NI and Nokia look to 5G wireless networks

May 20, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
National Instruments has announced that it is working with Nokia's Networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively.

Those unsure of what 5G will comprise, the need for it and the technology steps that will be needed to implement it, can gain an insight into the subject via “10 FAQs on 5G”, available at the NI website from the link below.

By using NI's integrated hardware and software baseband platform, Nokia plans to expedite its research and rapidly demonstrate the viability of high-frequency millimetre wave as an option for 5G radio access technology.

“Our experimental 5G Proof-of-Concept system will be implemented using LabVIEW and PXI baseband modules, which is the state-of-art experimental system for rapid prototyping of 5G air interface available today,” said Lauri Oksanen, Vice President of Research and Technology at Nokia.