5G New Radio (NR) is a fast-evolving standard designed to cover a broad set of use cases — enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC), and massive machine communication (mMTC).

As with prior cellular generations, the protocol layers are being redesigned, and frequency ranges adjusted to permit higher data rates, lower latency, and better efficiency. 5G NR has the potential to dramatically expand the capacity of cellular communications with the introduction of the use of millimeter-wave and beamforming. Operating at higher frequencies (officially named FR2 – for Frequency Range Two), we now must consider non-conductive, over‑the‑air measurements.

In this 5G Boot Camp, you will learn the new paradigms defined by 3GPP Rel 15 and the critical implications for engineers working on components, user equipment (UE), and network infrastructure.

You will learn new approaches to overcome the most significant challenges in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum via case studies for signal quality, MIMO/beamforming, characterizing the channel, UE testing, multi-domain probing, and test acceleration techniques using the cloud and data analytics.

After completing the 5G Boot Camp, you will leave with valuable insights that will help you prepare for developing and deploying products across the 5G ecosystem.


Dates and Locations

Tuesday, February 26

Hyatt Regency Reston
800 Presidents St
Reston, VA 20190

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Wednesday, March 6

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago
1939 N Meacham Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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Thursday, February 28

Embassy Suites by Hilton
Greensboro Airport
204 Centreport Dr
Greensboro, NC 27409

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Thursday, March 28

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 
Sunrise-Sawgrass Mills
13400 W. Sunrise Blvd. 
Sunrise, FL 33323

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Tuesday, March 5

965 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

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9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

5G NR Technology Overview

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. / Welcome and Introductions

10:05 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • Introduction: Technology Overview and Timelines
  • NR Non-standalone and Standalone
  • Carrier Aggregation and Bandwidth Adaptation
  • Numerology and Frame Structure
  • Waveforms and Modulations
  • Protocol Structure, Layers, Signals and Channels
  • Beams, Beamforming and Beam Management
  • Initial Access Procedure, Example Call Flows
  • Network Architecture, Deployment Options

12:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Lunch

7 Key Measurement Challenges and Case Studies

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

  • Market Trends, 5G NR Specifications, Implications, and Timing
  • 5G NR Signal Quality
    mmWave, Bandwidth, Phase Noise, C/N, EVM
    Signal Generation and Analysis for UE, gNodeB, and Components
  • MIMO and Beamforming
  • Evolution from Cabled to Radiated Requirements
    OTA and CATR Overview

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. / Q&A and Break

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Characterizing the Channel
  • 5G NR Network Emulation and UE testing
  • Cost of Test, Big Data, Cloud
  • Field Testing, Drive Test

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. / Q&A and Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. / Networking and Happy Hour

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