Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced that it has joined hands with Intel to develop a flexible radio platform that meets the challenges of 5G network design. This platform will help customers expand their 5G network more quickly at a lower cost. The new radio platform integrates the advanced technology of ADI radio frequency (RF) transceivers and the high-performance and low-power features of Intel Arria 10 field programmable gate array (FPGA), providing developers with a new set of design tools to enable them It is easier to create optimized 5G solutions.
As people increasingly adopt digital methods for commercial activities, as well as to obtain and transmit data anytime and anywhere, the communications market is also accelerating to respond to bandwidth and latency challenges. Existing wireless network traffic in private networks and public spaces has increased significantly. Therefore, wireless network operators hope to shorten development time and implement new solutions that can increase the capacity, performance and reliability of 5G networks in a cost-effective manner. By combining open standards and existing communication links, mobile network operators are formulating a broader set of technical specifications while supporting more and more use cases.
Joe Barry, vice president of ADI’s wireless communications division, said: “This new radio platform can reduce the total design cost and shorten the time to market for customers without reducing system performance. By integrating the advanced digital capabilities of ADI transceivers With the front-end (DFE) function and Intel’s leading FPGA technology, we are able to meet the high-performance requirements of our customers for the solution, while increasing its flexibility to solve emerging network problems in a more efficient manner.”
This O-RAN-compliant high-performance solution uses ADI’s leading software-defined transceivers (including innovative DFE functions) and Intel’s Arria A10 FPGA to create a highly flexible architecture. Through this collaboration, designers can customize the frequency, frequency band and power to achieve higher system performance at a lower cost.
CC Chong, Head of Wireless Access Business and Senior Director of Intel’s Programmable Solutions Division, said: “This collaboration between ADI and Intel will help develop new radio solutions for 5G networks. We are very looking forward to working with ADI through Provide an FPGA platform to accelerate hardware development. The FPGA platform is easy to use, can meet changing needs, and can solve many complex problems in RF and digital product development.”
Analog Devices, Inc. is the world’s leading high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the most difficult engineering design challenges. Rely on outstanding detection, measurement, power supply, connection and interpretation technologies to build an intelligent bridge connecting the real world and the digital world, thereby helping customers re-understand the world around them.