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VFTT – SAGE Millimeter, Inc.

Yonghui Shu, President and CEO, SAGE Millimeter, 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? YS: The microwave industry will need to push itself to perform at higher frequencies. This means not only equipment and supplier capabilities, […]

VFTT – Mini-Circuits

Ted Heil, President, Mini-Circuits 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? TH: Millimeter wave wasn’t uncharted territory to the RF and microwave industry before 5G development began. Applications above 26 GHz have been well known for some […]

VFTT – dB Control

Gary Spaulding, Chief Operating Officer, dB Control 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? GS: dB Control is closely watching the millimeter wave space — especially as it relates to wireless communication, radar and electronic warfare. We […]

VFTT – Filtronic Broadband

Mike Weaver, Managing Director, Filtronic Broadband 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? MW: Although this will be the first time that millimeter wave frequencies have been used to connect between handset and base station, this of […]

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 […]