The 5G and Wi-Fi design and test challenges for wireless are as follows: 
  • Successful conformance testing 
  • Ensuring network features perform as designed 
  • Optimizing MIMO and beamforming performance 
  • Integrating IoT as a standard network add-on 
  • Guarantee device feature compatibility 
  • Certify against standards (3GPP, Wi-Fi Alliance, etc
This ebook discusses the backdrop of connectivity between 5G and Wi-Fi networks and how specific advancements such as MU-MIMO call for cutting-edge testing solutions.  Spectrum Control offers key components for test set ups such as RF Transceiver Test Systems and RF Network Simulators with programmable attenuator matrices, butler (phase shifter) matrices, power splitters/combiners, RF switches/relays, and control modules. These conductive test solutions allow for reliable and repeatable with accurate test simulators. 
To dive deeper into RF testing for 5G or Wi-Fi networks, please reach out to me. David J Swift Global Director of Telecom Sales, Spectrum Control

A guide to developing innovative 5G & W-iFi 6E radio Services

Even though mobile internet connections on 4G networks are perceived as fast enough for average users in that it is good for streaming HD videos or downloading music, apps, and games on the go – 5G, the next evolution of wireless networks, has already arrived and is expected to take off this year. The track is now being laid for 5G verticals, based on the demand and new business cases for mobile wireless. 5G is now poised to affect everything, everywhere.

The possibilities presented when discussing future visions for wireless networking and connectivity are raising expectations for wireless and radio applications in even slightly unrelated areas. For instance, the user experience and ubiquitous connectivity potential of 5G and Wi-Fi 6E, as well as its new use cases, is leading to the demand for satellite services to provide higher bandwidth and lower latency connectivity for a global wireless networking experience. Similarly, aircraft and other transportations services are now feeling an increasing pressure to provide a more enhanced wireless experience for passengers, users, and internal systems.

Mainly chip attenuators and chip resistors are used to control the signal level at the output or input of another signal chain element and for impedance matching between components. Though these use cases may sound simple, they are essential for ensuring high quality signal transmission through a wireless telecommunications circuit while using minimal circuit board real estate and headroom.

Spectrum Control has expertise in developing essential wireless communications components, accessories, assemblies/modules, and even entire systems. With the expanding use of wireless communications technology in various applications, operators and wireless systems manufacturers need knowledgeable and skilled engineers able to meet the challenges of the latest wireless communications generations. Wi-Fi 6E and 5G in particular, are presenting a new realm of testing and system design challenges, and Spectrum Control is uniquely positioned to help.

The taxonomy of 5G testing involves many types of user equipment (UE), test parameters, testing attributes, and testing environments in order to properly gauge the radiative performance of these devices. Spectrum Control offers testing solutions for a wide array of commercial wireless applications including 5G, Wi-Fi, and IoT device solutions. This section offers a brief introduction to the myriad of test equipment options.