OpenCPU system for 5G FWA based on R16-compliant module

OpenCPU system for 5G FWA based on R16-compliant module

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Fibocom has introduces a pioneering OpenCPU system for 5G FWA, built with its R16-compliant module, designated FG160. The system significantly accelerates the product development process while meeting customers’ expectations on cost, power consumption as well as security.

Instead of using an external MCU, OpenCPU is an embedded solution that utilizes a module as the main processor, which greatly reduces power consumption of terminal devices with compact size. The embedded system supports secondary development based on comprehensive application requirements, remote firmware upgrade via OpenCPU FOTA, and secure data transmission. It simplifies circuit design by reducing peripheral devices, which makes hardware design easier for developers as well as improves cost-performance of end devices. Besides, product developers are able to utilize the software system integrated in the module and simplify the development of local communication protocol, facilitating product development process for manufacturers.

Integrated with the Fibocom 5G module FG160, the OpenCPU system is compliant with the advanced 3GPP Release 16 (R16) standards, supporting Wi-Fi 6E, up to 160 MHz of bandwidth as well as 4096 QAM. The system also supports wired network deployment, allowing maximum 10Gb Ethernet, satisfying different application requirements. Instead of transferring data via UART, the FG160 OpenCPU pre-configures encryption algorithms, allowing higher security for critical data transmission.

Specially, the system integrates FIBO FWA, which is the Fibocom self-developed SDK, offering high flexibility for software developers when creating applications for different products. To date, the Fibocom FG160 OpenCPU system has been successfully verified by practical cases in the field, empowering FWA application scenarios includes MIFI, IDU, ODU, etc.

“To help customers develop devices quickly and effectively, Fibocom has achieved a major technology breakthrough on the OpenCPU solution, built with the R16 module FG160,” said Simon Tao, general manager of MBB Product Management Dept., Fibocom. “We believe that the product can meet customers’ expectations with excellent performance, cost-effectiveness as well as optimized power consumption, providing OEMs and system integrators with robust 5G connectivity.”

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