Movandi and NXP look to mmWave to connect 5G everywhere

Movandi and NXP look to mmWave to connect 5G everywhere

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By Wisse Hettinga

The  partnership will combine digital networking and signal processing portfolio from NXP with Movandi’s RF transceiver and systems architecture to deliver high-performance 5G as well as the wireless communications infrastructure for applications such as smart homes, self-driving cars and future mobile cloud-based services.

5G is set for rapid deployment, but to meet the requirements of very low latency, high bandwidth, greater availability, faster speeds, and consistent coverage, it must overcome challenges such as line of site and blocking, high path loss and self-install issues. The technology must also deliver reduced lag time between devices and cell towers while ensuring constant connectivity and total geographic coverage, even in the most remote, hard-to-reach indoor areas.

NXP and Movandi are working to solve these  impediments with high-speed communication systems that combine each  company’s expertise and technology.

See also: 5G infrastructure needs programmability

“The growing partnership with Movandi brings NXP new opportunities,” said Tareq Bustami, senior vice president, Digital Networking, NXP. “Movandi’s disruptive solutions for 5G applications address the growing challenges of deploying 5G millimeter wave networks and interface well with NXP’s advanced 5G modem technology.”

NXP will contribute products from the Layerscape family of high-performance Arm®-based communications processing platforms and programmable baseband processing. Layerscape SoCs possess a common hardware and software architecture and are scalable in performance, power and cost. Hardware differentiation is provided by programmable acceleration and offloaded security. On the software side, NXP provides solution-level packages for specific applications including wireless, cloud, security and virtualization.

Movandi will bring its world-class RF design, beamforming capabilities, and high-receive sensitivity for 5G to the partnership.

See also: Belgian startup targets mm-wave IC design services

According to Maryam Rofougaran, Co-CEO of Movandi, then technology partnership has allowed Movandi to develop the just released BeamXR 5G system, which delivers improvements in performance, coverage and latency to connect 5G everywhere. A key technology for the partnership, BeamXR solves the issue of 5G coverage limitations caused by the propagation characteristics of radio signals at 5G millimeter wave frequency bands and increases 5G coverage, while reducing infrastructure costs, simplifies deployment and increases network capacity, enabling new high-reliability, low-latency services.great deal of modularity and flexibility to help ensure that 5G and mmWave technology can be implemented across numerous use cases and deployment scenarios.

See also: Successful technical trial of a 5G mmWave prototype terminal

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