Is 5G Ready For The Forces Of Nature?
SiTime CTO and founder Markus Lutz shares insights on 5G — one of the most anticipated technologies of the last 10 years — and the importance of timing.
One of the most anticipated technologies of the last 10 years is 5G. Both consumers and industrial customers will benefit from 5G’s high-throughput, low-latency operation. Compared with 4G communications, 5G is expected to increase bandwidth tenfold and have 50 times lower latency.
This leap in performance means that data and video downloads will be up to 10 times faster, using 10 times more bandwidth. The lower latency (just 1-10 milliseconds) will enable prompt updates for remote monitoring in healthcare and rapid responses to changes in traffic conditions in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and, eventually, fully autonomous vehicles. The low latency rate will enable applications that rely on time-sensitive operations, such as autonomous vehicles in smart cities and telemedicine.