5G will be a multi-modal environment composed of several high-bandwidth, low-latency technologies. This environment will use millimeter wave wireless connectivity in urban areas, where the density of population and data makes the high-bandwidth, short-range solution optimal. Millimeter waves (radio frequency waves above 28 GHz) have the advantage of traveling very quickly and being able to carry up to 1000 times more data than the spectrum ranges currently used for 4G/LTE.
While 5G networks are rolling out worldwide there are significant unresolved hurdles. Even with small cells, massive MIMO, and beamforming technologies to mitigate the short-range of millimeter wave signals, the ability to use millimeter wave technology consistently has not yet been demonstrated. Achieving consistency at mmWave frequencies is challenging and engineering and manufacturing expertise difficult to find.
This is where Benchmark Lark RF Technology comes in. Lark’s combined design, engineering and manufacturing experience allows us to understand the complex nuances of diverse frequency ranges in millimeter wave design (mmWave). The Lark design team located at our 30,000 square-foot RF and High Speed Design Center of Innovation in Phoenix, Arizona, works with customers to select the correct materials and utilize the right design to overcome common 5G mmWave challenges with high-speed circuits, embedded components and hybrid circuits. We specialize in the design and manufacture of high-density circuits using low-loss materials optimized for mmWave design. Our unique design and manufacturing processes prevent coupling and limit interference between lines and signals.
Whether you're building 5G antennas, base stations or even connected devices that will take advantage of the bandwidth and low-latency of 5G, Benchmark Lark RF Technology offers solutions to major mmWave challenges.