Sivers IMA, Uppsala University Developing 5G mmWave RFIC with Integrated Antenna | 2018-05-29 | Microwave Journal

Sivers IMA, Uppsala University Developing 5G mmWave RFIC with Integrated Antenna – 5/29/2018

For 5G applications, Sivers IMA and Uppsala University will develop a 24 to 29.5 GHz IC with an antenna integrated in the package. Vinnova, Sweden’s government agency for innovation, is funding the project with SEK4 million (approximately $450,000) under the “Smartare Elektroniksystem Forsknings – och innovationsprojekt 2018” program.

The motivation for the integrated RFIC and antenna is the need for a cost-effective front-end for customer premises equipment (CPE) in millimeter wave, Gbps broadband systems. According to Sivers IMA, such a product is not commercially available. The application and opportunity to commercialize the product was assessed by a jury of 14 independent national experts in an evaluation by Smartare Elektroniksystem.

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Of the SEK4 million, Sivers IMA will receive SEK3 million for the RFIC and SEK1 million will go to the Institution for Technical Science at Ångströmslaboratoriet at Uppsala University for the antenna.

Vinnova previously funded Sivers IMA and Uppsala University to develop a WiGig (60 GHz) RFIC with antenna, which was presented at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). A second paper will be presented at the IEEE RFIC Symposium in June (2018).

Anders Storm, CEO of Sivers IMA, said, “5G will be a key component in all future telecommunication networks, which was confirmed by the prime ministers of the Nordic countries last week, where they agreed to a new, deeper cooperation around 5G development, with the ambition that the Nordic region should be at the forefront. With this contribution from Vinnova, together with our own investment within 5G, we can now contribute to this vision.”

Dragos Dancila, an associate professor of microwave technology at Uppsala University and the project leader for the antenna development, said, “We are grateful that Vinnova supports the long-term collaboration between industry and university, having already resulted in an excellent experience of delivering a successful technology at 60 GHz. We have again the opportunity to embark on the development of a new communication system supporting the 5G bands at 24 to 28 GHz and to ensure that it is competitive and world class.”

The Angstrom laboratory at Uppsala has an advanced antenna chamber for acoustic and RF measurements, which will be used to support the project.

Vinnova’s mission is to contribute to sustainable economic growth in Sweden by “improving the conditions for innovation.” According to the Vinnova website, “We do this mainly by funding innovation projects and the research needed to develop new solutions. We also invest long term in strong research and innovation environments.”


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Ooredoo First In The World to Launch 5G Commercial Network | 2018-05-16 | Microwave Journal

Ooredoo First In The World to Launch 5G Commercial Network – 5/16/2018

Ooredoo has announced that the company is the first operator in the world to launch a live 5G network on the 3.5 GHz spectrum band.

The breakthrough announcement was made in an event attended by Ooredoo senior management at the Ooredoo Tower in West Bay. Attendees were also briefed on the first Ooredoo 5G site which was accomplished just days after Ooredoo’s new 5G Commercial Core Network was activated.

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Ooredoo’s 5G network is the first commercially available 5G network in the world and is an important technological breakthrough for the telecommunications industry worldwide.

Speaking at the event, Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said, “Today, Ooredoo and Qatar make history. We are the first company in the world to offer access to 5G technology and services, and the people of Qatar are the first to have access to the incredible benefits this technological upgrade will bring. We dedicate this important milestone to the people of Qatar and to our beloved leaders, who have encouraged this step in building the knowledge-based economy of Qatar.”

The first stage of Ooredoo’s 5G Supernet deployment will cover an area from The Pearl Qatar to Hamad International Airport, with Lagoona, Katara Cultural Village, West Bay, the Corniche and Souq Waqif also included in the initial commercial launch coverage area.

The Ooredoo 5G service offers the latest network technology (5G NR) meaning much higher speeds, capacity and better latency, than existing cellular systems. The new network will bring advantages over the previous generations of cellular technology and will enable business and consumer customers to unlock more of their potential and explore opportunities that were simply not possible before 5G.

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Tektronix, IEMN Demonstrate 100 Gb/s Wireless Transmissions Using New IEEE 802.15.3d Standard | 2018-05-16 | Microwave Journal

Tektronix, IEMN Demonstrate 100 Gb/s Wireless Transmissions Using New IEEE 802.15.3d Standard

Tektronix, Inc. and IEMN, a major French research laboratory, demonstrated a single carrier wireless link traveling at a 100 Gb/s data rate. This demonstration uses advanced data coding, THz photonics and wideband and linear devices to enable ultra fast wireless connections in the 252 – 325 GHz band per the recently published IEEE 802.15.3d standard.

