Xilinx, Inc., a company focused on adaptive and intelligent computing, and Samsung Electronics Co. announced a collaboration that has unveiled the world’s first 5G New Radio (NR) commercial deployment. This deployment is taking place in South Korea, and in 2019, will be followed by other countries globally.
The two companies have been collaborating to develop and deploy multiple 5G Massive Multiple-input, Multiple-output (mMIMO), and millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions using the Xilinx UltraScale+ platform. Samsung is also joining forces with Xilinx on its Versal adaptable compute acceleration platform (ACAP) products to deliver more 5G solutions.
“Our strong relationship with Samsung spans many years and we’re very proud to be a part of the 5G NR commercial deployment in addition to expanding our relationship with the company on our Versal platform,” says Liam Madden, executive vice president of hardware and systems product development, Xilinx. “We are committed to providing our customers with solutions that drive high value services and look forward to our continued collaboration with Samsung.”
Their ultimate goal is to address a multi-fold increase in compute density requirements in next-generation 5G mMIMO systems, while also integrating machine learning algorithms that could maximize the benefits of beamforming gains.
“Through a joint initiative from close collaboration with a trusted partner, Xilinx, Samsung was able to successfully supply the state-of-the-art products that were essential in 5G commercialization,” said Jaeho Jeon, executive vice president and head of R&D, networks business, Samsung Electronics. “Taking full advantage of our resources and gearing up with our 5G solutions, Samsung will take a leap forward in providing immersive user experiences and enriching the life of next-generation technologies.”