Will 5G be Available to Us in 2020 and should We Care?

In the past, being able to communicate in far distance seems to be magic. Now this “magic” is actualized in the form of wireless communication. The development of the first analogue communication, which is called the first generation (1G) is considered a quantum leap in the progress of wireless technology. As the years progress, researchers …

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3 Skills to Prepare For 5G and IOT

In recent time, the term 5G and IOT are the two most-used words ranging from academia, engineers, researchers to big players like industries and multinational corporations. The new generation of wireless communications, 5G, is believed to be a profound revolution of wireless technology in terms of connectivity, GBits data rate, huge bandwidths, and very low …

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What do We Expect for Future Education?

Teachers have always been an integral part in society in training up generations to be functional citizens in the society. Often times, industry and academia are closely related. Both are mutually supportive with the industry pointing academia to the right direction in syllabus, keeping them updated with the latest technology, and academia providing the human …

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Microwave Filter in Satellite Communication

In the previous article, we learnt how microwave filters are used in military around the world in the form of electronic warfare. Today, lets look at how microwave filters are used in satellites. The emergence of satellite technologies in the 1970s has further driven the needs for microwave filters after the increase in importance during …

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Microwave Filter in Electronic Warfare

It has been shown in the past article "The 5G Liver" that microwave filter plays an extremely and equally important role as the human liver which remove interference in any wireless communications. But besides than removing interference, microwave filter is also a key component in creating interference. When is that needed? you would say. It …

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Why are Cell Towers Placed on Hilltops?

I'm sure we all notice it, on top of a hill, one would often see a lone solitary telecommunication tower stand amidst the surrounding vegetation and trees. Although not a must, a telecommunication tower is often built on higher elevations. This is due to the mode in which microwave propagate, which is called Line-of-Sight (LOS) …

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