“Achieving 100 Gb/s transmission in a single carrier helps to fill the gap between the worlds of fiber-optics and radio. By combining the concept with dedicated architectures and photonic-based THz circuits we are paving the way for far faster wireless transmission than what’s possible today,” said Guillaume Ducournau, an associate professor at IEMN/CNRS/University Lille working on THz communication systems.

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The purpose of the new 802.15.3d standard is to provide for low complexity, low cost, low power consumption, very high data rate wireless connectivity among devices and in the future ‘low THz’ bands. Potential applications include consumer multimedia, wireless switched point-to-point applications in data centers, wireless backhaul/front haul, intra-device communications and a wide variety of additional use cases such as rapid large multimedia data downloads and file exchanges between two devices in close proximity.

Achieving 100 Gb/s and beyond requires the extension of carrier frequencies to the millimeter/sub-millimeter range, around 300 GHz, also called the “THz band.” Using a combination of optical coherent technologies and THz transceivers, this latest demonstration showcased the advances being made toward operational wireless links with THz frequencies and optical-equivalent data rates.

The demonstration was accomplished within the framework of several research projects including the COM’TONIQ, Era-net Chistera TERALINKS and TERASONIC ANR projects in THz communications. The French Equipex programs, “FLUX” (high-speed guided fiber/wireless-based advanced data coms) and “ExCELSIOR” (advanced characterization of nano-devices and systems) also supported this effort along with IEMN platform facilities and the RENATECH French nanofabrication network, IRCICA USR-3380. The demonstration was also supported by the CPER “Photonics for society” and contributes to the “digital world” Hub 3 of the I-Site Université de Lille Nord de France.

“Tektronix is delighted to be working in such close collaboration with IEMN on achieving this prestigious breakthrough,” said Dr. Klaus Engenhardt, CTO Tektronix EMEA. “It’s exciting to see our industry-leading end-to-end transmit and receive solution used to help bridge coherent optical and THz transceiver technologies. Advanced test tools are needed today to generate and characterize signals at 100G, 400G and beyond and Tektronix offers a wide portfolio of optical communication test solutions.”

Tektronix has a long history of collaboration with IEMN on THz communications research and most recently supported the first data transmission through a THz multiplexer.

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Verizon Names Los Angeles as 2018 5G Market | 2018-05-16 | Microwave Journal

Verizon Names Los Angeles as 2018 5G Market – 5/16/2018

Verizon said it plans to deploy 5G technology in Los Angeles starting in the fourth quarter of 2018. Los Angeles is the second city Verizon has identified as part of its 3 to 5 market 5G deployment plans, first announced in November 2017. Verizon previously announced Sacramento would be a 5G city.

In an interview, McAdam told CNBC’s David Faber that relationships with progressive-minded cities like Sacramento, Los Angeles and Boston, where Verizon is testing IoT solutions, are critical to putting next-generation technology into the hands of consumers and business. “We’ve had some great partnerships with some forward-looking mayors like Marty Walsh in Boston… Mayor Garcetti in L.A.” said McAdam.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement, “Innovation, hard work and creativity are the foundation of Los Angeles, and that’s why we are proud to partner with Verizon to be one of the first cities in America to start building their 5G network for businesses and residents, which will open doors to opportunity and inspire the next generation of tech leaders and entrepreneurs.”

McAdam also told Faber that “this has been a three-year journey for us,” noting that the company had worked with partners around the world to develop a standard and test it across 11 markets in the U.S. The tests proved that millimeter wave spectrum is outstanding for 5G. “We’re charging ahead,” said McAdam. “I have never seen a technology that is as disruptive and has as much benefit to consumers as 5G.”

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NTT Successfully Demonstrates 100 Gbps Wireless Transmission Using OAM Multiplexing for the First Time | 2018-05-16 | Microwave Journal

NTT Successfully Demonstrates 100 Gbps Wireless Transmission Using OAM Multiplexing for the First Time – 5/16/2018

Setting a world record, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation successfully demonstrated 100 Gbps wireless transmission using orbital angular momentum (OAM) multiplexing.

