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VFTT – dB Control

by Mike England, President, dB Control MPD: If you sell to the defense sector, what do you believe are the major challenges for RF and microwave technology in serving DoD’s needs? ME: As the Department of Defense (DoD) restructures electronic warfare (EW) efforts, RF and microwave engineers must continue to ensure amplifiers evolve to become […]

VFTT – Plextek RFI

by Liam Devlin, CEO, Plextek RFI MPD: How effective do you believe operation at millimeter wavelengths will be for meeting the challenges of 5G? LD: I believe that the use of the mmWave frequency bands is essential in order to obtain the sort of data rates on which 5G has been sold. There are difficulties […]

VFTT – Filtronic Plc

by Reg Gott, Executive Chairman, Filtronic Plc MPD: How effective do you believe operation at millimeter wavelengths will be for meeting the challenges of 5G? RG: In terms of radio access, mmWave 5G will be most effective in an urban and suburban environment, where short-radius cells can provide additional high-bandwidth capacity to densify the network. […]

VFTT – StratEdge Corporation

by Casey Krawiec, VP of Global Sales, StratEdge Corporation MPD: How effective do you believe operation at millimeter wavelengths will be for meeting the challenges of 5G? CK: In the near term, not very. There are massive technical and economic challenges to bringing millimeter wavelengths to cell phones. MPD: If you sell to the defense […]

VFTT – RFMW

by Joel Levine, President, RFMW MPD: How effective do you believe operation at millimeter wavelengths will be for meeting the challenges of 5G? JL: To realize the promise of 5G technology, the requirements of higher data rates and increased capacity dictate much higher bandwidth requirements than what’s available from traditional wireless backhaul frequency bands between […]

VFTT – Analog Devices Inc.

by Karim Hamed, General Manager, Microwave Communications, Analog Devices Inc. MPD: How effective do you believe operation at millimeter wavelengths will be for meeting the challenges of 5G? KH: MillimeterWave-5G is meant to be used for capacity and hence will be the most effective in dense urban environments and hotspots. If you’re located in an […]

VFTT – Keysight Technologies, Inc.

by Kailash Narayanan, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Test Group, Keysight Technologies, Inc. MPD: How effective do you believe operation at millimeter wavelengths will be for meeting the challenges of 5G? KN: We have stated numerous times that realizing the vision of 5G will require many technologies and mmWave is just one of them. […]

VFTT – National Instruments

by Co-contributors: Alejandro Buritica Senior Solutions Marketing Manager; Sarah Yost, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager – SDR; Brandon Treece, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager – Aerospace and DefenseNational Instruments MPD: How effective do you believe operation at millimeter wavelengths will be for meeting the challenges of 5G? NI: Engineers are working hard to re-farm existing cellular bands […]

VFTT – Guerrilla RF

by Ryan Pratt, Founder, CEO, Guerrilla RF MPD: How effective do you believe operation at millimeter wavelengths will be for meeting the challenges of 5G? RP: I believe operation at millimeter wavelengths will play a role in 5G, but I don’t think it will be significant for several years. With the Digital Dividend frequency band, […]