Introduction & Overview

The NPE-01x series is the world’s 1st ASIC-based PCIe DU solution, which leverages NXP’s Layerscape® Access family of programmable baseband processors (LA-12 series+LX-2 series) to provide multiple 25GbE eCPRI interfaces and maximum support for four 4T4R 100Mhz RRH/RU. With less OPEX and leveraging the current facility with minimal installation process, GeneVisio’s NPE-010 card, built with powerful NXP 5G solution in PCIe x8 form factor, can be easily deployed in the existing platforms to run the O-RAN fronthaul protocols and to offload the DU function onto the host. On the other hand, the NPE-010 could work seamlessly with the CU in the MEC servers for the lower layer split (LLS) to ensure the quality of the ultra- low latency as well as the bandwidth. With the different software configuration to support high-PHY offload or full DU/REC offload , memory expansion and 1pps & GPS timing synchronization, the NPE-010 will bring more flexibility and empower the end customer with more 5G capabilities in the edge. Moreover, either in the Public or local 5G infrastructure, the different size of the NPE-01x series could easily fit into the existing equipment and move to the 5G with low-latency and high-speed bandwidth on the fly.

  • 25G 5G DU Accelerator Card
  • Standard PCIe Gen3 form factor to install in COTS servers easily
  • Virtual DU: NXP LX-216x + LA-12xx
  • 2 or 4 x 10/25GbE SFP28 ports as fronthaul to RU
  • Support memory expansion slot for Full Height skus, up to 32GB/per slot
  • On-board memory design for Half Height Half Length sku
  • IEEE1588, ITU G.8261, G.8271, G.8272, G.8273
  • Support Split Option 7-2 and Option 6(FAPI)






Form factor

Gen3 x8

Gen3 x8

Gen3 x4





5G Silicon

LA1201 * 2

LA1201 * 1

LA1201 * 1

Fronthaul ports to RU

4 x 10/25GbE SFP28

2 x 10/25GbE SFP28

2 x 10/25GbE SFP28

Memory slot
(up to 32GB/per slot)

2 x slots

1 x slot


On-board memory




IEEE 1588/SyncE

ITU G.8261, G.8271, G.8272, G.8273

DU function

Support Split Option 7-2 and Option 6(FAPI)


Full Height, _ Length

(111.15 x 241 x 17.14 mm)

Full Height, Half Length

(111.15 x 167.65 x 17.14 mm)

Half Height, Half Length

(68.90 x 167.65 x 17.14 mm)

Power consumption

75W (max.)

60W (max.)

30W (max.)