OnScale: Driving 5G Innovation

We all want 5G smartphones that can live stream high-definition selfies, 5G augmented reality gear or 5G drones that can broadcast 4K video from anywhere on the planet.

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We all want 5G smartphones that can live stream high-definition selfies, 5G augmented reality gear or 5G drones that can broadcast 4K video from anywhere on the planet. But analysts say 5G devices aren’t coming any time soon. Let’s take a deeper look at why.

For 5G mobile device like smartphones, the challenge engineers face is miniaturizing and optimizing the performance of the radio frequency front end. The RF front-end module consists of filters, amplifiers and switches to manage gigahertz RF signals.

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Filters for 5G bands are especially challenging to optimize, and in a 5G smartphone there will be dozens of these tiny filters. In fact, the only way to truly optimize RF filters is by using computer-aided engineering simulation and optimization. And the only CAE platform capable of optimizing next-generation RF filters is OnScale.

Figure 2Full 3D TC-SAW simulation – 50M DoF solved in under 12 hours

OnScale is an extremely powerful, on-demand, scalable cloud CAE platform that breaks performance barriers for engineers optimizing next-generation 5G RF filters.

With OnScale Cloud, engineers can analyze hundreds, thousands, even millions of design concepts rapidly in parallel on thousands of HPCs in the cloud. With this amount of computational power, engineers can explore massive design spaces and find optimal designs quickly, all while slashing R&D cost, risk and time to market.

To learn more about how OnScale is driving 5G Innovation, please visit www.OnScale.com/5G.

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The Spectacular Collapse of CryptoKitties, the First Big Blockchain Game

A cautionary tale of NFTs, Ethereum, and cryptocurrency security

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Mountains and cresting waves made of cartoon cats and large green coins.
Frank Stockton
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On 4 September 2018, someone known only as Rabono bought an angry cartoon cat named Dragon for 600 ether—an amount of Ethereum cryptocurrency worth about US $170,000 at the time, or $745,000 at the cryptocurrency’s value in July 2022.

It was by far the highest transaction yet for a nonfungible token (NFT), the then-new concept of a unique digital asset. And it was a headline-grabbing opportunity for CryptoKitties, the world’s first blockchain gaming hit. But the sky-high transaction obscured a more difficult truth: CryptoKitties was dying, and it had been for some time.

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