The 5G Media Action Group launched at IBC 2019 to promote broadcast over future 5G cellular networks has just held its first General Assembly at the Geneva headquarters of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union).
The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) is calling on the mobile phone industry to back 5G broadcast and support a mode that allows reception of FTA (free to air) services independently of cellular data delivery orchestrated by the SIM card.
The broadcast industry is mired in a state of resolution confusion. HD is the format du jour, 4K UHD is emerging quickly and proponents of 8K refuse to stay quiet. For a broadcast engineer, it’s enough to make your head spin.
When, in May 2019, AMD announced their Ryzen Zen 2 architecture, beyond the amazing performance offered by the new Series 3000 microprocessors, they announced the new chips would support PCI 4.0. Although I was pretty confident the step from 3.0 to 4.0 meant 2X greater bandwidth, I decided it was time to learn more about the…