5G will deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity that will open the door to a new generation of applications.
The market reports predicts that several mobile 5G commercial launches will take place over the next three years in North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe, with 1.2 billion 5G connections expected in 2025 according to the GSM Association (GSMA). In anticipation of this 5G growth, receiver manufacturers are developing and launching hardware that can meet the increased requirements of the future networks. One such launch is the new GNM181 receiver module from Meinberg, which hit the market at the start of October this year.
Accuracy in time and security
With nanosecond-level timing accuracy, the new Meinberg GNM181 multi-band GNSS receiver module not only meets the most stringent 5G timing requirements, it provides a differential timing mode for highly accurate local timing and built-in security for highest robustness against malicious attacks.
This robustness is particularly relevant for 5G, as the 5G timing and synchronisation function may require more precision and more robustness than 4G, and will face more deployment challenges, such as a large number of sites in difficult locations. Thanks to its multi-constellation capacity (Galileo, GPS, BeiDou, and GLONASS), the receiver is ideal for global deployments and is unaffected by ionospheric errors, with automatic ionospheric correction. Moreover, the combined GNSS receiver is suitable for a broad range of applications, including time and frequency synchronisation tasks and the measurement of asynchronous time events.
According to the GNSS Market Report, the availability of accurate, cost effective and robust, dual-frequency GNSS systems, in particular Galileo, will be critical in providing business opportunities within the 5G market.
Research and Innovation Section