The Open RF Association recently partnered with Microwave Journal for the webinar “An Introduction to OpenRF: A New Approach to 5G Multi-Mode RF Front-End Device Challenges.” The talk was led by Open RF Association President Kevin Schoenrock and OpenRF Working Group 1 co-chair, David Southcombe and moderated by Microwave Journal Editor Pat Hindle. Working Group 2 co-chair Surya Pappu and Working Group 3 co-chair Peter Bacon joined for Q&A session. Thank you to everyone who attended the live webinar and to our member companies for presenting and attending. It was a great opportunity to spread the word about our vision of an open RF ecosystem to a wider audience.
The Open RF Association is dedicated to expanding the functional interoperability of hardware and software across RF front-end and chipset platforms. OpenRF is delivering an open framework that standardizes interfaces without limiting innovation. The initial OpenRF specification is on track for release later this year and provides a path to compliant RF front end devices that are capable of being seamlessly integrated across 5G chipsets.
The webinar covered a number of topics, including:
- The highlights of the upcoming OpenRF Phase 1.0.0 specification
- Overviews of the OpenRF working groups and their goals
- The organization’s unique approach to meeting 5G multi-mode RF front-end device challenges
- The benefits of an open ecosystem for 5G device OEMs, chipset vendors and RF integrated circuit/RF front-end vendors including faster time-to-market, lower cost, improved performance, and expanded supply chain
If you couldn’t make it to the live webinar, you can view the recording on demand on the Microwave Journal website.