NTT is developing OAM technology to enable terabit-class wireless transmission, anticipating the demand for wireless communications expected in the 2030s. In a laboratory set-up, NTT’s system showed that dramatic leaps in transmission capacity can be achieved using this new principle of OAM multiplexing combined with widely-used MIMO technology.

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NTT demonstrated the wireless transmission at a distance of 10 m using the test OAM system operating at 28 GHz. Eleven data signals, each at a bit rate of 7.2 to 10.8 Gbps, were generated and simultaneously carried by multiple OAM-multiplexed EM waves, achieving a world-first total bit rate of 100 Gbps.

Video: How NTT is dramatically increasing wireless data rates

The results of NTT’s experiment reveal the possibility of applying OAM technology to large-capacity wireless transmission, achieving a data rate about 100x that of LTE and Wi-Fi and about 5x that of the emerging 5G standard. Such data rates will contribute to innovative wireless communications technologies for next-generation 5G systems: connected cars, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), high-definition video transmission and remote medicine.

NTT will present the results of the OAM demonstration at Wireless Technology Park 2018 (WTP2018), to be held 23-25 May, and at the 2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Spring), an international conference sponsored by IEEE on 3-6 June.


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Anokiwave’s New Silicon IC Family for 5G Supports 3GPP Compliance | 2018-02-20 | Microwave Journal

Anokiwave’s Silicon IC Family for 5G Supports 3GPP Compliance – 2/20/2018

Anokiwave announced the first product in a family of second-generation 5G silicon quad core ICs that enable 3GPP-compliant base stations. The 39 GHz AWMF-0156 is part of Anokiwave’s on-going strategy to enable the commercialization of 5G millimeter wave systems with silicon ICs.

The AWMF-0156 operates from 37.1 to 40.0 GHz, supports four radiating elements and includes gain and phase controls for analog beam steering. Anokiwave’s patent-pending IP blocks, implemented in silicon, enable low-cost, hybrid beamforming with high efficiency and low latency beam steering. The AWMF-0156 is highly integrated and packaged in a wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP) and fits within the typical 3.8 mm lattice spacing at 39 GHz.

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Anokiwave offers evaluation kits to ease evaluation and adoption. The kits include boards with the IC, USB-SPI interface module with drivers and all required cables. Pilot production deliveries will be available in May (2018).



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House Digital Subcommittee Approves IoT Bill – IoT Bill HR6032

House Digital Subcommittee Approves IoT Bill

Rep. Latta calls ‘Smart IoT Act’ first important step toward crafting policy


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In This City, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You – Continuously . . CV Computer Vision

In This City, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You

Posted 2:39 p.m. yesterday 6/8/18

NEWARK, N.J. — The camera perched above the bus stop sends back a continuous feed from the corner of 16th Avenue and South 18th Street in Newark’s West Ward. Regular customers come and go from Max’s, a convenience store, and a man without a shirt paces aimlessly on the same slice of pavement. Anyone with a fast internet connection and a desire to watch could also see Fernando Demarzino stepping out of his cousin’s barbershop.

“My girlfriend called and told me what I had in my hand,” Demarzino said on a recent evening as he stood within the camera’s line of sight. His girlfriend had heard about official camera feeds that had recently been made available online, and she was checking out the spot where she knew she was likely to find Demarzino. He had change in his hand, and she jokingly told him the image was sharp enough for her to count out three quarters. She also spotted his Jeep parked on the street.

Surveillance cameras are an inescapable fixture of the modern city. Law enforcement agencies have deployed vast networks to guard against terrorism and combat street crime. But in Newark, the police have taken an extraordinary step that few, if any, other departments in the country have pursued: They have opened up feeds from dozens of closed-circuit cameras to the public, asking viewers to assist the force by watching over the city and reporting anything suspicious.

The Citizen Virtual Patrol, as the program is called, has been hailed by officials as a move toward transparency in a city where a mistrust of the police runs deep, rooted in long-running claims of aggressive enforcement and racial animosity. The cameras, officials said, provide a way to recruit residents as Newark tries to shake a dogged reputation for violence and crime. “This is part of building a partnership,” said Anthony F. Ambrose, who, as public safety director, oversees the city’s police and fire operations. Since the program started about a month ago, he said, 1,600 users have signed into the website, and residents have been lobbying the department to add more cameras in their neighborhoods.

