Partnership forms 5G NR Sub-6-GHz platform

Article By : Susan Nordyk

5G NR Sub-6-GHz reference platform addresses all 5G market segments.

Metanoia joins forces with NXP to create a 5G NR Sub-6-GHz reference platform that addresses all 5G market segments. The joint project teams NXP’s Layerscape Access multicore processors and 5G NR programmable baseband processors with Metanoia’s MT3812 5G NR sub-6-GHz RFIC transceiver.

The reference platform helps reduce the design time for applications ranging from fixed wireless access (FWA) customer premises equipment (CPE) to low- or high-density 5G remote radio units (RRUs) and integrated 5G cells. Targeting the 3.3-GHz to 4.2-GHz 5G mid-band, the joint offering enables the development of software-defined radio solutions with support for the physical link layer, digital predistortion, crest factor reduction, network offload, and quality of service offload. Evaluating lower and higher frequency bands supported by the MT3812 is possible by bypassing the appropriate RF front-end components on the reference system.

“The collaboration between NXP and Metanoia demonstrates the advanced capabilities of the Layerscape Access programmable platform and underscores our commitment to furthering our ecosystem-based strategy for faster, time-to-market solution enablement,” commented Tareq Bustami, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Edge at NXP Semiconductors.

“Partnering with NXP to offer a highly optimized development platform to our customers that includes our MT3812 RFIC and demonstrating that our chips, put together, can meet the 3GPP and ORAN performance requirements is critical to our customers,” said Didier Boivin, Executive Vice President at Metanoia.

This article was originally published on EDN.


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