AccelerComm launches PUSCH Channel Simulator for 5G L1 evaluation

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AccelerComm, the Layer 1 5G IP specialists, has announced the general availability of its PUSCH Channel End-to-End Simulator.

A configurable tool which allows telecoms equipment vendors to evaluate the company’s IP components, the simulator allows AccelerComm’s own engineers and its customers to comprehensively analyse the detailed behaviour of the PUSCH processing components relative to the MATLAB 5G Toolbox, a recognised industry benchmark, under 3GPP-defined scenarios.

In this way, both O-RAN telecom equipment and silicon vendors can directly understand the spectral efficiency gains achieved by AccelerComm IP for their specific use cases.

High spectral efficiency is crucial in enabling cellular and other radio networks to deliver sufficient capacity, high data rates, good coverage, and high quality-of-service. Improvements to spectral efficiency can also be used to significantly reduce infrastructure equipment and operational power consumption, with less equipment needed to provide the same network performance.

AccelerComm provides complete physical layer IP solutions and components which enable optimal performance of 5G radio access networks and solve the challenges that would otherwise limit the throughput, latency, and spectral efficiency of 5G, by mitigating the effects of noise, interference and poor signal strength.

“A challenge that we have faced both externally and internally is how to effectively quantify and demonstrate the spectral efficiency improvements from the advanced algorithms that we provide to our customers. We needed a tool that allows every stakeholder in the value chain can instantly understand these performance gains and how they benefit their own specific use cases,” said Will Brown, Terrestrial Networks Product Director at AccelerComm. “The PUSCH Channel Simulator provides a powerful tool to quantify these gains, for example clearly demonstrating the 3dB spectral efficiency benefit of AccelerComm’s Equaliser, and the 0.8dB gain of the LDPC decoder.”

To quantify the performance of AccelerComm IP components and provide a like-for-like comparison, two signal processing chains are modelled alongside each other in the simulator. The primary chain comprises all the components from MATLAB and 5G Toolbox, but with an interference estimator, channel equaliser, QAM demapper and LDPC decoder from AccelerComm; whereas for the benchmarking chain, all components are from MATLAB and 5G Toolbox. Each component can be swapped in and out with alternative solutions, so the impact of these components can be observed individually on the PUSCH Channel of the high PHY.