Designed for 5G product developers working on satcom, wireless test, military communications and private network designs, this new software enables fast development and deployment of specialized 5G systems (such as small cells) for customized and unique applications. The software is a 3GPP-compliant solution, which reduces the complexity, risk, and cost of 5G product development by helping ensure new products meet global standards and are compatible with specific industry requirements. This release follows the general availability of the 5G protocol stack (SmallCellSTACK-5G), in October 2019.
"The new 5G reference chain software adds to our base portfolio of 5G NR hardware and software that delivers a highly robust and customizable architecture, designed with the future in mind through diligent adherence to the latest 3GPP standards," says Edward Young, CommAgility's Vice President and General Manager. "Our unique combination of software and hardware expertise along with NXP's innovative Layerscape® Access LA12XX Programmable Baseband Processors allows us to deliver optimized systems based on our reference chain software and leverages the collaboration between CommAgility and NXP. These solutions provide a competitive edge for small cells, access points, and private networks."
The resources in the PHYRefChain-5G software will jumpstart product development, and provide a lower cost, shorter time to market option over in-house 'ground up' designs. As part of the CommAgility 5G product portfolio, the PHYRefChain-5G can play a key role in enabling the use of new radio access technology, 5G New Radio (NR), for efficient development of next-generation communication networks.