5G/Massive MIMO Channel

Xilinx Delivers Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Family Integrating the RF Signal Chain

For 5G Wireless, Cable Remote-PHY and Radar

Xilinx announced delivery of its Zynq® UltraScale+™ RF SoC family, a breakthrough architecture integrating the RF signal chain into an SoC for 5G wireless, cable remote-PHY and radar. Based on a 16 nm UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture, the programmable RF SoCs monolithically integrate RF data converters, for up to 50–75 percent system power and footprint reduction, and soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) cores to meet 5G and DOCSIS 3.1 standards. With silicon samples already shipping to multiple customers, the early access program for the Zynq UltraScale+ RF SoC family is now available.


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AXIe Consortium Announce Optical Communication Standard for Instrumentation Systems

The AXIe Consortium announced a new specification, Optical Data Interface, suitable for high-speed instrumentation systems addressing challenging applications in 5G communications, mil/aero and advanced communication research. The AXIe Consortium was joined by Conduant Corporation, Guzik Technical Enterprises, Intel Corporation, Keysight Technologies, Samtec Incorporated and Xilinx in endorsing the standard and stating their plans to offer components or instrumentation products compliant with the new standard.

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Plasma Antennas Unveils PSiAN mmWave Technology to Halve Cost of 5G Base Stations

Plasma Antennas today unveiled the mmWave Plasma Silicon Antenna (PSiAN); that offers huge improvements in performance for 5G base stations compared to the current generation of technology. Based on the company’s patented Plasma Silicon technology, the antenna reduces the cost of a 5G base station by up to 50% by eliminating phase shifters, reducing and consolidating amplification and reducing computation.


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