From Everything RF:
Internet of Things
From ceramics.org -
In the world of wireless communication, 5G has become almost a popculture reference. It is a term frequently used to describe improved handsets, devices, and infrastructure enabling faster speeds and more bandwidth. This article presents a cursory overview of what 5G is, what are the technical pillars of 5G systems, and finally, the role ceramic materials will play in 5G technology.
The International Microwave Symposium has wrapped up for another year of networking, account meetings, program discussions, and learning about new technologies and processes for everything RF/Microwave. This years show in Boston had a great layout, and host city. The breakouts, technical sessions and engagements were curated conveniently as well.
SpaceX's internet-satellite megaconstellation appears to be off to a good start in low-Earth orbit.
The first 60 members of the company's Starlink network launched last night(May 23) atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The satellites deployed smoothly about an hour after liftoff, and they came online shortly thereafter, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter last night.
SAGE Millimeter, a leader of millimeter wave antennas, components, sub-assembly designs, and manufacturing, based in Torrance, California uses MilliBox, the affordable and modular radiation pattern test chamber, to qualify their antenna designs and production. “MilliBox gives us the level of speed, flexibility and performance we need to enhance our in house antenna testing capabilities at reasonable price” said Yonghui Shu, founder and CTO of SAGE Millimeter.
The QF team will once again be in attendance at IMS this year alongside our lineup of suppliers. Feel free to reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org) and schedule a meetup to discuss our services and linecard. We'll be there all week June 3rd-7th.
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If all continues to go as planned, OneWeb’s first six spacecraft will finish on-orbit testing this spring, clearing the path for an initial system of 648 satellites — 600 operational and 48 spares — and setting the stage for a larger system that could eventually number 900 or more satellites.
Ten years ago, if you were a daily commuter, you'd struggle to do much more than watching a few pre-loaded movies or TV episodes or play single-player games on your smartphone as you traveled to work. Today, there are all manner of streaming services which, thanks to 4G, allow you to download and upload high-quality content straight to and from your mobile device.
And now a bit of 5G news from Anritsu and Qualcomm: