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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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AT&T Adds States To FCC’s Connect America Program

Continuing its rollout of broadband internet service to rural and underserved regions, part of the FCC’s Connect America Fund, AT&T has added service to regions in nine new states, bringing the service to some 160,000 locations in 18 states. AT&T plans to cover more than 400,000 locations by the end of 2017 and over 1.1 million by 2020.

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