System considerations for 5G mm-Wave Transceiver RAN vs. UE

The ever increasing hunger for more and instant data exchange driven by social media, high quality live video streaming and new applications to come remains a constant challenge for mobile communication. To keep up with consumer requirements and user experience the performance of existing radio networks and UEs will have to dramatically scale upwards. 5G mmW communication schemes represent a highly promising way forward to overcome existing limitations but introduces a new level of complexity in radio transmission. Estimating realistic radio link budgets therefore has strong implications for UEs and RAN mmW frontends and transceivers.