Design Considerations for 5G Millimeter Wave Antenna Arrays

5G NR millimeter wave systems are being implemented for commercial applications and show both the promise and challenges of 5G high data rate applications. Developments in beamforming RFICs as well as antenna materials and fabrication techniques has laid the ground work for the implementation of 2D phased arrays for use in a cellular environment. For the 5G NR mmWave frequencies, Taoglas has prototyped and tested numerous patented array subsystem designs with multiple chipset OEMs – supporting both infrastructure and IoT OEMs’ integration of 5G NR devices — and is helping resolve some of the most complex antenna design scenarios.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • The benefits and challenges associated with millimeter wave propagation
  • Phased Array Types
  • Beamformer RFIC developments
  • Smart antenna array system design for 5G networks

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Jeff Shamblin

Lead Engineer – Millimeter Wave Projects,Taoglas

Previously Jeff served as VP of engineering at Taoglas and was responsible for management and direction of all engineering teams and R&D activities within the company. Prior to Taoglas, he spent 12 years as CTO and chief scientist at Ethertronics. He also spent five years in engineering roles at two RFID start-ups, SCS Corp. and Claridy Solutions, and 22 years working as a senior antenna engineer in aerospace for Lockheed Martin and Northrop designing antenna systems for aircraft, missile and ground station applications.Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from California State University-Northridge and has completed post-graduate studies in radar systems. He has 86 issued patents related to antenna technology and communication systems in his name. Among his many accomplishments, he led a small R&D group to develop a band-switching antenna to cover wide LTE frequency bands for laptop applications, and also was part of a small team that developed the first beam-steering antenna system for a Wi-Fi laptop.

Dennis Kish

COO and USA President,Taoglas

Dennis is responsible for all aspects of business, including sales, marketing, customer support, engineering, HR and operations. Prior to joining Taoglas, he served as President of the Fiber business at Google, where his team brought a triple-play (internet, TV, and telephone) service to market across the US.Dennis’ general management experience also includes roles as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Vice President and General Manager of ST-Ericsson’s Connectivity & Peripherals business unit, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Connected Entertainment Business at NXP Semiconductors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University.