【Parsippany, New Jersey, USA – February 25, 2022】
Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. (NYSE American: WTT), announced today that its CommAgility brand is partnering with GENEViSiO, an advanced open network pioneer in telecom infrastructure, to deliver 5G Open RAN (O-RAN) Distributed Unit (DU) products to system integrators, operators and value-added resellers. The Open RAN sector is growing rapidly, with more than 300 members (including CommAgility) of the O-RAN ALLIANCE.
CommAgility and GENEViSiO have created a cost-effective, high-performance solution for mobile operators seeking the flexibility and cost efficiency of open RAN networks. The solution uses CommAgility’s 5G New Radio (NR) software for NXP Layerscape® and Layerscape Access devices, running on GENEViSiO’s PAC-010 DU Inline Accelerator card. By using the industry-standard PCIe form factor, the PAC-010 offers ‘plug and play’ capabilities, saving time in development and deployment.
Edward Young, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at CommAgility, said: “GENEViSiO’s PAC-010 combines efficient design with the convenient PCIe form factor, based around the industry-leading performance of the NXP devices. This enables us to re-use CommAgility’s investment in 5G NR PHY and protocol stack software for small cells, to create a flexible, powerful Open RAN solution.”
Byron Lin, CEO at GENEViSiO, said: “We’re happy to partner with a strong developer such as CommAgility, whose proven software can bring out the maximum performance of the NXP processors.”
The O-RAN architecture defines several key functional blocks, including the Distributed Unit (DU), Radio Unit (RU) and Central Unit (CU). The physical layer (PHY) is split across the DU and RU, with the DU hosting the PHY-high (and other software layers). CommAgility’s PHY-high software with optional layer 2 protocol stack offers customers the flexibility for a full DU board, or to put the entire L2/L3 functionality on general purpose hardware.
The PAC-01x series is the world’s first ASIC-based PCIe DU solution, and leverages NXP’s Layerscape Access family of programmable baseband processors providing multiple 25GbE eCPRI interfaces and maximum support for four 4T4R 100MHz RRH/RU. For higher bandwidth open RAN applications, full L1 processing offload may be required, and in this case, an inline hardware accelerator such as the PAC-010 is likely to deliver the best results with lowest latency and minimum cores required.
At MWC Barcelona 2022, CommAgility will be at Hall 7, Booth 7B20. It will be showcasing its hardware, software, and integrated, pre-tested reference designs. The company’s solutions are targeted at specialized, high-performance 5G and LTE global applications, including private networks, and satellite and air-to-ground communications.
GENEViSiO is led by the Executive Board Director of IEI x QNAP Group (TWSE: 3022); GENEViSiO enables the variety of innovative solutions to provide the cutting-edge platforms from the RAN to the core. Faster and more reliable solutions in the networking communication infrastructure is one of GENEViSiO ‘s missions.
Wireless Telecom Group, Inc., comprised of Boonton, CommAgility, Holzworth, Microlab, and Noisecom, is a global designer and manufacturer of advanced RF and microwave components, modules, systems, and instruments. Serving the wireless, telecommunication, satellite, military, aerospace, semiconductor, and medical industries, Wireless Telecom Group products enable innovation across existing and emerging wireless technologies. With a product portfolio including peak power meters, signal generators, phase noise analyzers, signal processing modules, LTE PHY/stack software, power splitters and combiners, GPS repeaters, public safety components, noise sources, and programmable noise generators, Wireless Telecom Group supports the development, testing, and deployment of wireless technologies around the globe.
Wireless Telecom Group, Inc.’s website address is wirelesstelecomgroup.com. Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this news release may be considered “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include declarations regarding the intent, belief, or current expectations of the Company and its management. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect actual results. Such risks and uncertainties are identified in the Company’s reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.
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