Millimeter-Wave Arrays for 5G Applications
5G is here and brings with it the promise of much higher data rates, lower latency, and increased network capacity. 5G systems are occupying a large portion of the available sub-6 GHz spectrum previously and currently used for 4G connectivity. One of the new aspects of 5G is that millimeter-wave capability is now available for broad commercial use.
Along with the use of millimeter-wave spectrum comes the requirement to develop capable and cost-effective radio architectures that can be implemented in commercial products. These radio systems will require beam-steering arrays, capable of scanning over wide angular regions.