will have 5G coverage by 2024.
New Samtec 5G Solutions Microsite
The first 5G solution most people think about is their smartphone. That makes sense since smartphones are so integral to modern life.
What makes 5G networks work though? That’s the question Samtec answers via the new 5G Network Applications Solution microsite.
As implementation of the 5G network quickly gains momentum, new high-performance devices, systems, and test & measurement equipment are needed to support the ultra-high frequencies and high data rates that technologies like mmWave, massive MIMO, beamforming and full duplex demand.
5G Test and Development System
The heart of any 5G-enabled device remains the mmWave Silicon ICs transmitting and receiving data from bits to antenna. 5G system development typically links multiple RF signal chain and digital IC development boards mimicking end applications.
System testing of next-generation 5G systems must validate sub-6 GHz and mmWave radio solutions supporting governmental, industry and carrier standards.
5G Remote Radios and Active Antenna Systems
5G Remote Radio and Active Antenna Systems leverage Massive MIMO and beamforming technology to extend the reach of 5G networks. Integrating an increasing number of high frequency, multi-band RF signal paths into smaller form factors depends on high-performance interconnects for optimized operations.
5G Core Network Equipment
Next-generation 5G network equipment must be scalable, intelligent and flexible. New technologies will dramatically increase coverage and data throughput while supporting multiple standards, bands and sub-networks.
From the front panel to the IC, to the backplane and between PCBs, Samtec’s high-performance interconnect expertise and product solutions are designed to support 56 Gbps PAM4 to 112 Gbps PAM4 data rates, along with optimizing system density and signal integrity.
5G V2X Connectivity
Connected vehicles are the future of mobility. Leveraging next-gen 5G networks and cloud services, V2X technologies enable vehicle intelligence, improve traffic flow and increase safety.
Samtec’s expanding automotive interconnect portfolio helps route data from 5G radios to sensors throughout the vehicle. Samtec is IATF 16949 certified and offers technical expertise and systems designed specifically to support the unique challenges of automotive and transportation applications.