AMD enables 4G/5G Radio Access Network solutions

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AMD has announced that its Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC has enabled the development of multiple Evenstar radio units (RUs), helping to expand 4G/5G global mobile network infrastructure.

As internet connectivity continues to grow at a rapid pace so the infrastructure that supports it needs to keep pace and improve. The Evenstar programme, led by Meta Connectivity, is a collaborative initiative between operators and technology partners to build adaptable, efficient and metaverse-ready radio access network (RAN) reference designs for 4G and 5G networks in the Open RAN ecosystem.

Evenstar Rus, using the Xilinx Zynq RFSoC architecture, are able to provide increased flexibility and are capable of addressing a broad range of requirements including 4G/5G, mmWave, and sub-6GHz using the same foundational hardware. That ability to leverage the platform and address diverse radio configurations and emerging standards will enable radio vendors to react more quickly to new and changing market opportunities.

“The development of Evenstar radios with our adaptive radio technology inside is a significant achievement for AMD,” explained Dan Mansur, vice president, Data Center and Communications Group, AMD. “We look forward to continuing our collaborative designs for Evenstar to deliver flexible, scalable, and efficient wireless solutions.”

5G radios require solutions that not only meet bandwidth, power and cost efficiencies for widespread deployment, but must also be able to scale to meet the needs of evolving 5G standards such as Open RAN as well as new and disruptive 5G business models. Evenstar Rus offer operators greater choice and flexibility when building mobile networks.