Samsung revs beamforming for automotive mmWave 5G tech

Millimeter wave spectrum offers wider channels than most sub-6 GHz that’s been used for wireless, meaning more capacity to handle large amounts of data and super-fast speeds. Samsung turned attention to 5G mmWave, citing minimum data latency and the ability to cover multiple vehicles as to why the spectrum is prime for new in-vehicle experiences, as well as future autonomous driving…

On the flip side are known challenges of mmWave, namely signal loss, poor reach and easily blocked by objects. This is where array antenna beamforming comes in.

With array antenna beamforming, signals can be focused in a certain direction toward a specific receiving device at high strength, helping overcome mmWave challenges of interference and coverage. According to Samsung, it means data can be sent and received with a stable, ultra-high speed connection as vehicles drive on the road.