Analog Devices, Intel collaborate on 5G radio platform

August 04, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Analog Devices, Intel collaborate on 5G radio platform
Analog Devices, Inc., (ADI) and Intel Corporation will jointly create a flexible radio platform that addresses 5G network design challenges and will enable customers to scale their 5G networks more quickly and economically.

The new O-RAN compliant radio platform will combine market-leading software defined RF transceivers from ADI that include an an innovative DFE (Digital Front End) capability, with the high performance and low power of Intel Arria 10 FPGAs, providing developers with a new set of design tools to more easily create optimised 5G systems. The collaboration will allow designers to customise frequency, band and power to achieve higher system performance at lower cost.  

The communications market is moving at a rapid pace to keep up with the strains put on bandwidth and latency as more people transact business digitally and consume and transmit data from everywhere.

A significant increase in traffic over existing wireless networks, that is occurring in both private networks and public spaces, is putting huge strains on bandwidth and latency. As a result, wireless operators are looking to shorten development times and cost-effectively implement new systems that increase the capacity, performance and reliability of 5G networks. Through a mix of open standards and existing communication links, mobile network operators are developing a broader set of specifications and supporting a growing span of use cases.

“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.

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