5G integrated reference design demonstrated

5G integrated reference design demonstrated

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Sivers Semiconductors AB has announced that its business unit, Sivers Wireless, will feature a live demonstration of a fully-functioning and deployment-ready base station reference design based on the Layerscape® Access LA12xx baseband processor from NXP, a 5G mmWave transceiver module, designated TRB02801 from Sivers, and a software stack from PureSoftware at the MWC exhibition in Barcelona.

Sivers and PureSoftware have jointly developed an O-RAN-compliant base station reference design for the 5G millimeter wave market based on the NXP Layerscape processor platform. Both Sivers and Puresoftware have a long history of working together with NXP to develop 5G millimeter wave solutions. The O-RAN ecosystem enables open standardized interfaces to allow more vendors to serve the 5G infrastructure market, thus expanding the customer set and addressable market for this solution.

As a result of the latest development, Sivers will be demonstrating live the reference design with the highest level of RF integration on the market. By combining NXP’s programmable baseband processor, the LA12xx, the Sivers 5G mmWave transceiver module, the TRB02801, and PureSoftware’s software stack, this reference design enables customers to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market by having market-leading performance and power efficiency with the simplest possible bill of materials.

“This reference design will give several key benefits to our customers. With the highest level of integration, the design effort for our customers will be at a minimum, which will result in a shorter time to market, higher quality, and less risk, all of which are critical success factors for our customers. On top of that, this reference design gives market-leading performance and energy efficiency, which is key to addressing the energy consumption in the networks”, says Anders Storm Group CEO of Sivers Semiconductors.

“We have partnered with Sivers Semiconductors to deliver one of the key elements of a 5G reference design based on PureSoftware’s leading Artha 5G software stack for O-RAN based systems. The production-ready stack will accelerate time to market needs of end customers while ensuring best performance”, says Noy Kucuk, Senior Vice President, HiTech & Telecom Services, PureSoftware.


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