AccelerComm gets funding for development of LPDC codecs for 5G

February 05, 2019 //By Peter Clarke
AccelerComm gets funding for development of LPDC codecs for 5G
AccelerComm Ltd. (Southampton, England), a startup developing forward error correction semiconductor IP for 4G and 5G communications, has completed a funding round worth £2.5 million (about $3.25 million).

The money will be used for the further development and commercialisation of low delay, low density parity check (LDPC) polar and turbo channel coding products for use in 5G New Radio and 4G LTE networks.

AccelerComm was founded in 2016 by engineers and managers from ARM Holdings Ltd. and Vodafone Ltd. and has recently appointed ARM veteran Tom Cronk as executive chairman and CEO. The funding round was led by Bloc Ventures and IP Group.

AccelerComm polar coding chain deliverbles. Source: AccelerComm.

AccelerComm's polar coding chain is already in commercial use today in 5G New Radio products, less than eight months after Release 15 of the 5G NR specification was concluded by 3GPP. It includes the encode-decode engine, channel interleaving, rate matching, cyclical redundancy checking (CRC) and early termination functions.

"AccelerComm’s technology greatly enhances the latency performance of wireless communications and the availability of the company’s IP in the market is fundamental to enabling the delivery of ultra-low latency applications of 5G, such as V2X in automotive and mobile edge compute," commented David Leftly, CTO at Bloc Ventures, in a statement issued by AccelerComm.

AccelerComm: Implementation challenges of polar codes

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