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iNEMI Project Reports Benchmark New and Emerging Test and Measurement Methodologies for 5G/mmWave Materials

The transition of 4G LTE based communication to 5G/mmWave-based protocols is expected to drive disruptive changes in the communications industry. For mmWave product designers it is critical to start with correct electrical material models. Fast, easy and accurate methods for characterizing materials at mmWave frequencies are critical for enabling functional designs on the first cycle. To date, however, there is a lack of standard reference materials and characterization test methods for materials at mmWaves.

iNEMI members organized the 5G/mmWave Materials Assessment and Characterization project to address this industry challenge collaboratively. The project is developing guidelines and best practices for a standardized measurement and test methodology that can be shared with industry and relevant standards organizations. The initial focus is to benchmark currently available — as well as emerging — test methods and provide pro/con analyses, identify any gaps for extending test methods to 5G/mmWave frequencies, and develop reliable reference standard materials for setup and calibration.

There are currently 26 members in this project, spanning the entire communications industry value chain. The team has completed significant work to date and has published two reports that are now available to iNEMI members. The reports are summarized in this article.

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