A designer’s guide from Sierra Wireless: The arrival of enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) based on 5G New Radio (NR) technology is expected to transform the way we access and interact with high-speed, low-latency data. However, certain aspects of 5G NR are very different from previous generations of cellular, especially the new millimeter Wave (mmWave) format, which operates at above 24 GHz. The tips in this guide can make 5G NR mmWave integration more manageable and can increase the chances of commercial success.
The promise of 5G is undeniable. With 5G integrated into enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) devices, such as laptops, networking equipment, gaming devices, and systems that support augmented reality and 3D/8k video content, 5G will not only transform the way people access and interact with data, it will also enhance entertainment experiences and generate significant gains in productivity. 5G NR mmWave, which operates in the newly opened millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum between 24 GHz and 52 GHz, is where many of the most impressive performance increases associated with 5G will come from. 5G NR mmWave will deliver better experiences now and, over time, will enable entirely new ones, such as autonomous vehicles, immersive AR and VR experiences, and connected infrastructures for Smart City applications.