Monday, 8 December 2014

5G Semiconductor research being done

In light of the increasing complexity of mobile networks and associated spectrums, 4G LTE; 5G Semiconductors service extends the segmentation of 4G LTE mobile devices and related chips to reflect on the evolution of 4G LTE across various paths, including FDD LTE, TDD LTE, multimode FDD-TDD LTE and network generations including LTE Classic and LTE-Advanced. 

The extended segmentation has been made to take into account the transformation in the mobile 4G LTE market, notably the emergence of LTE Carrier Aggregation (LTE CA). 

One of the aims of the service is to evaluate the market potential for various multi-stream intra-band and inter-bands LTE CA combinations across all licensed and unlicensed LTE bands. This 4G LTE; 5G Semiconductors service will also assess dynamics of the mobile industry as the technology moves towards 5G. The service will keep track on how all these changes will impact the typical characteristics of each chipset and device segment, including: 

• Assessment of key enabling technologies, mainly these related to the baseband, radio transmission, and RF upfront components 
• The cost associated with implementing these technologies 
• Constraints of implementing new technologies on both the reference design and the industrial design of the device 
• Assessment of the most popular LTE/5G implementations and how these implementations could impact device economies of scale 
• The impact of technology disruption on legacy frameworks 

A special focus will be dedicated to enabling baseband and radio technologies, including the various modulation and multiplexing technologies used, antennae technologies including MIMO, Diversity, and Smart Tuning, Power Amplifiers and Envelope Tracking, and User Equipment specifications.