Xilinx and Movandi Demonstrate 5G Open-RAN Radio Unit Platform

At the Virtual BIG 5G event that took place from 22-24 September, Xilinx and Movandi teamed to develop an Open-RAN Radio Unit (RU). Networks have become increasingly complex with the advent of 5G, densification, and richer, more demanding applications. Users can no longer use traditional human-intensive means of deploying, optimizing, and operating a network. Instead, networks must be self-driving and should be able to leverage new learning-based technologies to automate operational network functions and reduce OPEX. Movandi is excited to collaborate with Xilinx to help design the standards that will optimize today’s networks and build a more open network infrastructure to accelerate new 5G technologies.

Open-RAN Radio Unit Demonstration Platform

Movandi has developed a platform with Xilinx for a mmWave Open-RAN system. They are using the Xilinx RF SOC Gen 3 as a modem, connecting to the front end module of 32 elements at 28 GHz and are showing phenomenal results of -31 dB and EVM, which is perfect for up to 64QAM modulation.

This can address many different mmWave radio applications - It supports 28 GHz, 24 GHz as well as 39 GHz RF2 bands. And it can address from gNodeB applications to the CPE consumer products, including small cells for indoor and outdoor applications with the Movandi BeamXR 5G extender to expand 5G home and mobile deployments to more places.

Movandi Soutions Across Entire 5G mmWave Ecosystem


Movandi is a unique company solving the technical challenges of 5G millimeter wave networks. Early on Movandi realized that the main challenge with millimeter waves are to do with coverage. Therefore, they decided to develop solutions that help the deployment of mmWave for 5G.

Movandi’s BeamXR is the industry’s first smart active repeater solution that amplifies coverage and closes the gap in 5G mmWave deployments. It’s designed to penetrate physical barriers in urban environments and amplify mmWave coverage in public spaces and inside buildings, enabling leading carriers like Verizon to expand live 5G networks. Movandi’s active smart repeater system extends the range and coverage of 5G and helps to significantly reduce deployment costs. Movandi’s core technology in 5G integrated circuits, antennas, systems, and algorithms design disciplines is yielding improvements in performance, coverage, and latency, to enable 5G to its full potential.

Active Router/Repeater: Solving 5G Coverage Challenges

Movandi is one of the fastest growing 5G mmWave solutions company with a mission to revolutionize 5G everywhere. Having pioneered wireless systems, Movandi is trying to solve real-world 5G mmWave deployments with unmatched differentiation and high-performance core technology in 5G integrated circuits, antennas, systems, algorithms, and design disciplines to enable 5G to reach its full potential. Movandi’s flexible solutions solve 5G mmWave deployment cost and schedule challenges and provide future-proof solutions utilizing mesh and routing to further improve 5G coverage and capacity. Movandi’s strong and diverse system portfolio of IP and patents plays a critical role across the complete 5G ecosystem, from infrastructure to mobile, while allowing for maximum 5G coverage.


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