The race to develop next-generation wireless electronics is accelerating at a rapid pace. Thanks to additively manufactured electronics (AME) technology, fast-prototyping, low-entry-cost, and in-house short-run manufacturing empower millions of start-ups and companies with demanding confidentiality and accelerated innovation. We aim to build a new class of multi-beam packaged antennas and miniaturized circuit designs to advance the knowledge for next-generation (5G) mobile devices. Compact and low-cost 3D printed antennas and circuits will be delivered to circumvent the limitations of today’s mobile antennas, which are usually bulky and not compatible with future ultrafast wireless communications. The proposed AME antennas and microwave circuits should be easily integrated into mobile devices linking billions of high-speed wireless systems in a dynamic environment. New antenna prototypes with multiple dynamic beams will be created for emerging intelligent and immersive technologies, e.g. unmanned vehicles, ultra-low latency virtual reality, smart cities, and seamless telepresence on the move.
Dr. Yang Yang is currently a Senior Lecturer and a group leader of Millimetre-Wave and Sub-Terahertz Circuits and Antennas. He is an IEEE Senior Member, Associate Editor of IEEE ACCESS (2018-2021), and Area Editor of Microwave Optical Technology Letters. Dr Yang received the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering (2013) from Monash University, Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Yang was involved in many international millimeter-wave and terahertz projects, including the Australian Research Council reconfigurable beam steering project, Nano Dimension (Israel) additively manufactured electronics (AME) microwave devices and antennas. He has published one book, two book chapters, and over 170 international peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in the areas of microwave and millimeter-wave circuits and antennas. Dr Yang’s current research interests include millimeter-wave and sub-terahertz technologies in 5G, IoT and biomedical applications. Dr Yang is a winner of CST University Publication Award 2018, by CST, Dassault Systèmes. His students received many competitive international prizes, including the prestigious globally competitive award IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society Graduate Fellowship 2020, by IEEE MTT-S.
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Ethan Lin is a serial entrepreneur who founded three companies since 2007. Before TMYTEK, Ethan founded Scarlet Tech, a successful IoT company run until today. He worked for the smartphone maker HTC and cooperated with Microsoft and Qualcomm closely in the fields of software and wireless communication. In his first job, he built the world's largest infrared telescope (WIRCam) for CFHT in Hawaii. Ethan holds a Master's degree in Electronics Engineering on the topic of Quantum Dots IR detectors from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan. Ethan is the VP and Co-founder of TMYTEK, leading the pioneering mmWave products & solution technology to support 5G/B5G communication development worldwide
This talk presents recent trends and challenges in the development of base station antennas for the 5G wireless systems with high spectrum efficiency, deployment efficiency, and energy efficiency. To improve the spectrum efficiency, upgrading xTxR is applied for sub 1GHz and massive MIMO is adopted for upper 1 GHz. For achieving fast 5G site deployment, we propose the concept of “Active + Passive” antenna modernization to use one passive antenna to incorporate 2/3/4G frequency bands and one active antenna to deploy 5G, such as C-band massive MIMO. The signal direct injection feeding (SDIF) and laser welding technologies are introduced in base station antennas for high energy efficiency. The challenges and solutions for developing the aforementioned high-efficiency base station antennas will be discussed.
Weihong Xiao received the Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, both in Electronic Engineering, in 2003 and 2006 respectively.
Mr. Xiao has been with Huawei Technologies since 2006, where he is the CTO for Base Station Antenna. Under his leading of the antenna R&D, Huawei has become the Market Leader in base station antenna. The newly launched Huawei Blade AAU Pro has been widely recognized in the industry, packaging the iF Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, and Best Mobile Network Infrastructure Award. His research interests include the theory and design of antennas and arrays for base station, and the integration of antenna, filter and wireless algorithm for 5G mobile communications. He holds over 130 granted and pending US/WO/PCT/CN patents.