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Editorial Report: The business case for 5G mmWave: Charting a path to ROI

While there are clear challenges associated with the propagation characteristics and cost of densely deploying 5G using millimeter wave frequencies, the high-band spectrum offers unique advantageous. In addition to providing multi-Gbps user experiences, 5G mmWave allows operators to add huge amounts of capacity in...

Editorial Webinar: 6G: What problems will the next generation of cellular solve and how?

Although 5G is still very much a work-in-progress with a good deal of continued evolution ahead of it, a range of stakeholders are already discussing and testing components and systems that very well could be included in what comes next--6G. At a high-level, there's a...

Editorial Webinar: Open RAN in 2022: Enabling a Continuous Flow of Innovation

The why and how of Open RAN, capex/opex savings and through honest collaboration, have been pretty well sorted. Now it’s time to leverage the capabilities of virtualized, open, multi-vendor solutions to deliver innovation. For operators, hosting radio workloads in cloud environments can facilitate a host...

Editorial Webinar: The business case for 5G mmWave: Charting a path to ROI

While there are clear challenges associated with the propagation characteristics and cost of densely deploying 5G using millimeter wave frequencies, the high-band spectrum offers unique advantageous. In addition to providing multi-Gbps user experiences, 5G mmWave allows operators to add huge amounts of capacity in...

1K QAM vs. 4K QAM: Why it matters for Wi-Fi 7

4K QAM boosts the peak rates to increase throughput and capacity compared to Wi-Fi systems using 1K QAM modulation Beyond support for up to 30 Gbps throughput, 320-megahertz channels and multi-link capabilities, Wi-Fi 7, or 802.11be, will also have 4096-QAM (4K QAM), up from 1024-QAM...

How softwarization will be key to future 6G networks: National Instruments

The difference between 5G and 6G One key aspect where future 6G technology will differ from 5G is softwarization, as several features will become pure software solutions in the 6G era, Chen Chang, Strategic Business Development Director at National Instruments (NI), told RCR Wireless News. “5G...

Editorial Report: Is it really time to start talking about 6G?

There's a common line of thinking in telecom--real value and innovation only comes with even-numbered Gs. While 5G has been the talk of the industry for years with no signs of slowing, has it really lived up to the long-held world-changing promises used to...

Editorial Webinar: Is it really time to start talking about 6G?

There's a common line of thinking in telecom--real value and innovation only comes with even-numbered Gs. While 5G has been the talk of the industry for years with no signs of slowing, has it really lived up to the long-held world-changing promises used to...

NI Connect Event (Sponsored)

Register today for NI Connect, the free virtual event designed for all engineers to learn about the future of wireless communications, and the latest trends in test and data analytics. Join NI for a mix of innovation and learning opportunities at times convenient for participants around...

Wi-Fi 7 will require ‘new level of testing,’ forcing test equipment to evolve, says NI

Wi-Fi 7 will support 320-megahertz transmissions and 4096-QAM, requiring more advanced test equipment While consumers and enterprise decision makers continue to weigh the benefits of updating to Wi-Fi 6, the wireless industry is already preparing for the arrival of Wi-Fi 7, or 802.11be. Wi-Fi 7,...

NI White Paper: Wireless Research Handbook 4th Edition

The 4th edition of NI's Wireless Research Handbook offers a selection of 2-page case studies from top researchers around the world.  Different applications from mmWave beam tracking to precoding for satellite communications are included. Explore the handbook to see how software defined radios are being used...

Test and Measurement: Keysight supports Rakuten Mobile’s 5G testing

Keysight Technologies said this week that Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten will be using Keysight's test equipment in support of its Rakuten Mobile network launch. Rakuten Mobile, which just began offering its low-cost data service to consumers last week, will be using Keysight's 5G network and...

National Instruments White Paper: Getting Started with 4G LTE Using OpenAirInterface on an NI USRP-2974

The O-RAN is looking to revolutionize the way wireless communications systems are built. Their core tenants of using virtualized networks, white box hardware, and standardized interfaces aim to promote openness and innovation in 5G systems.

Test and Measurement: NIST boosts mission-critical feature testing

A new project supported by funding from the National Institute for Standards and Technology focuses on testing-as-a-service for mission-critical communications features, including MC push-to-talk, data and video. NIST's Public Safety Communications Research Division, which provided a grant of $3.5 million to the Networking, Quality and...

Test and Measurement: NI reports a record quarter

National Instruments reported record numbers for the quarter and full year. Revenues for the fourth quarter were $367 million, up 2% year-over-year, and a quarterly record, according to the company. NI CEO Alex Davern said that he was proud of the company's "ability to grow...

Test and Measurement: Cadence Design makes strategic alliance with NI, acquires NI’s AWR

Cadence Design Systems and National Instruments' new strategic alliance focuses on electronic system innovation for communications Cadence Design Systems and National Instruments have put together a strategic alliance aimed at bringing more innovation to electronic system design, with a focus on communications, which will more...

Editorial Report: Assuring the future of RAN

Networks continue to become more complex and more dense, but network operations teams often are being called upon to manage and optimize them without much more in terms of resources. This report explores the use of analytics and automation in network deployment, management and assurance,...

National Instruments White Paper: Getting Started with 4G LTE Using OpenAirInterface on an NI USRP-2974

In this white paper, learn how to install and configure OAI eNodeB (eNB) physical-layer software on NI USRP-2974 hardware to implement a 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) cellular base station (eNodeB). Future Ettus Research application notes will show you how to install and configure the other...

Test and Measurement: 5G is gaining momentum, Rohde & Schwarz says

Test company Rohde & Schwarz says that 5G momentum is contributing to its bottom line, with revenues up nearly 5% from last year. The company, which is private and does not report its results publicly, nonetheless typically provides a yearly update on its finances. Rohde...

National Instruments White Paper: Enabling AI Research for 5G Networks with NI SDR

Today, artificial intelligence (AI) adds new technologies to 5G research that can help address several challenges. This white paper examines the current opportunities to accelerate the future of 5G communications networks with the help of AI. It is not an exhaustive list nor a full description...

National Instruments White Paper: What does 5G mean in 2019?

Every year, the wireless community gathers at Mobile World Congress to get a glimpse at the latest cellular technology.  This year was notable for all of the new innovations and progress being made on 5G. This paper discusses the current state of 5G, some of the...

National Instruments White Paper: Engineer’s Guide to 5G Semiconductor Test

Wideband 5G IC test is complex. The Engineer’s Guide to 5G Semiconductor Test is here to help. A must-read for anyone navigating the time, cost and quality trade-offs of sub-6 GHz and mmWave IC test, the guide features color diagrams, recommend test procedures and tips for avoiding common mistakes....

NI delves deeper into millimeter wave as 5G chips ramp

Chipset production for 5G has been ramping quickly over the past six months and is expected to continue through the rest of this year, according to David Hall, head of semiconductor marketing at National Instruments. NI used its annual NI Week event to highlight its...

National Instruments White Paper: Build 5G Wireless Networks and Systems with Software Defined Radio

Download the latest edition of NI’s Wireless Research Handbook, which includes research examples from around the world and across a wide range of advanced wireless research topics. This comprehensive look at next-generation wireless systems will offer you a more in-depth view of how prototyping...

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