Movandi and NXP Collaborate to Deliver 5G mmWave Solutions

Movandi and NXP announced that they will collaborate on the development of millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions for 5G networks. The partnership will combine NXP’s digital networking and signal processing leadership with Movandi’s innovative RF transceiver and systems architecture to deliver high-performance 5G solutions and the wireless communications infrastructure for applications such as smart homes, self-driving cars, and future mobile cloud-based services.

5G is set for rapid deployment, but in order to truly achieve the requirements of very low latency, high bandwidth, greater availability, faster speeds, and consistent coverage, it must overcome challenges such as line of site and blocking, high path loss and self-install issues. The technology must also deliver reduced lag time between devices and cell towers while ensuring constant connectivity and total geographic coverage, even in the most remote, hard-to-reach indoor areas.

To meet these challenges a new approach to millimeter wave systems design is required. NXP and Movandi have partnered to solve these impediments with high-speed communication solutions which combine each company’s expertise and technology.

NXP will contribute products from the Layerscape family of high-performance ARM-based communications processing platforms and programable base band processing. Layerscape SoCs possess a common hardware and software architecture and are scalable in performance, power, and cost. Hardware differentiation is provided by programmable acceleration and offloaded security. On the software side, NXP provides solution-level packages for specific applications including wireless, cloud, security and virtualization.

Movandi will bring its world-class radio frequency (RF) design, beamforming capabilities, and high receive sensitivity for 5G to the partnership. Movandi provides the highest levels of performance while maintaining a great deal of modularity and flexibility to ensure that 5G and mmWave technology can be implemented across numerous use cases and deployment scenarios.

Together the partners aim to enable wireless service providers with solutions that optimize internet speeds and provide superior connected experience while overcoming the common delivery barriers that can deteriorate 5G signals. Demonstrations incorporating technologies from Movandi and NXP are on display at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona from 25-28 February.