A new collaboration announced today between market leaders Altran, ArrayComm and NXP Semiconductors N.V. will enable manufacturers to accelerate development of 5G RAN and reduce time to market for rolling out 5G solutions. The new solution uses Altran’s 5G gNodeB software framework, pre-integrated with ArrayComm’s proven 5G PHY software on NXP SoC LX2160A, creating an innovative, flexible and scalable 5G RAN solution.
Altran will debut the new offering this week at its booth (#N1.C144) during MWC19 Shanghai (formerly known as the Mobile World Congress Shanghai), Asia’s leading event for next-generation technology.
The new end-to-end 5G solution builds upon a longstanding partnership between Altran, the global leader in engineering and R&D services, ArrayComm, a world leader in 4G/5G PHY software and system integration, and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI). Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and network equipment providers (NEPs) can use the new offering to develop gNodeB sub-6Ghz/mmW solutions in both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) modes.
The solution incorporates Altran’s central unit (CU) and distribution unit (DU) framework and Arraycomm’s Layer 1 PHY software on NXP SoC architecture. Service providers, enterprises and private 5G network developers can use the solution to meet service requirements for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLCC), and massive machine type communications (mMTC).
Altran’s 5G RAN framework is fully compliant to 3GPP specifications and supports both SA and NSA modes. In this new solution, it is combined with ArrayComm’s high-performance Layer 1 software, which features acceleration capabilities and base-band processing libraries and can support multiple split options including ORAN-compliant split option 7.2x.