STL Launches Smart 5G Indoor Small Cell Named Garuda


STL noted that Garuda can be installed within 30 minutes and deployment can be as seamless as that of a simple Wi-Fi


STL has unveiled Garuda, a smart 5G Indoor small cell. The company noted that STL Garuda offers a low cost and agile means for faster 5G readiness, improving the economics for Digital Service Providers and enterprises.

“We are incredibly excited to launch Garuda and we believe it will play a significant role in driving 5G experiences for consumers by creating a dense environment for indoor coverage with the required speed, capacity, and low latency,” said Rajesh Gangadhar, CTO, Access Solutions, STL.

He added, “This technology has been indigenously developed in India as a part of our Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives. Garuda is a next-gen product with an open interface that is not only cost-effective, but also creates a new ecosystem for service innovation.”

Incorporates the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSOC device

STL Garuda incorporates the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSOC device. It, as the company informed, complements the network capacity, density and coverage of macro networks, and can serve as a single board optical-to-radio interface solution for 5G low power pico cell applications. Leveraging the Xilinx adaptable radio device platform that offers full programmability while delivering high-performance and cost/power effectiveness, this O-RAN 7.2x split small cell can handle more than 30 concurrent user devices and can be backhauled across several kilometers.

Moreover, it can be installed within 30 minutes and deployment can be as seamless as that of a simple Wi-Fi. Garuda is equipped with inbuilt Low-Phy layer functionality, small form factor and an integrated four channel MIMO support omni-antenna to cater to the ever-growing demand of data networks.

“By being adaptable with full programmability, Xilinx’s world-class 5G radio solutions are a cost-effective and efficient way to deploy 5G O-RAN for a wide variety of wireless network environments,” said Liam Madden, executive vice president and general manager, Wired and Wireless Group at Xilinx.

Madden added, “Our platforms combined with STL’s know-how, architecture expertise, and market reach will enable the Garuda RU system to deliver the high performance and scalability required for any 5G network rollout.”


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