Farshid Aryanfar

How to operate at Higher frequency + Higher bandwidth – Higher cost

So much of the hype around 5G and its long wish list is relying on the success of mmWave frequencies to offer an unprecedented high-speed connection using much wider bandwidths than previous cellular generations. However, it is neither mmWave nor wideband communication’s first attempt to achieve such goals. Hence, a more inclusive approach might be needed to avoid previous failures. In this talk, we’ll evaluate few of required key elements such as the mmWave front end, the choice of semiconductor, and higher-level aspects such as cell planning for cost effective area coverage, as a review of current understanding and challenges ahead.

Farshid received his PhD from University of University of Michigan. In past two decades, he has designed and built radios, antennas, and RFICs and a done fair share of radiowave-propagation modeling. 
From 2012 to 2015, Farshid was the architect and team lead who built Samsung’s first 5G mm-wave phased array radios at 28 GHz. He then joined Straight Path Communications as VP of Technology and built a Gbps end-to-end system at 39 GHz.  Farshid is an IEEE Senior Member with more than 50 published papers, and 40 patents.