Chapter 14Millimeter Waves for 5G: From Theory To Practice

Malik Gul, Eckhard Ohlmer, Ahsan Aziz, Wes McCoy and Yong Rao

  1. 14.1 Introduction
  2. 14.2 Building a mmWave PoC System
  3. 14.3 Desirable Features of a mmWave Prototyping System
    1. 14.3.1 RF Front End Requirements
    2. 14.3.2 Real-time Control of the RF Front End
    3. 14.3.3 Converter Requirements
    4. 14.3.4 Distributed Multi-processor Control and Baseband Signal-processing Requirements
  4. 14.4 Case Study: a mmWave Cellular PoC
    1. 14.4.1 Description of the Air Interface
    2. 14.4.2 PoC System Architecture
    3. 14.4.3 Example: High Speed Parallel Signal Processing: FFT
    4. 14.4.4 Example: High Throughput Coding Architecture
    5. 14.4.5 MIMO Extension of the mmWave PoC System
    6. 14.4.6 Results
  5. 14.5 Conclusion
  6. References

14.1 Introduction

Looking back a generation or two in the wireless industry and fast-forwarding to our world today, one can clearly understand the impact that wireless data has made on our everyday lives. The uses of wireless data have surpassed our imaginations. Some experts argue that the generational leap in wireless from 3G to 4G came earlier than anticipated, primarily driven by the Internet, social media, and smart devices, in addition to the ever-increasing demand for high-quality video. It is clear that the wireless industry needs to make some significant advances in the next decade to meet the ever-increasing demand for data; a thousand times by 2020 and ten thousand times by 2025 [1–3]. There is consensus in the wireless industry that meeting this ...

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