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Rich Collins, Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys
Much of the focus on future cellular technology (5G New Radio or “NR”) has been on the increased bandwidth, scaling from 100s of kbps to 100s of Mbps for applications such as streaming video on mobile devices. For many applications, there has been a growing need for lower cost wide-area communications. This is especially true for the “billions of IoT devices” expected to proliferate over the next decade (Figure 1). For applications such as smart city infrastructure, smart agriculture, smart energy, and industrial automation, it is much more important to deploy low-cost devices that consume very little power (battery operated) and can be massively deployed.