Conventional wisdom is that 5G is still somewhere on the hype curve – expected to arrive someday but still not a near-term technology. As is often the case, conventional wisdom seems to be wrong. Coming out of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, semiconductor and carrier heavyweights have committed to accelerate deployment of 5G NR (New Radio) towards large-scale trials starting in 2019. Looks like this is based on a fast-track version of specs to come very shortly from 3GPP; Verizon and some other telcos are resisting, but it is not clear that will stop the acceleration, so best to assume the clock is now ticking for product teams who thought they had a lot more time before jumping into this area.
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5G NR is going to make basestation SoCs a lot more complex. They’re of course SDR-based, so software/hardware partitioning is going to get a lot more interesting and now you’ll be dealing with beamforming for massive MIMO support. That means an even bigger role for DSPs in any solution. And in case you were uncertain on this point, the solution has to be low power and low latency. Yes, you need to be looking at who can help you deliver 5G NR compliance, with IP and with expertise in this area. This Webinar is a good place to start.
3GPP is currently actively working on 5G New Radio (NR). IMT2020 is defining advanced technology for dramatically increasing network capacity and coverage, in order to answer the ever-increasing demand for higher data rate and traffic with much reduced end to end network latency. Such technology includes wider RF channels in licensed and unlicensed bands up to mmWaves, aggregation of large number of components carriers of various widths and very short TTI.
The need for flexible 5G base station implementations requires novel SDR SoC architectures and SW/HW partitioning strategies optimized to solve the daunting challenges of Beamforming with Massive MIMO systems while maintaining very low latency and blazing fast data rate within a low power budget.
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· Introduction to 5G
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· Impact on SDR architecture and SW/HW partitioning
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