This year, Taiwanese companies are coming together to accelerate the deployment in the frequency range 2 (FR2) market. Pegatron 5G, at the forefront of this collaborative effort, has chosen Aethertek, a Taiwanese antenna-in-modules (AiM) design house, and Metanoia, a leading Taiwanese system-on-chip (SoC) IC design company, to propel its FR2 product line, supporting various frequency bands. In this collaborative effort, each company plays a crucial role in its respective field spanning from antenna array design to 5G O-RU SoC solution, including a complete SW stack, system-level integration and thermal management. Pegatron 5G, Athertek & Metanoia have decided to enter a partnership. The collaboration will be officially showcased at MWC, featuring a Proof of Concept with an FR2 band n258, a 100 MHz bandwidth and a 64QAM modulation.

Athertek specializes in delivering innovative AiM to Open Radio Unit (O-RU), CPE, FWA and Small Cell System. From the inception of product design through the phases of development and production, Athertek stands ready to transcend conventional standards, bringing mmWave connectivity to a new level in FR2 deployment. Beyond offering antenna regulatory-compliant solutions to FR2 markets, Athertek supports its customers with cost-effective mmWave testing solutions, empowering them in research and development as well as production stages. This ensures efficient and reliable testing solutions that align with their needs.

Metanoia, as the sole Taiwanese 5G SoC company providing 5G software defined radio solutions, leverages cutting-edge technology and expertise in semiconductor SoC to deliver highly competitive 5G 2T2R O-RU digital and RF chips. “Metanoia’s market approach is to provide customers, such as Pegatron 5G, with semi-turnkey solutions for a broad range of wireless applications, including 5G FR1 and FR2 O-RU and Small Cell systems,” said Didier Boivin, Metanoia executive vice president. “Our partnership with Aethertek and the use of their AiM ensures the precise configuration of Metanoia’s FR2 O-RU for mmWave carrier transmission.”

This collaboration engages Pegatron 5G in assisting with the design and manufacturing aspects and in the end-to-end optimization of complex telecommunications systems.