Not long ago, the 2022 World 5G Conference ended wonderfully, from which we have seen how 5G has promoted a new round of technological revolution and profound changes in the industry over the years from concept to commercial use. Today, 5G technical capabilities are accelerating, the global 5G network construction continues to expand, and the 5G industry and vertical applications have entered a critical period of large-scale development. Living in this era, we have also tasted the fruits that 5G brings to us. This sparked a broader imagination.
According to data from the 2022 World 5G Conference, China has built 1.854 million 5G base stations, with more than 450 million end users, accounting for more than 60% of the world’s 5G base stations and users. Today, when 5G commercialization has achieved remarkable results, people’s attention is no longer only on popular science such as “Why build 5G?” “How much faster is 5G than 4G?” Impossible to become a reality?” and “Will 6G be more powerful than 5G?”. As we all know, compared with 4G, 5G means higher speed, lower latency, higher capacity and more terminals that can be connected, and this is enough to fundamentally subvert the era of intelligence created by 4G, thus opening the door from ” The transition from “intelligence” to “intelligence”.
5G is more than 1G more than 4G
High speed: In theory, the downlink rate of 5G can reach 20Gbps, and the uplink rate can reach 10Gbps. This means that it only takes a few seconds to download a 1GB file. The resulting change is the development of the virtual market. The high-speed operation supports high-quality and high-frequency operation, making the simulation game and film and television industry go high-end, and at the same time giving people Bring the courage to explore the metaverse.
Low latency: The latency of 5G can be as low as 1ms. With this feature, autonomous driving technology can monitor road conditions at any time and deal with emergencies in a timely manner. It has evolved from automatic driving, which requires the main driver and a safety officer to intervene in the trip, to the ultimate form of “no one behind the steering wheel”.
Large capacity: Compared with the traditional narrowband Internet of Things, the 5G network can support links of 1 million terminals per square kilometer, support the access of higher-density industrial sensors, transmitters, instruments and other intelligent equipment, and support high concurrency , communication of large amounts of data.
It now appears that 5G means “never lost” connections. In the 5G era, people can enjoy convenient work and entertainment anytime, anywhere with unprecedented mobility and unparalleled quality. And that wouldn’t be possible without high-speed, low-latency, and reliable connections. 5G technology today keeps smart mobility and other types of devices connected and communicating, and enables users to realize the benefits of eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband), URLLC (Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications) and mMTC (Massive Machine Type Communications) technologies.
However, in the early stages of 5G product development, several challenges must be addressed. Effective power and thermal management must first be implemented to overcome high frequency signal losses over long distances. Second, the location and size of the antenna modules must be optimized to allow multiple antennas to work in a compact device. In addition, transmission line effects and antenna effects on adjacent connectors, as well as the impact of high current carrying capacity on signal transmission paths, need to be addressed.
In order to solve the above problems and accelerate the construction of 5G, Avnet provides supply chain support. In addition to the development platform, Avnet has joined hands with Molex, a cross-industry connector expert, to bring various connector products to customers, including:
● 6+4RF board-to-board connector
● Four-row board-to-board connectors
● FSB3/FSB5 floating board-to-board connector
● FV2R double row shielded FFC connector
● Metal external Wi-Fi dual-band antenna
● Multi-hub 5-in-1 5G/Wi-Fi/GPS antenna
● HDMI v2.1 connector
● USB type connector
These connector products offer the perfect balance of electrical performance, mechanical performance, cost and production flexibility. They feature low latency and low noise with less impact on signal integrity. And with the characteristics of small size and high energy efficiency, it can be embedded in more devices, and its performance far exceeds 4G. In addition, these connector products are compatible with a variety of equipment, and can maintain stable working conditions even in harsh outdoor environments.
Three major scenarios of 5G: eMBB, uRLLC, mMTC
On the road to 5G and beyond, Avnet is actively playing the role of the world’s leading supplier, establishing strong and reliable cooperative relationships with major manufacturers such as Molex and TE Connectivity, and jointly supporting the development of 5G networks with 5G solutions and professional capabilities. The successful deployment will tap the potential of 5G with advanced technology, perfect service system and flexible solutions, leading people to continuously explore the future.