5G Experts to Present Latest R&D at IEEE San Diego Section Meeting

    5G Experts to Present Latest R&D at IEEE San Diego Section Meeting

Topics Address mmWave Design and Test Methodologies



CEDAR PARK, Texas May 15, 2019  Professor Gabriel M. Rebeiz with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Dr. Michael Foegelle, Director Technology Development with ETS-Lindgren, will present their latest research and development (R&D) on fifth generation (5G) and millimeter wave (mmWave) wireless technologies at the IEEE San Diego Section's annual 5G meeting.   Dr. Foegelle will present "Testing the 5G New Radio."  As the wireless wide area networking industry continues to work towards development and deployment of 5G New Radio (NR) technology, Dr. Foegelle will explain how the wireless test and measurement industry is working to develop the required test and measurement capabilities to ensure that these products perform as intended.  Various industry organizations are working towards developing new test plans and defining test requirements that will be implemented throughout the industry.  However, there are still fundamental questions, both in radio design and manufacturing, especially in the mmWave FR2 band.  Dr. Foegelle's presentation will review the test challenges and possible solutions for testing the 5G NR as well as provide an update on the progress of industry organizations in developing test plans and defining requirements. 


Professor Rebeiz will present "RFIC/Silicon-based Phased Arrays and Transceivers for 5G."  The 5G standard promises a revolution in wireless data transfer with Gbps links over kilometers at mmWave frequencies. This is possible using high-gain antenna arrays resulting in "directive communications" between the base-station and the user, either in a phased-array or in a MIMO configuration. A key challenge is the construction and test of low-cost phased-arrays and transceivers at the 5G bands: 24-30 GHz, 36-42 GHz and 57-70 GHz.  Professor Rebeiz will review the progression of phased-array systems from defense-oriented applications to becoming the cornerstone of mmWave commercial 5G systems, and the role of silicon RFICs, built-in-test, and antenna design and calibration, to making this happen.


Following these presentations, attendees will have a chance to see the engineering lab where Professor Rebeiz and his students conduct pioneering R&D on phased arrays and transceivers for 5G.  Attendees can witness a test set up to evaluate the real-world performance of these devices.


The meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, May 21 in the Qualcomm meeting room of Jacobs Hall at UCSD; IEEE members and guests are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required as seating is strictly limited.  Register to attend and view additional meeting information here, including the speaker biographies.


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About ETS-Lindgren


ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.


Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.


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