Southampton-based AccelerComm, the channel coding specialist, is looking to supercharge 5G NR with cutting edge Physical Layer IP which increases spectral efficiency and reduces latency.

The company has announced a complete high-performance 5G NR PUSCH (Physical Uplink Shared Channel) Decoder and PDSCH (Physical Downlink Shared Channel) Encoder for customers who want to maximize the efficacy of their 5G radio network.

Building on the company’s carrier-grade portfolio of channel coding and modulation/demodulation IP, this is a highly integrated solution that will enable 5G base stations to benefit from AccelerComm’s proven LDPC decoder performance, whilst minimising time to market.

“Spectrum is a scarce resource, and is the key asset owned by mobile operators, so it is critical that they maximize its use - every dB counts,” said Robert Barnes, VP Sales & Marketing of AccelerComm. “This product builds on the existing AccelerComm IP portfolio to enable operators to deliver on the high-performance, low-latency promise of 5G using their existing spectrum and cloud RAN infrastructure.”

The PUSCH Decoder integrates additional 3GPP physical layer functions together with its high-performance LDPC decoders, to create a 3GPP-compliant IP package that can be quickly integrated and optimised for use in custom silicon (ASIC) and programmable hardware (FPGA).

The flexible architecture means that it can be customised depending on an operator’s service requirements, resulting in optimal performance, power, and silicon area, tailored to their specific needs.