SpaceX: Starlink to Carlink

SpaceX: Starlink to Carlink
by Roger C. Lanctot on 06-13-2019 at 5:00 am

When SpaceX launched 60 satellites into orbit last month – the first of a planned fleet of 12,000 such satellites which will ultimately deliver terrestrial Internet access in concert with earth-bound stations – astronomers were alarmed at the apparent impact on earth-based observatories from light pollution.… Read More


Webinar: CEVA on basestation design for 5G NR

Webinar: CEVA on basestation design for 5G NR
by Bernard Murphy on 03-15-2017 at 7:00 am

Conventional wisdom is that 5G is still somewhere on the hype curve – expected to arrive someday but still not a near-term technology. As is often the case, conventional wisdom seems to be wrong. Coming out of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, semiconductor and carrier heavyweights have committed to accelerate deploymentRead More


Targeting Cat-NB1 instructions delivers power savings

Targeting Cat-NB1 instructions delivers power savings
by Don Dingee on 10-10-2016 at 4:00 pm

If one wireless IoT technology fit every possible use case, we would have one specification. Many tradeoffs – battery life, mobility, indoor coverage, licensed versus unlicensed spectrum, and more – have made for many potential solutions. A heated discussion right now is over the future of LPWAN technologies, with LoRA, SIGFOX,… Read More


The Fog Begins to Lift on 5G Cellular

The Fog Begins to Lift on 5G Cellular
by Maury Wood on 11-30-2015 at 4:00 pm

5G mobile communication is widely forecasted to be a market reality seven to ten years from now. As envisioned by the International Telecommunications Union Radiocommunications sector (ITU-R), in their next generation International Mobile Telecommunication or IMT-2020 documents, 5G comprises three top-level goals: enhanced… Read More


Implications of LTE in the 5 GHz Band

Implications of LTE in the 5 GHz Band
by Maury Wood on 11-02-2015 at 4:00 pm

Image RemovedBack in December 2013, during a 3GPP Radio Access Network (RAN) plenary meeting, Ericsson and Qualcomm introduced LTE-Unlicensed, a scheme that puts LTE-Advanced signals in the 5 GHz unlicensed UNII band, in conjunction with an LTE “anchor” signal in a licensed band. The objective is supplemental… Read More