Altran, ArrayComm and NXP Unveil Software-Defined 5G RAN

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AltranArrayComm and NXP Semiconductors are collaborating to enable manufacturers to accelerate development of 5G RAN and reduce time to market for rolling out 5G solutions.

The new solution uses Altran's 5G gNodeB software framework, pre-integrated with ArrayComm’s 5G PHY software on NXP SoC LX2160A, creating an innovative, flexible and scalable 5G RAN solution.

The new end-to-end 5G solution builds upon a longstanding partnership between Altran, the global leader in engineering and R&D services, ArrayComm, a world leader in 4G/5G PHY software and system integration, and NXP Semiconductors. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and network equipment providers (NEPs) can use the new offering to develop gNodeB sub-6Ghz/mmW solutions in both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) modes.

The solution incorporates Altran’s central unit (CU) and distribution unit (DU) framework and Arraycomm’s Layer 1 PHY software on NXP SoC architecture. Service providers, enterprises and private 5G network developers can use the solution to meet service requirements for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLCC), and massive machine type communications (mMTC).

N. Mohan Rangan, Group SVP and Chief Engineering Officer, Altran
Through this collaboration Altran, NXP and ArrayComm have set a new industry benchmark for SoC-based 5G RAN solution performance. The flexible architecture of the solution enables OEMs to meet capacity requirements for single and multi-carrier 5G deployments around the world.

Noy Kucuk, VP, Product Management, Digital Networking, NXP
NXP’s Layerscape family of high-performance Arm-based communications processing platforms offers an excellent fit for high-performance, software-defined networking requirements of 5G.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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