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

New dates and locations coming soon for 2019


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

  • Sounding Techniques and Channel Emulation

5G NR Network Emulation and UE testing

  • Performance on the Network

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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