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VFTT – AWR Group, National Instruments

David Vye, Director of Technical Marketing, AWR Group National Instruments MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? DV: The available spectrum at millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies will provide the bandwidth for the high data rates and low […]

VFTT – Custom MMIC

John Greichen, VP of Sales and Marketing, Custom MMIC MPD: What RF and microwave technologies do you feel will have the greatest impact in our industry overall between now and 2020?  JG: Within the III-V semiconductor technology realm, Custom MMIC believes GaAs MMICs will continue to represent the great majority of the revenue, thus having the greatest […]

VFTT – Guerrilla RF

Ryan Pratt, Founder and CEO, Guerrilla RF MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? RP: The main challenge I see with millimeter wave cellular applications is in meeting the volume and cost demands of that market.  Traditionally, […]

VFTT – Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Liam K. Griffin, President and CEO, Skyworks Solutions, Inc. MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? LG: The connected economy is gaining significant momentum and enhancing the way we live, work, play and educate. Ultimately, 5G technology […]

VFTT – Qorvo

Vijay Balakrishna , Senior Director of Research, Infrastructure and Defense, Qorvo MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? VB: Every time the bar is raised, there is an opportunity to develop technologies and grow our markets long […]

VFTT – MACOM

Dr. Douglas Carlson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF & Microwave, MACOM MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? DC: With 5G, we are seeing the opportunity to move the use of millimeter wave spectrum to […]

VFTT – AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation

Donald Shepherd, Chairman, AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? DS: Until recently, mmWave technologies were used solely by the military in applications consisting of satellite communications and by radar systems. Now, 5G is […]

VFTT – Analog Devices

John Cowles, GM of RF and Microwave Business Unit, Analog Devices MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? JC: The emergence of the millimeter wave 5G frequencies at 28 and 39 GHz for cellular communications is very […]

VFTT – Infinite Electronics

by Terry Jarnigan, Chief Executive Officer, Infinite Electronics MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? TJ: Operating at millimeter wavelengths is always a challenge, which is why few services other than defense, vehicle radar, and satellite systems […]

View From the Top – Keysight

by Greg Peters VP & General Manager Aerospace/Defense/Government Solutions (ADGS) Keysight Technologies, Inc.  MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? GP: The challenges of bringing millimeter wave to commercial wireless abound. This territory is traditionally […]