AMD licenses AccelerComm LDPC Accelerator IP for 5G Cloud RAN

AMD licenses AccelerComm LDPC Accelerator IP for 5G Cloud RAN

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

AccelerComm, the Layer 1 5G IP specialists, have announced that US-based global ICT industry leader AMD has licensed its 3GPP LDPC accelerator IP for use on its T2 Telco Accelerator Card. 

The AMD T2 Telco Accelerator Card provides a high performance, low latency, and power efficient platform for 5G O-DU deployments. Through its work with AMD, AccelerComm IP delivers a complete pre and post processing wrapper and subsystem that completes the 5G NR 3GPP chain when using AMD Soft-Decision-FEC LDPC Encoder and Decoder Cores. 

AMD is currently working on a number of trials around the world using the T2 Accelerator Card with AccelerComm IP to improve the cost per bit of an O-RAN system. It allows offloading of the heaviest processing components which is commonly accepted to be LDPC forward error correction, and the combination of AMD 4th-generation EPYC™ processors and the T2 Accelerator Card using standardized interfaces enables greater flexibility and supports more cell sites per system.

“Delivering efficient 5G networks with the best performance requires tight collaboration between all partners to deliver the promise of Open RAN,” said Will Brown Director, Product Manager at AccelerComm. “We are working with AMD to help deliver on this vision and look forward to supporting them on other ground-breaking projects.”

Mike Wissolik, Director of Product Marketing, Data Center and Communications Group, AMD, says: “We are collaborating with AccelerComm to enable advanced and highly performant 5G systems for the Open RAN ecosystem. Our collaboration delivers on our joint customers’ demands for increased choice of high-performance processing and accelerator technologies. AMD 4th-generation EPYC™ processors provide up to 64 cores within the challenging telco power budget, enhancing the efficiency of Cloud RAN solutions when combined with our T2 Telco Accelerator Card.”

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