Is Connectivity System Design Accelerating the Commercialization of 5G Devices?

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By David McQueen | 1Q 2020 | IN-5702

 

Complex Challenges Lie in Wait for 5G Device OEMs

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With the market for 5G devices set to grow exponentially over the next 18 months, there are a number of complex challenges ahead for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Chief among these is the ability solve the integration of the whole 5G cellular system design into their devices, from the antenna to the modem, supporting cellular innovation as it emerges. This needs to be done while still maximizing device performance, thereby optimizing power consumption without compromising overall device design or cost. To overcome these challenges, OEMs will need to move away from component assembly and adopt system-level design so that they can focus more effectively on customer experiences and deliver more reliable products, reaping the most benefits from 5G adoption. This delegation of modem-Radio Frequency (RF) system design brings with it advantages, but such a strategic approach has been carried out by few in the market thus far.

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