On the Waveform for 5G Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 IEEE. In this article, an overview and an in-depth analysis of the most discussed 5G waveform candidates are presented. In addition to general requirements, the nature of each waveform is revealed including the motivation, the underlying methodology, and the associated advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, these waveform candidates are categorized and compared both qualitatively and quantitatively. By doing all these, the study in this work offers not only design guidelines but also operational suggestions for the 5G waveform.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Communications Magazine

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, X. i., Chen, L., Qiu, J., & Abdoli, J.

citation count

  • 109

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Xi||Chen, Lei||Qiu, Jing||Abdoli, Javad

publication date

  • November 2016