PHYRefChain-5G from CommAgility lets you add a 5G physical later to an FPGA, ASIC, or other silicon device.
5G New Radio (5G NR) is a complex wireless technology coming added to macro base stations, small cells, and user equipment. You can add a 5G physical layer (PHY) to an FPGA, ASIC, or SoC such as a modem without needing to first become a 5G wireless expert by using PHYRefChain-5G software from CommAgility.
Written in ANSI C, PHYRefChain-5G covers the full baseband physical layer in the 5G signal chain. It supports 3GPP Release 15 Technical specifications 38.211, 38.212, 38.213 and 38.214. It covers both the network side (gNodeB) and use user-equipment side of the radio signal, from cell phones to IoT devices. Thus, you don’t need to be a 5G expert to implement 5G NR on your device.
PHYRefChain-5G covers I/Q data through the protocol stack, including 15 kHz/30 kHz FR1 (sub-6 GHz) subcarrier spacing and bandwidths up to 100 MHz. It also adds error detection for the transport layer, forward-error correction (FEC) encoding and decoding, mapping of the coded transport channel onto physical channels, modulation/demodulation, digital and analog beamforming, and 4×4 MIMO.
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