RF Analog Integration Tackles the Challenges of HetNet Wireless Backhaul— Part 2, Microwave and Broadband Satellite Systems

Abstract: This two-part article series reviews mobile wireless backhaul systems deployed in 4G heterogeneous networks (HetNet). Different equipment categories and emerging equipment segment trends are presented. Microwave, millimeter wave, and sub-6GHz radio applications in small-cell and macro-cell base stations are discussed. The role of radio frequency (RF) analog integration and high-performance RF building blocks is explored with a focus on point-to-point microwave systems and broadband satellite systems.