CommAgility Software and Hardware Used in 5G COHERENT Research Project

CommAgility, a Wireless Telecom Group company (NYSE MKT: WTT), will be participating in the COHERENT research project, which is developing technology for 5G wireless networks. The project uses CommAgility’s LTE software products, SmallCellPHY and SmallCellSTACK protocol stack, integrated with the company’s AMC-K2L-RF2 hardware processing platform to provide a customized small cell solution. The AMC-K2L-RF2 is a low cost, high performance ARM and DSP based processing card which includes two integrated wideband RF transceiver channels, all in the compact Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor.

It is designed to support wireless baseband processing and a 2x2 MIMO air interface in radio test systems, small cells, and UEs for standard or specialised LTE and LTE-Advanced systems up to and beyond Release 10.

CommAgility’s software and hardware made it possible to verify the COHERENT concept in the commercial LTE platform. This makes it an invaluable part of COHERENT’s research contributed to 5G networks. This project allowed COHERENT to integrate and pilot their 5G-EmPOWER RAN Coordinator with CommAgility’s base stations and to extend the 5G-EmPOWER SDK with the primitives and APIs that are relevant for CommAgility’s customer base.

They attended the recent European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2017) in Finland, where CommAgility demonstrated COHERENT project results with its hardware and integrated software.

Dimitri Marandin, LTE Systems Architect at CommAgility, said: “CommAgility has a hardware platform based on Texas Instruments’ SoCs, and the IP for the LTE physical layer and protocol stack software for both eNodeB and UE. Having the deep domain knowledge and expertise to make adaptations in software, we are very happy to support research projects in the mobile communication domain and to contribute to 5G development.”