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Thursday, June 2, 2022

End-of-Project Webinar: 5G/mmWave Materials Assessment & Characterization

Start Date: 6/2/2022 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 6/2/2022 12:30 PM EDT

United States 

Organization Name: iNEMI

Urmi Ray
Email: urmi.ray@inemi.org
Phone: (984) 333-0820

Thursday, June 2, 2022
11:00 a.m. — 12:30 pm. EDT (Americas)
5:00 p.m.  —  6:30 p.m. CEST (Europe)
Register for this webinar

Next-generation 5G communications solutions require ultra-low loss laminate materials and PCBs/substrates for efficient design and manufacturing. However, these materials pose challenges. On such challenge is that there is no consistent methodology for measuring transmission loss or Df/Dk, especially for higher frequencies (e.g., >30 GHz). Many different approaches are currently used, requiring different fixtures and test methods, sample preparation, and/or data analysis/extraction. 
iNEMI’s 5G/mmWave Materials Assessment and Characterization project was organized to develop guidelines/best practices for a standardized measurement and test methodology for 5G/mmWave frequencies that can be shared with industry and relevant standards organizations. The 26-member project team conducted three major studies and published a report on each:

  • Benchmark current industry best practices for low loss measurements
  • Benchmark emerging industry best practices for low loss measurements
  • Determine measurement accuracies of commercial resonator-based techniques
Join us for this end-of-project webinar where we will recap the key findings from this significant body of work and discuss further plans. For additional information, contact Urmi Ray (urmi.ray@inemi.org).