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5G protocol stack selected for small cell research

26th March 2021
Alex Lynn

Wireless Telecom Group has announced that the 5G protocol stack (SmallCellSTACK-5G) software from its CommAgility brand, was selected during the quarter ending December 31st, 2020, by a large US-based university research center, and is now being used to successfully accelerate development of technology related to 5G small cells.

The 5G protocol stack provides the performance, flexibility, and reliability required for research and testing of the latest 5G technology and system capabilities. The SmallCellSTACK-5G provided by CommAgility simplifies development and delivers a tested platform for researchers to build upon.

“CommAgility was selected for its ability to provide a complete and tested 5G protocol stack for the research and development of next-generation wireless systems. Selecting a complete protocol stack like the SmallCellSTACK-5G software enables researchers to develop systems without worrying about interoperability limitations while providing portability of their designs,” stated Edward Young, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at CommAgility.

The CommAgility portfolio for 5G New Radio (NR) development includes pre-ported and validated PHY and Stack software, a 5G core, and a reference chain. This comprehensive portfolio of 5G NR software simplifies the development of 5G small cells and private networks.

Integration with available hardware accelerators and libraries is made easier by the software’s flexible architecture, and versions are available for both 5G gNodeB and UE product developers. CommAgility also offers the 5G Reference gNodeB, a pre-integrated system, including both hardware and software, which is based on the NXP Layerscape Access 5G integrated SoC chipset.

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