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It’s being called the “wave of the future.”

And rightly so. The millimeter wave (mmW) — also known as extremely high frequency (EHF) or very high frequency (VHF) — can be used for high-speed wireless broadband communications. As such, it appears as though the millimeter wave spectrum will likely be used for the next generation of wireless digital networks known as 5G.

Although stilll two or more years away, millimeter waves are a logical choice for the new 5G wireless broadband technology because they occupy the band spectrum between 30 gigahertz (Ghz) and 300 Ghz., an underused band that lies between microwaves and infrared waves. Current wireless digital newworks operate in the very crowded band spectrum under 30 GHz shared with all the electronic devices in our homes.

The Millimeter wave region of the electromagnetic spectrum is usually considered to be the range of wavelengths from 10 millimeters (0.4 inches) to 1 millimeters (0.04 inches).This means millimeter waves are longer than infrared waves or x-rays, for example, but shorter than radio waves or microwaves. The high frequency of millimeter waves as well as their propagation characteristics (ways they change or interact with the atmosphere as they travel) make them useful for a variety of applications including transmitting large amounts of computer data, cellular communications and radar.

One of the greatest and most important uses of millimeter waves is in transmitting large amounts of data.The larger bandwidth of millimeter waves provides for higher data transfer rates, a requirement for 5G technology, which is expected to be 20 times faster than 4G. Other millimeter wave advantages include higher resolution, low interference, small component sizes and increased security.

Currently, millimeter waves are used by only operators of satellites and radar systems and the usage has been expanding to medicine, astronomy, meteorology and communications. The applications include automotive radars, healthcare, human body scanners, wireless data communication in virtual reality headsets, telecommunication, military & defense, industrial, satellite communication, imaging and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) applications.

The advancement in technologies over the past decade has enabled the widespread use of millimeter wave to address the challenges of lower frequency and high-speed communications.

Now, a number of manufacturers are producing components that can handle millimeter waves and semiconductor technologies are capable of operating at frequencies up to 90 GHz, especially in V-band (57 to 66 GHz) and E-band (71 to 86 GHz) applications.

Millimeter Wave Training By Tonex

Tonex offers a 3-day Millimeter Wave Training class that presents the fundamentals of millimeter wave technologies and applications for anyone who needs to be grounded in the basics of millimeter wave technologies. Course content includes:

  • Introduction to mmW
  • mmW frequency band applications
  • mmW technology
  • System considerations
  • Regulatory compliances
  • Standards
  • Effect of atmospheric oxygen, humidity, fog and rain
  • Enabling technologies
  • Millimeter wave technology potential applications

Why Choose Tonex?

–Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.

–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops

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