A new book, “Electronics for Microwave Backhaul”, has just been published by Artech House and co-authored by Flann’s CEO Dr James Watts. This timely new resource presents an overview of the electronics of mobile network backhaul. Infrastructure planning, architecture evolution, digital controls, and countermeasures are all presented highlighting the building blocks of specific backhaul features. Tx and Rx design and antenna requirements are covered while examining the overall construction of the microwave radio hardware blocks. Single blocks are explored: the antenna, the analog transmitter and receiver, and the modem, recalling the most important aspects of transport networks and microwave link dimensioning. Essential theory is provided for each hardware block with an emphasis on present solutions.
The book has been written with particular emphasis on radio links at 60, 70 and 80 GHz since these millimeter wave bands offer the link capacity that will be essential to deliver 4G and 5G mobile services into the hearts of our cities.
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