AccelerComm has released a software-only implementation of 3GPP-compliant polar coding IP for 5G NR (New Radio). The polar chain is optimised for the Intel FlexRAN reference architecture.

The introduction of AccelerComm’s IP will enable developers and manufacturers to create soft implementations of infrastructure solutions that are able to meet the performance required by the 3GPP specification, while providing maximum flexibility.

As the market looks to embrace open architectures as defined by the O-RAN alliance, the availability of complete 3GPP-compliant channel coding chains optimised for implementation in software-only, FPGA or ASIC platforms will enable AccelerComm’s customers to accelerate 5G technology developments while maximising spectrum efficiency through enhanced BLER performance.

Commenting AccelerComm’s CTO, Professor Rob Maunder, said: “Flexibility is key to success when developing advanced communications and these high performance standardised architectures in the wireless infrastructure market are enabling that flexibility while helping to reduce development time.”

The company's polar solution is available and it will be on show next week at MWC Barcelona (February 25th – 28th, Stand 7A11.19).

Polar coding has been selected by 3GPP as part of the 5G NR specification and AccelerComm’s offering is 100 percent compliant with the standard and covers the total processing chain, from the 3GPP TS 38.212 standard including the encode / decode engine, channel interleaving, rate matching, and CRC.

AccelerComm’s software Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) decoding IP is fully compatible with 3GPP New Radio v15.4.0, Its decoding IP offers superior processing throughput; up to 2.5 times higher than the Intel SCL decoder core provided in the FlexRAN SDK, and offers up to 0.3dB improved BLER performance.