IEEE-MTT Webinar: 5G and the Rise of Directive Communications -THE END OF THE MARCONI ERA IS NEAR


Join the CRIEEE MTT Section on Tuesday, October 22nd to view a recording of a presentation by Prof. Gabriel Rabeiz.


Abstract: Advanced 5G and SATCOM Phased-Arrays Using Silicon Technologies

During the past 50 years, phased-arrays have been largely developed for the defense sector. Today, due to the increased demand for data, there is a need for base-station and mobile-user phased-arrays which can provide high-capacity data services through directional links. Therefore, there is an amazing investment by the telecom industry in this sector at highly accelerated time scales (24-36 months) to meet the commercial demand. Today, both digital-beamforming at the element level (sub-6 GHz) and hybrid (i.e. analog/digital) beamforming for the mm-wave bands are being developed for next-generation 5G telecom systems. These commercial investments are leading to dramatic changes in phased-arrays: high EIRP, high-performance systems at 28 GHz, 39 GHz and even 60 GHz, and with multiple beams, are now available at low-cost. This talk will summarize our work in this area, and present a roadmap for the future.

  Date and Time




  • Collins Aerospace Main Plant Cafeteria
  • 855 35th St. NE
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • United States 52402
  • Starts 29 September 2019 01:30 PM
  • Ends 22 October 2019 05:00 PM
  • All times are America/Chicago
  • No Admission Charge


Prof. Gabriel Rabeiz of University of California, San Diego


Advanced 5G and SATCOM Phased-Arrays Using Silicon Technologies


Prof. Rebeiz is a Fellow of the IEEE and Wireless Communications Industry Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering at UCSD. His expertise includes design of silicon RFICs for microwave and millimeter-wave systems with a specialty on phased arrays and low power circuits, active and passive imaging systems up to THz frequencies (including thermal imagers), THz CMOS and SiGe electronics, RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF MEMS), reconfigurable front-ends including tunable filters and tunable antennas, cognitive radios, planar antennas from RF to THz frequencies, radars, and collision avoidance systems for automotive applications.