Xilinx takes RFSoCs to the next level for 5G, cable and radar: Page 7 of 8

October 05, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
With silicon shipped to multiple customers already and an early access programin place, Xilinx has announced its Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC family that features a breakthrough architecture integrating the RF signal chain into an SoC for 5G wireless, cable Remote-PHY, and radar.

Similarly, in next-generation cable broadband services, Zynq RFSoCs provide a combination of small form factor, power efficiency, and hardware flexibility to enable Remote-PHY systems. Distributed access architectures push DOCSIS 3.x PHY functionality from the centralized headend equipment to the Remote-PHY node located closer to consumers. By replacing inefficient analog optical transmission with ubiquitous Ethernet transport, network capacity, scale and performance improves. With RF integration and an LDPC FEC-enabled signal chain, RFSoCs ensure flexible R-PHY deployment for greater spectral efficiency prescribed by DOCSIS3.1.

Remote-PHY node with comprehensive IP portfolio.