Myth vs. Reality: What 5G is supposed to be, and what it will take to get there
Ed Sperling - Semiconductor Engineering, San Jose, CA
5G is trumpeted as the big enabler, providing massive throughput and a massive upgrade path for the mobile and mobility markets. It is a way for cars, phones and other connected devices to stream massive amounts of data to the cloud and back again. But 5G signals don't travel very far, and they don't penetrate objects. Devices built for this market will require extreme power management so they aren't searching for signals constantly. Parts of them will always be on, which has an impact on design and reliability. And some parts, such as the antenna arrays, cannot even be tested using conventional means.
Neill Mullinger - Mentor, A Siemens Business, San Jose, CA Peter Zhang - Synopsys, Inc., San Jose, CA Ian Dennison - Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA