Application Note

5G Primer For MIMO/Phased-Array Antennas

Source: National Instruments (NI)

5G is driving many of the requirements for products today and pushing for the enhancement of over-the-air (OTA) efficiency with the expansion of multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) and beam-steering antenna technologies. As 5G pushes into these higher frequencies, beam-steering antennas will be required to direct radiated energy from the base station antenna array to the end user, while overcoming the higher path losses that occur at these frequencies. This application note primer examines some of the simulation technologies available that support the design of MIMO and beam-steering phased-array antennas. Download the full paper for more information.