It is a new technology platform for the future. In the super-smart society of the future, it is expected that various objects and people will be connected by IoT and wireless communications, and our company will strengthen research and development for wireless communications.
Fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications systems, which will play an important role in the future information and communication infrastructure, are expected to widely deliver high-speed, high-capacity wireless communication services using extremely high frequencies (approximately 30 GHz or higher), called "millimeter wave (mmWave)". Since mmWave signals are easily attenuated and degraded compared to conventional microwave (several GHz or less) signals due to various factors, advanced technologies and innovative ideas are required to design and manufacture mmWave communication devices.
Fujikura has been conducting R&D to improve the performance and reduce the cost of mmWave communications devices. We have developed a 60 GHz mmWave phased array communications module that integrates a phased array antenna and a signal processing unit to simultaneously achieve the world’s top-class transmission speeds (> 2 Gbps) and long-distance transmission (> 500 m). We have also been developing radio frequency (RF) ICs and another phased array antenna module, FutureAccess™, which is equipped with the in-house RF-ICs for 5G base stations in the 28 GHz frequency bands. Furthermore, we have been focusing on the development of band-pass filters and other low-loss, high-performance devices to provide total support for new-generation mmWave communication devices.
60 GHz mmWave Phased Array Communications Module
28 GHz Phased Array Antenna Module: FutureAccess™
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Special site: https://mmwavetech.fujikura.jp/
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