Analog Devices and Intel work together on 5G radio platform

August 04, 2020 //By Ally Winning
Analog Devices will partner with Intel to develop a radio platform that will allow customers to quickly scale 5G networks and make them more economical.
Analog Devices will partner with Intel to develop a radio platform that will allow customers to quickly scale 5G networks and make them more economical.

The new radio platform will use ADI’s radio frequency (RF) transceivers beside Intel Arria 10 FPGAs to provide a set of design tools to easily create optimised 5G solutions.

Increased traffic is occurring over wireless networks in both private networks and public spaces. Wireless operators therefore wish to cut development times to implement designs that increase the capacity, performance and reliability of 5G networks.

“This new radio platform reduces the overall cost of design and quickens our customers’ time to market without sacrificing system-level performance,” said Joe Barry, Vice President of the Wireless Communications Business Unit at ADI. “By coupling ADI’s transceivers featuring advanced digital frontend (DFE) functionality with Intel’s leading FPGA technology, our customers’ solutions can achieve the high level of performance they require while increasing their flexibility to more efficiently resolve emerging network issues.”

The new high-performance, O-RAN compliant solution is based on ADI’s software-defined transceiver, which includes DFE capability. The addition of Intel’s Arria A10 FPGA helps create a flexible architecture. The partnership will allow the customisation of frequency, band and power to provide better system performance at a cheaper price.

“This collaboration between ADI and Intel enables the development of new radio solutions for 5G networks,” said CC Chong, Senior Director, Head of Wireless & Access, Programmable Solution Group at Intel. “We look forward to working with ADI to expedite hardware development by offering FPGA platforms that are flexible to meet changing requirements, are easy to use, and remove many of the complex barriers of RF and digital product development.”

More information

https://www.analog.com/

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