Electronic components face a declining performance and elevated power consumption with the increase of the signal frequency; thus, it is mandatory that new circuit structures, materials, and manufacturing processes can meet the requirements of higher throughput and robustness.
In short, the evolution of existing 5G and the development of 6G standard put mmWave wireless communications against numerous challenges. The overall performance improvement of existing mmWave wireless communication systems will inevitably rely on the upgrade of components, signal processing methods, and system schemes. The evolution and innovation of channel models, components, and system design can also pave the way for new applications.
In this context, the journal of Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering organized a special issue on high-throughput mmWave wireless communications. This special issue covers mmWave channel models, system designs, and components, and is intended to review the advances and future research directions in the field of mmWave wireless communication research. After rigorous review processes, 13 papers authored by researchers worldwide have been selected for this issue, including two review articles, 10 research articles, and one correspondence.