But the advent of the program has provoked alarm among civil liberties groups and privacy advocates. They argue that it opens a Pandora’s box of potentially devastating consequences for unsuspecting people and gives would-be stalkers or burglars a powerful tool for tracking their targets. They also argue that it pushes the police to rely heavily on the judgment of untrained civilians whose perception could be clouded by unconscious biases.

The newly installed cameras look out over strips of storefronts (some bustling and others seemingly dead), public housing complexes and rows of family homes.

“It’s not just Big Brother,” said Amol Sinha, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. “There’s an infinite number of siblings here.”

— ‘Use It, Not Abuse It’ It is easy to spot the symptoms of Newark’s enduring struggle with poverty and blight — blocks with crumbling buildings, crater-pocked roads and storefronts whose metal grates are pulled down well before sunset. Yet also visible are signs of transformation, with mushrooming development downtown and many businesses moving in. Newark is even a finalist in Amazon’s prolonged municipal pageant to find a base for its second headquarters.

The city’s reputation has been clouded by years of ranking among the nation’s most violent communities. In 2013, Newark had the third-highest murder rate, with about 112 homicides, according to federal data, but last year, murders fell to a historic low, with about 70 homicides recorded.

The relationship between law enforcement and the city’s largely African-American and Latino population has been strained by long-running complaints of harsh policing tactics and racial profiling along with the memories of the deadly riots half a century ago. In 2016, the results of a lengthy federal investigation only confirmed those suspicions, finding that most of the police’s pedestrian stops were unjustified, use of force had been underreported and minorities were stopped more often than whites. The investigation led to the installation of a federal monitor and a consent decree.

Officials said the picture is improving, with fewer people registering complaints about police misbehavior. Ras J. Baraka, Newark’s mayor, said the citizen patrol program was a significant piece of a broader effort to mend ties with residents. The program started in April with 62 cameras placed in areas where officers are called often or locations with heavy foot traffic. Under each camera is a sign advising “This Area Is Under Video Surveillance.” More than 100 additional cameras are expected in the coming months, and eventually, police said, the video will be accessible from a smartphone app.

A police spokeswoman said the department had received several calls from residents watching the cameras, though none have led to arrests.

“We want to give residents the opportunity to look with us,” Baraka said in an interview. “It gives the community an opportunity to be engaged in police work and create a better relationship between the police and the community.”

Some critics say it could actually contribute to the problems and that the way to improve the bonds is to have more officers engage with the community and live in the city. “This is an invasive action,” said Lawrence Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress, a civil rights group in Newark.

Yet, so far, the program has been met with support in many corners of the city, with neighborhood watch groups petitioning for more cameras and some residents believing that it could be as effective at monitoring police officers on patrol as it could be for spotting criminal activity.

“The cops need to be watched because we all make mistakes,” Quateisha Rivers, who does kitchen prep for a meal service company, said as she sat in a salon. She welcomed the cameras and brushed aside the concerns. “It’s designed for safety,” she said of the program. “We’re supposed to use it, not abuse it.”

— Livetream ‘Wild Card’

Police agencies around the world have turned to video-monitoring technology to give them fly-on-the-wall views of their cities. In Chicago, the police have established surveillance centers where officers can watch incoming feeds from some 30,000 closed-circuit cameras.

Still, criminologists and surveillance experts say research has shown that cameras have had a limited influence in deterring crime. The devices can be hugely beneficial after a crime, however, helping investigators to understand what happened and to identify suspects. In New York, surveillance video was cited as an important aid in tracking down the man later convicted of setting off a bomb in 2016 in the city.

Civil liberties groups have challenged the use of camera networks monitored by the authorities, citing threats to privacy rights and fears that minorities will be disproportionately accused of crimes. A system monitored by the public heightens their concerns.

“The wild card here is the livestream of all this stuff,” said Faiza Patel, the co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program at New York University School of Law. “It’s definitely a kind of flash point. Every individual and every community wants to be safe. The question is: How do we get safety? When you see measures like this, you have to wonder, whose safety is being protected and whose rights are being violated?” Experts said bystanders could be unreliable, noting the lack of training and a significant chance they might not recognize the influence of their own biases. They cited as evidence recent highly publicized episodes, including one last month in which police were called for a black graduate student napping in her dorm’s common room at Yale University, or in April when a white woman complained that two African-American men were grilling in an Oakland, California, park.

“Not only is the program not likely to reduce crime,” said Eric L. Piza, a former Newark police crime analyst and associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, “it has the potential to lead police to respond to situations they should not be responding to.”

