Collaboration aims to offer state of the art radio products that are 3GPP and O-RAN compliant
Reliance Industries Ltd’s Jio Platforms is partnering with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors under which it will be using NXP Semiconductors’ Layerscape family of multicore processors to implement a 5G NR O-RAN small cell solution.
The combined solution will power new RAN networks that will deliver high performance, enabling a wide range of 5G use cases for broadband access as well as Industry 4.0 and IoT applications, including tele-medicine, tele-education, augmented/virtual reality, drone-based agricultural monitoring and more, the companies said in a statement.
Jio Platforms said that the combination of NXP’s Layerscape processors in its new 5G NR solutions enables an offering that has been tested at 100 MHz channel bandwidth in 3.5 GHz spectrum with peak data rates of 1 Gbps+, translating into increased performance for a wide range of segments.
“The NXP processor platform is an important component of Jio’s 5G journey. 5G New Radio solutions require flexibility in terms of the platform features, efficiency and rich tooling, which NXP brings to the table,” said Aayush Bhatnagar, senior vice president of Jio Platforms.
“Along with NXP, Jio Platforms has developed state-of-the art radio products, which are compliant to the 3GPP as well as to the O-RAN standards. We have a history of close collaboration with NXP, and we look forward to strengthening it further,” he added.
NXP’s Layerscape family of multicore processors provides high levels of integration and performance leveraging the combination of Arm 64-bit cores, networking and security offload engines with wide high-speed SerDes interfaces for highly integrated system implementation.
Tareq Bustami, senior vice president and general manager, Network Edge at NXP Semiconductors said, “Jio and NXP are both focused on technology and innovation leadership, and this combined systems integration demonstrates our shared vision to deliver efficient 5G NR solutions to the India market.”