Researchers were aware of few other similar efforts in which a video surveillance network has been made so widely available. In New Jersey, the Camden County Police started a community watch program in 2014 in which residents could apply to have restricted access to the department’s “eye in the sky” cameras in their neighborhoods.

Sinha, of the civil liberties union, said the only comparable video feeds with such unlimited access were those showing traffic or beach conditions. “This is expansive,” he said of the Newark program, “and its stated purpose is to have people snitch on one another.”

— Another Set of Eyes

Officials say the cameras do not have facial recognition technology or the ability to track specific individuals or vehicles. (The cameras were made by Panasonic, a major corporate presence in Newark.) Baraka also said the program was still in its early stages, and it might take some time to figure out the pitfalls.

Still, he and other officials dismissed the privacy worries over the cameras, arguing that they are part of a modern climate in which the prying eyes of technology — whether from private security cameras, social media or cellphones — were difficult to evade. If anything, officials said, the police needed to embrace technology to help fight crime.

“It’s definitely an aid to the police and detectives,” Ambrose said. “It’s just another set of eyes that’s helping us.”

The debate over the cameras has also underscored the mood in some parts of Newark where residents see the increased surveillance as a trade-off they are willing to make to improve conditions.

Demarzino, 54, knows well the violence that has gripped the city: His brother, he said, was fatally shot in 1995, and he was shot during a carjacking.

“That camera’s going to save a lot of lives,” he said, nodding to the one overhead. “Trust me.” He called out to Latoya Jackson, standing on the stoop of her salon across the street. The intersection has the corner store, the barbershop, a drugstore, an old sports bar with a door and windows that had been boarded up. Jackson, a native of Newark, opened the salon in March, its logo the wavy signature she had practiced since she was in third grade.

Like many residents, she was unaware of the public access to the video. She did not know she could see, any time of the day or night, a feed showing the front of her salon.

“That’s good and bad,” Jackson said. As a business owner, “it’s free security,” she said. “But it’s not good for me as a civilian person.”

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“Smart pavement” being installed in Colorado

“Smart pavement” being installed in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.75 million contract to a Kansas City company called Integrated Roadways ( for a pilot “smart pavement” project. It will be installed on a half-mile stretch of U.S. 285 near Fairplay, Colorado south of Breckenridge.

Integrated Roadways is partnering with Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Cisco Systems, WSP Global and Wichita Concrete Pipe for the pilot project.

This is being developed along with 5G as part of the nationwide infrastructure for driverless cars.

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5G: hype or horror? – Nexus Newsfeed

5G: hype or horror?

As a consumer, when you purchase an appliance, an automobile, a computer, an SUV, a TV—whatever—you take for granted the product has been designed and built for safe usage with built-in safety features or devices in order to prevent malfunctions and/or harm occurring during normal use. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to be and why manufacturers usually own product liability insurance in the event of an unseen product failure.

That’s not the case when it comes to microwave industry wireless technology and the “G” updates such as 3G, 4G and 5G to provide ever-faster Wi-Fi service and to establish the global network known as the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s warp speed to implement 5G with all opposition and contradictory science be damned!

What are the G’s about?

“G” relates to “generation of technology.”


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GENOCIDE PLAN: 5G is going up fast–no problems getting financing in a slow economy?

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Scientists call for Protection from Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Field Exposure

We are scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF). Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices. These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).

Why Are So Many Concerned About The Potential Health Dangers Of The 5G Cell Phone Network That Is Going Up Nationwide?

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5G – JAPAN – NTT Docomo develops manhole-type base station – News – NHK WORLD – English


NTT Docomo develops manhole-type base station

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Major Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo has developed a base station for 5G technology that is buried in the ground to overcome a shortage of space.The water-proof antenna is placed into a 70-centimeter deep hole and then covered with reinforced plastic that still allows radio waves to pass through.In accordance with guidelines set by the communications ministry, the intensity and direction of the radio waves will be adjusted to prevent them from affecting passers-by.

The new 5G wireless systems require more base stations than before but the amount of available space on towers and building roofs is becoming increasingly limited.

NTT Docomo plans to start putting the new base stations into practical use next March.

The company’s manager in charge of wireless access networks, Jun Ando, says they came up with the idea of burying the base stations while thinking of ways to overcome the space shortage.

He says his company hopes this new technology will allow more people to enjoy stable wireless reception.

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